How God became a lawgiver
How Konrad Schmid, Professor of Theology at the University of Zurich, researches the Hebrew Bible, what he discovers and why the findings from his ERC Project are of great significance far beyond theology. A report by Rolf Probala.
Switzerland’s full association is indispensable
Why Switzerland has to be fully associated to the EU Research Framework Programme Horizon Europe despite the missing Institutional Framework Agreement. An interview by Rolf Probala with Elisabeth Stark, Vice President Research of the University of Zurich, and Detlef Günther,
Between popular sovereignty and the rule of law
Referenda regarding controversial topics such as the burqa ban are his specialty: Daniel Moeckli, Professor of Public Law with a focus on International and Comparative Law at the University of Zurich, explores the limits of direct democracy with an ERC
The marketing of a clinical study
At the Department of Urology of the University Hospital Zurich, a therapy against urinary incontinence is currently developed, in which adult muscle precursor cells are implanted – this EU project involves institutes from five different countries. The project hub is
Standing once again on solid ground
How a simple method helps traumatised refugees from Syria to cope with psychological distress. An on-site visit to the Psychologist Naser Morina at the Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine in Zurich.
The Swiss research and innovation landscape: three questions for Bern, Brussels and Washington D.C.
EU GrantsAccess Co-Head Sofia Karakostas in a Zoom conversation with Anouk De Bast, Head of Science Office at the Embassy of Switzerland in the USA, Washington D.C., Maryline Maillard, Counsellor at the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union in
NESTORE, your personal coach in old age
In an EU project, lifespan psychologist Christina Röcke develops a digital coach that motivates users to strengthen their physical, emotional and cognitive abilities by individually coaching them.
«This project is a matter of the heart»
Stefanie Walter, Professor for International Relations and Political Economy at the University of Zurich, investigates in an EU project how the withdrawal of individual states from international institutions, such as the disintegration of Britain from the EU, influences other states.
Through the brain with a cup of coffee
How the neuroinformatics scientist Lydia Hellrung looks into the heads of people and thereby explores how neurofeedback can influence our decision-making behaviour. A visit to the neuroeconomics lab at the University of Zurich.
Eva Veronesi has a passion for mosquitoes
At the Institute of Parasitology of the University of Zurich, the entomologist Eva Veronesi focuses, among other topics, on introduced bloodsuckers that have the potential to infect humans and animals with exotic viruses.