social sciences

Careers - Social Sciences Sep 7
Careers - Social Sciences
What determines career success' This question has occupied career research, career counseling, organisations and private persons for decades. With the help of a new questionnaire, Bern researchers from the department of work and organisational psychology have now identified the important resources for a successful career.
Social Sciences Aug 28
Social Sciences

Children in the German-speaking part of Switzerland who utilise extended education offerings in the first two years of primary school generally perform no better in school than other children, an SNSF-funded project has found.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences Jul 13
Social Sciences - Life Sciences

EPFL scientists have identified rank in social hierarchies as a major determining factor for vulnerability to chronic stress.

Currently 12 jobs in field Social Sciences.
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Social Sciences - 04.10
Chargé-e de cours HES à 40% HES-SO Genève
Social Sciences - 03.10
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (50%) Hochschule Luzern - Soziale Arbeit, Zug / Rotkreuz und Emmenbrücke
Social Sciences - 12.10
Assistant/e diplômé/e en anthropologie sociale University of Fribourg
Social Sciences - 09.10
Doktorand/in PhD University of Zurich
Social Sciences - 18.09
Doktorand/in University of Zurich
Social Sciences - 01.09
Postdoctoral research position - environmental and social footprints of metals and mining Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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Continuing education for scientists and academics in Switzerland.
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CAS ETH in Mobilität der Zukunft: Neue Geschäftsmodelle Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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Le règlement européen de protection des données et les entreprises suisses University of Geneva
Law/Forensics »» 10.11.2017
La réforme du droit de l’entretien: nouvelles pratiques University of Geneva


  • 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.

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  • 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.).


  • 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.

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