European Universities


Scholarships for European Universities

This year the SERI will award four scholarships for the College of Europe in Bruges/Natolin (deadline for registration: 13 January 2021) and two for the European University Institute in Florence (deadline for registration: 31 January 2021).

Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

In a portrait video, SERI presents Deepak Kumar Ravi, a young researcher from India who is currently conducting research at ETH Zurich on ways to estimate the risk of falling for elderly persons and patients. Deepak Kumar is among 400 foreign scholars and artists awarded a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship to attend a Swiss higher education institution. This scholarship programme helps to encourage exchanges and research cooperation with 180 different countries.



SERI Mail September 2020

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ERI 2021–2024


Promotion of Education, Research and Innovation for 2021–2024

On 26 February, the Federal Council adopted the Dispatch on the Promotion of Education, Research and Innovation (ERI) for the period 2021–2024 for the attention of Parliament.

Professional education and training


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)


SERI News 5/20

Content: swissnex at 20 | Successful completion of ‘Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production’ (NRP 69) | Switzerland’s research publications by institutional sector


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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