Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Bern, Bern region
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 Aug 3
In their final year of life, on average men cause more healthcare costs than women. Dying is more expensive in the Frenchand Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland than in the German-speaking part. These are the findings of an analysis of health insurance data that was conducted as part of the National Research Programme "End of life" (NRP 67).
Life Sciences Jul 18
Life Sciences

Researchers funded by the SNSF have discovered mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children.

Civil Engineering Jul 5
Civil Engineering

Researchers from the National Research Programme "Resource Wood" have developed a type of concrete that largely consists of wood.

Computer Science Jun 12
Computer Science

The data constantly collected and reported by smartphones can find numerous applications. An SNSF-funded project devoted to crowdsensing has found ways to improve privacy and localisation accuracy as well as reduce the impact on hardware.

Administration Jul 11

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) commissioned an external evaluation of its funding category "use-inspired basic research" last year.

Physics Jun 27

The anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide, or silica, has been used widely in the food industry over the past 50 years, and was long thought to be quite safe.

Administration May 17

In 2016, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supported around 3200 research projects involving more than 14,000 researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences, universitie

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