Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

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

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Environment - Dec 5
What would be the consequences of failed negotiations over an electricity agreement between Switzerland and the EU? Researchers from EPFL and the University of St. Gallen have investigated this question within the scope of the "National Research Programme Energy", shining a light on how it will affect the Swiss electricity sector, overall economic development and the obtainment of climate goals.
Health - Dec 2

Patient safety in intensive care units could be significantly improved if false alarms could be greatly reduced and critical complications such as epileptic seizures could be predicted.

Social Sciences - Nov 6
Social Sciences

Political scientist Dominik Hangartner (ETH Zurich) analyses the effects of migration policies and proposes improvements.

Astronomy - Aug 28

It is probable that primordial galaxies triggered the period in the history of the universe known as "cosmic reionisation".

Event - Nov 19

Capturing the beauty of science: the Swiss National Science Foundation is once again holding its photo and short video competition in 2020. Nadine Wietlisbach, director of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, will chair the jury.

Environment - Oct 17

Only one out of a hundred houses per year are renovated to make them more energy efficient - less than half the number needed to achieve the goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 for buildings.

Pedagogy - Aug 27

There is an ongoing debate in society about sex education. Now a study is a combination of parents and school.

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