SWITCH Information Technology Services

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SWITCH Foundation
SWITCH Logo
AbbreviationSWITCH
Formation22 October 1987 in Bern
Legal statusFoundation
PurposeTo create, promote and maintain information and communication technologies in Switzerland at the service of education and research
HeadquartersZürich, Switzerland
Region served
Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Managing Director
Andreas Dudler

SWITCH is a Swiss foundation managing 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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