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University Networks, Interfaculty Platforms & Institutes

Universitäre Netzwerke, Plattformen und Institute
Networking of the University of Basel, (Image: © University of Basel)

The University of Basel attaches great importance to interdisciplinary cooperation between its faculties, departments and divisions. Due to the different cultures and perspectives, fruitful collaborations result in terms of research and innovation potential. Within a broader framework, universities of applied sciences and other institutions are also involved.

Research Networks of the University of Basel

At the university level, the instrument of research networks has been created to promote cooperation and networking among research groups that wish to intensify and expand their collaboration beyond the boundaries of the departments. Networks are organized bottom-up, are self-financing and use synergies to intensify and develop their scientific activities. An application for the establishment of a research network can be submitted to the Vice Rectorate Research by at least five members of Groupings I or II of the University of Basel from at least two different departments.

University research networks can apply to the Research Fund of the University of Basel for financial support to carry out scientific activities of the network. These are assessed by the Research Commission and approved by the Rectorate. Eligible activities include the organization of conferences and symposia, guest lectures, lecture series, visiting scientist programs, workshops, scientific retreats, and scientific outreach, provided that they serve to fulfill the objectives of the network, to link disciplines and to achieve international visibility.

Interfaculty Platforms and Institutes

At the University of Basel, research groups from various disciplines have joined forces to create synergies through joint activities and to conduct both basic research and develop possible applications. The institutes and platforms offer a broad spectrum of inter- and transdisciplinary research and cooperation.

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