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Social Sciences - 11.03.2020
How cities have tamed counterculture
How cities have tamed counterculture
An unprecedented study by EPFL researchers spanning three cities - Geneva, Lisbon and Ljubljana - has revealed how, over the past 40 years, urban cultural policy has blunted the subversive force of counterculture. The change has been so dramatic that, today, art is reduced to a regulated form of profit-making entertainment within a defined space.

Social Sciences - 06.02.2020

Environment - Social Sciences - 05.02.2020
Four Principles of Forest Restoration
Sustainability By: Prof. Tom Crowther Planting a trillion trees is just one part of a broader solution to mitigate climate change.

Social Sciences - 29.01.2020
Openly Acknowledging Social Inequalities
Members of disadvantaged social groups who engage in contact with members of privileged groups are less likely to support social change toward equality, a multinational study by social psychologists at the University of Zurich shows. To reduce this effect, it is important to actively address and acknowledge inequalities in intergroup contacts.

Social Sciences - 13.01.2020

Environment - Social Sciences - 19.12.2019
How can we make residential neighborhoods more sustainable by 2050?
How can we make residential neighborhoods more sustainable by 2050?
If the aim of a 2,000 Watt Society is to be achieved, peri-urban residential neighborhoods - where the average single-family home consumes 6.5 times more power than that target - must adapt. An EPFL thesis, which has just been awarded a scholarly distinction, explores ways of hitting the target in Vaud canton, but which could also be applied to the whole of Switzerland.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.12.2019
Swiss Support to Healthcare Provision in Romania
Swiss Support to Healthcare Provision in Romania
From 2012-2019, Swiss TPH collaborated with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to assist in the Romanian integration process into the EU in the area of health systems strengthening.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 12.12.2019
Combining science and design to measure our exposure to light
Combining science and design to measure our exposure to light
Daylight plays an essential role in sleep, alertness and hormone regulation.

Social Sciences - 02.12.2019
"100 women and 1000 more": Sara Greco
Causal Effects of Brevity on Style and Success in Social Media Faculty of Informatics Open lecture of the course Argumentation in Conflict Resolution Visiting Alumni: Loredana Padurean, Associate Dean, Asia School of Business Quel ramo del lago di Como....

Social Sciences - Event - 06.11.2019
Putting research to the real-world test
Putting research to the real-world test
Dominik Hangartner, a political scientist at ETH Zurich, has received one of Switzerland's most prestigious science awards. The National Latsis Prize has recognised the quality of Hangartner's research on migration and its importance for public policy. We sat down with Hangartner to find out what drives him and what he finds so exciting about turning research into concrete policies.

Social Sciences - 17.10.2019

Social Sciences - 11.09.2019
Growing Interest in Natural Sciences, Law and Economics
Growing Interest in Natural Sciences, Law and Economics
Next Monday, the Fall Semester begins for about 27,000 students at the University of Zurich. The number of Master's students in particular has increased.

Computer Science / Telecom - Social Sciences - 10.09.2019
Three Ways to Cultivate Talents like David Yenicelik
Three Ways to Cultivate Talents like David Yenicelik
Universities play an increasingly important role in society creating an environment where talents, like graduate student David Yenicelik, thrive.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 27.08.2019
Sex education: Why school and parents should work together
Sex education: Why school and parents should work together
There is an ongoing debate in society about sex education. Now a study is a combination of parents and school.

Computer Science / Telecom - Social Sciences - 08.07.2019
The math of detecting communities
The math of detecting communities
Emmanuel Abb is the new Chair of Mathematical Data Science at EPFL. His work answers fundamental questions in machine learning and information theory, and in particular on community detection. Sociologists study the patterns of everyday social interactions and relationships by structuring society in a network.

Social Sciences - 28.03.2019
Examining the highly organized lives of long-distance commuters
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. "Most studies on long-distance commuters focus on high-ranking executives who live and work in different countries.

Environment - Social Sciences - 22.03.2019
World Water Day: What access to clean water really means
World Water Day: What access to clean water really means
"No one may be left behind," writes Unesco in its World Water Report. Today, three out of ten people have no access to safe drinking water and even less to sanitation facilities, often because they are discriminated against for various reasons.

Innovation - Social Sciences - 01.03.2019
Unleashing Big Data of the Past - Europe builds a Time Machine
Unleashing Big Data of the Past - Europe builds a Time Machine
The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade.

Business / Economics - Social Sciences - 14.02.2019

Social Sciences - Architecture - 08.11.2018
EPFL celebrates 15 years of
EPFL celebrates 15 years of "polytechnic sociology"
For the past 15 years, EPFL's Urban Sociology Laboratory has been showing students and researchers the value of incorporating social-science related concepts into engineering and architecture.

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 03.10.2018
Jacques Lvy wins the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize
Jacques Lvy wins the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize
Jacques Lvy has been awarded the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize, a geography award modeled on the Nobel Prize.

Social Sciences - 14.09.2018
IRSP : Collection for the 30 years of publications
3 articles of UnilaPS are proposed in this collection of the International Review of Social Psychology With its first volume published in 1988, the International Review of Social Psychology (IRSP) is 30 years old this year (1988-2018). In this special occasion, they investigated the history of the journal in order to retrace its origin and evolution.

Social Sciences - 30.08.2018

Health - Social Sciences - 10.08.2018

Social Sciences - 19.07.2018
Self-worth of children and teenagers develops more positively than supposed
Contrary to previous assumptions, self-esteem already grows during childhood and doesn't drop during adolescence. Furthermore, it increases considerably as a young adult until it reaches its peak at the age of roughly 60 to 70 years old. Our self-esteem only declines in old age. Researchers at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Bern have been able to show the development over the lifespan in a comprehensive study.

Social Sciences - 12.07.2018
Report on the Open Access Institutional Survey 2017 - News
Report on the Open Access Institutional Survey 2017 At the beginning of year, we invited you to complete a survey about Open Access and its future at UNIL.

Social Sciences - 03.07.2018
Competition- and Identity-based Roots of Anti-immigration Prejudice among Individuals with and without an Immigrant Background - News
Competitionand Identity-based Roots of Anti-immigration Prejudice among Individuals with and without an Immigrant Background Research article at the International Review of Social Psychology Authors: Oriane Sarrasin, Eva G. T.

Social Sciences - Earth Sciences - 28.06.2018
From Wooden Combs to the Lives of the Saamaka Marron in Suriname
Video preview of the exhibition "Encountering - Retracing - Mapping. The Expedition Collections of Heinrich Harrer".

Social Sciences - 28.05.2018
Out in the Cold or One of the Gang: Initial Contacts Set the Scene
Ostracism or social exclusion within a group serves to discipline disagreeable, awkward, or freeloading members and thus promote cooperation - at least this was the assumption of previous research in this field.

Social Sciences - Health - 08.05.2018

Business / Economics - Social Sciences - 14.12.2017

Administration - Social Sciences - 02.11.2017
Confederation and the cantons adopt common strategy on exchanges and mobility
Bern, 02.11.2017 - The exchange and mobility strategy aims to make exchanges and mobility a natural part of education pathways, career trajectories and extracurricular activities.

Health - Social Sciences - 06.08.2017
Non-Communicable Diseases on the Rise in the Middle East
Non-Communicable Diseases on the Rise in the Middle East
Apart from an upsurge in violence, a series of studies published on 4th August in the International Journal of Public Health indicates a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions in the Middle East.