Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

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

The SNF is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Medicine Mar 1
Medicine
The SNSF is launching the National Research Programme ‘Smarter Health Care'. 29 research teams will be looking for ways of providing better and more cost-efficient health services for people with chronic diseases.
Business Feb 22

Policy interventions to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions have a variety of effects on the economy and on households.

History Jan 19
History

In a pioneering project, researchers studied the development of school curricula in Switzerland's three main language regions.

History Nov 28

The National Latsis Prize 2016 has been awarded to Alexander Keese for his research into ethnicity, forced labour and political transitions in west and central Africa.

Computer Science Feb 21

The SNSF is launching the National Research Programme ‘Big Data', which aims to develop novel methods of information analysis, to create specific applications and to suggest solutions to the ethical and legal challenges posed by big data.

Life Sciences Jan 3
Life Sciences

Researchers have succeeded in using X-rays to minutely observe a photosynthesis reaction and produce a movie of the event.

Business Nov 18
Business

For the first time, a study has developed scenarios for restructuring transitioning Switzerland's scientific publication system towards Open Access (OA).