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  • 23.08.2016
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Call for Visiting Fellowship Proposals

Call for Visiting Fellowships in the area of Global and Environmental Health and Nanosciences. Advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to submit their applications.
  • 22.08.2016
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R4d brochure published

The newly published brochure of the r4d programme provides an overview of its objectives and thematic areas.
  • 20.08.2016
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Horizon 2020 topics suitable for International Cooperation

Below find topics from Societal Challenges 2 and 5 that fit the criteria identified by the Commission as suitable for international cooperation, with details about priority countries or regions.
  • 18.08.2016
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Research Projects in Science, Technology and Innovation, linked to Mexican scientists based abroad

The objective of the Fund is to support applied research projects and link the Mexican scientific and technological community abroad with its counterparts in Mexico.
Peter Messerli at UN
  • 17.08.2016
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Peter Messerli and Guéladio Cissé at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Peter Messerli represented Swiss science at this year’s United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The Forum is expected to provide political leadership, guidance, and recommendations on implementation and follow-up of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • 16.08.2016
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TWAS Fellowship for Research and Advanced Training

TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend 3 to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own.
  • 15.08.2016
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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2017–2018 Academic Year

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.
  • 14.08.2016
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Reminder: Call for seed money projects with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam

ETH Zurich launches a call for seed money projects to establish links between Swiss higher education institutions and partners from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam.
Titel SciDevNet
  • 08.08.2016
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Institutional bias deters interdisciplinary research

We must remove the barriers stopping scientists from straying outside their discipline, summit hears.
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Rohstoff-Handel Genf
  • Accademie svizzere delle scienze
  • Conferenza pubblica
  • Bern

Transparenz im Rohstoffhandel: Internationale und nationale Lösungsansätze

Diese Veranstaltung der Akademien zeigt Hintergründe, präsentiert nationale und internationale Lösungsansätze und diskutiert brennende Fragen.
SDG-Report 2016
  • 29.07.2016
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Progress Report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The first progress report to track the SDGs was launched 20 July, with the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation.
  • 29.07.2016
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The Elsevier Foundation - TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Programme

This programme aims to provide institutions and research groups in developing countries, especially those with limited outside contacts, with the opportunity to establish long-term links with world leaders in sustainability and further build capacity building in their countries.
  • 07.07.2016
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EDCTP-Announcement of 2016 calls for proposals

In 2016, EDCTP will launch nine calls for proposals to support clinical research and related activities. These calls are worth approximately €138.6M in research against poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases.
UKCDS-Pic
  • 01.07.2016
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Making science work for development - an information hub

A new hub for researchers offered by UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) with lots of valuable information
  • 27.06.2016
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Global Call for Research Proposals: Innovations in Livestock Vaccines

This IDRC call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations from academia, private sector and research institutes from around the world.
MIcrosite Pic
  • 21.06.2016
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Microsite on the 11 Principles & 7 Questions and a Youtube Channel

KFPE has developed and launched a microsite and a youtube channel with the aim of raising and broadening public awareness about its work, particularly among a younger audience.
  • 14.06.2016
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Call for applications of the TWAS fellowships

The TWAS Fellowships programme with over 470 PhD and 150 postdoctoral fellowships available annually in 10 developing countries with 19 programme partners is said to be the largest programme of its kind worldwide.
  • 31.05.2016
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Call for papers: Transformations 2017

Submit abstracts by 2 September 2016 for this international conference on "sustainability transformations in practice."
  • 27.05.2016
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New Database on environmental research groups in Switzerland

The Federal office for the Environment (FOEN) has created a new Database with many information
Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries
  • 2016
  • Accademie svizzere delle scienze
  • Foglio informativo

Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries - Local Impacts, Global Links, and Knowledge Gaps

Switzerland occupies an important position in the global trade of hard and soft commodities. Companies headquartered within its borders directly or indirectly shape commodity extraction practices around the world, some of which carry considerable negative environmental and social risks on the ground, particularly in fragile contexts. Minimizing these risks and maximizing shared economic gains could enable mutually beneficial development and counteract persistent social and political inequality.
Switzerland  and the Commodities Trade
  • 2016
  • KFPE office
  • ProClim
  • SCNAT
  • Accademie svizzere delle scienze
  • Foglio informativo

Switzerland and the Commodities Trade - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

This factsheet outlines key challenges, knowledge gaps, and research questions centring on Switzerland’s role and potential responsibility as a leading commodity hub. It concludes with suggestions of possible avenues for future research and policy.

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