To deal interdisciplinary with topics relevant to society the SAHS brings together scientific disciplines belonging to its domain.
At present the SAHS concentrates on the following projects of priority:
Languages and Cultures
Besides the four local languages how many other languages are spoken in Switzerland? Is cultural diversity an advantage for our country or is it the cause for problems instead? Which are the best linguistic and cultural politics for a multicultural and mobile society?
How can the resources at our disposal as well as our increasingly digitised cultural assets be preserved for future generations? How much undeveloped area will there be in Switzerland in 50 years time? How does generational thinking in generations influence social relationships?
Science and Technology
What influences do technical innovations have on our society? What knowledge of humanities and social sciences does a good physician require? Will the machine replace the human being?