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Innovation - Administration - 23.08.2017
Switzerland once again a full member of partnership-funded EU innovation programmes
Bern, 23.08.2017 - On 23 August, the Federal Council approved the agreements on Switzerland's participation in the Eurostars-2 and the Active and Assisted Living research and development programmes.

Environment - Administration - 16.08.2017
Linking of the Swiss and European emissions trading systems: big step forward
Bern, 16.08.2017 - Switzerland and the European Union are preparing to link their emissions trading systems.

Economics / Business - Administration - 15.08.2017
The smart grid analysts
The smart grid analysts
ETH spin-off Adaptricity has developed a piece of software that can be used to analyse the increasingly intelligent power grids.

Administration - 11.07.2017
Use-inspired basic research: external report recommends targeted adjustments
Use-inspired basic research: external report recommends targeted adjustments
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) commissioned an external evaluation of its funding category "use-inspired basic research" last year. Based on the evaluators' recommendations, it has now decided to introduce targeted changes in its processes. Based on a mandate from the federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation promotes scientific research; the focus is on basic research.

Administration - Career - 06.07.2017
Ten years of the European Research Council: positive record from Swiss perspective
Bern, 06.07.2017 - An event was held in Geneva on 6 July to mark the tenth anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC).

Administration - 24.04.2017
Productive humanities and social sciences networks
Productive humanities and social sciences networks
The 5 National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) in the humanities and social sciences have achieved their goals: they have facilitated productive research and created professorships, chairs, institutes and partnerships.

Innovation - Administration - 05.04.2017
Federal Council approves public law agreement on innovation park and provides initial funding guarantees
Bern, 05.04.2017 - On 5 April 2017 the Federal Council entered into agreements with the Switzerland Innovation Foundation and approved guarantees for an initial CHF 150 million of funding for the Swiss Innovation Park.

Administration - Environment - 05.04.2017
Federal Council sets strategic goals for the ETH Domain for 2017-2020
Bern, 05.04.2017 - On 5 April 2017 the Federal Council approved the strategic goals for the ETH Domain for 2017-2020.

Politics - Administration - 29.03.2017
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann meets British Minister of State Jo Johnson
Bern, 29.03.2017 - On 29 March Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), met his British counterpart, Jo Johnson, the Minister of State for Universities.

Career - Administration - 16.03.2017

Environment - Administration - 12.01.2017
Peter Messerli named co-chair of UN Global Sustainable Development Report
Peter Messerli named co-chair of UN Global Sustainable Development Report
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Peter Messerli, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Bern, has been selected as co-chair to lead

Administration - 20.12.2016

Administration - 16.12.2016
Switzerland ratifies Croatia protocol
Bern, 16.12.2016 - Switzerland has ratified the protocol extending the free movement of persons to Croatia.

Innovation - Administration - 15.12.2016

Innovation - Administration - 09.12.2016

Life Sciences - Administration - 03.11.2016
How the liver dances to a day/night rhythm
How the liver dances to a day/night rhythm
Following the day-night cycle, the liver has its own metabolic rhythm. Using cutting-edge proteomics, scientists at EPFL and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences have now identified over 500 liver proteins that change in abundance over the course of the day in the cell nucleus, opening a new dimension of metabolism.

Administration - 25.10.2016
Scientific cooperation between Switzerland and Australia
Bern, 25.10.2016 - The second meeting of the Swiss-Australian joint committee for cooperation in the areas of science, research and cooperation was held today in Bern.

Physics - Administration - 04.10.2016
ERC funding of ?2.4 million for research on fundamental interactions in magnets
ERC funding of ?2.4 million for research on fundamental interactions in magnets
Christian Rüegg of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI has been awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Career - Administration - 23.09.2016
Matthias Egger is the new president of the National Research Council of the SNSF
Matthias Egger is the new president of the National Research Council of the SNSF
Matthias Egger, internationally renowned epidemiologist and public health expert, will be the new president of the National Research Council of the SNSF as of 2017.

Administration - Career - 01.06.2016
Profile 2015-2016: High demand for SNSF funding among researchers
Profile 2015-2016: High demand for SNSF funding among researchers
A significantly higher number of project proposals and the trend towards a more open research culture: against this dynamic backdrop, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded over 3200 res

Administration - 10.05.2016
Sharing knowledge: Open Access for all is the goal
Der Schweizerische Nationalfonds engagiert sich stark für Open Access, den öffentlichen und gebührenfreien Zugang zu Forschungsresultaten.

Computer Science - Administration - 17.03.2016
Research database P3: new interactive visualizations of SNSF data
Research database P3: new interactive visualizations of SNSF data
It is now easier to obtain a clear and transparent overview of the thousands of scientific research projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Administration - 04.03.2016
Croatia: a strong signal for research in Switzerland
Croatia: a strong signal for research in Switzerland
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) welcomes the Federal Council's decision to sign the protocol on extending the free movement of people to Croatia.

Career - Administration - 02.03.2016
Pumping money into science
Saudi Arabia wants to become a leading research nation, and has recently established a multi-billion dollar university.

Life Sciences - Administration - 29.02.2016
Beijing’s research gambit
China aims to reverse its brain drain by offering researchers ample salaries, lab animals and infrastructure.

Administration - 25.02.2016
Research funding 2017-2020: the Federal Council’s Dispatch raises questions
The Dispatch on the Promotion of Education, Research and Innovation 2017-2020 is worrying higher education and research institutions.

Career - Administration - 25.02.2016
The shifting sands of science
Research infrastructure in Asia is catching up with the West. From here, the main challenge for the region is to manoeuvre research out of rigid policy and into higher quality.

Administration - Computer Science - 24.02.2016
ETH researchers honoured
Last week, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the winners of the Consolidator Grants for talented young researchers.

Administration - 03.02.2016
Gabriele Gendotti reelected as President of the Foundation Council
Gabriele Gendotti reelected as President of the Foundation Council
On 29 January, the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation reelected Gabrielle Gendotti as president for a four-year term. At its constitutive meeting for the 2016-2019 period, it also reelected Professor Felicitas Pauss as its Vice President. In addition, it elected the fifteen-member Executive Committee of the Foundation Council and co-opted seven new members to the Council.

Career - Administration - 13.01.2016
Promoting ERC calls in the humanities and social sciences
The SNSF introduces measures to encourage researchers in the humanities and social sciences to participate in ERC calls.

Administration - 01.01.2016

Politics - Administration - 10.11.2015
‘Diplomatic engineering' with ex-Federal Councillor Calmy-Rey
‘Diplomatic engineering’ with ex-Federal Councillor Calmy-Rey
Micheline Calmy-Rey gave a public lecture at ETH Zurich last Monday in which she spoke about Swiss foreign policy and called for an active role in international nuclear disarmament negotiations.

Administration - 07.11.2015
When arguing is fun
When arguing is fun
Every Wednesday evening the art of free speech is exercised in the ETH Zurich Students' Debate Club.

Life Sciences - Administration - 21.10.2015
Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells
Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells
A team of researchers at the University of Bern has managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a gene which destroys unhealthy cells. The results could also open new possibilities in human anti ageing research. Immortality has long been a dream for humans. For example, in many ancient mythologies, immortality is one of the traits that distinguishes humans from the gods.

Environment - Administration - 21.10.2015
Climate scientist at the University of Bern is awarded his second cutting edge research grant by the European Research Council
Climate scientist at the University of Bern is awarded his second cutting edge research grant by the European Research Council
The Bernese climate physicist Hubertus Fischer is awarded a grant of 2.26 Million Euro by the European Research Council for research on polar ice cores.

Administration - Career - 05.10.2015
There is no alternative to full association
There is no alternative to full association
l. to r..: Patrick Aebischer (EPFL), Roberto Balzaretti (EU Swiss ambassador), Carlos Moedas (EU, Head of Research and Innovation), Lino Guzzella (ETH Zürich).