Strategic objective: The University enhances its international network while remaining a reliable collaboration partner for national and regional cooperation.

The University of Bern offers its students an international campus. Optimal conditions and a modern concept for promoting early career researchers allow young academics to achieve their career goals in Switzerland and abroad. Bern’s researchers successfully apply for international research grants (e.g., ERC grants). The University acts as a key partner in major international research cooperations and programs, particularly within its research priority areas.

The University will continue to raise awareness of its performance and reliability within the international higher education and research sector.

While studying at the University of Bern, students can supplement their studies by acquiring intercultural and foreign language skills. The availability and application of various languages in teaching, research, administration and advisory services are systematized as part of a language policy. The international student exchange program is designed to be sustainable with the help of innovative formats.

Academic policy plays an important role at the University of Bern. In particular, the University is actively involved in the European discussion on developing the university of the future via The Guild network.