State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

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State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation
(in German) Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation
(in French) Secrétariat d'Etat à la formation, à la recherche et à l'innovation
(in Italian) Segreteria di Stato per la formazione, la ricerca e l’innovazione
(in Romansh) Secretariat da stadi per furmaziun, retschertga ed innovaziun
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Agency overview
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Employees 250
Minister responsible
Parent agency Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
Website www.sbfi.admin.ch

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI; SBFI) is a government agency within the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. It is headed by state secretary Mauro Dell'Ambrogio and has 250 employees and a budget of about four billion Swiss francs per year. It is responsible for national and international policies of education, research and innovation.[1]

Responsibilities[edit]

The SERI/SBFI is responsible for managing and funding of the institutes within the ETH Domain. In addition, it is responsible for regulating the Swiss universities of applied sciences, upper-secondary level vocational education and training, tertiary-level professional education and training, and continuing education and training. The SERI/SBFI promotes innovation and the pursuit of international cooperation in the areas of education, research and innovation. Within this remit, it is responsible i.a. for the finances of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the coordination of Swiss space research activities. Further responsiblities of the SERI/SBFI include the recognition of cantonal and foreign diplomas and other qualifications.[2]

History[edit]

The SERI/SBFI was formed on 20 December 2012 as part of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, by merging the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER; SBF), formerly part of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, and the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET; BBT).[3] Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, a member of the "ultra-liberal" wing of PLR[4] and previously head of the SER[3], was appointed as head of the merged state secretariat after Johann Schneider-Ammann's failed attempt to appoint Roman Boutellier to this position.[5][6][7][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation". Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Remit of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)". Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mauro Dell'Ambrogio leitet ab 1. Januar 2013 das neue Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation SBFI" (in German). Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Rudolf Strahm, Parteifarbe statt Kompetenz. Der Bildungsstaatssekretär, 29 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Was Blocher durfte, darf Schneider-Ammann nicht". Tages-Anzeiger (in German]). 11 May 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ein krasser Interessenkonflikt". Tages-Anzeiger (in German). 15 May 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Strafanzeigen in der Gripen-Affäre und im Fall Boutellier". Tages-Anzeiger (in German). 18 May 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 

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