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Der NFS arbeitet mit Zentren auf der ganzen Welt zusammen, um seine Forschung durchzuführen. Die Expertisen dieser Einrichtungen umfassen sowohl Forschung mit Menschen als auch mit Tieren. Um mehr über die einzelnen Stationen zu erfahren, klicken Sie auf die entsprechenden Punkte auf der Karte.

In an area of 180 ha on the northern east coast of Brazil, the Nisia Floresta Common Marmoset research station enables researchers to study marmosets in their natural environment since 1991.

More information: https://primate.socgen.ucla.edu/index.php/multivitaminic/article/view/219

Person of contact: BURKART Judith

Dënë Sųłınë́ is an Athapaskan language spoken in Northern Canada. Under the lead of Dagmar Jung, the ACQDIV team is compiling the first language acquisition corpus of Dënë Sųłınë́, which will also be the first language acquisition corpus of any Athapaskan language ; a subproject called the Dëne Sųłıné Language Acquisition Study (DESLAS).

More information: https://www.acqdiv.uzh.ch/en/projects/current_projects/dene.html

Persons of contact: JUNG Dagmar and LOVICK Olga

The Chana Research Station is a space for investigation and cultural encounters with the goal of protecting and strengthening Amazonian native languages.

More information: https://english.elpais.com/society/2023-11-06/chana-the-research-station-in-the-peruvian-jungle-set-up-to-rescue-amazonian-languages.html#

Persons of contact: JUNG Dagmar and ZARIQUIEY Roberto

Wadeye is a large remote Aboriginal community 420 kilometres by road south-west of Darwin. They have a current population around 3000 people. The main languages spoken are Murrinh-patha (most common), Marri-Ngarr, Marri-Tjavin, Magata-ge and Djamindjung. Located in the West Daly Region, Northern Territory.

More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadeye

Person of contact: MANSFIELD John

There are approximately 1500 Agta hunter-gatherers in the Isabela Province (Northern Luzon). Though the Agta are under constant pressure from neighbouring agricultural populations, most Agta camps still maintain their forager lifestyle. With this, they offer vital insights into the human evolutionary history.

More information: https://www.migliano-uzh.com/philippines

Person of contact: Rodolph Schlaepfer

Tagalog Language Research DLSU-UZH, De La Salle University Manila

More information: https://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/organizations/lsp/

Person of contact: JUNG Dagmar

 

The University of Zurich (UZH) and VNU University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS) cooperate on a wide-level, including many researchers.

More information: https://en.ulis.vnu.edu.vn/blog/archives/workshop-topics-in-vietnamese-linguistics-co-organized-by-vnu-university-of-languages-and-international-studies-and-department-of-comparative-language-science-university-of-zurich/#

Person of contact: JUNG Dagmar

The site is located in Mawana Game Reserve, near Swart Mfolozi in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, on a 12,000h private ranch where multiple groups of fully habituated vervet monkeys have been studied for several years.

More information: https://www.unine.ch/compcog/en/home/projets-de-recherche/ivp.html

Person of contact: Erica van de Waal

Since its inception in 1990, Budongo Conservation Field Station has blended research and conservation to ensure sustainable management and utilisation of the Budongo Forest Reserve as a model for tropical rain forest management.

More information: https://www1.unine.ch/budongo/

Persons of contact: FRYNS Caroline, TAYLOR Derry, and FREYMOND Noémie

The Kalahari Meerkat Project (KMP), the oldest and largest of the projects operating at the Kalahari Research Centre (KRC), is a longterm research project focusing on meerkats (Suricata suricatta), contributing to our understanding of the evolution of cooperative behaviour. It is located in Kuruman River Reserve in Northern South Africa and is operating since 1993 serving several long-term research projects on mammal and bird species.

More information: https://kalahariresearchcentre.org/

Person of contact: MANSER Marta, TOWNSEND Simon

The Mbendjele or BaYaka live in the Western Congo bassin, with an estimated population of 15- to 20'000 people, living as hunter-gatherers in the rainforest. Despite increasing pressure from logging and conservation interests to abandon their lifestyle, they maintain it with great pride, offering an insight into the human evolutionary history.

More information: https://www.migliano-uzh.com/congo-brazzaville

Person of contact: Rodolph Schlaepfer

The Taï Monkey Project is located within Taï National Park, Ivory Cost, the largest remaining block of intact rainforest in West Africa. Seven monkey species are regularly observed in the study area:  western red colobus monkeys, western black-and-white colobus monkeys, olive colobus monkeys, Diana monkeys, lesser white-nosed monkeys, Campbell’s monkeys, and sooty mangabeys. 

More information: https://www.unine.ch/compcog/en/home/projets-de-recherche/httpwhcunescoorgenlist195.html

Person of contact: GALLOT Quentin

Located in Zürich, the Primate station allows researchers to work with primates.

Person of contact: BURKART Judith

The Human Neuroscience Platform (HNP) at the Campus Biotech in Geneva provides advanced equipment and technical support to read signals from the human nervous system and disturb its circuits, as well as a set of tools to measure behavior in healthy volunteers or patients.

More information: https://hnp.fcbg.ch/

Person of contact: please consult the website.

The Primate Research Centre works with three species of great apes: Chimpanzees, Gorillas and Sumatra Orangutans, which allows us to conduct comparative studies using touch-screens and other technologies (e.g. eye-tracker).

More information: https://www.unine.ch/compcog/en/home/projets-de-recherche/zoo-bale.html

Persons of contact: BROCARD Sarah, ">PASCUAL GUARDIA Carla, and WILSON Vanessa

The project aimed to record synchronized acoustic and video data of killer whales and humpback whales in Northern Norway from November 2023. The consolidated dataset will offer the possibility to analyze vocally coordinated movement of wild cetacean and will be published in open access.

More information: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/379698560_EXPEDITION_WHALESONIC_Synchronized_Acoustic_and_Video_Data_of_Killer_Whales_and_Humpback_Whales_in_Northern_Norway

Person of contact: RYCHEN Jörg

The Chintang Language Research Program (CLRP) aims at a rich documentation and in-depth analysis of Chintang, a language of the Kiranti subgroup of Sino-Tibetan spoken in Eastern Nepal. CLRP is the successor of an earlier project that was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation between 2004 and 2009 and included the development of a corpus of Chintang and one other Kiranti language, Puma.

More information: https://www.clrp.uzh.ch/

Person of contact: JUNG Dagmar

Linguistic Research Infrastructure (LiRI) supports research in linguistics, language science, and related disciplines at the University of Zurich and beyond. It offers a comprehensive suite of services that covers every stage of a research project's life cycle, from the initial planning and experiment design to the acquisition and processing of data, as well as language technology services, and statistical consulting. 

More information: https://www.liri.uzh.ch/en.html

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