social sciences

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - Jun 4
Pedagogy - Social Sciences
Researchers from UNIGE have shown that children lose their motivation to participate in physical activities in PE classes at school from the age of nine. Cardio-respiratory capacity in children has dropped by 25% in 20 years, according to a study by the University of Adelaide in Australia.
Health - Social Sciences - May 22
Health - Social Sciences

Researchers at UNIGE have carried out the first nationwide study on semen quality of young Swiss men.

Politics - Social Sciences - May 2
Politics - Social Sciences

The number of immigrants the Swiss are willing to take in on an annual basis depends greatly on the quantified proposal (i.e.

Social Sciences - Environment - May 2
Social Sciences - Environment

Most of the knowledge that indigenous communities in South America have about plants is not written down.

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.

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Social Sciences - 01.06
PhD Position ’Swiss Parliamentary Networks’ (100%) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Earth Sciences - 01.06
PhD candidate in Communicating Earthquake Information in a Multi-Hazard Context (100%, 3 to 4 years) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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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.