Conferences - Seminars

20FEB
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  16:30-18:15 SV 1717

Frank Dobbin is a professor of Sociology at Harvard. He is chair of the Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program and coordinator (Harvard) for the MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar. Frank Dobbin has long standing experience in analysing the impact of institutional strategies and actions to promote gender and diversity and is currently completing research on major diversity ... Read more about "CONFERENCE & ROUND TABLE: Which Diversity Initiatives Work? Thirty Years of Evidence from U.S. Employers"
By Prof. Frank Dobbin Round table with:
Prof. Franciska Krings, Professor ...
21FEB
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  12:00-13:30 ODY -1 0020

Seminar organized in collaboration with UNIL-HEC "Does Diversity Management Increase Diversity? Evidence from Industry and Academia " Abstract U.S. companies and universities have been building elaborate diversity management programs since the 1980s. Have their innovations increased diversity among corporate managers and academic faculty? Data from hundreds of companies and universities, over several decades, provide answers. ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Frank Dobbin, Harvard University"
21FEB
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  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We hypothesize that industry exchange traded funds (ETFs) encourage informed trading on underlying firms through facilitating hedging of industry-specific risks. We show that short interest on industry ETFs, reflecting part of the “long-the-stock/short-the-ETF” strategy, positively predicts returns on these ETFs and the percentage of positive earnings announcements of underlying stocks. We also show that hedge ... Read more about "Innovation and informed trading: Evidence from industry ETFs"
By Maureen O'HARA, Cornell University
05MAR
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  12:00-13:00 Extranef building, room 126

Why is the dollar the dominant currency for debt contracts and what are its macroeconomic implications? We develop an international general equilibrium model where firms optimally choose the currency composition of their debt. We show that there always exists a dominant currency debt equilibrium, in which all firms borrow in a single dominant currency. It ... Read more about "Dominant Currency Debt"
By Egemen EREN ( Bank for International Settlements (BIS) )
08MAR
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By José-luis PEYDRÓ, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
15MAR
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By Erwan QUINTIN, Wisconsin School of Business

Public Science Events

07MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Forum RLC

The goal for the PhD students finalists of the competition is to present their research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. A jury made up of people from scientific and media world will be responsible to decide between the 14 finalists. Read more about "Final of the competition "My Thesis in 180 seconds""

Call for proposal

18FEB
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. BRIDGE Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers who wish to realise ... Read more about "[ BRIDGE DISCOVERY – 3rd CALL | Research funding ]"
22FEB
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The goal of the FAMAE Foundation is to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens while reducing their environmental footprint. The Foundation launches annual international competitions to enable brilliant and innovative inventors to make their ideas come true or to effectively launch their product. The 2019 competition ... Read more about "[ FAMAE Foundation - PRECIOUS WATER! | Proof of Concept & Seed funding ]"
25FEB
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NRP 77 will investigate the interrelationships and concrete effects of digital transformation in Switzerland. The NRP will analyse the impacts of digital changes in Switzerland as well as develop possible interventions, experiments and solutions that will make it easier to leverage the opportunities and respond adequately to risks, thereby paving the way for optimal management ... Read more about "[ NRP 77 Digital transformation | Research funding ]"
28FEB
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The Swiss-based Fondation Botnar launches a call for research projects that aim at: better understanding the determinants, mechanisms and status of the health and wellbeing of adolescents in rapidly growing secondary cities in low- and middle-income countries. and/or validating new solutions and services addressing unmet adolescent health or wellbeing needs or challenges at the individual, ... Read more about "[ Fondation Botnar | Research funding on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing ]"
28FEB
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the ETH Zurich for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Asia. In 2018, ETH Zurich opened a call for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020. Who can apply: senior ... Read more about "[ SERI | OPPORTUNITY GRANTS WITH CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND THE ASEAN REGION ]"
28FEB
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
28FEB
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  16:59-17:00

The EuroTechPostdoc Programme provides international research and career development opportunities for high potential experienced researchers. It is one of the first cross-country fellowship programmes co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. In 2019, 40 new postdoctoral positions will be available across the four EuroTech Universities (Technical University of Denmark, École ... Read more about "[ EuroTechPostdoc Programme | FELLOWSHIP ]"
01MAR
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Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. Deadlines: 1st of March and 1st of September 2019 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living costs, higher amount for ... Read more about "[ Early Postdoc Mobility I Fellowship funding ]"
10MAR
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Doc.CH (HSS) is aimed at promising researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis on a topic of their own choice in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland. Besides the salary of the doctoral student, the grant may include a contribution towards costs directly related to project implementation. IMPORTANT: Please check eligibility criteria and ... Read more about "[ SNSF - Doc.CH | Fellowship funding ]"
11MAR
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. BRIDGE Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[ BRIDGE PROOF OF CONCEPT – 10th CALL | Research funding ]"
11MAR
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Each year, Fondation Leenaards allocates up to CHF 1.5 million for the Leenaards Prize for Translational Medical Research. The research prize is awarded to 2-3 innovative projects, conducted by, at least, a university hospital (CHUV, HUG) and an academic partner (e.g. EPFL, UNIL, UNIGE) of the Lake Geneva region, investigating a clinical problem from an ... Read more about "[ Fondation Leenaards | Research funding on translational medical research ]"
15MAR
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The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation offers Doctoral Exchange Grants to PhD students to carry out a research stay of max. 1 year at a host institution (university or research institute) anywhere in the world. Please note that either the home institution or the host institution should be based in Switzerland. The ultimate aim of the ... Read more about "[ Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation | Doctoral Exchange Grant ]"
18MAR
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This is a globally competitive three-year fellowship program for early and advanced postdoctoral researchers to conduct independent research of international relevance To improve the learning, development and living conditions of children and youth or To contribute to one of the foundation’s thematic priorities: science of learning, early childhood and rural livelihoods. In any discipline, e.g. ... Read more about "[ Jacobs Foundation - Postdoctoral fellowships | Fellowship funding ]"

Internal trainings

05MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Votre laboratoire participe à un projet européen H2020 et une de vos missions sera d’en assurer une gestion administrative, financière et RH efficace. Pour cela, il est important de prendre le temps de vous familiariser avec la structure de ces projets et certaines règles de gestion qui leurs sont spécifiques. Ce séminaire vous propose de ... Read more about "Gestion administrative de projets H2020 - 5 Mar 2019"
12MAR
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  13:30-17:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences

Movies

11MAR
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  17:00-19:00 SV 1717

The EPFL Open Science Initiative and the EPFL Library present Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Everyone on campus is invited to join the conversation about Open Access. To provide an entertaining – however interesting – introduction to the topic, we will screen the documentary movie (duration: 65 minutes), followed by a discussion and an apéro. ... Read more about "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship - Film Screening"
By Tobias Philipp, OA coordinator at SNSF, Béatrice Marselli, Publication Services ...