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How Islamist Extremists Forge Relationships with Accomplices

The study by a researcher from the University of Bern provides extraordinary insights into the networks of Islamist accomplices in the USA. These are characterized by common socio-cultural features, geographical proximity and ideological affiliation. In particular, the results could well contribute to the fight against terror networks at a local level.

First detection of frost on the Solar System’s tallest volcanoes on Mars

Astronomy & Space

For the first time, water frost has been detected on the colossal volcanoes on Mars, which are the largest mountains in the Solar System.

Health - May 29

Leading sleep research continues


A large-scale interdisciplinary research project on sleep at the University of Bern came to an end this year. The findings of this project will benefit the population through various programs and will be pursued further thanks to numerous grants.

Health - May 15

Women are disadvantaged in the Swiss healthcare system


A research report by the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (IZFG) at the University of Bern reveals unequal treatment of women and men in healthcare in Switzerland.

Campus - May 2

University of Bern posts a deficit of CHF 34.1 million


The University of Bern was able to evolve in a positive direction last year in an increasingly difficult environment and once again proved itself to be an outstanding education and research institution. The increasing deterioration of the financial conditions gave reason for concern, as shown by the 2023 Annual Report.

High-performance spectrograph for giant telescope

Astronomy & Space

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has started the design and construction of the ArmazoNes high Dispersion Echelle Spectrograph (ANDES) with

Cosmic rays illuminate the past

History & Archeology

Researchers at the University of Bern have for the first time been able to pin down a prehistoric settlement of early farmers in northern Greece dating back more than 7,000 years to the year.

Hints of a possible atmosphere around a rocky exoplanet

Astronomy & Space

Researchers using NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope may have detected an atmosphere surrounding 55 Cancri e, a rocky exoplanet 41 light-years from Earth.

Life Sciences - Apr 26

Curiosity promotes biodiversity

Life Sciences

Cichlid fishes exhibit differing degrees of curiosity. The cause for this lies in their genes, as reported by researchers from the Universities of Bern and Basel in the journal Science. This trait influences the cichlids' ability to adapt to new habitats.

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