About us

Since the early days of the internet, we have had one goal: to sustainably strengthen Switzerland’s digital competitiveness in education and research. We offer private customers and the Swiss university community a secure, future-oriented basic infrastructure. Our partners benefit from targeted advice, competent support and our extensive networking with relevant specialist communities – both inside and outside the academic world.

About us

Our foundation

Switch was established in 1987 as a private foundation by the Swiss Confederation and the eight university cantons that existed at the time. The key aspects of our foundation’s mission are to enable and continuously expand a secure and networked research and education infrastructure in Switzerland.  

About the foundation
Our engagement

Higher education policy

We support and advise university policy committees on digital transformation. With our in-depth expertise, we combine technological developments with social and higher education policy matters. We also act as a bridge builder for joint digitalisation projects in the education, research and innovation community. 


Our engagement


Keeping up with the times and directly meeting the needs of our customers

In times of globalisation and digitalisation, innovation is more in demand than ever. As an integral part of Switzerland’s university landscape and critical infrastructures, we optimise the status quo and go out of our way to develop the potential of new fields. As a foundation, we are not profit-oriented and are completely at the service of our customers. 

The Connectome project
Legal & Procurement


As a trailblazer for Swiss universities towards a secure digital future, we are well connected both nationally and internationally. We maintain excellent relationships with the leading internet organisations around the world and also have close ties with international research groups. Many of our employees engage personally as active members of organisations, committees, working groups and research initiatives worldwide. 

Our collaborations
Working at Switch

Work for Switch

We are constantly growing and looking for new talent. Join our team and help us to shape the digital services of the future! You can expect exciting and meaningful tasks with plenty of room for creativity. We also offer attractive opportunities for personal development – both on and off the job.  

Work with us
Contact Switch


Do you have any questions about our services and expertise or the company and the Switch foundation? Then give us a call or send us an e-mail – let’s grab a coffee!  

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