Swiss Nanoscience Institute

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The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) emerged from the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Nanoscale Science and forms a key focus of research at the University of Basel. The SNI combines basic research with applied research. Researchers are engaged in various projects involving nanoscale structures. They are hoping to provide impetus for life sciences, sustainability, information technology and communications technology. The University of Basel acts as Leading House and coordinates both the NCCR network of university and research institutes and industrial partners, which is run by the Swiss National Science Foundation on behalf of the federal government, and also the Argovia network that is funded by Canton Aargau. With the founding of the SNI, the University of Basel secured its internationally acknowledged position as a centre of excellence for the nanosciences.

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