26 February 2018


Dr Sarwar Sohel wins Marie-Curie grant

Dr Sarwar has won one of Europe's most competitive and prestigious awards (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship) to undertake a postdoctoral position in the Unit Sustainable Land Management at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern from February 2019. He will work with the head of the Unit, Prof. Dr. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, to explore pathways using a system dynamics approach to ensure a safe and just operating space (SJOS) for transformation to sustainability.

The 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, which amounts to approximately €180,000 for each researcher, is meant to stimulate the cross-border mobility of researchers both within and outside the European Union. This European programme is named after the renowned scientist, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. The European Commission has awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to 1,348 (out of 9,089 proposals) highly talented researchers to create a game-changing impact on our society and economy. Please visit this link for more information: Link

16 March 2018


SNF Professorship

In February 2018, the SNSF awarded 39 professorships to outstanding researchers. Of the five professorships at the University of Bern, one went to Dr. Patrick Bottazzi with his project «Why do we work? Assessing sub-Saharan farmers’ motivations and labour in agroecology» (AgroWork).

16 April 2018


ERC Advanced Grant for Climate Reconstructions

Stefan Brönnimann receives a grant of ca. 3 million Swiss francs from the European Research Council for the next five years. The goal of the project PALAEO-RA is to produce a comprehensive reconstruction of global climate of the past six centuries, a palaeo-reanalysis. The reconstruction will provide globally complete, three dimensional monthly fields of many variables and thus allows dynamical interpretations of past climate events. The project combines numerical modelling and mathematical techniques with historical documentary data and measurements, and dynamical analyses.

24 April 2018

PhD Presentation

  • Andreas Hengstermann
    «Von passiver Bodennutzungsplanung zu aktiver Bodenpolitik – Eine Fallstudie zur Wirksamkeit von bodenpolitischen Instrumenten anhand von Lebensmittel-Discountern»
    (14:30 – 15:30, lecture hall 002, GIUB)

25 April 2018

Presentation: «How does temperature affect spatio-temporal properties of heavy rainfall? Insights from analyzing weather radar data»

Dr. Nadav Peleg (ETH Zurich)
Colloquium in Climatology, Climate Impact and Remote Sensing
(14:15 – 15:15, seminar room 310, Hallerstrasse 10 / CDE)

26 April 2018

Master Presentations

  • Deborah Niggli
    «Water feeding mechanisms of the middle course of the Ewaso Ng’iro River, Kenya»
    (12:00 – 13:00, room 308, GIUB)

  • Lucy Widmer
    «Interlocking directorates and cross-border co-coperation between companies of the St.Gall and Voralberg Rhine Valley»
    (13:15 – 14:15, room 308, GIUB)