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.

Swiss Quantum Initiative


Swiss Quantum Initiative

The Swiss Quantum Initiative is one of the measures to support research and innovation that the Federal Council decided to adopt in May 2022. These measures are intended to reinforce Switzerland’s position in research and innovation in key scientific fields.        



SERI News 1/23

The first issue of the ‘SERI News’ magazine in 2023 focusses on international cooperation in education, research and innovation, covering the following topics: the development of expertise on Eastern Europe within the Swiss academic community, field research pursued by the ZHAW in the Brazilian Pantanal region and Swiss participation in Horizon Europe. Other topics include the coverage of sustainability issues at Swiss higher education institutions and the range of measures adopted to improve the positioning of Swiss professional education institutions.

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