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Georgetown University: Call for papers

Call for papers for the International Conference Environmental justice at the time of the sixth mass extinction
21-24 June, 2021

This international conference will offer an interdisciplinary platform for dialogue between the scientific community and that of ethicists and philosophers concerned by the imperative of justice. It is aimed at researchers, students, activists and deicions-makers engaged in the ecological transition.

All contributions that help to understand the complexity of the ecological polycrisis and/or questions of environmental justice are welcome. Submissions for individual papers may be in English, German, French or Italian till 1 March 2021.

Find further information here.

Survey Pretest: Call for participation

Participate in Tess Bardy's survey pretest for her Ph.D. thesis in Health Economics which aims at understanding how Swiss residents navigate the Swiss health insurance system.

Click here to take the survey in German, French, or Italian.

Your time, help and effort ist highly appreciated!

Wissenschaftscafé zum Thema «Die Macht der Zahlen»

5. Oktober 2020 in Bern, 12. Oktober 2020 in Thun

Trau keiner Statistik, die du nicht selbst gefälscht hast.

Was steckt hinter diesem Diktum? Wo stecken überall statistische Daten drin? Wer darf Daten erheben und nutzen? Wie politisch sind Erhebungs- und Darstellungsweisen von Daten? Was unterscheidet Big Data von Statistik? Welche Chancen und Risiken gehen von Big Data aus? Wie lässt sich in der digitalen Welt der Datenhandel kontrollieren?

ReferentInnen: Marina Bräm, Leitung Design, Digitale Bezahlmedien, Tamedia AG; Prof. Dr. Reinhard Riedl, Co-Leiter Institut Digital Enabling, Berner Fachhochschule; Prof. Dr. Georges-Simon Ulrich, Direktor des Bundesamtes für Statistik in Neuenburg und Professor für strategisches Management und Forschungsmethoden,Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich.

Moderation: Toni Koller, Journalist BR

GRC Annual Ceremony: Academic Authorship

29 September 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Academic Authorship

Join the discussion and be part of a virtual Graduate Campus!

Further Information here

Summer School in Social Science Methods at Lugano Campus

14-28 August 2020
24th Summer School in Social Science Methods

The Summer School is organized by the Università della Svizzera italiana in close cooperation with FORS, the Swiss Foundation for social science research.

Participants are Ph.D. students, junior and senior researchers and practitioners, from Switzerland and other different countries working in a wide range of scientific disciplines: Psychology, Educational, Business Studies, Communication, Political Science, Sociology, Health Sciences, and many others.

CYD Fellowships: A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research in Switzerland

Deadline: 15 April 2020
CYD Fellowships at EPFL

To promote research and education in cyber-defence, EPFL and the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus jointly launched the “CYD Fellowships – A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research.”

The CYD Campus is a cyber-competence center acting as an anticipation platform for identifying and assessing technologies, commercial and social cyber trends, as well as the resulting usage scenarios.

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UZH Summer School on the Fundamentals of Open Data, Research Data Management, and Open Access
Rescheduled to 24 - 28 August, 2020

This UZH Summer School offers you the chance to develop skills needed to engage in the important fields of Open Data, Research Data Management, and Open Access. The goal is to ensure that young scientists and scholars are aware of the opportunities, but also of the disciplinary challenges of Open Science, and of Open Data and Open Access in particular.