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Innovation - Social Sciences - 16.05.2024
Tailoring digital responses for humanitarian action
Tailoring digital responses for humanitarian action

Health - Social Sciences - 15.05.2024
Women are disadvantaged in the Swiss healthcare system
Women are disadvantaged in the Swiss healthcare system
A research report by the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (IZFG) at the University of Bern reveals unequal treatment of women and men in healthcare in Switzerland.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 08.05.2024
A training program to support young people’s struggle with stress and burden
Whenever a child behaves aggressively at school, a lack of parenting is often assumed. This overlooks the possibility of underlying mental health problems.

Social Sciences - 07.05.2024
Pro-Palestinian movement at EPFL: update
Pro-Palestinian movement at EPFL: update

Social Sciences - Environment - 01.05.2024
The housing shortage dilemma: more housing alone is not enough
The issue of housing shortages is not disappearing from the headlines. According to housing researcher Miriam Meuth, the displacement of certain sections of the population from their homes and neighborhoods is not discussed enough.

Politics - Social Sciences - 10.04.2024
Study on "anti-gender" policy in Switzerland and Europe
A Europe-wide research project shows where and how "anti-gender" policies manifest themselves in different countries. It also exists in Switzerland, as a partial study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the University of Lausanne and the University of Fribourg shows. 'Anti-gender' policy refers to efforts aimed at restricting sexual and gender diversity and gender equality.

Social Sciences - Philosophy - 26.03.2024
Between freedom and jealousy: The phenomenon of open relationships
Between freedom and jealousy: The phenomenon of open relationships

Social Sciences - Politics - 04.03.2024
Immigrant political participation is associated with more positive majority immigration attitudes across European countries and Swiss cantons
New article on immigrant political participation in Europe and Swiss cantons published online Comparative Migration Studies Immigrants are increasingly participating in politics, publicizing their political concerns and contributions.

Campus - Social Sciences - 19.02.2024
Social work: 82 graduates receive their diplomas

Environment - Social Sciences - 15.02.2024
Power dynamics in nature conservation
The "SCNAT knowledge" web portal provides guidance. The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and its network report the state of knowledge, based on sound scientific findings and in regards to Switzerland - for the attention of politics, administration, business, science and practice.

Campus - Social Sciences - 15.01.2024
Registration open for the 28th Summer School in Social Science Methods

Research Management - Social Sciences - 13.12.2023
Ukraine has lost 18% of its scientists due to the war
Ukraine has lost 18% of its scientists due to the war
18% of Ukraine's scientists have fled due to the war and research capacity is down 20%, according to researchers in a study where they urge stakeholders to plan future policies to ensure the return of talent for rebuilding Ukraine.

Social Sciences - Event - 21.11.2023
Cross-Stitch Technique or Childhood Memory?
Cross-Stitch Technique or Childhood Memory?

Media - Social Sciences - 21.11.2023
Between acceptance and rejection:
Between acceptance and rejection: "public service media are fighting for legitimacy more than ever before"

Social Sciences - Economics - 25.09.2023
Postal services with high legitimacy,Public service media have lowest backing
Postal services with high legitimacy,Public service media have lowest backing
In an international study, the Gallup AG Switzerland polling institute and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts examined the legitimacy of 25 primary care organizations in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Social Sciences - 11.09.2023
Four out of ten students undertake at least one internship during their studies

Social Sciences - 04.09.2023
Lancement du projet CoORDinates / Kick-off of the CoORDinates

Health - Social Sciences - 29.08.2023
An investment in more research to benefit children and adolescents
An investment in more research to benefit children and adolescents

Social Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.08.2023
Do children prefer pizza? Here comes MenuCH-Kids, the national study on the eating behaviour of children
Do children prefer pizza? Here comes MenuCH-Kids, the national study on the eating behaviour of children

Social Sciences - Psychology - 25.08.2023
"Power is not intrinsically good or bad"
Work psychologist Petra Schmid studies the effects of social power. She favours an interdisciplinary approach that includes both lab experiments and surveys.

Career - Social Sciences - 27.07.2023
Many people feel their jobs are pointless
Many people feel their jobs are pointless
A sociological study by the University of Zurich confirms that a considerable proportion of employees perceive their work as socially useless. Employees in financial, sales and management occupations are more likely to conclude that their jobs are of little use to society. In recent years, research showed that many professionals consider their work to be socially useless.

Innovation - Social Sciences - 27.06.2023
An AI future worthy of humanity

Social Sciences - Campus - 05.06.2023
USI at the Annual Meeting of the Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

Health - Social Sciences - 30.05.2023
Run for Hope

Social Sciences - Career - 12.05.2023
'Women researchers and students are highly ambitious and committed'
’Women researchers and students are highly ambitious and committed’

Innovation - Social Sciences - 03.05.2023
PeaceTech Alliance leverages interdisciplinarity to build peace
EPFL, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the Geneva Graduate Institute and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform have announced the launch of a PeaceTech Alliance.

Health - Social Sciences - 27.04.2023
New Midwife Care Model Improves Well-Being of Vulnerable Families
New Midwife Care Model Improves Well-Being of Vulnerable Families
A new home-based midwife care model has shown promise in improving the well-being of women in vulnerable family situations and preventing early chronic childhood stress according to a new study published recently in BMC Health Services Research.

Social Sciences - Economics - 05.04.2023
Itinerant markets under the eye of anthropologists
Itinerant markets under the eye of anthropologists
The sociological study Moving Market Places focuses on the daily life of those who run stalls in mobile markets in four countries (Spain, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Switzerland).

Social Sciences - 06.03.2023
Inclusive social norms and nationals’ positive intergroup orientations toward refugees
Inclusive social norms and nationals' positive intergroup orientations toward refugees: The moderating role of initial prejudice and intergroup contact Research on the interplay between inclusive norms and intergroup contact on improving intergroup orientations has yielded conflicting results, suggesting either that an experience of personal contact is necessary to have a positive effect of inclusive norms or that such personal experience is not always necessary.

Environment - Social Sciences - 31.01.2023
Restoring nature equitably
Efforts to restore degraded ecosystems have so far fallen short of meeting global targets. Sound restoration must better incorporate social processes promoting equity in order to effectively benefit people, climate and biodiversity, says Sara Löfqvist. The United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal closed this past December with an unprecedented agreement to place 30 percent of global degraded landscapes under protection by 2030, especially emphasizing the need to respect indigenous and local communities rights in the process.

Social Sciences - 31.01.2023
Bettina Beer: fieldwork on the island of Bohol

Social Sciences - 30.01.2023
Registration is now open for the 27th Summer School in Social Science Methods

Social Sciences - 24.01.2023
Men Are Leaving Feminizing Occupations
Many women and men still work in sex-typed occupations. One important reason for this is that men are selectively leaving occupations that are increasingly taken up by women, a recent study from the University of Zurich has shown. This could explain swings in the sex compositions of jobs and why some specializations within occupations become female or male-dominated.

Environment - Social Sciences - 21.12.2022
Climate Change, Wars and Insatiable Data Dredgers
Climate Change, Wars and Insatiable Data Dredgers
The challenges facing the global community today are complex and manifold: climate crisis, war, poverty, inequality, digitalization, a new political world order.

Social Sciences - 07.11.2022
Gender differences in research recognition: a study demonstrates their extent and evolution 

Social Sciences - 25.10.2022
Social assistance: Lack of education is a poverty risk
Social assistance: Lack of education is a poverty risk

Research Management - Social Sciences - 10.10.2022
The challenges of scientific research evaluation
The challenges of scientific research evaluation
Evaluation of research conducted by academic institutions was one of the topics addressed during the fourth REHES workshop, Research on Higher Education and Science in Switzerland, which brought toge

Economics - Social Sciences - 05.10.2022
Collecting and Selling as a Business Model and Relationship Building
Collecting and Selling as a Business Model and Relationship Building

Social Sciences - Health - 08.09.2022
Youth and physical activity, a study shows the importance of living environment and the role of parents
The SOPHYA study (Swiss Children's Objectively Measured Physical Activity), conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in collaboration with the Universitŕ della Svizzera

Social Sciences - Health - 06.09.2022
Children not less active during COVID 19 pandemic
The SOPHYA study of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) investigated the physical activity and sports behaviour of children and adolescents throughout Switzerland over a period of five years. Physical activity did not decrease during the COVID 19 pandemic. Results show that the living environment and physical activity of the parents have a significant influence on physical activity behaviour during childhood and thus have a long-term impact on the health of children and later adults.

Campus - Social Sciences - 16.08.2022
The significance of method in the social sciences: an interview with Professor Eugčne Horber for the 26th Summer School in Social Science Methods 

Music - Social Sciences - 28.06.2022
Party hard but party safe at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Party hard but party safe at the Montreux Jazz Festival
An EPFL PhD candidate in urban sociology spent four years working at the Montreux Jazz Festival in order to gain insights into how safety and security are managed, both within and around this world-famous event.

Health - Social Sciences - 18.05.2022
Swiss TPH Awarded Four New Research Grants in Paediatric Health
Swiss TPH Awarded Four New Research Grants in Paediatric Health
Swiss TPH has been awarded four out of six new research grants from the Principal Investigator Initiative of the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH).

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 09.05.2022
Cyberbullying: the viewpoint of social neuroscience
Cyberbullying: the viewpoint of social neuroscience
Responsible digitalisation is one of the key themes chosen by USI for 2022, which we explore in depth thanks also to Dr Rosalba Morese 's neuroscientific studies on cyberbullying and isolation.

Health - Social Sciences - 28.04.2022
Tackling the Consequences of Long Covid
Tackling the Consequences of Long Covid
A research team at the University of Zurich has helped people affected by Long Covid identify the problems they most urgently want scientists to tackle, through a collaborative citizen science approach. The topics identified as most pressing include the development and clinical testing of effective therapies, appropriate healthcare structures, increased awareness as well as better data on children and adolescents affected by the disease.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 25.04.2022
Better assess the needs of people with multiple disabilities
Better assess the needs of people with multiple disabilities
A team from the University of Geneva demonstrates that eye-tracking can be used to assess the perceptual abilities of people with multiple disabilities.

Social Sciences - Law - 11.04.2022
Companies, accountability, corruption. Understanding things to change them
The popular initiative "For Responsible Businesses - Protecting Humans and the Environment" was filed in Switzerland in 2016.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 22.03.2022
Our sleep shows how risk-seeking we are
Our sleep shows how risk-seeking we are
Each person has their own individual sleep profile which can be identified by the electrical brain activity during sleep. Researchers at the University of Bern have now demonstrated that the brain waves during periods of deep sleep in a specific area of the brain can be used to determine the extent of an individual's propensity for risk during their everyday life.

Health - Social Sciences - 16.03.2022
Increasing Awareness of Noma - A Severe but Treatable Disease
Increasing Awareness of Noma - A Severe but Treatable Disease
There is very limited data on the incidence and prevalence of noma, which hinders better management and treatment of this devastating disease that mainly affects young and malnourished children in very poor communities.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 10.03.2022
Frequent External Childcare Can Affect Children's Behavior
Frequent External Childcare Can Affect Children’s Behavior
How does childcare outside of the family affect the development of children and adolescents? To answer this question, researchers at the University of Zurich surveyed around 1,300 Zurich school children, their parents and teachers. The survey suggests that the more time children spend in external daycare, the more likely they are to exhibit problematic behavior; however, this behavior generally disappears at the end of primary school.
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