SCNAT and its network maintain a dialogue with society through public events, among other things. Specialist events on socially relevant topics facilitate knowledge transfer and the exchange among key players in science and politics.
Events of SCNAT
Events of member organisations
Award ceremony of the Prix Schläfli "Astronomy" 2020
The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2020 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Olivier Müller has been awarded by the Prix Schläfli "Astronomy" 2020 for his demonstration about dwarf galaxies having not invariably chaotic motions, but could also orbit around the main axis of their parent galaxy in an orderly fashion.
Women's role in leading positions
Critical times call for changes in the way leadership is expressed and implemented. This webinar will discuss value systems across gender, social status and ethnic diversity and the contribution of women to better outcomes in leadership styles, group dynamics and crisis management.
The gender-equality paradox
Underrepresentation of women in the STEM fields (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) is more pronounced in more gender-equal countries. This is part of the gender-equality paradox, a well-established phenomenon – yet counterintuitive –, where differences between men and women tend to grow as countries become more developed and gender-equal.
4. Tagung Parkforschung Schweiz
Das Forum Landschaft, Alpen, Pärke (FoLAP) organisiert die vierte nationale Tagung zur Forschung in Pärken von nationaler Bedeutung und UNESCO-Welterbestätten. Die Tagung findet in Schüpfheim in der UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch (UBE) statt, welche dieses Jahr ihr 20jähriges Jubiläum feiert.
Let’s do it! Successful measures to close the gap
Solutions that can help mitigate the social loss of the academic leaky pipeline include recruitment practices at institutions of higher education and research or flexible child care. Recruitment regulation, quality control and important issues to promote women with children in leading positions will be discussed.
The role of funding policies and the use of quota
The allocation of financial support for research by academic institutions or by funding agencies may have a major impact on gender equality in science and research. This webinar explores the potential and limitations of gender quota in the recruitment and financial support of women in academia.
The term “excellence” is extensively used in academic research to justify and target funding and recruitment decisions and policies. In this webinar, we invite our participants to an open critique of the concept of excellence. The Better Science Initiative calls for a rethink in academia towards more sustainability, diversity and equal opportunities.
I did it! Experiences from leading scientists
Women who have attained leading positions may on their career path have been confronted with specific, gender related challenges. During the panel discussion, female professors and leaders will inform about their career path. They will include highlights and motivation of their career, the hurdles that they have encountered, and their solutions to overcome them. The interviews will address the significance of individual versus institutional and societal boundary conditions. Finally, the webinar aims to present experienced leaders to inspire young female scientists.
I want it! Career experiences by young scientists
Female junior and advanced scientists, yet without a permanent position, share their experiences and their expectations regarding gender equality and diversity. They will present their career path and indicate highlights and hurdles of their professional development. During the panel discussion individual experiences as well as the role of institutional and societal boundary conditions will be addressed.
19th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2021, Geneva
The Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 19th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on Friday, 19 November and Saturday, 20 November, 2021 in Geneva.
SGM 2021: Symposium «Hydrology and Hydrogeology»
This symposium is part of the 19th Swiss Geoscience Meeting from 19 to 20 November 2021. This session is open to contributions dealing with hydrology and hydrogeology at all spatial and time scales: from global, continental, catchment to pore scale and processes occurring at the scale of a few minutes, hours or years Contributions demonstrating interdisciplinary approaches, such as groundwater-surface water interactions, are encouraged. The session is expected to share the same poster session with the Limnology session to maintain an integrated view of the water resource.
Rigi Workshop 2022: Cell Biology of Infection
Do you want to increase your knowledge in the broad field of cell biology of infection? Join the 3-day workshop at the top of the Rigi mountain, one of the most scenic spots in Switzerland. You will develop your scientific network and discuss your research with other young scientists and experts in a friendly atmosphere.
22nd Swiss Global Change Day
The Swiss Global Change Day is the once a year event organised by ProClim where well-known experts present challenges and highlights of climate and global change research covering a broad range of topics. This year, the focus is on the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC. It is also an opportunity to show research results by posters and to discuss them with colleagues. The most attractive and comprehensive posters will be honoured with a travel award of CHF 1000.–.
K3 Kongress zu Klimakommunikation 2022
Starke Visionen, gute Geschichten und ein Quäntchen Humor – diese Formel haben wir aus dem letzten K3 Kongress 2019 in Karlsruhe mitgenommen. Mit einem positiven Zukunftsbild knüpfen wir 2022 an: Leitmotiv des K3. 2022 ist «Unser Klima unsere Zukunft. Klimakommunikation in Krisenzeiten».