Research magazine Horizons

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The research magazine Horizons offers an overview of research activities in Switzerland. Horizons is published jointly by the SNSF and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Four times a year it reports on the latest developments in all scientific disciplines: from biology, medicine and social and cultural sciences through to mathematics and the natural sciences.

Learn more about the fascinating and inspiring world of science: what are the drivers of progress in medical research? What sources of energy can we use? Which issues will preoccupy future generations?

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  • Publication series

Specialists are lacking in the hospitals of Cameroon, despite the many efforts to train more people. The poor infrastructure and the lack of jobs means suitable candidates prefer to look abroad.
  • 2016

Horizons: Researching fairness

Science is global. Many people assume this means prestigious research partnerships between Western universities, perhaps also involving Asian institutions. But that eliminates half the world from the equation.
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  • 2016

Open up, science!

Horizons highlights how the open science movement aims to make research more efficient, useful and reliable.
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  • 2016

Weapons: making, selling and using them

Swiss legislators are currently debating dual-use goods, such as the kitchen knife, the perfect example of a product that is both utensil and weapon. They’re trying to find a solution to the inevitable moral issues that arise out of legislating the arms trade, in particular defining categories of military goods and of authorised export-destination countries.
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  • 2016

Research rises in the East

These days, one scientific study out of twelve comes from China. The growth of scientific production in Asia is unprecedented, and it has already upset the world’s research scene.
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  • 2015

Horizons: Men, women and all the others

Some people are neither male nor female.The medical sciences and society are still seeking for a way to deal with this indeterminacy.
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  • 2015

Horizons: New paths for science

Science is taking a hard look in the mirror, and it’s for the best. The problems it faces are increasingly clear: reproducibility, fraud and statistical bias, to name but a few. Back in 2013 the news magazine The Economist featured the front-page headline “How Science Goes Wrong”. For sure, it may be somewhat alarmist to talk about ‘a crisis of science’, but it does embody the idea behind the critical, unwavering view of the scientific community on the state of affairs in its own house.
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Swiss National Science Foundation

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Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

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