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  • 23.09.2016
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The World Social Science Report: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World

The World Social Science Report 2016 warns that unchecked inequalities could jeopardize the sustainability of economies, societies and communities, undermining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
SANDEC-Mooc
  • 22.09.2016
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Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

Re-launch of the successful MOOC (Massive open online course) - starts on October 17.
CODEV-Mooc
  • 22.09.2016
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A Resilient Future - Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

Massive Open Online Course: Discover how science and technology help us reduce disaster risk and increase resilience - starts November 5
  • 21.09.2016
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International Migration Outlook 2016

The 2016 edition of the International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries, and looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of recent immigrants in OECD countries.
  • 20.09.2016
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Accessing, sharing and using genetic resources: Two Academies Reports published

Two new Swiss Academies Reports present a toolbox (2016/3) and good practice guidelines (2016/4) for researchers and research managers alike.
socio-economic atlas of key
  • 16.09.2016
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Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya available online

The combination of geographic and socio-economic data enables policymakers at all levels, development experts, and other interested readers to gain a spatial understanding of dynamics affecting Kenya.
  • 09.09.2016
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Enrollment now open for three upcoming MIT online courses

Three MIT online courses are open for enrollment: The Challenges of Global Poverty, Data Analysis for Social Scientists, and Foundations of Development Policy: Advanced Development Economics.
  • 07.09.2016
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International Geneva Award

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) currently launches the 2016 edition of this Award.
International Panel on Social Progress
  • 02.09.2016
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Rethinking Society for the 21st Century

The International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) wants to inspire the public to imagine answers to the challenges and transformations of our times.
  • 30.08.2016
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TWAS Visiting Expert Programme

For Natural sciences other than Physics and Mathematics (duration 2-4 weeks)
  • 29.08.2016
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Higher education forum for the global South launched

In a promising moment for cross-continental tertiary learning, 20 August saw the Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America (HEFAALA) launched in Durban before 60 delegates from 18 nations.
  • 23.08.2016
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Call for Visiting Fellowship Proposals

Call for Visiting Fellowships in the area of Global and Environmental Health and Nanosciences. Advanced doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to submit their applications.
  • 20.08.2016
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Horizon 2020 topics suitable for International Cooperation

Below find topics from Societal Challenges 2 and 5 that fit the criteria identified by the Commission as suitable for international cooperation, with details about priority countries or regions.
  • 18.08.2016
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Research Projects in Science, Technology and Innovation, linked to Mexican scientists based abroad

The objective of the Fund is to support applied research projects and link the Mexican scientific and technological community abroad with its counterparts in Mexico.
Peter Messerli at UN
  • 17.08.2016
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Peter Messerli and Guéladio Cissé at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Peter Messerli represented Swiss science at this year’s United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The Forum is expected to provide political leadership, guidance, and recommendations on implementation and follow-up of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • 16.08.2016
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TWAS Fellowship for Research and Advanced Training

TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend 3 to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own.
  • 15.08.2016
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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2017–2018 Academic Year

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.
Titel SciDevNet
  • 08.08.2016
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Institutional bias deters interdisciplinary research

We must remove the barriers stopping scientists from straying outside their discipline, summit hears.
SDG-Report 2016
  • 29.07.2016
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Progress Report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The first progress report to track the SDGs was launched 20 July, with the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation.
  • 07.07.2016
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EDCTP-Announcement of 2016 calls for proposals

In 2016, EDCTP will launch nine calls for proposals to support clinical research and related activities. These calls are worth approximately €138.6M in research against poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases.
UKCDS-Pic
  • 01.07.2016
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Making science work for development - an information hub

A new hub for researchers offered by UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) with lots of valuable information
MIcrosite Pic
  • 21.06.2016
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Microsite on the 11 Principles & 7 Questions and a Youtube Channel

KFPE has developed and launched a microsite and a youtube channel with the aim of raising and broadening public awareness about its work, particularly among a younger audience.
Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries
  • 2016
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
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Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries - Local Impacts, Global Links, and Knowledge Gaps

Switzerland occupies an important position in the global trade of hard and soft commodities. Companies headquartered within its borders directly or indirectly shape commodity extraction practices around the world, some of which carry considerable negative environmental and social risks on the ground, particularly in fragile contexts. Minimizing these risks and maximizing shared economic gains could enable mutually beneficial development and counteract persistent social and political inequality.
Switzerland  and the Commodities Trade
  • 2016
  • KFPE office
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  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
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Switzerland and the Commodities Trade - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

This factsheet outlines key challenges, knowledge gaps, and research questions centring on Switzerland’s role and potential responsibility as a leading commodity hub. It concludes with suggestions of possible avenues for future research and policy.

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