SWITCH Information Technology Services

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SWITCH Foundation
SWITCH Logo
Abbreviation SWITCH
Motto At the service of the universities
Formation 22 October 1987 in Bern
Legal status Foundation
Purpose To create, promote and maintain information and communication technologies in Switzerland at the service of education and research
Headquarters Zürich, Switzerland
Region served Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Managing Director Andreas Dudler
Main organ Foundation Council
Website www.switch.ch

SWITCH is the manager of the .ch and .li country-code top-level domains for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, respectively. As the Swiss national research and education network organisation, SWITCH also manages the educational networks among Swiss universities and research facilities, and the links to other (non Swiss) university networks. It also mirrors open source software (including several distributions of Linux, e.g. (K)Ubuntu).

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