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.


Higher Education and Research in Switzerland


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

«Career-boosting scholarships». Online survey of ESKAS alumni from the 2016-2021 cohort and follow-up survey of the 1996-2015 cohort

Ergebnisbericht ESKAS-Alumni Survey 2023

The results report at the attention of the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), focuses on the professional biography, geographical mobility and relationship to Switzerland of the alumni as well as the experiences gained during the ESKAS scholarship. Written in German, parts of the report are available in English (Summary, Discussion of the results).

Swiss Participation in the European Union’s research and innovation programmes and initiatives (2023)


This report was drafted as part of the regular reporting process mandated by the Swiss Parliament on Swiss participation in the European Union’s research and innovation programmes and initiatives. This report provides the most important facts and figures on Switzerland's participatio.

Scholarships for European studies promote talents


The evaluation analyses the impact of the scholarships for young talents in the fields of economics, law, history, political and social sciences, international relations and diplomacy as well as interdisciplinary European studies. To this end, expert interviews were conducted, alumni from the 1996-2021 cohort were surveyed and a comparison of these scholarships in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg was drawn.

Open Access publications, 2008-2020


Up to now, researchers have reported the results of their work mainly in scientific journals. In recent years, a movement has developed in the form of Open Access, which grants researchers free access to scientific publications on the internet. A new bibliometric analysis by SERI examines how Switzerland compares internationally in terms of OA publications.

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.

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.

2022 Interim Report on Research and Innovation in Switzerland


The Report on Research and Innovation in Switzerland (R&I report) shows the performance of the Swiss research and innovation system (R&I system) and helps to improve our understanding of the Swiss R&I landscape.

Quantum publications


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

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.