State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
Einsteinstrasse 2, 3005 Bern
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation  

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. The SERI is responsible for the ETH domain (ETHZ, EPFL, Eawag, EMPA, PSI, WSL). The SERI is also partly responsible on the federal level for the cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and various research centers. The SERI is part of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

Event - May 17
Switzerland is a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which has served as a forum for exchange between Europe and Asia to address economic, political, educational, cultural, environmental and climate issues.
Innovation - May 1

The fifth meeting of the Switzerland-India Joint Science Committee, held on 30 April 2019, set the course for closer bilateral cooperation in the field of research.

Administration - Apr 2

On 2 and 3 April State Secretary Martina Hirayama, Director of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, will be attending an informal meeting in Bucharest (Romania) of ministers of EU member states responsible for research and innovation.

Innovation - Dec 11, 2018

Today in Zurich, swissnexDay served as a forum for a wide range of actors to discuss blockchain. The event entitled Connecting the blocks, unchaining the blockchain provided a global perspective to define the challenges and opportunities of a technology for which Switzerland is one of the main centres of excellence.

Career - Nov 16, 2018

Brussels, 16.11.2018 - The 23rd meeting of the Joint Committee between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) / Euratom in the areas of research and innovation took place in Brussels today.

Innovation - Nov 2, 2018

Bern, 02.11.2018 - It seems to have become more difficult and expensive for companies in Switzerland to invest in developing new, innovative products. Many companies are therefore increas-ingly concentrating on product improvement.

Innovation - Apr 25

In Europe research results should be turned into marketable innovations more quickly. As part of its current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020; 2014-2020), to which Switzerland is associated, the European Union has taken the decision to enhance the funding opportunities available through the European Innovation Council.

Astronomy - Mar 5

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is Europe's foremost organisation for astronomical research. Its giant telescopes provide advanced observational facilities at various sites in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Innovation - Nov 30, 2018

On 30 November, the Federal Council approved and ratified the Declaration by certain European governments on the Launchers Exploitation Phase of Ariane, Vega and Soyuz from the Guiana Space Centre («Launcher Exploitation Declaration LED 2017»).

Politics - Nov 15, 2018

Bern, 15.11.2018 - Bern, 15 November 2018 - This evening at an event held at the Bernerhof in Bern, Lars-Erik Cederman will be awarded the Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize. Professor Cederman, who is professor of International Conflict Research at the ETH Zurich, will receive the CHF 250,000 prize for his work on political peace-building and the inclusion of ethnic minorities.

Administration - Nov 1, 2018

Bern, 01.11.2018 - Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, paid an official visit to Azerbaijan between 29 and 30 October, where he met the Minister of Education.

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