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Université de Fribourg

Reversed surface-mass-balance gradients on himalayan debris-covered glaciers inferred from remote sensing

Bisset, Rosie R. ; Dehecq, Amaury ; Goldberg, Daniel N. ; Huss, Matthias ; Bingham, Robert G. ; Gourmelen, Noel

In: Remote Sensing, 2020, vol. 12, no. 10, p. 1563

Meltwater from the glaciers in High Mountain Asia plays a critical role in water availability and food security in central and southern Asia. However, observations of glacier ablation and accumulation rates are limited in spatial and temporal scale due to the challenges that are associated with fieldwork at the remote, high-altitude settings of these glaciers. Here, using a...

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

Corporate Cosmopolitanism: Making an Asset of Diversity and Mobility at Swiss International Schools

Bolay, Matthieu ; Rey, Jeanne

In: ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 2020, vol. 19, no. 1, p. 106-130

This article explores the subjective spatial relations that international schools in Switzerland seek to produce within the cosmopolitan enclaves they form. Based on ethnographic fieldwork at 21 international schools in Switzerland, we scrutinize practices related to diversity and mobility, which international schools construe as the main vehicles leading to the desired attributes of...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The digital birth of an African city : the case of Douala

Pucciarelli, Marta ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 2019COM003.

This dissertation focuses on the online communication and representation of a digital city in Africa: Douala, the largest city of the Republic of Cameroon. In particular, it explores the evolution of the web-based reproduction (Couclelis, 2004) of Douala, the largest city of the Republic of Cameroon, from a chronological, spatial and representational perspective, with the purpose of...

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

Le testing provincial de l’Ontario vu par les enseignants : opportunité de développement professionnel ou obligation de faire réussir leurs élèves aux tests ?

Yerly, Gonzague

In: Évaluer. Journal international de recherche en éducation et formation, 2018, vol. 4, no. 3, p. 79-103

In the early 2000s, the Province of Ontario has implemented an ambitious system of standardized testing of pupils’ achievement to enhance the performance of its educational system. Ontario's testing policy differentiates both traditional accountability systems (hard or soft). The testing has increased the province's results and improved alignment of the curriculum. But what about teachers...

Université de Fribourg

The massive production of iron in the Sahelian belt: Archaeological investigations at Korsimoro (Sanmatenga – Burkina Faso)

Serneels, Vincent

In: Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 2017, vol. 32, no. 7–8, p. 900–908

The large smelting site of Korsimoro was investigated during two fieldwork campaigns in 2011 and 2012. Four different technical traditions are identified. Each is characterized by the spatial organization of the working area, the architecture of the furnace, and the assemblages of wastes. Each technical tradition corresponds to one chronological phase. Phase KRS 1 lasted between 600 and 1000...

Université de Fribourg

Oligocene and early Miocene mammal biostratigraphy of the Valley of Lakes in Mongolia

Harzhauser, Mathias ; Daxner-Höck, Gudrun ; Erbajeva, Margarita A. ; López-Guerrero, Paloma ; Maridet, Olivier ; Oliver, Adriana ; Piller, Werner E. ; Göhlich, Ursula B. ; Ziegler, Reinhard

In: Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 2017, vol. 97, no. 1, p. 219–231

The Taatsiin Gol Basin in Mongolia is a key area for understanding the evolution and dispersal of Central Asian mammal faunas during the Oligocene and early Miocene. After two decades of intense fieldwork, the area is extraordinarily well sampled and taxonomically well studied, yielding a large dataset of 19,042 specimens from 60 samples. The specimens represent 176 species-level and 99...

Università della Svizzera italiana

1001stories+ : An effective and affordable multi-media, multi-format communication framework for cultural heritage institutions

Negrini, Michela ; Paolini, Paolo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014COM013.

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing number of technologies and devices (including smartphones, tablets and alike) able to provide new perspectives for the use of multimedia applications in the field of Cultural Heritage. This work arises from the interest in providing better authoring/delivery possibilities to cultural heritage institutions (small and medium sized in particular). ...