Portrait of Clément Meier

We met Clément Meier, PhD student at the University of Lausanne and member of the LIVES Centre. He tells us about his background, his research and his recent participation in the UNIL final of "Ma thèse en 180 secondes". 


Influence of the place of living on health

Growing up in rural areas leads to a long-term disadvantage in cognitive functioning. Even after controlling for differences in education and occupation, living in rural (as opposed to urban) areas early in life remained associated with poorer cognitive performance later in life.


NRP 80 - « Covid-19 in society » 

The research program NRP 80 focuses on understanding and addressing the societal challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Switzerland. It aims to provide evidence-based guidance and knowledge to effectively manage the current and future pandemics.


Being a centenarian in Switzerland

Switzerland has become one of the countries with the highest life expectancy in the world, with scientific estimates predicting that one in two children born after the year 2000 will celebrate their 100th birthday.


Doctorate - Social classes and Great recession

On Friday 21 April 2023, Jad Moawad publicly defended his thesis at the University of Lausanne and received the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences. The thesis entitled "Social Classes and the Great Recession.


LIVES awards 2 seed money grants

At the end of 2022, the LIVES Centre launched a call to its members to collect "seed money" grants. These applications aim to obtain funds from another donor for the preparation of new research projects on life course and vulnerability.