Rectors? Conference of the Swiss Universities

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If you are interested in studying in Switzerland, CRUS is there to provide you with general and useful information on Swiss universities and Higher Education system.

The Rectors' Conference of Swiss Universities “CRUS” aims to promote joint actions of Swiss Universities (cantonal universities and Federal Institutes of Technology of Zurich and Lausanne) and is mandated by the Swiss government and the CUS (Swiss University Conference) to coordinate the implementation of the Declaration of Bologna in Higher Education institutions.

Among its missions, the organization itensifies its commitment to international collaboration. 
Thus, ProDoc ( "Support for collaboration in doctoral education") is a new cooperation and innovation project for 2008-2011.
If you are tempted by a joint supervision thesis, be aware that the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) currently supports 20 individual projects with a financial support for a maximum of CHF 10,000.

For information about scholarships, please go to and read our article about this website which is also administered by the CRUS.