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Swiss Talents

Swiss Talents is the network of highly skilled professionals living abroad, who are swiss or have strong ties to Switzerland.

Swiss Talents - Useful Links
Links to directories and services for your job search in Switzerland.

Swiss Talents - e-news
Provides free e-mail newsletters edited by the Swiss Science & Technology Offices around the world

Links to Swiss alumni associations and other useful science-related information.



Studying in Switzerland

Provides an overview about all major institutes of higher learning in Switzerland as well as information about study opportunities, study programs in English, scholarships, admission, tuition and living in Switzerland.
This site serves as a portal to Swiss universities, providing basic information to international students who wish to study in Switzerland.

Overview: Study Programs at Swiss Universities (CRUS)
Provides an overview of all the degrees offered by each university in all fields of study.

Swiss Study Programs at
Allows the user to search programs by fields of study, keyword or detailed search.

The association promotes continuing education at Swiss universities.

Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) (de/fr/en)
The Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) meets regularly to discuss university-related matters requiring agreement or a joint position.

Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (KFH)
The rectors of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (KFH) represent their interests on the federal and cantonal (state) levels.

Swiss Conference of Rectors of Universities of Teacher Education (COHEP)
All rectors of the cantonal and intercantonal Universities of Teacher Education participate in an intercantonal academic conference.

The Ranking Forum of Swiss Universities
Helps to find the latest international ranking of Swiss universities. is the official platform on education in Switzerland for cantonal, national and foreign institutions.



Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Mandated by the Swiss federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is Switzerland’s leading provider of scientific research funding.

National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR)
Funded by the SNSF, the National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) promote long-term research projects in areas of vital strategic importance to the development of science in Switzerland.

National Research Programmes (NRP)
Funded by the SNSF, the National Research Programmes (NRP) contribute to solutions to urgent problems specified by the Federal Council.

CTI: Innovation Promotion Agency
The Swiss Confederation’s Innovation Promotion Agency (CTI) supports the transfer of knowledge and technology between businesses and universities. – The Swiss Portal for Research and Innovation provides an overview of Swiss research and supports researchers by providing information about employment and funding opportunities.

Euresearch informs researchers in Switzerland about European research programs (framework programs and researcher’s mobility programs).

The Researcher’s Mobility Portal Switzerland
This site provides assistance and information about career opportunities for researchers interested in working in Switzerland.
This site allows the user to search for research projects in the databases of several Swiss universities.
KFH encompasses the rectors of the eight universities of applied sciences which are acknowledged by the Swiss Confederation.

Federal Institutions

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) is the specialized Swiss agency for national and international matters concerning general and university education, research and space programs.

Swiss Science and Technology Council (SSTC) 
The Swiss Science and Technology Council (SSTC/SWTR) is the advisory body of the Federal Council, or government, in all matters relating to science policy.


General Information

Official federal information portal
A guide around the administrative authorities of the federal government, the cantons and the communes of Switzerland. This information portal will provide you with answers to questions you may have on administrative aspects of daily life and provide you with direct links to the appropriate authorities

General information
History, politics, cantons (states), geography, economy, demographics, culture, miscellaneous topics and external links

Switzerland Global Enterprise (SG-E), whose mission is to promote trade and investments, works on a regular basis with key players of the education, research and innovation area. In Switzerland, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and SG-E regularly exchange information in this respect. Abroad, SG-E’s Swiss Business Hubs collaborate and coordinate with the swissnexes as well as with the Science and Technology Counselors in the Swiss embassies.

Tourism Switzerland
Travel and tourism information for Switzerland

Science et Cité
links to "Science et Cité", the Swiss Science Events Foundation. Its mission is to foster the dialogue between science and society.

Swiss Innovation Forum
The Swiss Innovation Forum is the leading Innovation Platform in Switzerland and brings together the knowledge of the most important institutions in the field of innovation, R & D and design. Learn at first hand from leading national and international experts, the latest findings on innovation, creativity and design.

Higher education and research in Switzerland
Table of Contents:
- At a glance
- Switzerland: a geographical, cultural, economic and political portrait
- International comparison of Switzerland
- The Swiss education system and higher education sector
- From basic research to market-ready innovation
- Introduction to Swiss higher education institutions
- Practical links for potential students and researchers from abroad

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