Information on Research in Switzerland

Information Platforms on Swiss Research


CHThe National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) are institutionally supported research projects of nation-wide importance. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is responsible for conducting NCCRs on behalf of the Swiss government. These projects have a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary and innovative approaches within the disciplines. Each NCCR consists of a centre of competence (‘leading house’) and a network of partners from the university or extra-university spheres.
SNSFMandated by the Swiss federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is Switzerland’s leading provider of scientific research funding.
EuraxessEuraxess 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. provides an overview of Swiss research and supports researchers by providing information about employment and funding opportunities.


Swiss Research Institutes


AgroscopeAgroscope is the Swiss Federal government agriculture, food and environmental research organization. The research of Agroscope is aimed at providing safe and flavoursome food, a healthy environment and an innovative and competitive agriculture.
cscs_logoFounded in 1991, CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, develops and promotes technical and scientific services for the Swiss research community in the fields of high-performance computing.
CSEMCSEM 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.
EawagEAWAG 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.
EMPAEMPA 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.
EPFLStudents, 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.
ETHZETHZ 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. ETH Zurich carries out fundamental research to broaden the knowledge base and provide the starting point for future innovative applications.
fmi_logoFMI 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.
IdiapThe Idiap Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit, research foundation affiliated with EPFL. Its activities encompass basic research and development in the areas of multimedia information management, perceptual and cognitive systems, social media, biometric person recognition, multimodal information interfaces, and large scale machine learning.
IDSIAThe Swiss AI Lab IDSIA is a non-profit oriented research institute for artificial intelligence, affiliated with both the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Lugano and the Department of Innovative Technologies of SUPSI, the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland.
isrec_logoISREC 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.
PSIPaul Scherrer Institute 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.
sib_logoSwiss Institute of Bioinformatics 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.
STPHSwiss TPH 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.
WSLSwiss Federal Institute for Forestry, Snow and Landscape Research WSL conducts research into the environment and sustainability. WSL concentrates on applied research which has a long-term, integral and multi-disciplinary character.