Switzerland and the United States of America

Swiss–U.S. Relations

The U.S. is a major partner of Switzerland in all respects. The relations between Switzerland and the United States of America are extremely rich, diverse and long-standing.

Swiss Direct Investment in the United States

Switzerland and the United States are also tightly connected through intensive cross-border investments. The U.S. is Switzerland's most important destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) and Switzerland ranks as the sixth largest foreign investor in America.

Switzerland’s Foreign Policy

According to the Federal Constitution, the goal of Swiss foreign policy is ensuring Switzerland’s independence and security and promoting the nation’s welfare. Through its foreign policy, Switzerland also makes a contribution to the alleviation of need and poverty in the world, the respect for human rights and the promotion of democracy as well as to the peaceful coexistence of peoples and the conservation of natural resources.

Science, Higher Education and Innovation

Small country, big science: learn more about Switzerland’s research landscape, its policies and programs, and international cooperation in science, higher education, and innovation.

Switzerland’s cultural projects in the US

Discover Switzerland’s cultural footprint in the US trough the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere and language.