Policy Briefs of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force
The Policy Briefs of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force are now available on its website. They reflect the Task Force thinking on a topic at that time and will be updated in the light of new studies or other data.
Doctors and Postdocs in Political Science in Switzerland. A Study Conducted by the Swiss Political Science Association.
This report shows the results of a survey conducted in spring 2019 among all people who received a PhD in political science from a Swiss university during the last eleven years (2008 to 2018) and among postdocs working in a Swiss university in June 2019. Thus, this survey sheds light on the experiences and career paths of both postdocs and doctors in political science who left academia. Moreover, it compares the results regarding postdocs with a similar study carried out in 2012.
Federal Council Renews Martin Vetterli's Term As President of EPFL
The Swiss Federal Council has renewed Martin Vetterli's term as president of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), upon the recommendation of the ETH Board. The professor of communication systems will therefore lead EPFL for a second four-year term that will begin on 1 January 2021.
Brexit: Implications for Swiss Higher Education Institutions
Resources compiled by swissuniversities to address questions that UK researchers and students on mobility programmes within Swiss higher education institutions will be confronted with after the Brexit.
Edward Snowden to the Hundreds of AMLD Participants at EPFL: "Don't Stay Safe. Stay Free! "
The main points developed by Edward Snowden during his speech at the Applied Machine Learning Days at EPFL. In the second part of his speech, the American answered questions. The main part of this interview are also reported.
Swiss Elections: Landslide Green Gains Tip Parliament to the Left
Green parties have made major gains at the expense of parties across the political spectrum in elections to the Swiss parliament, where environmental concerns dominated campaigns in the run-up to Sunday's vote.
Universitärer Mittelbau: Ein Königreich für einen Lehrstuhl
Sie sind die neunzig Prozent, die den akademischen Betrieb aufrechterhalten: Berichte aus dem Inneren eines Systems, das aus der Perspektive des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses so nicht länger funktionieren darf.
OPINION. Matthias Egger, président du Conseil national de la recherche du FNS, plaide pour que les textes scientifiques aient droit à une seconde publication. Une version en libre accès pour le bien commun
Intelligent data science approaches are changing science, the economy and society. In a new interdisciplinary initiative, ETH researchers from the fields of mathematics, computer science and information technology are therefore increasingly dedicating themselves to the foundations of data science.
Women As Leaders in Academic Institutions: Personal Experience and Narrative Literature Review
For the last 12 years, I have had the pleasure and privilege to serve as the Director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and as a professor at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH) Zurich and Lausanne (EPFL). My affiliations have afforded me a rare opportunity to observe the structure and governance of academic institutions and to reflect on my own experience in institutional leadership. I have attempted to place my experience in the context of the literature on leadership, particularly that relating to women and academia. On the basis of my experience and reading, I make some recommendations for women faculty, for women in positions of institutional leadership in academia, and for academic institutions. I am deeply convinced that greater participation by women (and members of other under-represented groups) in institutional leadership is needed if academia is to make a meaningful contribution to addressing the huge challenges that face humanity.