About us

Health and quality of life are themes that strongly shape today’s public debate. A global approach to the promotion and preservation of health and quality of life requires good understanding of the cultural, historical and social context of healthy and unhealthy people throughout the life course.

The Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW) seeks to provide an overview of the various research projects – both scientific and cultural – currently undertaken in the social sciences and interdisciplinary research on issues of health and quality of life in Switzerland.

The purpose of this website is to bring together researchers interested in the topics of health and quality of life in Switzerland.

This will help strengthening the visibility of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on health and quality of life within the SAGW.

In future, it could set the framework for efficient interdisciplinary research with respect to the whole phenomenon of sustainable health and quality of life preservation and promotion.