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.

SERI’s fields of activity


Higher Education and Research


Higher Education and Research in Switzerland

The latest edition presents Switzerland's higher education and research system with up-to-date figures. Twenty-four pages are devoted to individual profiles for all higher education institutions in Switzerland. The publication also includes a section on the Swiss higher education landscape, describing the types of higher education institution as well as the federal and cantonal agencies and bodies responsible for policymaking. There is also information about Swiss innovation activities.




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 January 2023

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Scholarships for European Universities announced

2023 the SERI will award four scholarships for the College of Europe in Bruges/Natolin and one for the European University Institute in Florence. Deadline for registration: 13 January 2023 or 31 January 2023.

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