Networking science.

We are the largest scientific network in Switzerland and provide advice to policy-makers and society on knowledge-based and socially relevant issues. MORE

International engagement for Switzerland as a science location

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences with their members and professional societies represent the interests of the Swiss scientific community at international level and contribute their expertise there. In this way, the Academies contribute to the strengthening of Switzerland as a science location.

Science Policy

Good working conditions for research in Switzerland: the Academies represent matters of interest of the Swiss scientific community at the policy level.

Policy Advice

Supporting political decisions of importance for Switzerland: the Academies contribute scientific expertise in Europe for this purpose.

Human Rights

Safeguarding academic freedom, protecting the human rights of researchers, anchoring human rights in science: this is what the Academies are committed to. 


Strengthening networking with sister organisations: this is what the Academies do by way of collaborating in multinational associations.

Dr. Roger Pfister

Head International Cooperation
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern