social sciences

Social Sciences - Mar 28
When both parents face lengthy commutes to work, how do families handle the additional stress' An EPFL scientist took an in-depth look at the strategies these parents use for managing their time wisely and dealing with unexpected challenges. "Most studies on long-distance commuters focus on high-ranking executives who live and work in different countries.
Environment - Social Sciences - Mar 22
Environment - Social Sciences

Today's Unesco World Water Day has the theme "Leave no one behind". Many people still do not have access to safe water and sanitary facilities for various reasons.

Health - Social Sciences - Feb 7

All of us die - but the question is how? Today we have a greater say in the way our lives end than ever before. Nevertheless, most people do not die where they would like to. The book "Das Lebensende in der Schweiz" (End of life in Switzerland) reflects on what is currently known about dying in Switzerland.

Social Sciences - Psychology - Feb 15
Social Sciences - Psychology

Those who set realistic goals can hope for a higher level of well-being. The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable and what they mean to the person, as psychologists from the University of Basel report in a study with over 970 participants.

Social Sciences - Careers - Jan 23

A study has found that even young adults who do not yet have children are influenced by traditional concepts of family. At the same time, they have modern views of equality, career engagement and childcare.

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Social Sciences - 12.04
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung (70-100 %) ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Zürich, Campus Toni-Areal
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Dozent/in Soziale Arbeit und Schule (60 %-100 %) ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Zürich, Campus Toni-Areal
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Associate Professor of Digital Sociology Universität St.Gallen
Social Sciences - 25.03
Senior Researcher F&E, 70% Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB, Zollikofen
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Senior Researcher R&D, 70% Institut fédéral des hautes études en formation professionnelle IFFP, Zollikofen
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Research

  • The Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences (FORS) provides services to conduct research and to publish and disseminate research findings in the social sciences. The Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences publish a complete inventory of Swiss social research. It is located in the University of Lausanne.
  • The program IRIS (Intégration, Régulation et Innovation Sociales) is a research and postgraduate education program. It is a part of the pool SVS (Science, Vie et Société) of the University of Lausanne, Geneva and of the EPFL. It associates scientists and researchers in human and social sciences.

Funding possibilities

  • The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is Switzerland’s leading provider of scientific research funding and support also the research in humanities and social sciences. Any researcher working in Switzerland can ask for a grant. SNSF project funding grants cover direct research costs (staff salaries, materials, travel costs etc.).

Organisations

  • The Academy for the humanities and the social sciences is the umbrella organisation for the humanities and social sciences. It groups approximately 60 scientific societies which represent the wide spectre of the disciplines of the human and social sciences. Its mission ist to represent the interests of the human and social sciences, to put in network the disciplines and to promote the new subjects of scientific importance.