In our largest data-driven research so far we examined the vested interests of Swiss universities. We researched, among other things, more than 1000 secondary employments of professors and more than 300 sponsored professorships. The investigation resulted in publications in dozens of different radio and television programs of the Swiss Public Broadcast SRF.
The research launched a national debate on the independence of the Swiss Universities. Over the course of the following year, some universities have already implemented systems for more transparency. In the meantime, we were transparent ourselves and published our curated and tediously preprocessed database on GitHub.
The project was awarded the prestigious “Prix Média Newcomer” of the Swiss Academies of the Arts and Sciences.