Global warming is causing new rivers to form on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.
By using more than 25,000 satellite images, Andrew Tedstone and Horst Machguth, two researchers from the University of Fribourg, were able to observe that the runoff of water from...
Politics and society
Elections influence social norms
The results of a recent study involving a researcher from the University of Fribourg have shown that elections can change people's perceptions of what is ethically right and wrong...
The genetic origins of the world's first farmers clarified
The genetic origins of the first agriculturalists in the Neolithic period long seemed to lie in the Near East. A new study published in the journal Cell shows that the first farmer...
New director for the Adolphe Merkle Institute
In agreement with the University of Fribourg, the board of the Adolphe Merkle Foundation has appointed Prof. Ullrich Steiner as the new director of the Adolphe Merkle Institute. He...
Islam and society
Transnational influences losing importance in Muslim communities
Transnational networks such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt, and the Islamic World League, which is financed by Saudi Arabia, have played an im-portant role i...
Biodiversity: using artificial intelligence to better identify areas to protect
Can more species be saved from extinction by using artificial intelligence? A team of researchers, led by SIB Group Leader Daniele Silvestro of the University of Fribourg and Unive...
Islam and society
1.3 million Swiss francs to promote «diversity and orientation»
The Mercator Foundation Switzerland is funding a new four-year project of the Schweizerisches Zentrum für Islam und Gesellschaft (Swiss centre for Islam and society SZIG) at the Un...
1.5 million Swiss francs for cryospheric research in Central Asia
While glaciers are shrinking worldwide, those in the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia show less change. They and the other components of the cryosphere (snow and permafrost) are key...
Strong idea earns researchers EU funding
Researchers from the University of Fribourg?s Adolphe Merkle Institute have been awarded a highly competitive European Pathfinder grant, worth a total of ?3 million, to develop nov...