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International Network of the FHNW

The FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland attaches great importance to international cooperation and the added value of global exchange with a broad spectrum of people, institutes, cultures and systems. As a highly innovative educational and research institution with strong regional ties as well as national and international networks, it is able to respond to national and international trends. It makes the international experience of its members available to Swiss society, industry and the academic community.


swissunivisersites_format.jpgSwissuniversities is the umbrella organization of the Swiss universities and promotes cooperation and coordination between the universities and the various types of universities. It represents the interests of the Swiss universities at the national and international levels.

European Association for International Education (EAIE)

EAIE_Format.jpgFounded in 1989, the EAIE is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. As a member-led organisation, the EAIE provides a platform for learning, networking and knowledge exchange.

Scholars At Risk

scholar at risk_Format.jpgScholars At Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom.
SAR counts over 500 member institutions worldwide that are actively engaged in:

  • Protection – hosting threatened scholars on temporary teaching, research or study visits
  • Advocacy – raising awareness of and speaking out against attacks on higher education communities
  • Learning – empowering scholars and students to promote academic freedom and other higher education values

European University Association

eua_format.jpgEUA is the largest and most comprehensive organisation representing more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries. Through continuous interaction with a range of other European and international organisations, EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard.


swissnex_format.jpgSwissnex is the Swiss global network connecting Switzerland and the world in education, research and innovation. Their mission it to support their partners’ outreach and active engagement in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. The six main Swissnex locations and their outposts are established in the world’s most innovative regions: Boston and New York (USA), San Francisco (USA), Shanghai (China), Bangalore (India), Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (Brazil), and Osaka (Japan).

The Swissnex Network is an initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and is part of the Confederation’s network abroad managed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.


Standing Committee on International Affairs FHNW