Monthly Archives: May 2014

Switzerland Participates in Study Abroad Fairs

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Switzerland Participates in Study Abroad Fairs The Science & Technology Office Tokyo participated in two study abroad fairs in May. The first was the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) on May 16-18 followed by the fair taking place at Aoyama … Continue reading

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EPFL-Start Up Invents New Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases

EPFL-Start Up Invents New Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases EPFL start-up Anokion has developed technology for retraining white blood cells that holds promise for treating autoimmune, allergic, and a number of other diseases. A group of private investors have granted the … Continue reading

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Swiss Biotech Report 2014 released

Swiss Biotech Report 2014 released Swiss biotech companies have for years proved to be comparatively crisis-resistant. Although the European debt crisis continued to be perceptible in many sectors last year, the biotech sector was able to pick up above-average momentum. … Continue reading

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Kansai’s Swiss University Alumni Visit Arashiyama, Kyoto

Kansai’s Swiss University Alumni Visit Arashiyama, Kyoto Kyoto offers countless temples and shrines worth visiting: Last weekend Alumni of Swiss Universities who live in the Kansai region visited the Arashiyama region of Kyoto where they enjoyed the magic setting at Tenryuji (World … Continue reading

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Solar Reactor for Clean Fuel Production

Solar Reactor for Clean Fuel Production In the framework of the EU-project Solarjet, scientists demonstrate for the first time the entire production path to liquid hydrocarbon fuels from water, CO2 and solar energy. The key component of the production process … Continue reading

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University of St. Gallen Tops Higher Education Ranking in Economics

University of St. Gallen Tops Higher Education Ranking in Economics The German Centre for Higher Education (CHE) has published its latest rankings. Business administration and economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) come off very well. The CHE University Rankings … Continue reading

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Mapping of the World’s Glaciers Completed

Mapping of the World’s Glaciers Completed Thanks to the efforts of an international group of scientists who have mapped all of the world’s glaciers, glaciologists can now study with unprecedented accuracy the impacts of a changing climate on glaciers worldwide, … Continue reading

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MoU for Exchange between Nursing School in Switzerland and Japan

Agreement for Exchange between Nursing School in Switzerland and Japan On May 12, the International Day of Nurses and birthday of Florence Nightingale, the oldest secular school of nursing sciences, “La Source” (founded in 1859 in Lausanne, Switzerland), signed a Memorandum … Continue reading

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National Academy of Sciences Elects Prof. Michael N. Hall

National Academy of Sciences Elects Prof. Michael N. Hall as a New Member The biochemist, Prof. Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has been elected as member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in … Continue reading

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100 Years of Swiss Seismological Service

100 Years of Swiss Seismological Service In 1914, the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) became the official federal agency for earthquake monitoring. Hence, 100 years ago, the Swiss Confederation transformed the previously voluntary activity of earthquake monitoring into an institution that … Continue reading

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