Category Archives: Swiss News

Call now open for Swiss-Japanese joint research projects on hydrogen technology

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has just opened a call for joint research project proposals from Japanese-Swiss collaborative teams on the subject of “Hydrogen as a renewable energy carrier” and other hydrogen related … Continue reading

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Swiss Team Solidus wins 3rd place at RoboCup 2017 Logistics League

Congratulations to Team Solidus of the technical college Höhere Fachschule Für Technik Mittelland for grabbing 3rd place in the Logistics League, Industrial Robot division at RoboCup 2017 Nagoya, Japan! It was the third consecutive year that the teamof the Swiss … Continue reading

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Switzerland leads the Global Innovation Index 2017

Compiled for the 10th time, the Global Innovation Index (GII) awards Switzerland the global top position among 130 economies for its innovation capabilities – the position it has been holding already for seven consecutive years! Sweden and the Netherlands follow, … Continue reading

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ETH Zurich spinoff Climeworks opens world’s first commercial facility extracting CO2 from air

In a world’s first, Climeworks, a spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) opened their plant, capturing CO2 directly from the air. The Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant in Hinwil (Zurich, Switzerland) can filter 900 tonnes … Continue reading

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ETH Zurich and EPFL scoring high in the latest QS World University Rankings

In the latest World Universities Ranking 2018 by QS, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology defended their high ranks: ETH Zurich came in 10th, maintaining its unique position as the only university from a non-English speaking country among the … Continue reading

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Architects from Basel and Kyoto Design Lab: workshop on how water shapes Kyoto

Professor Manuel Herz, teaching Critical Urbanism at the University of Basel, and architect Shadi Rahbaran of Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten visited Kyoto Institute of Technology’s (KIT) Design Lab (D-lab) to follow up on a workshop on urban metabolism, or the cycle of  energy, water, … Continue reading

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The Swiss National Science Foundation optimized its funding scheme for international research exchanges

The SNSF’s former funding schemes for Scientific Conferences, International Exploratory Workshops and International Short Visits were merged into a single funding scheme for Scientific Exchanges. With an annual budget of up to CHF 3.4 million, grants will be allocated for … Continue reading

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The University of Basel’s Nanolino Lab team wins the NanoCarRace

A Swiss team of two researchers from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel participated successfully at the world’s first nanocar race, organized by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and competed against teams from Japan, … Continue reading

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EPFL tops the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017

For the third year in a row, Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) tops the list of leading 200 institutions under 50 years, compiled by Times Higher Education (THE). The same indicators as in the overall World University Ranking … Continue reading

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Switzerland and Japan, keen to strengthen scientific cooperation

On the occasion of a meeting on 5 May in Bern, Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, and Toshiei Mizuochi,  State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, reviewed the ongoing cooperation between Switzerland … Continue reading

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