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.


Occupational field development against the background of current developments and structural change


The report analyses the impact of various current developments, such as digitalisation, COVID-19 and climate change, on the labour market and training and continuing education in various occupational fields. A literature study and interviews with experts in specific occupational fields were carried out to assess the challenges of occupational (field) development against this background.

Roadmap for Research Infrastructures 2023


Research infrastructures are an essential means of generating new knowledge or opening up new areas of research. The 2023 Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures provides an overview of planned construction and existing research infrastructures. It also includes information on Swiss participation in international research organisations and European research infrastructure networks.

Evaluation of the CSEM


The Confederation is supporting the Centre Suisse d'électronique et de microtechnique (CSEM) as a technology competence centre of national importance with just under CHF 130 million for the years 2021-2024. SERI commissioned an external evaluation of the role and function of the CSEM. The aim of the evaluation was to assess the conception and impact of the CSEM's activities and, where necessary, to make suggestions for optimisation.

Federal Space Policy 2023

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With its «Space Policy 2023», the Federal Council defines the future direction of the Confederation in its space-related activities and formulates a coordinated policy in the space sector that is embedded in the international context

Mastering multiple complexities - a rising challenge for Swiss innovation models


Despite its top positions in all innovation rankings, Switzerland has seen a decline in innovation activity over the past twenty years. Based on a hearing with some 40 experts, this report analyses the reasons for this decline on the basis of new challenges for innovation such as complexity, competition and regulation, the increasing importance of consumers as well as digitalization and sustainability.

Higher Education and Research in Switzerland


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

Quantum publications


A bibliometric analysis by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI



SERI magazine: Information on current projects and topics.

Innovation and Digitalisation in the Private Sector in Switzerland


Innovation and Digitalisation in the Private Sector in Switzerland – Results of the 2020 Innovation Survey

ERI Bulletin for 2022


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

Knowledge and technology transfer: Implementation of studies into ways of accelerating the use of knowledge in the Swiss start-up ecosystem


SERI's report identifies potential for improving knowledge and technology transfer for the benefit of start-ups.

Tax incentives for R&D in selected countries in the light of the OECD tax reform


The global minimum tax to be introduced with the OECD tax reform will also affect companies active in Switzerland.

Scientific publications in Switzerland, 2008–2020


In this report, SERI examines scientific publications produced by the Swiss research community during the period 2008–2020.

Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Switzerland


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