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Research Institutions and Education

Universities and Academic Institutions

The life sciences cluster of western Switzerland is home to world class universities and academic institutions. The institutions listed below offer research facilities and / or undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the life sciences.

Research Centres

Western Switzerland hosts high-tech competences in basic and applied research. In these fields, the region preserves the links that exist between Swiss and international entities, notably in teaching matters, thus ensuring rich and fertile exchanges.

The Wyss Center offers resources and expertise to accelerate progress from neuroscience research to clinical solutions in order to improve the lives of people with nervous system disorders.

The Agora research centre, hosted by the Swiss National Science Foundation, promotes dialogue with scientists to encourage researchers to communicate their current research to a non-specialist audience.

Clinical Research Support

The region offers centralised laboratories and state-of-the-art resources to facilitate biomedical research. They are available on a fee-for-service basis to the entire biomedical research community and have established many interactions with the industrial and start-up communities. For example, services include:

The below institutions are available to take part in clinical research and trials in many therapeutic areas:

Education and Training

These networks and research institutions provide access to education at the highest level in the fields related to life sciences. You will find below different courses and trainings available within the cluster.

You wish to become an entrepreneur? The below courses are for you!

World class business school IMD offers short and long courses to entrepreneurs. EPFL and the University of Lausanne offer an Executive MBA in the Management of Technology (MoT) specifically geared towards entrepreneurs.

If you would like your trainging to be listed here, please fill in the form to upload your information. Please note, we will only post trainings related to the life sciences.