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Mobility Grants with South Asia & Iran
  • 15.01.2019
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Call for Mobility Grants with South Asia and Iran 2019

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ZHAW as Leading House for the bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Chiedozie Egesi, the director of the Next-Generation Cassava Breeding project, surveys a field of plants in Nigeria.
  • 14.01.2019
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How African scientists are improving cassava to help feed the world

Researchers in Nigeria are combining genomics and conventional breeding to improve the starchy staple crop.
MENA Region
  • 09.01.2019
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Call for “Innovation starting grants” with the Middle East and North Africa

the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (LHMENA) launched a call for “Innovation starting grants”. It aims to foster collaborations between researchers in Switzerland and their counterparts in countries of the MENA region.
Worldbank: 2018 in 14 Charts
  • 07.01.2019
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Year in Review: 2018 in 14 Charts

As 2018 comes to an end, extreme poverty is at the lowest level in recorded history but is expected to become increasingly concentrated in one region. A record number of people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, and an influential new report confirms we’re running out of time to limit global warming.
Forum ARE Agenda 2030
  • 19.12.2018
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La Suisse en route vers l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable

L’Agenda 2030 s’articule autour de 17 objectifs de développement durable (ODD). En 2015, la Suisse s’est engagée en faveur de ce cadre de référence mondial pour le développement durable. Dans le bulletin d’information «Forum du développement territorial» qui vient de paraître, l’Office fédéral du développement territorial (ARE) montre comment les nombreux défis peuvent être maîtrisés.
  • 17.12.2018
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Mercator Kolleg für internationale Aufgaben

Das Mercator Kolleg für internationale Aufgaben fördert jährlich fünf Schweizer und 20 deutsche Hochschulabsolventinnen und -absolventen aller Fachrichtungen, die eine verantwortungsvolle Tätigkeit in internationalen Einsatzfeldern anstreben. Während des 12-monatigen Programms arbeiten die Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten in zwei bis drei internationalen Organisationen, global tätigen NGOs oder Wirtschaftsunternehmen. Sie gehen dabei einer selbst gewählten Fragestellung nach.
Tuberculosis funding shortfall
  • 14.12.2018
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Global funding for tuberculosis research hits all-time high

But investment still falls short of the US$2 billion needed each year to eliminate the disease by 2030.
Plenary - KFPE International Conference 2018
  • 12.12.2018
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Stronger integration and dialogue between science and society for the SDGs

More than 70 high-level decision makers, scientists, NGO and funding agency representatives gathered to celebrate 20 years of KFPE Guidelines at the conference “Leveraging Research Partnerships for Global Challenges”. A series of talks presented in three separate sessions addressed the following topics: (i) new roles and tasks of science in general and research partnerships in particular; (ii) regional adaptation of scientific systems; and (iii) how science policies and funding systems can support transformative research. Participants were left with one clear conclusion at the end of the 22 November meeting: stronger integration and dialogue between science and society, including policy and business, is essential if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Paneldiskussion mit D. Reber, H. Binggeli, O. Dayer, R. Quadranti, T. Gass & T. Pletscher
  • 11.12.2018
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«La durabilité doit faire partie du programme législatif»

Les célébrations du 20e anniversaire du «Guide pour les partenariats transfrontaliers de recherche» de la KFPE ont réuni des représentants de la recherche, de la politique, de l'administration, des entreprises et des organisations non gouvernementales. L'Agenda 2030 doit être mis en œuvre rapidement et à l'échelle mondiale.

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