White Paper on Priority Themes for Swiss Sustainability Research
What are the priority issues in the context of the 2030 Agenda that science must address? This question has been explored by the Initiative for Sustainability Research.
Sharing experimental data in optogenetics to develop new neurological therapies
More than forty-five laboratories using optogenetics, a technique combining optics and genetics, have joined forces to create a shared database. Several scientists, including Michael Schmid at Unifr, are…
Dies academicus 2020: awards and nominations, but no ceremony
As with other events, the Dies academicus of the University of Fribourg is having to submit to the health situation. But even if the ceremony cannot take place, the University is determined to pay tribute…
Three new PRIMA grants for female researchers at Unifr
Three researchers have been awarded the prestigious PRIMA funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation at Unifr. The PRIMA programme is aimed at woman researchers with high potential to become professors.…
New project: Ethical Principles for Environmental Practice
The UniFR_ESH Institute is pleased to announce that the SNSF funds the research project "Principles for Ethical Decision-Making in Environmental Practice"!
Environmental Humanities Lunches
With the beginning of the semester, the Environmental Humanities Lunches are starting again. We are looking foward to the discussions!
«En Suisse, une plante sur trois risque de disparaître»
Jusqu'en automne 2021, le Jardin botanique de l'Université de Fribourg présente l'exposition en plein air «Trésor végétal: comment sauvegarder nos plantes menacées». Interview du Professeur Gregor Kozlowski,…
Plants ready to defend themselves
Plastic nanoparticles can be absorbed by plants in a similar manner to inert metal or metal oxide particles, suggesting that defense mechanisms that could protect them evolved in plants long before the…
Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate
Human impact can explain ninety-six percent of all mammal species extinctions of the last hundred thousand years, according to a new study led by Professor Daniele Silvestro at the University of Fribourg…