University of Basel

University of Basel

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Location: Basel - North West Switzerland
Petersplatz 1, 4051 Basel


The University of Basel is a university which performs excellently in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, Switzerland’s oldest university has over 550 years of successful history.

As a university offering a wide range of quality education, it attracts students from Switzerland and all around the world and offers them excellent study conditions at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Today, the University of Basel counts around 13,000 students coming from over one hundred nations.


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Research has lost none of its innovative drive

Innovation - Apr 15

A high-profile study made headlines in 2023 stating that the scientific and innovation system is producing less and less completely new knowledge. Researchers at the University of Basel are now refuting this claim, at least for patents: It is based on a measurement error.

Health - Apr 10

Nursing staff in psychiatric care: satisfied, but overworked

The nursing crisis is on everyone's lips, and creates additional challenges for healthcare staff. A report by the University of Basel shows how satisfied psychiatric nursing staff are with their daily working lives.

Sport - Apr 8

A friendly pat on the back can improve performance in basketball


A free throw in basketball will have every eye glued to one person. It's an intensely stressful situation. A research team led by the University of Basel studied whether a friendly tap on the shoulder increases the odds of making a shot.

Health - Apr 2

Innovative treatment helmet promises advances in the treatment of Alzheimer’s


The Basel spin-off company Bottneuro is developing a personalized treatment helmet - the Miamind neurostimulator. Thanks to targeted brain electrostimulation, the innovative device is intended to have a positive effect on the course of diseases such as Alzheimer's, as there is a huge market for treating patients with degenerative brain disease.

Between freedom and jealousy: The phenomenon of open relationships

Social Sciences

Today, more and more people are embracing open relationships. Dr. Francesca Miccoli wrote her doctoral thesis on the legal recognition of polyamory. She discusses this form of romantic relationship in the following interview.

Economics - Mar 21

How comparison options affect stock buys


Should I invest my money with a small chance of big returns? Or is it better to pick investments that promise a series of modest returns? A psychologist from the University of Basel conducted a scientific experiment to study when people prefer certain types of investments.

Chemistry - Mar 18

Using light to produce medication and plastics more efficiently


Anyone who wants to produce medication, plastics or fertilizer using conventional methods needs heat for chemical reactions - but not so with photochemistry, where light provides the energy.

A look at the past with current standards

History & Archeology

Stadt.Geschichte.Basel (City.History.Basel) provides the city of Basel with a new full representation of its own history in a total of ten volumes. Numerous researchers at the University of Basel are involved in the project as both editors and authors. The comprehensive work is more than just a chronological account of events.

Environment - Apr 9

Tiny plastic particles are found everywhere


Microplastic particles can be found in the most remote ocean regions on earth. In Antarctica, pollution levels are even higher than previously assumed. This is one finding of a recent study involving researchers from the University of Basel.

Health - Apr 4

Liberalization of medical marijuana and mental health in the USA


The approval of marijuana for medical use has had little effect on the mental health of the general population in the US. But legalization for therapeutic purposes does benefit those for whom it is intended. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Basel.

Corn reduces arsenic toxicity in soil

Agronomy & Food Science

When crops grow in arsenic-contaminated soil, this toxic element accumulates in the food chain. A study involving the University of Basel has now discovered a mechanism used by corn plants to reduce arsenic uptake: the key factor is a special substance released into the soil by the roots.

Life Sciences - Mar 21

Neighboring synapses shape learning and memory

Life Sciences

A researcher at the University of Basel, in collaboration with a colleague in Austria, has developed a new model that provides a holistic view on how

Health - Mar 19

Inflammatory bowel disease after a stem cell transplant

A stem cell donation saves a leukemia sufferer's life. Five years later, the patient develops a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that occurs very rarely following a transplant. Researchers from the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel havestudied the case and are calling for more extensive genetic analyses in bone marrow donors.

Life Sciences - Mar 14

Sleep-wake rhythm: Fish change our understanding of sleep regulation

Life Sciences

Contrary to common belief, not all vertebrates regulate their sleep-wake rhythm in the same way. University of Basel researchers have discovered that some fish - unlike humans - do not need orexin to stay awake. This molecule was thought to be necessary for normal wake and sleep rhythms in vertebrates. Humans without orexin suffer from narcolepsy.

How artificial intelligence learns from complex networks

Computer Science

Deep neural networks have achieved remarkable results across science and technology, but it remains largely unclear what makes them work so well. A new study sheds light on the inner workings of deep learning models that learn from relational datasets, such as those found in biological and social networks.

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