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Materials Science - Earth Sciences - 26.10.2022
He makes it light
He makes it light
Belgian-born Wim Malfait is a trained geologist who once searched for gold on behalf of a mining company. Today, he heads the Building Energy Materials and Components laboratory, which develops, among other things, super-lightweight aerogel insulation materials and materials with heat exchange capabilities.

Health - Computer Science - 24.10.2022

Media - 24.10.2022
Rising news deprivation has negative consequences for democracy
News media is reaching fewer and fewer people. Young adults consume just seven minutes of news per day on their smartphones. This poses a problem for democracy: news-deprived people are less interested in politics, have lower rates of participation in the political process and have less trust in political institutions.

Architecture - History / Archeology - 24.10.2022

Environment - 20.10.2022

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.10.2022
Virtual cold chains save food
Virtual cold chains save food
Nearly half of all fruit and vegetables produced globally are wasted each year, according to the United Nations.

Environment - Innovation - 19.10.2022
Always following the sun
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires the energy system to be restructured as quickly as possible.

Pedagogy - 18.10.2022
Key values for school children
Key values for school children
The values that matter most to primary school children are safety and the well-being of others. Teachers, meanwhile, also want to cultivate self-direction - in the same way that the Swiss curriculum aims to do.

Economics / Business - 18.10.2022

Environment - 17.10.2022
Real-time data from the roots of urban trees
Real-time data from the roots of urban trees
Planting trees is an effective means of combating heat islands in cities. However, it is particularly difficult for young trees to survive in an urban environment. The OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and Creabeton want to meet this challenge using digital methods. At NEST on the Empa campus, they are testing the prototype of an intelligent tree pit.

Health - Innovation - 17.10.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Innovation - 14.10.2022

Innovation - Health - 12.10.2022

Life Sciences - Physics - 12.10.2022

Politics - Innovation - 12.10.2022
Digital political participation in the Swiss cantons: The midfield is catching up
The DigiPart Index records the extent to which it is possible to participate digitally in political processes in Switzerland's cantons on a scale of 0 to 100.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.10.2022
Paul Scherrer Institute and Apollo Health Ventures Launch Focal Biosciences
Paul Scherrer Institute and Apollo Health Ventures Launch Focal Biosciences
The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and Apollo Health Ventures launched Focal Biosciences.

Environment - 11.10.2022
A dry wake-up call
A dry wake-up call
The 2022 summer was a further illustration of how climate is becoming more extreme year after year. Sticking to business-as-usual and counting on adaptation alone will not work.

Environment - Innovation - 11.10.2022
Switzerland-Korea exchange students test solutions for seniors
Switzerland-Korea exchange students test solutions for seniors
The recently completed first edition of the KimCheese program challenged students from Switzerland and Korea to design solutions to everyday obstacles faced by senior citizens in both countries. The KimCheese program is led by College of Humanities (CDH) lecturer Marc Laperrouza, who also initiated the China Hardware Innovation Camp ( CHIC ) and the India Switzerland Social Innovation Camp ( INSSINC ).

Research Management - Social Sciences - 10.10.2022
The challenges of scientific research evaluation
The challenges of scientific research evaluation
Evaluation of research conducted by academic institutions was one of the topics addressed during the fourth REHES workshop, Research on Higher Education and Science in Switzerland, which brought toge

Health - 06.10.2022
Latest high-tech microscopes for the Department of Biomedicine
Latest high-tech microscopes for the Department of Biomedicine
Nikon has selected the Department of Biomedicine's microscopy facility as its first -Center of Excellence- in Switzerland.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.10.2022

Pedagogy - Innovation - 06.10.2022
University teaching under Covid: the old hands and the evaders
How did teaching staff cope with the sudden switch to online teaching during the coronavirus pandemic? Researchers from the University of Basel investigated this in collaboration with Eucor - The European Campus.

Health - 05.10.2022
Swiss TPH Designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy
Swiss TPH Designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated Swiss TPH as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy.

Career - Innovation - 05.10.2022
Constructive approach to error-making boosts innovation
This year's Swiss HR Barometer focuses on working conditions that promote innovative behaviours amongst employees. Approaching errors in an open manner, a practice prevalent in Switzerland, has a positive effect on innovative behaviour as well as attitudes to work. Scope for improvement is found in areas such as support for new ideas, personnel development and compensation.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 05.10.2022

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 05.10.2022

Transport - 05.10.2022

Computer Science - Event - 04.10.2022

Health - 04.10.2022
'The fall wave has already started'
’The fall wave has already started’
How is the outlook regarding Covid-19 for the coming weeks? Professor Richard Neher at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, who has been studying the evolution of the virus since the pandemic started, answers some pressing questions.