SWITCH strongly supports the quest for knowledge and the urge to explore
We create the preconditions for students, researchers and all the universities in Switzerland to be able to work with one another conveniently and securely. This starts with the provision of Internet access, and the education and research network itself as the technical foundation. And this goes right through to ensuring that all the necessary IT security precautions are put in place.
The correct protection in everyday university life
Anyone surfing the Internet must be conscious of risks, such as the misuse of data and system failures. SWITCH offers the ideal all-round protection against such risks by protecting your identity and verifying the identity of each of your communication partners. In addition, SWITCH ensures that you have a customised access to the whole of the education and research network.more information
Information the fastest way
We want to be sure that the data traffic in the SWITCHlan university network can flow without any hindrance. To achieve that, we offer our network customers valuable tools for debugging, operational statistics and other services. Anyone belonging to a Swiss university can learn how uncomplicated free Internet surfing can be thanks to SWITCHconnect.more information
A whole multimedia universe waiting to be discovered – by you
Being able to work effectively with others and exchange messages quickly: this is the key element in ensuring that the Swiss universities are able to keep pace internationally. Of no less importance in this respect are the innovative e-learning services, which make everyday life in academia easier. Anyone connected with a Swiss university can benefit from all of this through SWITCH.more information
E-science and expert tips
It takes no more than a quick glimpse at the current e-science projects being developed by SWITCH in cooperation with the Swiss university world to show that a true pioneering spirit is the driving force here. In addition, SWITCH has set up several special working groups to facilitate one-to-one contacts and the exchange of views and information on technological matters.more information
One particular aspect of the services developed by SWITCH for the Swiss university community that makes them so valuable is their high degree of innovation. But where does this innovation actually take place at SWITCH? The answers to this are provided by the "Innovation Engine" which forms part of SWITCH's "Strategy 2020".more information
Click here to read SWITCH's Terms and conditions for the provision of services. This document contains all the necessary information on the rules governing the relationship between SWITCH and the universities using its services.