Our vision and mission: to strengthen the universities. Our recipe for success: dedication and competence.
As a knowledge and business centre, Switzerland is one of the world's leading countries. By opening up this knowledge area, SWITCH plays a crucial part in making sure that that is how things will remain.
Our mandate and the route to getting there
"SWITCH is opening up the knowledge area" – these seven words set out the vision that SWITCH has for the future in its Strategy 2020. The route to achieving this is characterised by our mission to strengthen and integrate the Swiss universities in international terms: by developing pioneering internet services for them which give students, lecturers and researchers here a technological lead. Out of true passion. And because a healthy university and research landscape is a driving force behind a successful economy.
Convinced that we belong at the top
For the Swiss universities to maintain their leading position in the world, it is vital for them to be able to cooperate and carry out exchanges with others. That is our firm conviction. SWITCH provides the necessary technical infrastructure for ensuring that the transfer of knowledge can function impeccably.
Our trump card: cheerful employees with the expertise we need
SWITCH's employees have an instinct for sensing the needs of the universities. To meet these needs they do a dedicated job of daily work, making the most out of their extensive expertise, their innovative minds and their enthusiasm. They are all eager to make their contribution to ensuring that Switzerland's universities and research institutes remain internationally integrated and very much on the ball.
How we satisfy you and live up to our claims
For the future, we want to be sure that we can keep on satisfying our claim to be a technologically leading and competent business. To achieve that, we believe that we must act proactively. That is why we never stop optimising and expanding the services we provide for the universities as well as for companies and individual Internet users throughout Switzerland. In this way, SWITCH is determined to continue playing the role of an Internet pioneer in future.