Women perform less well than men: at the core of an illusion
For the same level of performance, a woman is still judged to be less competent than a man, notably in areas which are stereotypically masculine. The University of Fribourg has tak...
New publication series
Muslim associations can contribute to preventative measures against radicalisation
While the debate on radicalisation and the mentoring of persons at risk rages on, a new publication of the Swiss Centre for Islam and Society (SCIS) emphasises the social role to b...
2.5 million euros for uncovering the origins of play and games
Professor Véronique Dasen has been awarded the most prestigious European grant for a study dealing with play and games in classical antiquity. An exciting topic which could shed li...
Historical Jigsaw Puzzle: Digitally piecing together Medieval manuscript fragments.
The leading manuscript libraries of Europe and North America have been participating for the last three years in developing the digital research platform Fragmentarium. This new di...
Learning to read smiles starts at a very young age
From seven months a child can decipher emotions expressed on faces, but the strategies it uses differ depending on the culture in which it lives. An international study coordinated...
Björn Rasch receives ERC grant
Fribourg University Professor Björn Rasch, sleep researcher and biopsychologist, has been awarded one of the largest EU research grants, a Starting Grant of the European Research C...
Conspiracy theories: nothing ever happens by accident, or does it?
For several years now, the phenomenon of conspiracy theories has been occupying considerable space in the public debate. To explain this phenomenon of widespread suspicion, "conspiracists" are often seen as having a polarised view of the world in which things "don't happen by accident". This hypothesis has now been tested by a group of researchers at the Uni...
Learn Dutch in your sleep
Reluctant students and sleepyheads take note: a study conducted at the universities of Zurich and Fribourg and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has shown that German-speaking students are better at remembering the meaning of newly learned Dutch words when they hear the words again in their sleep.
Applying neuroscience in schools
Knowledge gained from the cognitive neurosciences is only too rarely being applied in schools. To bring about a change in this situation, the French National Science Research Centre (CNRS) has initiated an international research project in which researchers from the University of Fribourg will participate.