International level

International Collaboration and Networks

International research collaboration is high on Switzerland’s agenda. Switzerland is involved in numerous international research organisations and research programmes, and fosters bilateral research collaboration with selected priority countries. It also has its own international knowledge network, Swissnex, which promotes Switzerland's reputation as a research nation abroad.

International Rankings

An indication of the high quality of Switzerland's higher education and research providers is their performance in international higher education rankings. Both Swiss universities and the two federal institutes of technology in Lausanne and Zurich systematically rate highly in these lists. Thanks to the fact that Switzerland invests heavily in research and development, it has earned the reputation as one of the most innovative and competitive countries in the world.