Science, Technology and Education Section

Tasks and objectives:

The Science, Technology and Education Section at the Embassy of Switzerland in China is responsible for implementing Switzerland’s International Strategy on Education, Research and Innovation. The Section strengthens bilateral cooperation between Switzerland and China by promoting Swiss excellence and supporting direct contacts and collaboration between Swiss higher education institutions, funding agencies and policy makers.

We deal with the following areas in particular:

  • Maintaining a close network with various ERI stakeholders and relevant Chinese authorities and agencies such as, among others, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education and the National Natural Science Foundation China;
  • Analyzing and reporting on developments and policy-making relating to science, education and health in China;
  • Supporting relevant negotiations and the implementation of cooperation agreements at governmental and agency level;
  • Preparing and participating in official visits to China;
  • Promoting cooperation and mobility programs such as the Leading House instruments and the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships;
  • Organizing events in China in order to promote Swiss excellence in education, research and innovation;
  • Exchanging relevant information with China and international organizations in the field of health and support China in public health management;
  • Fostering synergies with Swissnex in China.