Higher education in Switzerland:
Switzerland is one of the most innovative countries (Insead 2011, OECD 2012, etc.) in the world.
One reason for this high degree of innovativeness surely lies in Switzerland’s unique education system, the dual-track education system. Another reason is its world-class universities: 12 Universities (2 federal, 10 cantonal), 8 Universities of Applied Sciences, 4 national research centers and 4 competence centers.
Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH) Board
The ETH Board is the ETH Domain’s strategic management and supervisory body, representing the ETH Domain to the government and government agencies at federal level. Please watch our 2-min introductory video to the ETH Domain:
Swissuniversities – a joint university institution
swissuniversities consolidates and further develops the collaboration between the Swiss academic universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education and plays a role in their coordination at national level. At an international level it is acting as the national rectors’ conference in the place of CRUS for all Swiss academic universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education.
Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)
The CRUS manages affairs requiring mutual agreements or common decisions in the higher education domain, together with its strategic planning.
Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (KFH)
The Conference represents the interests of the universities of applied sciences when dealing with the Confederation, the cantons and other institutions in charge of education and research policy as well as the public in general.
Report on funding opportunities, listing all major providers of fellowships available for Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. and further studies at Swiss leading universities and research institutes.
Summer Schools 2017
A list of summer schools held at Swiss Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and other institutions this year. Please visit the respective websites for comprehensive information and application deadlines.