International Co-operation

The prime focus of the SNSF's international activities is to remove obstacles to international co-operation and facilitate cross-border collaboration between research groups.

At the heart of the SNSF's activities are the added value that international co-operation represents for Swiss research and the needs of researchers. The SNSF is therefore pursuing two main goals:

  • raise scientific capacities in developing and transition countries to an international level and give Swiss researchers access to research groups in those countries
  • support existing co-operation with emerging, industrialised and European countries, facilitate new initiatives and secure access to European Framework Programmes and other international research programmes for Swiss researchers

The SNSF has published a strategy paper on its international co-operation policies.

SNSF international co-operation strategy 2018 (PDF, 114 KB)



Interdisciplinary and International Co-operation division