Manifesto for an open Switzerland

This picture shows a Swiss landscape.

In respect of the “Mass Immigration Initiative” referendum to be held on 9 February 2014, the SNSF has signed a manifesto to keep Switzerland open to scientists, together with the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, university rectors and the presidents of Swiss institutions of higher education.

All signatories to the manifesto speak with one voice: the freedom of movement of individuals with the European Union is the best way for Switzerland to ensure excellence in education and research. A vote in favour of the popular initiative “Against Mass Immigration” could jeopardise the success of scientific research in Switzerland.