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WATCH: Silas Klein Cardoso, a Brazilian researcher, arrived in January 2020 as a new postdoc at the University of Bern. Two months later, the country went into shutdown due to Covid-19.
Characterising exoplanets or planets outside our solar system is the focus of Chloe Fisher's PhD. For more, check out this British researcher's life in Bern and her work at the Centre for Space and Habitability.
How sports can foster the social integration of migrant women in Switzerland is the focus of Betty Alemu's PhD. Find out more about this Ethiopian researcher studying at the Institute of Sport Science.
Ece Su Ildiz from Turkey is studying for an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern, an English-taught program offering close contact with medical doctors.
Xi Zhang is a young international researcher at the University of Bern. Learn about this Chinese scientist’s life and work at the Institute of Plant Sciences on bio-control of pests in agriculture.
When José Eguiluz from Mexico came to the University of Bern as an international exchange student to study law, it was love at first sight with Bern, Switzerland's beautiful capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When researchers from the Middle East and Africa meet at a summer school in Bern, they bond over a mutual interest in parasites and realize that science can cross borders.
To promote diversity in higher education, experts from The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities membership recently met in Bern to kick off a new working group.
Being part of an association of research-intensive peers is turbo-charging the University’s international radius of influence to ultimately bring benefits to researchers.
While face and hand transplants are rare, research is looking ahead to a time when all transplant patients may not need to have their entire immune system suppressed to avoid transplant rejection, as is the norm.
With climate data from 650 locations worldwide covering the past 2,000 years at scientists' fingertips, the PAGES 2k database is set to boost research on global climate change.
Could artificial intelligence help the 500 million people that are likely by 2020 to be afflicted by the eye conditions glaucoma, age-macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy? A lab in Bern is trying to find out.
Work on answering one of the bigger questions of our time in space research at the Center for Space and Habitability is being helped by a new European grant worth nearly 2 million EUR to characterize exoplanets.
A new research project is gearing up to challenge notions of European art history by uniting medieval art historians from across the globe to explore how the representation of space in two-dimensional art works in different cultures.
Professor Thomas Stocker is widely considered a leading international expert in climate and environmental physics, having led pioneering work in the international arena to prove scientifically that ongoing global warming is real.
Anna Tumarkin was the first woman in Europe to supervise and examine doctoral candidates as a professor. Highly respected at the time in her field of philosophy, this trailblazer was a role model to many.
Some capital cities like London or Tokyo are both political centres and economic powerhouses. But what of those capitals that are not the main economic drivers of their nations, like Bern and Washington DC?