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State-of-the-art research "made in Switzerland"

​Internationally renowned and envied by our partners, the NCCRs promote long-term, innovative research projects in areas of vital strategic importance for the future of Swiss science, the Swiss economy and Swiss society. The 14 NCCRs of the first series, concluded in 2013 after 12 years of intensive research work, have produced 24,391 publications, 341 patents and 79 start-ups as well as serving as the training ground for 3105 doctoral students and 1819 postdoctoral researchers.Would such a performance have been possible without highly qualified employees from abroad? The NCCR statistics give a clear answer with regard to the "made in Switzerland" aspect, thanks to which Switzerland is at the cutting edge of research and innovation according to the majority of indicators. Of the 3105 docto...

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