Research

Euresearch
Euresearch informs researchers in Switzerland about European research programs (framework programs and researcher’s mobility programs).

Euraxess Switzerland
Euraxess Switzerland is the new Researcher’s Mobility Portal providing researchers with jobs in Universities, Federal Institutes of Technology and Universities of Applied Sciences, information about entry rules, working conditions, research in Switzerland and hints for families.

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Mandated by the Swiss federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is Switzerland’s leading provider of scientific research funding.

National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR)
NCCR promote long-term research projects in areas of vital strategic importance for the evolution of science in Switzerland, for the country’s economy, and for Swiss society. Each Centre of Competence is based in and managed from a university or other renowned research institution. A network links the research groups from this home institution with other teams throughout Switzerland.

Swissvitamin
The Swiss Vitamin Institute is a Swiss law foundation focused on nutrition, vitamins and Public Health. The SVI maintains a key position in the analysis of vitamins in various matrices to assist hospitals, NGOs, academics and companies achieving their objectives.

Platform of the National Centres of Competence in Research
The platform offers a forum where you can inform, discuss, ask questions and give suggestions about current issues of the National Centers of Competence in Research.

National Research Programs (NRP)
Funded by the SNSF, the National Research Programs (NRP) contribute to solutions to urgent problems specified by the Federal Council.

myScience.ch – The Swiss Portal for Research and Innovation
myScience.ch provides an overview of Swiss research and supports researchers by providing information about employment and funding opportunities.

The Researcher’s Mobility Portal Switzerland
This site provides assistance and information about career opportunities for researchers interested in working in Switzerland.

International Calls for Swiss Researchers
On this site you find actual possibilities for international research and innovation collaborations.

researchportal.ch
This site allows the user to search for research projects in the databases of several Swiss universities.

The ETH-Domain
The research institutions belonging to the ETH domain include besides the ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne, four affiliated research institutes: the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), the Swiss Institute for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG).

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)
SIB is an academic not-for-profit foundation acting in Switzerland with international collaborations. Established on March 30 1998, SIBs mission is the promotion of research, the development of databanks and computer technologies, as well as teaching and service activities in the field of bioinformatics.

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)
FMI is devoted to fundamental biomedical research. It employs new technologies to explore basic molecular mechanisms of cells and organisms. Its current research focuses on the fields of epigenetics, growth control and neurobiology.

Swiss Tropical Institute (STI)
STI is an Institute founded in 1943 in Basel to carry out teaching and research, and to provide services. Its goal is to contribute to improving the health of populations and groups on both national and international levels.

Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)
CSEM is a privately held, knowledge-based company carrying out applied research work, product development as well as prototype and low-volume production. CSEM is mainly active in the fields of micro/nanotechnology, microelectronics, systems engineering, information and communication technologies.

Fondation ISREC (formally: Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research)
ISREC has for mission the research, the study and the comprehension of the mechanisms that are linked to cancer. Therefore, ISREC invites research groups to participate in its development by offering the infrastructure and the ideal conditions linked to its evolution.

IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
IBM Zurich is one of IBMs 8 worldwide research centers. The IBM Zurich Laboratory does research on Computer science, Systems, Science and Technology and Industry Solution Lab (ISL).

Swiss Micro- and Nano- Technology (MNT) Network
The Swiss MNT network runs a complete chain in Micro- and Nano Technology, supporting ideas, feasibility studies, demonstrator up to prototypes and small scale production. The network includes all major players in public funded R&D in Micro- and nanotechnology in Switzerland.

HYDROPOLE Swiss Hydrogen Association
The network of industry producing and using hydrogen, research institutions investigating and developing new materials related to hydrogen, universities offering the education, economy, politics and the interested individuals enforces the position of each member on a national and international level.

The Swiss Network for International Studies
The Swiss Network for International Studies was created in late 2007 by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in collaboration with the Centre for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, the World Trade Institute in Bern, the Swiss Tropical Institute in Basel, and the University of St.Gallen.

Union of the Swiss Societies for Experimental Biology (USGEB)
USGEB was founded in 1969 as a non-profit, academically-based Union whose principal purpose is to promote the scientific exchange/development and defend the scientific freedom in the domain of experimental biology.

Life Science Zurich
The University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich have initiated the project “Life Science Zurich” to create a stronger network for researchers in the field of the life sciences. Today, Life Science Zurich is managed by the steering committee comprised of Professors that foster interdisciplinary connection.

Swiss Society for Microbiology (SSM)
SSM is a professional association working in the field of human and veterinary medical microbiology, food microbiology, environmental microbiology, biotechnology (general microbiology) and virology.

Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)
SCS aims to foster all scientific activities in all fields of chemistry, especially through organizing scientific symposiums, presentations and groups. Furthermore, it defends the interests of chemists in Switzerland and abroad.

swissnanotech
swissnanotech is the portal of the Swiss nanotechnology community. This initiative of the Swiss Business Hub USA and Location Switzerland is meant to encourage a dialogue with the Swiss nanotechnology community with a focus on commercialization.

Federal Institutes

ETH Board
The ETH Board is elected by the Federal Council as the controlling body of the ETH domain. It determines the strategic direction of the ETH domain, allocates the funding provided by the Swiss Confederation to the six ETH institutions, coordinates their activities, puts forward their presidents and directors to the Federal Council for election and appoints professors.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Students, researchers, architects, entrepreneurs, technical and administrative staff, interact daily to explore and encourage the emergence of new scientific fields. With 80 nationalities represented on its campus and 50% of its teaching staff originating from abroad, the EPFL has a truly international vocation.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
ETHZ is a science and technology university with an outstanding research record earned through major achievements in research as well as first-rate teaching and services.
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Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
PSI is a multidisciplinary research institute for natural and engineer sciences in the fields of material sciences, solid bodies research, elementary particles physics, biological sciences, nuclear and non-nuclear energy research and energy-related environmental sciences.

Swiss Federal Institute for Forestry, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
WSL conducts research into the environment and sustainability. WSL concentrates on applied research which has a long-term, integral and multi-disciplinary character.

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA)
EMPA is the ETH domain’s institution for multidisciplinary research into sustainable materials and systems engineering. As an independent, neutral research institution, EMPA solves selected tasks and problems of a scientific and technical nature within its sphere of activities.

Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG)
EAWAG develops solutions to environmental problems. It transmits the acquired knowledge and know-how nationally and internationally by publications, lectures, teaching, and consulting to the private and public sector.