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Interinstitutional cooperation is a must


For decades, Switzerland has been considered one of the countries at the cutting-edge of research. The thrust of the Swiss Federal Act on the Funding and Coordination of the Higher Education Sector (Higher Education Act, HEdA), which came into effect on 1 January 2015, was that Switzerland could not be among the top group in research and training without coordinating the various institutions of higher education. Axel Marion explains why SWITCH is the most important IT partner of swiss universities.