Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Wildhainweg 3, 3001 Bern
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)  
Location: Bern
Affiliation: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

The SNF is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Life Sciences Jul 11
Life Sciences
In collaboration with a nature reserve in Namibia, researchers are developing a new approach to counting animals: combining drone flights and automated image analysis. A new technique developed by Swiss researchers enables fast and accurate counting of gnu, oryx and other large mammals living in wildlife reserves.
Microtechnics Jun 18
Microtechnics

Researchers have developed a new technique for carving materials to create micromechanical systems.

Innovation Jun 4

Social opposition to new high-voltage lines is delaying modernisation of the power grid.

Administration May 15
Administration

In 2017, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) invested in 2971 new projects. Each project had to undergo a stringent evaluation process in which it was rated relative to competing projects.

Medicine Jun 12
Medicine

Doctors are increasingly fighting cancer by stimulating patients' immune systems. SNSF-supported researchers have now discovered a method for predicting the likelihood of treatment success.

Innovation May 30

The new Bridge programme helps to turn scientific research into actual products and services. A year and a half into its launch, the results are already in.

Environment May 3

Each year almost one thousand hectares of cultivated land continue to be lost, thereby wiping out numerous services delivered by the soil, such as filtering water and storing carbon, which are central for our society's wellbeing.





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