The University of Basel is legally obliged to protect its members from sexual harassment. Assault will not be tolerated – that’s the primary message of the current campaign, which is aimed at students and employees of both sexes. The awareness campaign will provide information, offer options for dealing with sexual harassment, and draw attention to existing support measures.
Surfaces that have been coated with rare earth oxides develop water-repelling properties only after contact with air. Even at room temperature, chemical reactions begin with hydrocarbons in the air.
Georgiy Kasianov, currently researching at the University of Basel, is one of the leading Ukrainian historians. In the interview, he talks about the instrumentalization of history in conflicts – and what historians can do about it.
It has long been suspected that spiders are one of the most important groups of predators of insects. Zoologists at the University of Basel and Lund University in Sweden have now shown just how true this is – spiders kill astronomical numbers of insects on a global scale.
Confidence in doctors, therapists and nursing staff leads to an improvement in subjectively perceived complaints, satisfaction and quality of life in patients. This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis by psychologists at the University of Basel, published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The University of Basel receives seven of overall 42 new professorships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) this year. Seven young researchers, four men and three women, have chosen the University of Basel as their host institution and will start their research groups at six different departments as well as at the Swiss TPH. The University thus receives more than ten million Swiss Francs in external funding.
On 14 March 2017, the University of Basel celebrates the opening of the new Graduate Center GRACE. Starting at 4:30 pm, the platform for doctoral candidates and postdocs will present itself at the University Library Basel. The program includes a speech by the university’s president, as well as a panel discussion and short movies by early career scientists.
Professor Thomas Grob has been appointed the new Vice President for Education at the University of Basel. On the evening of Wednesday, March 1, the Senate of the University of Basel elected the 56-year-old Slavic specialist for a four-year term. The University Council has approved this decision. The new appointment coincides with a reorganization of the Vice President’s Offices.
Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the first time.
Prof. Richard Neher, who was just recently appointed to the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, is the joint winner of the Open Science Prize, together with Prof. Trevor Bedford of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The two scientists have been awarded the prize for their open access online tool “nextstrain.org”, which allows the real-time tracking of the evolution and spread of dangerous pathogens, such as Ebola or Zika.