Swissnex’s goal is to promote Switzerland’s excellence as one of the world’s leading countries in the fields of innovation, research, technology and higher education, to connect academia and business and to facilitate cooperation between the two countries.


2013 will stay as a unique year in the history of the relationship between Switzerland and China. The signature of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries was certainly the highlight of the political and economic agenda, but the year also saw the visit of 5 Federal Councillors and 3 State Secretaries. Our key topics of Education, Research and Innovation were very high on the agenda of these visits. We saw the swissnex community grow fast with many alumni of Swiss universities joining our events and offering their help. And we know that the interest in China for the Swiss excellence in science and technology will not subside in coming years!


The swissnex Chinese New Year Gathering was a great success! In the afternoon we had the opportunity to meet innovators in their fields: sound and media artists and young entrepreneurs gave the audience an interesting opportunity for discussions. In the evening swissnex China’s office space was tested to its limits. Around 100 people stopped by to celebrate with us. The dance performance from Liu Yanan heralded the year of the snake. A tea ceremony and a music performance from Cathy (Pro Helvetia) gave the evening a special note. Read more…


Watch our interview with Nathan Kaiser, a partner with the firm Eiger law to learn more about his professional career. As the amount of Swiss business has continued to increase, a group of entrepreneurial lawyers have started offering services in China. In the short video, Nathan shares some observations on China as a market for Swiss companies and some advice about how to approach the difficult question of IP management and protection.


Swissnex China newsletter September 2014 has been released. Read it and you will find interesting stories!

Moreover, don’t miss our latest news.
Check out who we are, what we do and why we are your best partner in China for matters related to universities, innovation, science and technology, arts and culture.
swissnex China works closely together with the Science, Technology and Education Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing. Check the interesting Venture Leaders Program in Beijing here.

How Swiss and Chinese young people think about swissnex China? What did they learn about us? What is the interesting (or unlucky) stories they have seen? Of course, they love swissnex China!

swissnex China is an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI  and an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai.