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Nature Sustainability Interview with Peter Messerli, and Eeva Furman
  • 10.07.2019
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Knowledge for sustainability action

The independent group of scientists (IGS) behind the forthcoming Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) have joined the ongoing negotiations in the lead-up to the September 2019 SDG Summit in New York. IGS co-chair Peter Messerli and IGS member Eeva Furman speak to Nature Sustainability about writing the report.
G-20 Research Performance
  • 08.07.2019
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Research performance of G-20

G20 nations produce 65% of world publications, spend 92% of research funding, employ 87% of the world’s researchers and publish 70% of global research papers. There is not much left for the rest of the World...
UK aid funds biggest educational technology research project
  • 28.06.2019
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UK aid funds world’s biggest educational technology research project

The World Bank, University of Cambridge and UK tech companies partner with DFID to help improve education technology in developing countries.
Foto: J. Pelikan, SwissTPH Basel
  • 24.06.2019
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Build science in Africa

To cope with climate change and population growth, the continent urgently needs more home-grown researchers, argue ecologists Anagaw Atickem, Nils Chr. Stenseth and colleagues.
The African Academy of Sciences is creating guidance
  • 21.06.2019
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Africa’s science academy leads push for ethical data use

The goal is to create the continent’s first cross-disciplinary guidelines for collecting, storing and sharing data and specimens.
Newsletter KFPE, June 2019
  • 20.06.2019
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KFPE Newsletter, June 2019

The new KFPE newsletter is out
Title GAIA 2/2019
  • 14.06.2019
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Research for Sustainable Development Goals

The current GAiA issue (- GAIA 2/2019) focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals, the need of taking action now in order to start the transformation towards the desired state, and how this poses challanges to science and academia.
dépasser les silos
  • 13.06.2019
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Shaping coherent policies across silos

The latest SDSN Switzerland publication "Shaping coherent policies across silos" shows Switzerland's new Sustainable Development Strategy can benefit from the interlinkages among the 17 SDGs.
Health PS (Joachim Pelikan SwissTPH - KFPE)
  • 11.06.2019
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Academics invited to the UK are refused entry on arbitrary and ‘insulting’ grounds

The Home Office is being accused of institutional racism and damaging British research projects through increasingly arbitrary and “insulting” visa refusals for academics.

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