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Horizons magazine: At the end of life

Horizons is embracing impermanence and the inevitability of death. But when exactly does life end? How does our society deal with dying and death? And how much self-determination is there in a living will? Continue

  • PRIMA supports excellent women researchers

    Female professors continue to be underrepresented at Swiss higher education institutions. By introducing PRIMA (Promoting Women in Academia), an innovative career funding scheme for excellent women researchers, the SNSF aims to contribute to the appointment of female professors in Switzerland.


  • Improving translation algorithms

    New techniques enable translation algorithms to avoid errors by considering the entire text.


  • Scientific Exchanges

    The SNSF is optimising its support for international exchanges between researchers by merging existing funding schemes into one.


  • NCCRs: humanities & social sciences networks

    An investment that has paid off: 5 National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) in the humanities & social sciences will be concluded in 2017.


  • Call for new NRP is open

    NRP 76 aims to generate scientific insights into past and future developments as well as the social repercussions of welfare and coercion in Switzerland.


  • A better understanding of nanomaterials

    NRP 64 developed nanomaterial applications and analysed their impacts on health and the environment.