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November 25, 2021. The Marcel Benoist Foundation has awarded the Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize annually since 1920. It honors researchers who represent the excellence of Switzerland as a research center and whose scientific findings are of importance to human life.
The Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize is awarded to established researchers whose work is relevant to all aspects of human life and society. The research must be of the highest quality, as well as original, innovative and current and the awardee should be recognized and have a strong record of academic achievement.
The Foundation Board is chaired by the President of the Confederation, Guy Parmelin, Head of the EAER. All cantonal universities as well as the two Federal Institutes of Technology are represented on the Foundation Board. Beatrix Eugster replaces Martin Brown, who has represented the University of St.Gallen on the Foundation Board since 2014. Kilian Stoffel succeeds Martine Rahier, who has repre-sented the University of Neuchâtel since 2009.
Beatrix Eugster will be Assistant Professor and Executive Director at the Center for Disability and Integra-tion until the end of January 2022, and then she will assume the role of Full Professor and Director of the Swiss Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at the University of St.Gallen. She takes up her role on the Foundation Board starting on April 1, 2022.
Kilian Stoffel has been Professor of Data Management at the Institute of Information Technology Man-agement at the University of Neuchâtel since 1997, which he headed from 2002 to 2017. He has served as Rector of the University of Neuchâtel since 2016. He will take up his position on the Foundation Board starting on January 1, 2022.
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