Switzerland is an excellent location for living, studying, and working. Its cultural variety, beautiful landscape, and innovative environment offer first-class surroundings for both personal well-being and career advancement. Switzerland is one of the most competitive countries in the world and widely recognized internationally as a centre of excel – lance in education, research, and innovation. Great emphasis is placed on ensuring the autonomy of Swiss universities and researchers, on fostering competition and quality, and on en – couraging a broad-minded outlook.

Switzerland’s small size has favored the emergence of well developed research and development networks, whose expertise is continuously implemented in the economy and society. At the same time, Switzerland is part of the global community and maintains a worldwide network of cooperation’s and partner – ships in education and science. Common to the country’s richly diverse higher education system is a drive for uncompromising quality in teaching and research. Swiss universities play an active role in shaping the future with the necessary responsibility.

Switzerland’s high-quality education system and its multicultural society mean that a large part of the population is fluent in several languages. English is widely spoken and used as a language of business, higher education, and research.