The members of the Foundation Council are drawn from the most important organisations in the Swiss research community (higher education institutions, the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities, the academies, etc.) and include representatives from politics and industry nominated by the Federal Council. The Executive Committee is composed of members of the Foundation Council.
Its responsibilities include the election of members of the Research Council as well as the approval of the financial budget, key regulations and the service agreements with the federal government.
Representatives of the universities and Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich and Lausanne
Representatives of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Representatives of the universities of applied sciences and of teacher education
Members elected by the Federal Council
Organisational regulations of the Executive Committee of the Foundation Council (PDF, 141 KB)