In 2018, swissuniversities was able to further strengthen cooperation among universities and within universities and so promote trust. Under the swissuniversities banner, universities develop coordinated positions: at the end of 2018, for the first time, Swiss universities made a joint contribution to the 2021–2024 Message on Education, Research and Innovation (ERI). It is important for swissuniversities to face the challenges as one body in order to maintain the outstanding quality of teaching and research at Swiss universities. In this way, they can contribute to Switzerland’s prosperity and even play a leading role on the international stage.

This 2018 Annual Report provides information on the activities of swissuniversities, its key topics and projects. The results achieved over recent years would not have been possible without the constructive work undertaken with our partner bodies in the universities and at federal government and Canton levels. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to them.

Prof. Dr Michael O. Hengartner
President swissuniversities

swissuniversities Annual Report: PDF