International networking and cooperation at Switch

As a leading Swiss internet pioneer and operator of the Swiss university network, we are well connected internationally. The diverse collaborations make a decisive contribution to the further development of the internet community.

Our collaborations at a glance

GÉANT Association

 Through our membership of the GÉANT Association (Gigabit European Academic Network), we connect European national research networks and enable seamless collaboration between more than 50 million users in educational and scientific institutions around the world. Learn more at


On behalf of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, we represent Switzerland in the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG). This initiative supports the creation of a framework for the shared use of electronic resources in Europe. More information can be found at


As a long-standing member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), we support CERT teams worldwide in responding quickly to security incidents. We strengthen the security network through cross-border cooperation and knowledge sharing. Visit for detailed information.


As an advocate of coordinated joint efforts by European registries, we established the Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR) in 1999. This organisation serves as a discussion forum and an important point of contact for governments and internet organisations. CENTR focuses on consensus building and collaboration. More information can be found at