05. May 2021

Sitem-insel School: reshaping blended learning

Rapidly growing its blended learning portfolio, the sitem-insel School keeps evolving according to its students’ needs. It clearly lives up to its mission – to convert scientific findings into clinical applications.

We find out how the School coped with the challenges COVID-19 poured into the education system, how they develop blended learning programmes, their research and start-up activities.


15. April 2021

Data, New Technologies, and Global Imbalances: Beyond the Obvious

Georges Kotrotsios | data

We are familiar with the idea that technology is neutral, and that its impact depends only on how it is used. This traditional view has, however, become untenable. Because of its nature and its complex interplay with industry, the economy, and society, technology is no longer neutral. This change is being driven by the pervasiveness of data, which today are generated everywhere at an unpreceded pace because several technologies are currently reaching maturity. 


10. February 2021

SAMCE Initiative officially launched

Manuel Kugler | event

After months of preparation the SAMCE (Swiss Advanced Manufacturing Community Events) Initiative was officially launched with an online event taking place on 21 January at 3 pm sharp. It was the starting point of a series of events aiming at uniting the Swiss scientific community in the field of advanced manufacturing and at fostering and facilitating scientific exchange and collaboration. More than 140 scientists from various Swiss research institutions attended the launch event.


13. November 2019

Understanding Data as a New Form of Capital

Georges Kotrotsios | digitalisation

Today the role of science and technology has become more important than ever. Digitalisation is playing a key role in this change. But digitalisation is fuelled by data, which therefore has become a factor of production equally important as capital. In fact, data is a form of capital, but with some specific distinctions. As such, it opens up new opportunities, but also harbours certain risks.


23. May 2019

2019 ALLEA Scientific Symposium: The Afternoon

Beatrice Huber | event | members

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, celebrated its 25th anniversary in Bern. On 9 May it was time for a scientific symposium about “Science and Society in Present-day Europe”, hosted and co-organised by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.


23. May 2019

2019 ALLEA Scientific Symposium: The Morning

Beatrice Huber | event | members

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, celebrated its 25th anniversary in Bern. On 9 May it was time for a scientific symposium about “Science and Society in Present-day Europe”, hosted and co-organised by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.


06. November 2017

The Cyberinsurance Challenge for Cyberrisk Governance

Solange Ghernaouti | cybersecurity

WanaCry, NotPetya, Shadowpad: the list of malwares in circulation continues to grow, as well as the number of victims of cyberattacks. Direct and indirect losses due to cyberinsecurity issues are increasingly important and exponential. This arises questions about the insurability of cyber risks. What needs to be done?