Conspiracy Theories - Why do we believe them?
Terrorist attacks, the pandemic, natural disasters, disappearing celebrities, technological innovations? Nowadays every major event gives rise to theories which differ from the off...
Willpower can make sleep worse
Good sleep is crucial for our physical and mental wellbeing. Researchers from Fribourg have shown that sleep can be made worse by using willpower.
Dies academicus 2020: awards and nominations, but no ceremony
As with other events, the Dies academicus of the University of Fribourg is having to submit to the health situation. But even if the ceremony cannot take place, the University is d...
Migrants to Switzerland show a wide range of diversity in terms of educational background, occupational situation, age, migration status and country of origin. In addition, migrant...
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...