Data Base Publications

SERI publishes a range of reports, studies and analyses, and also has its own series of publications. All publications can be downloaded electronically, and for some a print version is available. Please refer to the information in each publication.

New publications



SERI magazine: Information on current projects and topics.

Scientific publications in Switzerland, 2008-2018


A bibliometric analysis of scientific research in Switzerland.

Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Switzerland


Overview of Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Switzerland. Updated annually.

Eurostars - A Joint Swiss Danish Impact Study


In der Studie im Auftrag von dänischen Stellen und dem SBFI ist die Eurostars-Teilnahme von Unternehmen aus Dänemark und der Schweiz untersucht worden.

Research and Innovation in Switzerland 2020 (full report)


The SERI report provides a comprehensive overview of the Swiss research and innovation system.


SERI’s mandates and fields of activity.

ERI Bulletin for 2019

This report provides an overview of federal and cantonal expenditure for education, research and innovation.

The Impact of Swiss Participation in EU Research Framework Programmes, 2019


This report examines the cost-effectiveness and impact of Swiss participation in EU research framework programmes.

Fourth Cost-Benefit Survey of Apprenticeship Training


The present study was commissioned by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in order to gain a current assessment of the costs and benefits of apprenticeship training and the influencing factors.

Contribution of VPET System to Innovation


The Swiss VPET system contributes greatly to innovation in companies and reinforces the innovation capacities of the economy as a whole.

Final evaluation of the Work-study Bachelor’s degree programme PiBS at universities of applied sciences


Report by econcept AG commissioned by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI.

Higher Education and Research


Overview of higher education and research in Switzerland. Updated periodically.