Mission

In the framework of the Swiss Federal Administration’s strategy to promote bilateral research cooperation with extra-European countries, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL) to develop and coordinate joint research cooperation programmes with India, Brazil and Chile.

The Swiss Federal Council has reconfirmed the importance of Switzerland’s bilateral collaboration with BRICS on Education, Research and Innovation for 2013-2016. EPFL is at the core of this strategy due to its national role as “Leading House” for India and Brazil. As such, EPFL has launched new funding instruments for the bilateral programme with Brazil.

For more information visit the EPFL website.