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Astronomy / Space Science - Politics - 28.11.2019
ESA Ministerial Council Meeting: Switzerland to participate in new programmes and play a leading role in the removal of space debris
On 27 and 28 November 2019, State Secretary Martina Hirayama attended the European Space Agency's ESA Ministerial Council meeting in Seville ("Space 19+").

Politics - 24.10.2019
Suspicions of Internet Monitoring Lead to Self-Censorship
Suspicions of Internet Monitoring Lead to Self-Censorship
More than half of internet users in Switzerland avoid searching for certain terms or expressing certain views online because they believe they are being monitored.

Politics - Astronomy / Space Science - 28.05.2019
ESA and EU member states highlight the importance of the space sector
The State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Martina Hirayama, participated to the 'Space Council' of ESA and EU member states in Brussels today.

Environment - Politics - 19.03.2019
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), announced on Tuesday Switzerland's support for EPFL's project to create a "Transnational Red Sea Research Center".

Environment - Politics - 15.02.2019
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal initiate a discussion for the joint management of a shared aquifer system essential to the economic and socialdevelopment of this region of 24 million people.

Politics - 19.11.2018
Addressing the Territorial Dimensions in Party-based Populism
Parution d'un numéro spécial de la revue Comparative European Politics consacré aux partis régionalistes populistes et édité par Reinhard Heinisch (Universität Salzburg), Emanuele Massetti (University of Surrey) et Oscar Mazzoleni (Université de Lausanne).

Event - Politics - 17.11.2018

Politics - 02.11.2018

Innovation - Politics - 25.10.2018
ESA ministerial Council sets the stage for the future
Bern, 25.10.2018 - The State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation Mauro Dell'Ambrogio participated in the ESA's Intermediate Ministerial Meeting in Madrid today.

Politics - Event - 24.10.2018

Event - Politics - 08.10.2018

Politics - Administration - 13.06.2018
"In research, you need a sense of daring"
Doris Leuthard, head of Switzerland's Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, takes a hands-on approach.

Politics - 25.10.2017

Politics - 30.09.2017
Minamata Convention sets up office in Geneva
Bern, 30.09.2017 - On 30 September 2017, the approximately 150 States meeting in Geneva for the first Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury decided to base the Convention in Geneva.

Politics - Environment - 28.09.2017
Convention on mercury: a success of multilateralism
Bern, 28.09.2017 - Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation, participated on 28 September 2017 in the Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury that began last Sunday in Geneva.

Politics - Environment - 06.09.2017
Mercury: first Minamata Convention conference in Geneva
Bern, 06.09.2017 - The first Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention will take place from 24 to 29 September in Geneva.

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.

Politics - 03.02.2017
Can conflict be predicted?
Can conflict be predicted?
Modern data science techniques can also be useful in conflict research. However suggests that certain expectations regarding the predictability of armed conflict are unrealistic. ETH News caught up with him for a chat. ETH News: Mr Cederman, your research deals with violent conflict, as well as the ability to predict it.

Politics - Innovation - 01.12.2016
President Schneider-Ammann attends ESA Ministerial Council
Bern, 01.12.2016 - On 1 December, President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann addressed the ministers of the 22 member states of the European Space Agency ESA and Canada in Lucerne.

Politics - 08.11.2016
Swiss politics is increasingly dominated by an urban-rural divide
Swiss politics is increasingly dominated by an urban-rural divide
According to Koseki, Swiss people in the area stretching from Geneva to Bern and St. Gallen increasingly share interests.

Politics - 27.03.2016

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.

Politics - 18.02.2015
Patrick Aebischer will leave EPFL's presidency at the end of 2016
Patrick Aebischer will leave EPFL’s presidency at the end of 2016
The Federal Council decided today to prolong the mandate of professor Patrick Aebischer until December 31, 2016, based on the unanimous proposal of the ETH Board and the wish of Patrick Aebischer to hand over the presidency of the School in a little less than two years.

Administration - Politics - 17.12.2012
Barbara Haering Co-Chair of the European Research and Innovation Area Board
The European Union and the countries that are party to its Research Framework Programme, among them Switzerland, strive to concentrate their research and innovation policy measures in a joint structure where expedient.

Politics - Innovation - 09.11.2012

Politics - Health - 03.10.2012
Federal Councillor Alain Berset rounds off visit to India
Bern, 03.10.2012 - On the last day of his three-day visit to New Delhi, the head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA, Federal Councillor Alain Berset, met the Minister of Science and Technology, Shri Vayalar Ravi.

Politics - 02.09.2011
Engineers gather in Geneva to discuss the future of energy
Engineers gather in Geneva to discuss the future of energy
EPFL is taking part in the 2011 World Engineers' Convention which take place from September 4 to 9. Education, transportation and mobility, and energy storage are among the topics to be addressed.

Innovation - Politics - 24.08.2010
Swiss delegation led by Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter travels to Brazil to discuss health and scientific cooperation
Swiss delegation led by Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter travels to Brazil to discuss health and scientific cooperation
Bern, 24.08.2010 - From 25-30 August, a high-ranking scientific delegation led by Federal Council Didier Burkhalter will be travelling to Brazil for the purpose of consolidating relations between the two countries.

Politics - Religions - 25.01.2010
Befürworter wollten ein symbolisches Zeichen setzen
Bern - Universität Bern Mit dem Ja zur Minarettverbots-Initiative wollten die Stimmbürger ein symbolisches Zeichen gegen die Verbreitung des Islams in der Schweiz setzen.

Politics - Media - 06.01.2010
Einsteins Erben sollen sich mehr erklären
Zurich - University of Zurich Die Schweiz lässt sich ihre Forschung einiges kosten. Was erforscht wird, will erklärt und vermittelt sein, denn die Gesellschaft möchte verstehen, wofür sie bezahlt.