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SFIAR Newsletter No. 75 - December 2014

SFIAR Interview

Lilian GilgenLilian Gilgen, Programme Manager, Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology
"We tend to interpret based on our own experience and views and to react based on that interpretation."

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News

New SFIAR President and Vice-President
At its last meeting on 30 October 2014 the SFIAR has elected Beate Huber (FiBL) as its new president and Michelle Grant (ETH) as its new vice-president

Call: ERC Consolidator Grants
These grants support excellent Principal Investigators by funding their ground-breaking, ambitious research projects in any research area. Researchers at Swiss host institutions are fully eligible. Deadline: 12 March 2015

Call: Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize
with this prize Nestlé aims to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated; deadline for submissions: 28 February 2015

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Events

Workshop: 25 years of scientific cooperation with Eastern Europe
organized by the Swiss National Science Foundation
(20.01.15, Bern, Switzerland)

Third Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture
organized by CIRAD, INRA, IRD, Agropolis, Wageningen UR, CGIAR-CCAFS, University of California Davis, FAO
(16.-18.03.2015, Montpellier, France)

Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems: Future challenges and opportunities
Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology
(07.-10.04.2015, Zürich, Switzerland)

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Jobs

Master Project on Cadmium Uptake by Cocoa
ETH Soil Protection Group, Zürich, Switzerland
(Deadline: 20.12.2014)

Programmbeauftragte/r (Profil Junior), Sektion Wasser Initiativen
Swiss Developmentand Cooperation SDC, first year in Bern, Switzerland
((Deadline: 20.12.2014)

Zwei neue Teammitglieder
AGRIDEA, Gruppe «Internationale Zusammenarbeit», Lindau, Switzerland
(Deadline: 31.12.2014)

Country Director - Switzerland
CABI, Delémont, Switzerland
(Deadline: 04.01.2014)

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Publications

On the right path? Land concessions in Laos
Heinimann A, Schönweger O, Epprecht M, Nanhthavong V, Hett C. CDE Policy Brief, No. 3. CDE. December 2014

How to improve research communication in transnational projects
Alföldi Thomas et al. in: Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference. ‘Building Organic Bridges’, at the Organic World Congress 2014, FiBL, October 2014

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