State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI   link
Location: Bern
Einsteinstrasse 2, 3005 Bern

Discipline: Research Management, Innovation
Affiliation: Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

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.

Astronomy - Dec 17, 2021
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the most sensitive radio telescope to date, will allow researchers to study the formation of the first stars and galaxies. Operation of the telescope is to be managed by the international Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) organisation. The Federal Council decided on 17 December that Switzerland will join the SKAO, following Parliament's decision to provide the funding necessary for full membership by 2030.
Administration - Dec 17, 2021

On 17 December, the Federal Council adopted a new ordinance on the promotion of national space activities. This will enter into force on 1 February 2022.

Administration - Innovation - Dec 10, 2021

Switzerland must promote CERN's long-term development potential, particularly in terms of spatial planning, which has prompted the Federal Council to initiate work on a federal sectoral plan focusing on CERN projects. According to the current state of planning, the Federal Council intends to submit a dispatch to Parliament creating the necessary legal basis by the end of 2022.

Research Management - Administration - Nov 25, 2021

State Secretary Martina Hirayama attended the Science Europe High-Level Workshop in Luxembourg on 24 November 2021. This annual workshop, organised by Science Europe, the association of major research funding organisations, was attended by ministers for research and innovation, as well as high-level representatives from the European Commission and research funding organisations in Europe.

Research Management - Career - Nov 19, 2021

President of the Swiss National Science Foundation Matthias Egger and Director of the US National Science Foundation Sethuraman Panchanathan signed a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Guy Parmelin, President of the Swiss Confederation. This agreement will create the basis for the foundations' long-term cooperation in promoting research.

Sport - Nov 18, 2021

President of the Confederation and EAER head Guy Parmelin signed a new memorandum of understanding on cooperation between Switzerland and the USA in the field of vocational education and training. Signed in Washington on 18 November, the agreement signals intensifying knowledge exchange between education and business stakeholders active in the public and private sectors in Switzerland and the USA.

Politics - Dec 16, 2021

Switzerland is a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which has served since 1996 as a forum for exchange between Europe and Asia to address economic, political, educational, cultural, environmental and climate issues. Education and training has been one of the priority areas on the agenda since 2006 and has been discussed in detail at regular ministerial meetings since 2008. On 15 December, the 8th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME) was held online. The host was Thailand.

Social Sciences - Nov 26, 2021

Om Friday, 26 November, President Guy Parmelin and Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuân Phúc met at Lohn Manor where they commended the close ties that have developed between Switzerland and Vietnam since diplomatic relations were established 50 years ago. Both sides stressed their intention to further deepen relations in the coming years.

Social Sciences - Economics - Nov 25, 2021

In the context of a virtual event organised by the Swiss-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Swiss Embassy in Mexico, on 25 November Swiss State Secretary Martina Hirayama and Mexican Minister of Education Delfina Gómez Ŕlvarez signed a letter of intent on cooperation in vocational education and training. The aim is to strengthen the existing partnership in this field and to promote the realisation of projects.

Astronomy - Politics - Nov 19, 2021

On 19 November 2021, Switzerland participated in the Intermediate Session of the European Space Agency (ESA) Council at Ministerial Level, which took place in Portugal. At this session, which brought together the ministers responsible for space affairs of the 22 ESA member states, the Council set the stage for ESA to boost Europe's role in space. This will include addressing issues that tackle society's needs, such as climate change, and launching a number of inspiring initiatives.

Administration - Innovation - Nov 12, 2021

The head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) will visit Washington with a high-ranking Swiss delegation from 17 to 19 November. The focus of the visit will be on cooperation on vocational education and training as part of a broader effort to intensify bilateral relations in the areas of business, education, research and innovation.

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