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Economics / Business - 05.12.2022
Conflicting Motives Govern Sense of Fairness
Conflicting Motives Govern Sense of Fairness
The perception that resources are unfairly distributed is at the root of many social conflicts. Researchers at the University of Zurich have investigated the motives influencing our perception of justice in resource distribution. They found that although people feel an aversion to inequality, they are also reluctant to harm others and to upend existing social hierarchies.

Economics / Business - 05.12.2022
Credit risk and the consequences for corporate policies 
A new research project led by Professor Alberto Plazzi, director of the Master in Finance at USI Faculty of Economics, has received positive feedback from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF ).

Computer Science - Administration - 02.12.2022
Confederation sets targets for the use of data science
The federal government wishes to use data science in a more targeted way in the future to support the government and the administration in their work.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 02.12.2022
A space telescope, please - but a sustainable one, if possible
A space telescope, please - but a sustainable one, if possible
Daniel Angerhausen believes that fundamental research is essential, especially in the current crisis.

Environment - 02.12.2022
Making knowledge practical and more transparent
Making knowledge practical and more transparent
How can the use of scientific knowledge be promoted in policy and practice to make plant protection more sustainable? An interdisciplinary study, in which five Swiss research institutions participated, identifies important hurdles and proposes a package of measures to overcome them. When it comes to plant protection, a wide range of actors are involved.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.12.2022
Soils bring life to settlements
Soils bring life to settlements
Healthy soils are essential for quality of life: they are the basis for agriculture, for trees, gardens and parks.

Economics / Business - 01.12.2022
Thijs Defraeye appointed Special Professor at University of Wageningen
Thijs Defraeye appointed Special Professor at University of Wageningen
Empa researcher Thijs Defraeye has been appointed Special Professor Data and Simulations for Self-care Postharvest Fresh-food Supply Chains at the University of Wageningen's group of Food, Quality and Design.

Innovation - Politics - 30.11.2022
Sergio Mattarella al Politecnico
Sergio Mattarella al Politecnico
As part of a two-day state visit to Switzerland, the Italian President stopped off at ETH Zurich today in the company of President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis.

Economics / Business - 30.11.2022
Study on insurers' online presence: size is not the decisive factor
Study on insurers’ online presence: size is not the decisive factor
HSLU study on insurers' online presence: size is not the decisive factor Anyone who thinks "the bigger the insurer, the better the online presence" is wrong, as a new study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts shows. In fact, the size of the insurer, measured in terms of the respective balance sheet total, does not play a role - although larger insurers would tend to have a competitive advantage due to higher financial resources.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.11.2022
Feeding birds in winter
Feeding birds in winter
Many people want to feed their birds in winter. For birds, an extra food source is often welcome. However, to prevent this well-intentioned gesture from backfiring, feeding must be done properly.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.11.2022
Multiple sclerosis therapy improves gut flora
A medication used to treat MS also has a beneficial effect on the composition of the intestinal flora, according to researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel. Conversely, the gut flora also plays a role in which side effects occur during treatment with the medication.

Art and Design - 30.11.2022
Art created by computers
Art created by computers
Four students at ETH Zurich's Student Project House have launched "Generai", a platform that uses artificial intelligence to create works of art.

Physics - Innovation - 30.11.2022

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.11.2022
A scout of the atmosphere
A scout of the atmosphere
Internationally recognized atmospheric scientist and Distinguished Senior Researcher at Empa: Dominik Brunner is a scientist who has explored his subject area from many angles - with a weatherproof motivation and curiosity that drives him to this day.

Environment - Architecture - 30.11.2022
Urban planning helps mitigate extreme weather effects in Haut-Valais
Olivier Lalancette, an EPFL Master's student in architecture, has come up with some development proposals for the Brig-Visp-Naters conurbation.

Mathematics - 29.11.2022
The quest for infinite paths
The quest for infinite paths
How does water seep through porous rock? Investigating this question with a mathematical model was the starting point for Barbara Dembin's research.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 28.11.2022
The seeds have germinated
The seeds have germinated
For the first time, farmers in the Philippines have cultivated Golden Rice on a larger scale and harvested almost 70 tonnes of grains this October.This nearly never-ending story began at ETH Zurich.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.11.2022
Localising BRCA gene mutations to better treat ovarian cancer
Localising BRCA gene mutations to better treat ovarian cancer
An international team highlights the importance of localising BRCA gene mutations for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are inherited by 1 in 400 and 1 in 800 people respectively, significantly increase the risk of certain cancers such as ovarian, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer.

Innovation - 28.11.2022
Digital Transformation and Organisational Identity Construction
To examine how digital transformation challenges organisational identity construction: it is the goal of the project "New Ways of Making Sense of Who We Are: How Digital Transformation Challenges Org

Career - Research Management - 28.11.2022

Research Management - Materials Science - 24.11.2022
Consortium wins funding for project on ORD practices
Consortium wins funding for project on ORD practices
A consortium with researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Empa and ETH Zurich has won funding of almost CHF1.3 million for a three-year project on open and reproducible materials science research.

Psychology - Health - 24.11.2022
In 2020, four out of ten students felt depressed more often than at normal times
In 2020, four out of ten students felt depressed more often than at normal times
Financial situation and mental health of students during Covid 19 pandemic in 2020 In 2020, four out of ten students were more likely to feel depressed than at normal times 11/24/2022 - In 2020, the Covid 19 pandemic and related measures have impacted the mental health of many college students.

Research Management - Politics - 24.11.2022
State Secretary Hirayama opens Science Europe High-Level Workshop on Research Ethics and Integrity
On 23 and 24 November, Science Europe, the association of research funding organisations, together with the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and the Swiss National Science Foundation hosted this year's High-Level Workshop in Zurich.

Health - Materials Science - 23.11.2022
Stylish sensors to wear
Stylish sensors to wear
With sensors that measure health parameters and can be worn on the body, we do let technology get very close to us.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.11.2022
Climate action: Methane is our most powerful lever
Climate action: Methane is our most powerful lever
While the insufficient measures increasingly argue against reaching the 1.5-degree target, we could still achieve it with a rapid reduction in methane emissions, writes Cyril Brunner.

Environment - Life Sciences - 23.11.2022
Adverse outcomes with domino effect
Adverse outcomes with domino effect
Scientists from Eawag, along with researchers from the former Eawag spin-off aQuatox-Solutions and the National Institute of Biology in Slovenia, have won almost 800,000 Swiss francs in the second phase of a contest run by the British Centre for the Replacement of Animals in Research. Countless chemical substances that are in daily use, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals, sooner or later find their way into rivers, lakes and groundwater.

Astronomy / Space Science - 23.11.2022

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 23.11.2022
Food security thanks to faeces and waste
Food security thanks to faeces and waste
Together with partners in Ethiopia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Africa, researchers are creating circular economies that use processed organic waste and human excreta as fertilizer or animal feed, resulting in higher crop yields and new jobs.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.11.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 21.11.2022
Brain-computer interfaces: New technology. More data. Improving lives
Wyss Center symposium at Campus Biotech Tuesday 6 December 13h All welcome Register here Over recent years, research groups and companies have accelerated the development of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) with the goal of restoring movement and communication for people with severe paralysis.

Environment - 21.11.2022
Christoph Imboden:
Christoph Imboden: "Just generating more electricity is not enough".
Reservoirs and solar panels alone will not lead us to an energy supply without CO2 emissions. How the energy is used is just as crucial.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 21.11.2022
Search excavator, offer forklift
Search excavator, offer forklift
Construction machinery is expensive. For many companies, it is hardly worthwhile to purchase every piece of equipment anew.

Environment - 21.11.2022
Otto Jaag Prize for Wenzel Gruber and Urs Schönenberger
Otto Jaag Prize for Wenzel Gruber and Urs Schönenberger
researchers Wenzel Gruber and Urs Schönenberger have won this year's Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize for their dissertations.

Health - Psychology - 21.11.2022
The health and economic consequences of mental health treatment with benzodiazepines
A new research project led by Professor Fabrizio Mazzonna of the Institute of Economics (IdEP) of USI Faculty of Economics has received positive feedback from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) .

Physics - Innovation - 21.11.2022
The Nuclear Reality is Unsettling
Stephen Herzog is researching how nuclear weapons could be better controlled and eventually eliminated. For him, Putin's threats are a reason to fundamentally question the nuclear "balance of terror." "I research nuclear arms control." For years, this line produced blank stares in social settings as I tried to explain my job's importance.

Event - Politics - 19.11.2022
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