With some 173,000 articles during the period 2011-2015, Switzerland produced 1% of worldwide publications. It is therefore in the top 20 countries of all sizes that publish the most scientific articles.
Federal Council launches new National Research Programme
The Federal Council has launched a new National Research Programme (NRP) on ways of achieving a sustainable economy. This NRP is expected to contribute significantly to a more sustainable economy and greater resource security, resulting in increased competitiveness for the Swiss economy and more prosperity for the population. This programme will run for five years and is budgeted at CHF 20 million.