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Computer Science / Telecom - Social Sciences - 08.07.2019
The math of detecting communities
The math of detecting communities
Emmanuel Abbé 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 / Technology - 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 Lévy wins the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize
Jacques Lévy wins the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize
Jacques Lévy 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.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 26.07.2017
Neolithic Farmers Practiced Specialized Methods of Cattle Farming
Neolithic Farmers Practiced Specialized Methods of Cattle Farming
Swiss farmers practiced various different methods of animal farming as early as 5,400 years ago, as demonstrated by a study by researchers from the University of Basel, as well as research institutions from Germany and the UK. The study focused on the settlement Arbon Bleiche 3 on the south bank of Lake Constance.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 18.07.2017
"Don’t rely on your holidays to make you happy"
Travel and happiness have a complicated relationship - even the Stoics were aware of this. An interview with philosopher Michael Hampe on the opportunities and risks that come with travelling.

Social Sciences - 22.02.2017
‘For EU countries, Switzerland is an interesting laboratory'
‘For EU countries, Switzerland is an interesting laboratory’
Vincent Kaufmann, an EPFL researcher, has co-authored an essay on Switzerland's recent referendums on mobility and the free movement of people.

Religions - Social Sciences - 02.02.2017
New Vice-Rector Elected
New Vice-Rector Elected
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The State Council of the Canton of Bern has elected a new Vice-Rector to the Executive Board of the University.

Social Sciences - 25.07.2016
Trolls often waive their anonymity online
From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.05.2016
Novartis Foundation and partners launch innovative hypertension program in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City Communities for Healthy Hearts Program is the second innovative healthcare model for hypertension pioneered by the Novartis Foundation Screening and treatment shifts to the community

Social Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 22.03.2016
Digital tech to enhance social interaction between senior citizens
Digital tech to enhance social interaction between senior citizens
22.03.16 - EPFL+ECAL Lab, Pro Senectute Vaud and the Fondation Leenaards have joined forces in an innovative initiative to use new technologies to enhance social interaction among seniors.

Social Sciences - 19.03.2016

Academic Rankings - Social Sciences - 11.03.2016
What if we let social media rate research?
With citation indexes being routinely questioned, 'alternative metrics' could gain ground as a new indicator of research success. But can they be trusted? By Roland Fischer (From "Horizons" no. 108 March 2016) What were the most successful research publications of 2015? It's a seemingly harmless question, but until recently, no one would have asked it.

Social Sciences - 09.03.2016

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 23.02.2016
"The information about the site is very limited, but we still have the ruins"
"Analysis of historical urban development broadens our perspective on how urban spaces are shaped and deployed.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 21.01.2016
Neolithic Megalithic Tomb in Spain Comprehensively Examined for the First Time: a Community in Life and Death
People of the Neolithic age around 6,000 years ago were closely connected both in life and death. This became evident in a detailed archaeological and anthropological of a collective grave containing 50 bodies near Burgos, northern Spain. In the pioneering study, researchers used a whole array of modern methods to examine the way of life in the region at that time.

Social Sciences - 08.01.2016
Risk Taking Across Life Span: The Effects of Hardship
With increasing age, the propensity to take physical, social, legal or financial risks decreases. Researchers from the University of Basel and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin were able to show how factors such as poverty and income equality play a role. Their study based on data from 77 countries has been published in the journal Psychological Science.

Social Sciences - 03.12.2015
EPFL to launch public opinion analysis platform during COP21 in Paris
03.12.15 - EPFL's Social Media Lab (ESML) will take advantage of the COP21 Climate Forum in Paris to test Horizon, its social media-based public opinion tracking tool.

Social Sciences - 29.10.2015
Personal interests pivotal for identification with Europe
What is the decisive factor for identification with Europe? with people from European countries plays a more minor role, as a study conducted by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich reveals.

Social Sciences - 28.10.2015
Congratulations with a hoodie
Congratulations with a hoodie
Bachelor students who passed their first-year examinations were given a special hoodie from ETH Rector Sarah Springman - as congratulations for passing their exams but also to strengthen the students' bond with their university.

Social Sciences - Business / Economics - 19.10.2015
Who Travels by Train? Visions for the Future of Mobility on Four Continents
The international research project 'imagineTrains' studies perceptions, ideas, and problems that decision makers and passengers associate with rail as a mode of transport.