Academic Relations

Facilitating access between Swiss and American researchers.

We work with some of the world’s leading academic and research institutions to facilitate partnerships that cross borders, disciplines, and methodologies. Our aim is to support Switzerland’s renowned academic ecosystem by reaching and attracting the world’s top research talent.


“Working with swissnex Boston was extremely valuable in boosting the presence of Uni Basel in the Boston area. In two years of collaboration, we went from almost zero institutional contacts to the launch of an alumni chapter, a permanent presence at the MIT European Career Fair and hosting the Global Perspective Program students.”

-Erich Thaler, Director of International Affairs, University of Basel

Access and attract the top researchers in North America

Our Boston campus is situated right between Harvard and MIT, two of the world’s top academic institutions. We have cultivated a network of talented and innovative researchers here in Boston, in New York City where we have a satellite office, and across much of the eastern United States. Let us help you reach the heart of the North American research community.

Grow your university’s visibility in North America

A description of our PR, event, outreach services.

Participate in a customized “study tour”

Experience a specific industry or network in North America or gain access to the Boston or New York university systems at large. We can research and build out an agenda tailored to your unique learning objectives. Past tours include:

  • An introduction to Boston’s life science ecosystem
  • An exploration of American universities’ administration offices


Our services are tailored to each individual partner. To explore how we can help you meet your goals, e-mail Jonas[at]swissnexboston[dot]org.

Current Projects

Ongoing projects and partnerships.

Past Projects

Highlights of our past work.


Opportunities for academics in Boston and Switzerland.