How widespread is the increased susceptibility of insecticide-resistant Anopheles mosquitoes to Plasmodium infection and what are the risks associated with this phenomenon in relationship to the use of bed nets and insecticides? What policies should be adopted to reduce the risk of a major crisis in malaria control?
What are the generalised, large scale factors of the environment-migration relationship and to what extent is it conditional on various individual, socio-economic, and political factors?
How can we improve international arrangements for pathogen- and benefit-sharing to ensure health security for all?
What are the key norms in the treatment of migrant detainees and how can academics and practitioners measure the construction and adherence to these norms?
What are the environmental, health and regulatory dimensions of pesticide use in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?
To what extent can regional governance architectures of mountainous areas contribute to achieving the Millenium Development Goals in terms of integration of sustainable development principles and of reduction of biodiversity loss?
What are the patterns and impacts on the development of return skilled migration and how can the potential of scientific diasporas best be exploited for development?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
When and how does increasing market power translate into regulatory power to shape the rules of international trade?
How can historical research data contribute to a better understanding of health services? How can this knowledge contribute to the development of sustainable health systems in developing countries?
How can a neurological look at the dynamics of emotions in general and fear in particular help finding better strategies in conflict prevention and / or resolution?
What are the complex relationships between Schistosomiasis, agricultural production, and migration in an African context?
What are the specific needs of users, especially women, with regard to water, sanitation and hygiene service provisions in public health facilities in India and Uganda?
What are the motivations and expectations of highly-qualified young people from developing countries for leaving their country and what are the alternatives?
How can a geographical information system methodology contribute to address the governance of natural resources in terms of conservation and development?
What are the barriers and opportunities for compost-based urban farming and gardening in Dschang, Cameroon and Lausanne, Switzerland?
What are the legal obligations to protect and assist persons with disabilities during conflict and what are the policies and practices required to put these obligations into effect?
Why was no multilateral regulation against capital flight and international tax evasion implemented between 1945 and 1970?
What are the effects of the financialisation of the commodity trading on local lives and what are the policy recommendations to be drawn for Swiss and international regulatory actors?
What are the mechanisms of differential inclusion and segregation of migrant workers in the agro-industrial labour markets?