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• IDP BRIDGES, Closing event on 5 April 2017, Aula, University of Zurich

Join us for the public final event of the Marie Curie Fellowship program IDP BRIDGES – Bridging Science and Policy. Download event flyer

- Keynote talk by Marco Lambertini (Director General WWF International)

- Dialogue session with the IDP BRIDGES PhD fellows who are finalizing their projects

UZH Main Building, Aula, Room KOL-G-201 (Rämistrasse 71 8006 Zürich)

• New Agora Project: PSC Creative Camps

The PSC is excited to announce that for the third time it received financial support from the SNSF Agora funding scheme. Starting in April 2017, we will develop creative and inquiry based workshop activities for young people aged 8-14. They will enrich and advance informal science education offers outside of school activities, but particularly in holiday camps.

PSC has been running science camps for a few years now, and new in this context is that together with art educators from the Zurich University of the Arts, we will integrate creative methods from the arts into informal science learning.

We will collaborate with several afterschool programs to share our experiences and to facilitate the use of the workshop materials. Our long-term aim is to create new formats and environments for informal science education (Wissenschaftsferien Schweiz). Posted 2017-02

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• The Klimagarten exhibit moves to the Botanical Garden in Bern

The Klimagarten 2085 exhibition curated by the PSC in conjunction with the Botanical Garden of the University of Zürich in 2016, will be installed in the Botanical Garden of the University of Bern from April-July 2017.

In Bern the exhibit will focus on biodiversity and climate change. The PSC team is happy to pass the baton on to Bern and is excited to see how the concept develops. Posted 2016-12

• PSC-Mercator Fellowship Program


After the success of the first four PSC-Mercator PhD fellowships, the PSC and the Mercator Foundation Switzerland agreed to continue this promising fellowship program.

The research projects will deal with socially relevant issues from the perspective of at least two academic disciplines and in collaboration with relevant stakeholder(s). The fellows will benefit from exposure to different methods, perspectives and solutions. The desired outcome is a new, more inclusive approach to research, bridging plant science and society.

PSC-Mercator Fellowships

• Klimagarten 2085, die Pflanzenwelt unserer Zukunft – ein öffentliches Experiment zum Mitmachen


Nach 5 Monaten ist das Projekt Klimagarten 2085 zu Ende gegangen. Nach vielen spannenden Gesprächen und Eindrücken, ist die Zeit gekommen, ein Fazit zu ziehen.

Klimagarten 2085, 1. April – 18. September 2016

Schlussbericht Klimagarten

• PlantHUB Fellowships


This new European Industrial Doctoral Programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions-EID) starts in December 2016 and will support 10 PhD students in the field of plant breeding and production. As an EID project, 50% of the PhD time will be spent at an industrial partner location.

PlantHUB Website

PlantHUB Open call for PhD applications. Deadline: 1 Dec 2016.