Network ICT Services for Swiss Higher Education is made up of the ICT officers of the Swiss higher education institutions. In its capacity as a sounding board, it supports and advises swissuniversities with its expertise on strategic and applied ICT questions. NICT is a member of the Steering Committee of the P-5 Scientific Information programme. The Swiss higher education institutions use the network to exchange experiences on ICT infrastructure and services and enter into collaborations. NICT also coordinates its activities with SWITCH, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) and other national service providers.