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Switzerland

General Information

Official Swiss Federal Information Portal

Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Location:Switzerland
For American companies seeking assistance to expand into Switzerland and Europe

MySwitzerland
Travel and Tourism

Swiss Science, Research

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI within the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER is the federal government’s specialized agency for national and international matters concerning education, research and innovation policy.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the most important Swiss agency promoting scientific research.

Swiss Science and Technology Council
Advisory body of the Federal Council for science policy

Swiss Academies of Arts & Sciences
The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences are committed in particular to the fields of foresight and ethics and promote the dialogue between science and society.

MyScience
Swiss portal for research and innovation

Swiss Technology Transfer Association (swiTT)
Overview of licensable technologies from Swiss academic institutions

Higher Education

The Ranking Forum of Swiss Universities
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) present an overview of international university rankings.

EducaTec
Portal for education and technology

Campus and Research Park Switzerland (pdf)
Brochure published by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Studying in Switzerland: Universities, 2013 (pdf)
Brochure published by the Rector’s Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)

Federal Institutes

ETH Board

Federal Institutes of Technology

International Relations & Exchange Offices

Technology Transfer

ETHZ (Zurich)

Student Exchange Office

Transfer

EPFL (Lausanne)

International Relations

Technology Transfer

Universities

Central Office of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)

Universities

International Relations & Exchange Offices

Technology Transfer

University of Basel

Student Mobility

WTT

University of Bern

International Office

Unitectra
Joint organization of the Universities of Bern and Zurich

University of Fribourg

International Relations Office

University of Geneva

International Office

Unitec

University of Lausanne

International Relations

PACTT

University of Lucern

Mobility Office

University of Lugano

International Relations Office

Ticinotransfer

University of Neuchatel

Mobility Office

University of Neuchatel Technology Transfer

University of St. Gallen

Exchange Office

University of Zurich

International Relations Office

Unitectra
Joint organization of the Universities of Bern and Zurich

Universities of Applied Sciences

KFH - Rector’s conference of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (UoAS)

Universities of Applied Sciences

International Relations & Exchange Offices

Technology Transfer

University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland (FHO)

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)

SUPSI – University of Applied Sciences Southern Switzerland

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)

Lucern University of Applied Sciences (HSLU)

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHF)

Swiss Science, Technology, Innovation Organizations

Swiss Silicon Valley Association (SVA)
Promotes academic and technical exchanges between Switzerland and Silicon Valley in the IT field

Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)
R&D company active in applied research, product development, prototype and low-volume production, and consulting

Swiss Biotech Association

Swiss Medtech
Organization of public and private institutions, specialists in healthcare, industry, and research, and regulatory bodies aiming to improve access to products and services

Creative Switzerland? Fostering an Innovation Powerhouse (pdf)
Joint Study of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and The Boston Consulting Group,
December 2008

Arts

Pro Helvetia
Swiss Arts Council