Data protection is a service of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI.

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI in the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research is the federal government's specialised agency for national and international matters concerning education, research and innovation policy.

State Secretariat for Education,
Research and Innovation SERI
Einsteinstrasse 2
CH-3003 Bern

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Conditions of use

Although every effort is made at the time of publication to ensure that the information posted on the website is accurate, no guarantee of reliability, exactness or completeness can be given.

The information and services indicated on the website as well as the present conditions of use may be modified at any time without prior notice.


SERI expressly disclaims any liability for advice obtained from the website.

SERI may not be held liable for loss of earnings, loss of data or other indirect damage arising in particular from erroneous information or technical disruption.

SERI assumes no liability for problems arising from circumstances beyond its control. This is notably the case during interruptions caused by network disruptions.

SERI also disclaims any liability for the content of third-party websites referred to on the website. It bears no responsibility for the completeness, accuracy, up-to-date-ness and relevance of the information posted on third-party websites.


The content and structure of the website is protected by copyright. Articles may be reproduced with permission of the editorial team, provided they are properly attributed. Image rights belong to the respective copyright holders.

Without the express consent of SERI, any reproduction and/or dissemination of content constitutes an infringement of the Federal Copyright Act (CopA, SR 231.1), which may have consequences under civil or criminal law.

Data protection

Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and data protection legislation stipulate that all individuals are entitled to protection of their personal sphere as well as to protection against the misuse of their personal data. SERI strictly abides by these provisions.

Personal data are handled in a strictly confidential manner and are not sold or divulged to third parties.

We work closely with the company that hosts our website to ensure that all means are used to protect our database from outside intrusion, loss, misuse or falsification.

No personal data are logged when users access our website. The Internet server of the company that hosts our website only records non-personal usage data that enables us to identify usage trends and subsequently improve our offer. Usage data are not linked to personal data.

These rules do not, however, apply to voluntary contact that you make with us. If you enter your e-mail address, it will be saved in a separate database that does not have any link with anonymous log files. You may cancel your registration at any time.