The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

SERI is the federal government's specialised agency for national and international matters concerning education, research and innovation policy. Together with our partners, we seek to ensure that Switzerland remains among the top countries in the area of ERI.

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Our electronic newsletter ‘SERI Mail’ is published monthly in German, French, Italian and English. It offers a concise briefing about SERI’s activities, as well as information regarding events and calls.

SERI Mail November 2023

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Scholarships for European University Institutes


Scholarships for European University Institutes announced

2024 the SERI will award 4 scholarships for the College of Europe in Bruges/Natolin and 1 for the European University Institute in Florence.
Deadline for registration: January 16, 2024 or January 31, 2024

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ERI Dispatch 2025–2028


ERI Dispatch 2025–2028

The consultation on the ERI Dispatch for 2025–2028 has ended. Around 220 opinions were submitted. The Federal Council is expected to adopt the ERI Dispatch for the attention of Parliament in the first quarter of 2024.

Recognition of foreign professional qualifications


Recognition of foreign professional qualifications

The website enables holders of foreign professional qualifications to ascertain whether their qualifications need to be recognised in order to work in Switzerland. Interested parties from all over the world can quickly orient themselves with just a few mouse clicks on this new information platform.

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