Swiss Alumni Sakura 2024

What a turnout and a sight to behold! – The cherry blossoms, or Sakura, are in full bloom, setting the perfect backdrop for the traditional Spring gathering of Swiss Alumni in Japan. The event was a hit, with a full house enjoying Swiss delicacies and drinks, fostering both networking and nostalgia among present and past students from Swiss Universities and Schools now residing in Japan.

Swiss Alumni community of Japan

Organized by Swissnex in Japan, the event attracted participants from Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Tokyo, and even Okinawa, showcasing a strong Swiss presence across Japan. Key members of the Swiss Alumni community and organizations like the Swiss Society of the Kansai and SCCIJ joined in the festivities.

This year, we highlighted the remarkable activities of Swiss Alumni in the Kansai region, thanks to the contributions of individuals like Yuta Daigi, Charmaine M.S. Ng, Sachiko Hirosue, and Alexis Steinman. Their impressive pitches shed light on the diverse range of activities and opportunities available to Swiss Alumni.

With 1000+ Alumni from Swiss Public Universities in Japan, the Swiss Alumni Sakura event in 2024 saw over 130 registered Alumni from 11 renowned Swiss Universities and Schools, making the journey to Osaka from all corners of Japan.

We were delighted to welcome representatives from prestigious institutions such as EPFL, ETH Zurich, Geneva Graduate Institute, University of Geneva, University of Basel, University of Bern, University of Fribourg, University of Lausanne, University of Lausanne, University of St.Gallen, University of Zurich, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH), , Berner Fachhochschule BFH, HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich, CHUV | Lausanne university hospital, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Empa, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, ZHdK Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Gymnasium Bern, Gymnasium Freudenberg, Hanfländer Schule, HEMU – Haute Ecole de Musique et Conservatoire de Lausanne, HES-SO Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale, IMD Business School, International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich, Institut Le Rosey, Ecole primaire de Villars-Vers, Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland, and YWAM.

This successful gathering strengthens the bonds within the Swiss community in Japan, laying the foundation for an even more vibrant network in the future.

Alumni Chapters

ETH Chapter

EPFL Chapter

UZH Chapter

UNIGE & IHEID Chapters

Applied Science Universities Chapters

And many others!

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