The New Missions Are Not about Conquering the Moon!

A convincing post concerning the influence of Professor Mazzucato’s work on the agenda of Horizon Europe was published recently on this blog. Of course, as a public intellectual (or perhaps a thought leader)1, she did a very good job. Thanks to her passion, commitment and eloquence, she succeeded in placing the mission message quite high on the agenda of the European Commission as well as of many other public and international institutions and forums. However, the panegyric requires a few nuances.Read more

Susanna Burghartz: «Postdocs sollten vor allem als vollwertige Wissenschaftler*innen wahrgenommen werden».

Susanna Burghartz ist Mitglied des Schweizerischen Wissenschaftsrats SWR und Professorin für Geschichte an der Universität Basel. Von 2012 bis 2020 war sie Forschungsrätin des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds. In diesem Gespräch äussert sich Susanna Burghartz zu Fragen des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses.Read more

Challenges and Opportunities in a Digital Society

Sara Irina Fabrikant is a member of the Swiss Science Council and a professor of geography at the University of Zurich, where she heads the Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group. In this interview, she talks about the opportunities and challenges in a digital society. Read more