Partnerships with research institutes

In Switzerland the SDC works in the area of research with the following partners, in particular:

  • Universities,
  • Federal institutes of technology (ETH)
  • Universities of applied sciences,
  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID),
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
  • State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)

Research engagement of the SDC

Comprehensive information on the objectives, principles and focal points of the SDC's engagement in research as well as specific opportunities for the promotion of research is available in the 'Research and science' section.

Research and Science

Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)

The KFPE promotes efficient, effective and equal research cooperation with developing and transition countries. The Commission's members are respected individuals with experience in research partnerships with developing and transition countries. Many Swiss research institutes involved in joint research projects with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America are associated research institutes of the KFPE. The Commission has an office in Berne. It is affiliated with the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

Members of the Commission
Associated institutes