The Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF is mandated by the federal government to promote research in all scientific disciplines. There are various possibilities for research funding in the areas of project, programme and career promotion as well as science communication.
The Swiss Agency for Innovation Innosuisse promotes science-based innovation projects on behalf of the federal government, supports networks and events in important fields of innovation and offers targeted training and individual coaching to promote entrepreneurial thinking, as well as support for companies and start-ups to enter the international market.
With the Swissuniversities programme, the Swiss government supports higher education in order to implement, individually or jointly, innovative programmes and projects of national importance in higher education policy. The programmes and projects are financed in equal parts by the Swiss government and the institutions of higher education.
Internationale Bodenseehochschule IBH supports projects that serve the networking and cooperation between institutions of higher education and contribute to the sustainable development of the trinational region of Lake Constance. IBH supports projects in the fields of education and continuing education, research and development, knowledge and technology transfer and structural development.
Movetia is the Swiss counterpart to Erasmus+. It offers the opportunity to plan and implement transnational, institutional partnerships and cooperation. The programme enables students, lecturers and other university staff to carry out both mobility projects for individuals and institutional cooperation projects for cooperation between educational institutions.