ScienceDebate: this is what Swiss political parties think about science

03/Sep/2015

Science in the 2015 elections: the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and the Swiss National Science Foundation are launching ScienceDebate.

​Energy, health, environment: these are but some of the challenges facing society today. Intensive exchanges between science and politics will play a crucial part in mastering them. But what is the Swiss political parties' stance on questions that science, too, is looking into? In cooperation with the online voting advice platform Smartvote, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and the Swiss National Science Foundation are launching the website ScienceDebate: here users can find the answers given by candidates of each party, as well as the answers of the party presidents, to 14 topical questions on science and science policy.

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