Promoting academic and scientific talent is one of an institution of higher education’s core duties. In accordance with their profiles, the universities, universities of applied sciences and arts and universities of teacher education have developed their own career paths, and recruit and develop professionals based on their needs.
swissuniversities campaigns for optimal conditions and supports the institutions of higher education in their work by developing positions and implementing projects that help to clarify and improve career opportunities (doctorate, careers). It also coordinates programmes funded with project-related contributions that make it possible to initiate measures aimed at further developing young talent at universities, universities of applied sciences and arts and universities of teacher education: PhD programmes and development of third-cycle education, pilot programmes to strengthen the dual competencies profile, development of academic skills in subject-specific didactics and equal opportunities and university development.
swissuniversities awards mobility contributions for Cotutelles de thèse projects on behalf of the federal government. Finally, it works with Gebert Rüf Stiftung as part of the First Ventures funding programme.