Private funding boosts and accelerates the university's development in line with its strategy, while sponsoring supports its marketing objectives. Philanthropic funding enables additional services in specific research areas, supports early-career researchers, generates innovation, and enhances the role of Bern – and Switzerland as a whole – as a center of business and knowledge.
The University of Bern invites any interested private individuals, companies, foundations, or other organizations to forge a cooperative funding partnership, and to receive long-lasting and appreciative support in return for their financial commitment. The university’s relationships with its donors and sponsors are characterized by transparency, respect, dialog, appreciation and long-term partnerships.
Coordination office and main contact for university advancement is the UniBE Founation.