For science to contribute to the understanding of and to addressing global challenges, researchers need to be able to collaborate across borders and disciplines. Global research networks and research institutions with global network activities play an important and effective role in this context.
The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) supports the establishment and operation of coordination offices of global research networks in Switzerland as well as the operation of network institutions. This support aims to strengthen Switzerland's position as a knowledge hub on global, complex and interdisciplinary research issues as well as to facilitate the access of Swiss researchers to the most important networks in their respective fields of knowledge.
Commission for Research Networks
c/o Dr. Roger Pfister
House of Academies
News from the networks
Unveiling the First Billion Years in the History of the Universe with Revolutionary New JWST Observations
International osmology experts will be convening at the International Space Science Institute to discuss specific questions like „Where did the stars in the first galaxies form and how extreme were they?“, „In what ways are the first galaxies unique?“, and „Are new discoveries challenging the cosmological framework?“Image: ISSI
SCNAT funds global research network on stress and resilience
The SCNAT provides funding for the establishment of a Global Stress and Resilience Network (GSRNet) with a coordination office under the guidance of behavioural neuroscientist Carmen Sandi at the EPFL.Image: Carmen Sandi
Fields Medal 2022: two mathematicians in Switzerland among the honoured
This year, the International Mathematical Union awards the prestigious Fields Medal to four researchers, among them Maryna Viazosvska from EPFL and Hugo Duminil-Copin from the University of Geneva.Image: International Math Union, Matteo Fieni