media and communication

Health - Psychology - Nov 16
Resilience is the ability to adjust readily to traumatic events and to reorganise one's life positively. Greater flexibility, adaptation to difficulties and control of one's emotions become even more relevant in times of crisis, such as that triggered by the coronavirus to avoid depression, anxiety and stress.
Health - Psychology - Oct 27
Health - Psychology

Trust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, shows a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland. At the end of April, Israelis were twice as disappointed with their government institutions during the pandemic as Swiss citizens. In Switzerland, a certain fatalism made for less negative feelings.

Life Sciences - Psychology - Oct 18
Life Sciences - Psychology

Bad attitudes lead to moral judgments rooted in our basic survival mechanisms. And scientists from the University of Geneva have demonstrated that they are linked to foul smells.

Psychology - Sep 8

Over the long-term, what one partner in a two-person relationship wishes to avoid, so too does the other partner - and what one wants to achieve, so does the other. These effects can be observed regardless of gender, age and length of the relationship, as researchers from the University of Basel report in a study of more than 450 couples.

Psychology - Health - Oct 23
Psychology - Health

Using an experiment conducted in a simulated group office environment, ETH researchers have proved for the first time that repeated workplace interruptions cause the body to increase the release of stress hormones. And they do so to a higher degree than the perceived psychological stress.

Health - Psychology - Oct 1
Health - Psychology

There are solid psychological explanations for how consistently we follow the behaviour rules to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, such as the expectations we have towards ourselves and others. These are the findings of a representative survey, the results of which can now be used to optimise public information campaigns.

Life Sciences - Psychology - Sep 3
Life Sciences - Psychology

Scientists propose that periods of unconscious processing-during which the brain integrates information-precede brief moments of consciousness.

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Research Centres

  • Das Center for Communications (CfC) der Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich betreibt angewandte Forschung und Entwicklung. Auf innovative Art kombiniert und integriert das Zentrum Themen wie strategisches Management, Führung, Informatik und Psychologie mit praktischer Ausbildung in Kommunikationshandwerk und einem systematischen Stakeholder- und Mehrwert-Ansatz.
  • Die anwendungsorientierte Forschung am Institut für Angewandte Medienwissenschaften (IAM) greift lösungsorientiert Problemstellungen auf, mit Bezug auf die Berufsfelder Journalismus und Organisationskommunikation. Im Forschungsprozess greift das IAM auf theoretische Wissensbestände und Methoden der Kommunikations-, Medien- und Sprachwissenschaft zurück.
  • The Institute for Media and Communication Management =mcminstitute is a leading international, interdisciplinary research, teaching and advisory organization for media and communications management as well as media and culture. The Institute enables students, researchers, and decision makers to meet the challenges of the digital age by exploring strategic management questions from a communication perspective.
  • Das Institut für Kommunikation und Marketing der Hochschule Luzern konzipiert und realisiert Projekte der angewandten Forschung und Entwicklung in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Praxispartnern, die direkt vom gewonnenen Wissen profitieren. Das IKM forscht in den Bereichen Unternehmenskommunikation, Professionelle Kommunikation, Online-Kommunikation und Marketing. Die Erkenntnisse fliessen in Lehre und Weiterbildung ein.
  • Das Institut für Medienwissenschaften (IFM) der Universität Basel forscht und lehrt zum Strukturwandel der Medien - von der Keilschrift bis zum Internet. Auf seinem Website presentiert das Institut seinem Forschungsprojekten.
  • Das Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research IPMZ engagiert sich mit theoretischen und empirischen Arbeiten in der Grundlagenforschung. Die Forschung am IPMZ soll auch dazu dienen, Studierende möglichst frühzeitig mit Formen des forschenden Lernens bekanntzumachen.
  • The Idiap Research Institute is a research foundation specializing in multimedia information management and in multimodal man-machine interaction.


  • The Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research aims to promote education and research in the field of communication and media. The Association invests in the encouragement of young talents in the fields of science through sponsorship contributions and young talent events, strives tko maintain a coordinated doctorate program and, scince 2007, has published the journal Studies in Communication Sciences.