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KFPE Newsletter
  • 18.09.2018
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KFPE Newsletter published

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MENA Region
  • 17.09.2018
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Call for "young scientists mobility grants" with MENA Countries

The following countries have been identified as priority countries for the first phase: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.
Nachhaltigkeitsziele / Sustainable Development Goals
  • 10.09.2018
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Times Higher Education is developing ranking based on SDGs

Times Higher Education (THE) is developing a new global university ranking that aims to measure institutions’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
A Centre of Excellence at the Gaston Berger University in Senegal, which specializes in mathematics and computer science.
  • 05.09.2018
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World Bank pours hundreds of millions into African science

Huge grassroots initiative has founded dozens of research centres across the continent — but the hubs face an uncertain future.
  • 28.08.2018
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Call for National Focal Points for GDN's Doing Research Program

The Global Development Network (GDN) call for expressions of interest from multidisciplinary research teams based in research institutions in developing countries, to act as national focal point of the Doing Research program, and as national implementation partners of Doing Research Assessments in their country of operation, is still open.
  • 27.08.2018
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GCRF invites proposals for community building networks

As part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK Research and Innovation invites proposals for community building networks focused around research challenges within the six strategic GCRF Challenge portfolios.
SDSN Switzerland presents action-oriented measures
  • 22.08.2018
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Levers to achieve Switzerland's sustainable future

SDSN Switzerland presents action-oriented measures and recommendations for several upcoming key policy documents.
Digital world
  • 15.08.2018
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Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018: Call for Contributions

The Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018, which will take place on 15 November 2018 at the EPFL in Lausanne, will offer the participants a platform to critically reflect what digitalisation means for inter- and transdisciplinary research, teaching and learning.
  • 14.08.2018
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Call for papers: The role of culture in transformation towards sustainable development in mountains

Mountain communities are undergoing rapid sociocultural change, caused by drivers such as outmigration, urbanization, and increasing insertion into the market economy. Mountain cultural heritage is under threat. But communities are responding in creative ways.

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