Swiss Network for International Studies

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We promote academic research in international studies. The research teams are composed of academics, staff from international organisations and NGOs.


SNIS Call for Projects 2019 is now open

The SNIS has opened its 2019 Call for Projects. The deadline for submission is 23 January 2019, 13h00 (GMT+1). The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs. For more details check our special dedicated page.

Project publication - Valueworks: Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain

The latest findings on Switzerland’s role and impact on certain extractive industries worldwide are presented in Afrika Bulletin 172 . On the 10th and 11th of December 2018, a Roundtable and a UNRISD Research Symposium,  respectively, featured these findings and engaged with the public.

Project event - Food Price Volatility: Political Causes, Effects on Hunger and Poverty, Sustainable Solutions

Poverty and hunger with their complex and interconnected root causes are at the heart of the new sustainable development Agenda 2030, and limiting food price volatility is one of the central targets in the sustainable development goals. Results of a dedicated project will be presented in the framework of a WFP event organized on November 29 in Rome. For those who would like to get a taste of it, here is a film produced to illustrate the project, Storing Hope – Impacts of Post Harvest Losses in Tanzania