SCNAT is committed to an efficient Swiss scientific system that serves society. It strengthens the exchange among the key players in science, raises awareness of the ethical responsibility of science and draws up guidelines for scientific work and its use.
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Dr. Stefan Nussbaum
House of Academies
Switzerland excluded from European planning of research infrastructures
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) was created to support a coherent and strategy-oriented approach to policy making in the area of major research infrastructures in Europe. As Switzerland is not associated with Horizon Europe, the EU framework programme for research and innovation, the Swiss ESFRI delegation and Swiss experts in the Strategic Working Groups (SWG) will no longer be invited to participate in ESFRI meetings and activities. According to Hans Rudolf Ott, Chairperson of the Round Table on Swiss Representation in International Organisations and Research Infrastructures (RoTIORI), organised by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), Switzerland has lost an important means of contributing to the shaping of the European research landscape as a result of this decision, particularly in the field of major infrastructures. RoTIORI now expects pragmatic solutions to be developed in the interest of the European research landscape.Image: ESFRI
Swiss Quantum Initiative strengthens research and development in quantum technology and science
Quantum technology and science are key components in future data and information processing, and in application areas with significant economic potential such as communications and materials. The federal government will invest in a variety of measures in this area of research from 2023 on, and the Swiss Quantum Initiative will play a central role in these efforts. The measures are designed to secure the prominent position of Switzerland in quantum technology and science and enhance international networking. Based on a mandate from the federal government, the initiative will be coordinated by the Swiss Quantum Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.Image: Dr Rob Thew, University of Geneva
Buch «Das Jungfraujoch»
Mit dem Bau der Bahn auf das Jungfraujoch und deren Eröffnung im Jahr 1912 war die Idee verbunden, wissenschaftliche Forschung auf «höchster» Ebene durchführen zu können. 1931 schliesslich, nach fast zehnjähriger Vorarbeit, nahm die wissenschaftliche Forschungsstation auf der Bergstation des Jungfraujochs die Arbeit auf. Ursprünglich als Projekt der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft (heute Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz) und des Schweizer Alpen-Clubs geplant, konnte 1930 eine internationale Stiftung mit Beteiligung von Forschungsgemeinschaften aus Deutschland, Österreich und Grossbritannien ins Leben gerufen werden.Image: Hier und Jetzt
Women’s success in academic leadership can and should be robust, not fragile
17.10.2022 – Women’s success in academic leadership challenges stereotypes and is subject to backlash and resistance. Success rests on individual effort and accomplishment but also reflects alignment with the academic power system and support from others. Appreciation of the systemic and collective aspects of success is essential for women’s success to be robust.Image: Eawag
This community roadmap provides an updated view of the fast evolution of astronomy in Switzerland, with a clear emphasis on major (and new) developments in the field and on the associated large infrastructure needs in the years 2025–2028 and beyond. It has been prepared by the Swiss Commission for Astronomy (SCFA) of the SCNAT acting as the bureau of CHAPS, the College of Helvetic Astronomy Professors.Image: SCNAT
The Swiss Young Academy offers early-career researchers the opportunity to carry out inter- and transdisciplinary projects. With their commitment and contributions, its members strive to identify societal challenges at an early stage, offer solutions to these challenges and promote dialogue between science and society. The Swiss Young Academy was launched by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, to which the SCNAT belongs.