The Digital Campus is a program led by swissnex San Francisco, aimed to provide Swiss higher education institutions with the latest knowledge and best practices on how to leverage new technologies for the benefits of their institution.
Customized High-Value Services
The program provides institutions with tools and access to resources, regular, in-depth reports about the institution’s activity on social media, admission to an annual symposium, the option to participate in study tours to the Silicon Valley, tailored training and consulting, and many other exclusive components.
Gateway to Silicon Valley
swissnex San Francisco’s proximity to the Silicon Valley, the birthplace of new technologies, puts it at the epicenter of cutting-edge innovations. This ability to identify future trends, together with a large and valuable network of contacts, allows to deliver a top-notch program, tailored to the needs and challenges of Swiss academia.
Unique Community in Switzerland
The program is an evolution of Swiss Academia and the Social Media Landscape, a swissnex San Francisco initiative that spanned over two years and started in early 2011. The participation of all 12 Swiss universities, the majority of the universities of applied sciences, and many federal research institutes has allowed it to build a community of higher education communicators that is unique in Switzerland.
Initially supported by the Gebert Rüf Stiftung, the program is now entirely funded by the 15 participating institutions with support by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI).
Members (Participating Institutions)
Universities and Federal Institutes
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
University of Lausanne (UNIL)
University of Liechtenstein (UNILI)
University of Neuchatel (UNINE)
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Universities of Applied Sciences
Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons (FHGR)
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO)
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Become a Member
Membership to the Digital Campus is available for all Swiss Higher Education Institutions. A list of current members can be found above.
If your institution is not a member yet and you are interested to become one, please get in touch with us.
If your institution is already participating and you would like to sign up for Digital Campus email updates to get the latest on upcoming events, published reports etc, fill out this form.
Each year, swissnex San Francisco hosts an event in Switzerland with US and local speakers. These events are open to anyone working for a Swiss higher education institution and is free for staff of Digital Campus members.
In 2020, we are hosting special virtual events to address the challenges our members face during the COVID-19 pandemic:
More to be announced shortly