social sciences

Social Sciences - Media Mar 17
Social Sciences - Media
A study on mobility patterns among young people shows that under-18s have a very positive image of cars. The researchers' approach relied heavily on social media. What is it about cars? ‘They're fast, practical, comfortable and safe.' That's what young people think - and girls more than boys - according to a study by EPFL researchers.
Social Sciences Jan 2
Social Sciences

Timothy Prior and Florian Roth of the ‘risk and resilience' team at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) will be appearing as experts on today's SRF theme day on blackouts.

Medicine - Social Sciences Dec 6
Medicine - Social Sciences

Bern, 06.12.2016 - Honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies are complex societies, in which work is not distributed by a central power.

Currently 13 jobs in field Social Sciences.
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Social Sciences - 24.03
Dozentin / Dozent mit Projektverantwortung im Bereich Sozialmanagement Hochschule Luzern - Soziale Arbeit
Social Sciences - 23.03
Professore in Percorsi di vita e invecchiamento SUPSI, Manno
Social Sciences - 07.03
Leiterin oder Leiter des Instituts für Soziokulturelle Entwicklung Hochschule Luzern - Soziale Arbeit
Social Sciences - 21.02
Dozent/in und Projektleiter/in (70-80%) Hochschule Luzern - Soziale Arbeit
Social Sciences - 09.02
Postdoctoral position in Big Data and Data Science Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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Hochschule Luzern - Soziale Arbeit
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Continuing education for scientists and academics in Switzerland.
Agronomy/Food Science »» 30.03.2017
Patrimoine viticole et vignobles romands University of Geneva
Architecture »» 30.04.2017
MAS ETH in Architecture, Real Estate, Construction (MAS ETH ARC) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Administration/Government »» 01.05.2017
Summer School in Water Governance: frameworks and negotiation University of Geneva
Environment »» 15.06.2017
Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment 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.

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.).


  • 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.