State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

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Location: Bern
Discipline: Innovation
Affiliation: Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) is the federal government’s specialised agency for national and international matters concerning education, research and innovation policy. The SERI is responsible for the ETH domain (ETHZ, EPFL, Eawag, EMPA, PSI, WSL). The SERI is also partly responsible on the federal level for the cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and various research centers. The SERI is part of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

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Astronomy - Dec 18, 2019
Astronomy
Following the successful launch of CHEOPS, and once routine tests of the satellite in orbit have been completed, operations are set to begin at the end of March 2020 and last around four years. The scientific community the world over is eagerly awaiting the data gathered on exoplanets, underlining the major importance of the contribution made by Swiss scientists.
Administration - Innovation - Dec 16, 2019

The head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, announced the launch of six new National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) at a press conference in Bern on 16 December.

Innovation - Environment - Dec 11, 2019

swissnexDay 2019, held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL) on the subject of space technologies and sustainability, attracted a large turnout.

Astronomy - Politics - Nov 28, 2019

On 27 and 28 November 2019, State Secretary Martina Hirayama attended the European Space Agency's ESA Ministerial Council meeting in Seville ("Space 19+"). At this meeting, which brought together the ministers in charge of space affairs from the 22 ESA Member States, the Council conferred on ongoing programmes, new initiatives, and agreed on the Agency's budget for the next three years.

Politics - Administration - Nov 14, 2019

On 14 November, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), met Chen Baosheng, the Chinese Minister of Education, in Bern.

Administration - Politics - Dec 13, 2019

On 13 December 2019 the Federal Council approved a report on Switzerland's international activities in vocational and professional education and training. The report concludes that the country has a coherent system of activities which are well coordinated by the existing interdepartmental coordination group and lead to the creation of synergies.

Innovation - Event - Dec 10, 2019

From December 10 - 12, Switzerland will be present at the "New Space Economy Expo Forum" (NSE) in Rome, Europe's largest conference for space technologies.

Politics - Innovation - Nov 19, 2019

From 20 to 22 November, Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, will be holding bilateral talks with her counterparts in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki.

Innovation - Nov 8, 2019

The Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology met yesterday, for the fourth time, in Brasilia. In this context, a symposium was organised to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation signed with Brazil in 2009.



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