EURAXESS Smart Talks

Switzerland - A great place to be a researcher!

October 31, 2023 ERA Talent Project funded by the European Commission Season 2 Episode 4
EURAXESS Smart Talks
Switzerland - A great place to be a researcher!
Show Notes

Switzerland is known for its stunning landscapes, world-class education, and cutting-edge research. It has become a sought-after destination for researchers from around the globe. In this episode, we will explore the unique offerings of EURAXESS Switzerland, a gateway that opens doors to remarkable research opportunities and facilitates integration for international researchers.

Together, we’ll delve into the various aspects of researcher mobility in Switzerland, uncovering the possibilities that lie within its renowned universities, prestigious research institutions, and vibrant scientific communities.
Our first guest, Maddalena Tognola, an expert from the Grant Office at the University of Bern, takes us on an exploration of the cultural differences within Switzerland and delves into how her team provides invaluable support to both international and local researchers. 

Next, we hear from two distinguished voices in the Swiss research community. Seraina Munton, Research & Project Manager at EU GrantsAccess, a joint office of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, and Sarah Daepp, the National Coordinator of EURAXESS Switzerland, enlighten us about Switzerland's role in the European Research Area. 

Lastly, we are privileged to listen to the experiences and insights of Professor Mira Burri, professor of International Economic and Internet Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lucerne. Professor Burri shares her personal journey of moving to Switzerland as an academic, offering a unique researcher's perspective that will inspire and guide fellow scholars.

Each guests’ extensive knowledge and expert advice are invaluable for incoming researchers seeking to make their mark on the Swiss research landscape. Whether you're considering Switzerland for your research endeavours or simply curious about the opportunities it presents, this episode is your comprehensive guide to Switzerland. Tune in to gain the knowledge, advice, and inspiration you need to navigate the Swiss research community successfully.