Newsletter «SERI Mail»


Newsletter «SERI Mail» March 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.

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.

Marcel Benoist Science Prize


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.



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.

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 1/20

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


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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