is a strategic network. It includes leaders of 32 Canadian universities involved with strategic issues relating to research and innovation. The goal of their visits consists in learning about specificities of research and innovation in Switzerland. To that end, they will be meeting up with representatives of several Swiss institutions in charge of supporting research and innovation (SEFRI, SNSF, Innosuisse). The study trip will also cover site visits to higher education and research institutions in Berne, Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva, Olten and Basle.
The Canadian delegation will be received by swissuniversities, co-ordinating the programme with Presence Switzerland and the Swiss Embassy in Canada.
This visit is in line with the continuation of the joint declaration of Switzerland and Canada, signed on 25 January in Davos. This declaration aims at furthering and deepening bilateral cooperation in science, technology and innovation.