Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Wildhainweg 3, 3001 Bern
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)  
Location: Bern
Affiliation: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Astronomy - Aug 28
It is probable that primordial galaxies triggered the period in the history of the universe known as "cosmic reionisation". The Geneva-based astronomer Anne Verhamme has succeeded in demonstrating this by studying green pea galaxies.
Pedagogy - Aug 27

There is an ongoing debate in society about sex education. Now a study is a combination of parents and school.

Environment - Jul 4

Is trade liberalisation shifting environmental burden from industrialised countries to poorer ones' This question was investigated by a research team at ETH Zurich led by Thomas Bernauer.

Innovation - Jun 11

Research with open-ended results is of vital importance to our society. The SNSF is launching a campaign to promote basic research featuring various Instagram posts and a series of animated videos on Youtube.

Physics - Aug 21

Chemists funded by the SNSF have created a new compound for flexible drug delivery that specifically targets prostate cancer cells.

Environment - Jun 26

The National Research Programmes "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70) and "Managing Energy Consumption" (NRP 71) have investigated the key factors influencing society's willingness to accept technology and behavioural change and distilled them into specific recommendations.

Career - May 14

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is closing a gap in its research funding portfolio: its new funding scheme Spark focuses on promising or daring ideas that would otherwise fall between the cracks.

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