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


Open Calls


Bilateral Research cooperation: new Open Calls

The Confederation's international science policy focuses on cooperation with countries that have a significant potential for scientific and technological development.

  • Lectureships and Prolonged Research Stays at African Higher Education institutions
  • Korean-Swiss Young Researchers’ Exchange Programme

New Open Calls




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 2022

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European Universities


European Universities

Federal government to support Swiss participation from 2022.

European Universities Initiative

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