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  
Discipline: Innovation/Technology

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.

Politics - Sep 19
Slovenian President Borut Pahor paid an official visit to Switzerland on Thursday, 19 September. President Ueli Maurer and Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis received the Slovenian delegation at the Lohn country residence.
Event - Innovation - Sep 5

Bern, 5 September 2019 - Nicola Spaldin, Professor of Materials Theory at the ETH Zurich, has been awarded the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist for her ground-breaking research into multiferroic materials, with which she has laid the foundations for new ultrafast and energy-efficient data storage technologies.

Health - Jun 17

A high-level delegation of university rectors, led by Hossein Salar Amoli, Deputy Minister for International Scientific Cooperation, will visit Switzerland this week. The delegation will hold formal talks in Bern at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and also visit universities and universities of applied sciences in Basel, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.

Innovation - Administration - Jun 3

320 events held throughout the world with 180 Swiss partner organisations, networking for start-ups, expert discussions on topics such as drones and environmental technologies - all this and much more to promote education, research and innovation in Switzerland.

Politics - 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 - Career - 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.

Social Sciences - Politics - Jun 27

Ambassador Mauro Moruzzi, SERI's head of international relations, was in Mexico from 18 to 21 June to hold talks with the new Mexican authorities on cooperation between Switzerland and Mexico in the field of vocational education and training, research and innovation.

Innovation - Jun 11

Switzerland will be making its second appearance at Asia's largest tech and digital expo, the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES ASIA) in Shanghai from 11 to 13 June 2019.

Politics - Astronomy - May 28

The State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Martina Hirayama, participated to the 'Space Council' of ESA and EU member states in Brussels today.

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.

Politics - 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.

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