To ensure research excellence, continual investments must be made in cutting-edge infrastructure. Securing funding for such investments is therefore a major priority at Switzerland’s higher education institutions. Public funding stems from both the cantons and the federal government; the Higher Education Act and the Federal Act on the Promotion of Research and Innovation provide the legal basis.
Large, expensive equipment is partially bought and used jointly by the institutions of higher education. The Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures 2019 provides an overview of nationally relevant infrastructures and of future projects.
The work on the next Swiss Roadmap 2019 in preparation for the ERI Dispatch for 2021-2024 il alrady underway according to the "Guideline: Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures 2019".
Legal basis at the federal level
Overview of research infrastructures