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Newsletter «SERI Mail» February 2020

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.
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Marcel Benoist Science Prize

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Centenary of the Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize: the nomination procedure begins

On its hundredth anniversary, the CHF 250,000 prize will be awarded in the field of biology and medicine. Nominations can be submitted from now until 27 March.

Brexit

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31 January 2020: Brexit

Due to the transition period agreed between the EU and the UK until the end of 2020, Brexit will only have an impact on education, research and innovation cooperation with Switzerland in a limited number of areas. There will be no changes with regard to Switzerland's cooperation under ‘Horizon 2020’, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, or the Swiss solution for ‘Erasmus+’. However, in terms of the mutual recognition of foreign qualifications, certain restrictions are to be expected, particularly with regard to the competent recognition authorities.

NCCR

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Six new National Centres of Competence in Research to boost cutting-edge research in Switzerland

The National Centres of Competence in Research are intended to boost Swiss research and innovation long term in major fields such as automation, antibiotics resistance and quantum technology. The Confederation is investing around CHF 100 million in the new NCCRs during their first phase of operation from 2020 to 2023.

Professional education and training

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Around 1 in 6 obtain a managerial position after advanced professional education and training

Among persons who completed advanced professional education and training in 2016, the share of managers one year after qualification was, depending on the type of qualification, between 15 and 19 percentage points higher than prior to the start of education and training.
Die höhere Berufsbildung – Flexibel und praxisnah (german)

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SERI News 1/20

Content: A year of dispatches | Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students | #SwissTech in Space

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Foreign Qualifications

SERI is the national contact point for the recognition of professional qualifications in Switzerland and can answer general questions on this topic.

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