The University of Bern has become part of The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (The Guild) to improve its international radius of influence and to benefit its researchers.

To support its internationalization strategy’s efforts, the University of Bern has joined The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities. This situation will allow the University to benefit from a better collaboration with other prestigious institutions as well as being affiliated to the European research-funding landscape.

Founded in 2016, the Guild comprises nineteen of Europe’s most distinguished research-intensive universities in fourteen countries, and is dedicated to enhancing the voice of academic institutions, their researchers and their students. The Guild is committed to the pursuit of excellence, the importance of truth-seeking and trust-building as the foundation of public life, and the creation of new knowledge for the benefit of society, culture, and economic growth.

The third largest University in Switzerland

Globally connected and regionally anchored, the University of Bern is a public institution with a strong focus on excellence in research and teaching.

With notable strengths in space science, dentistry, climate science and biomedical engineering, it also hosts several global research platforms in areas including apiology, paleoscience and sustainable development. Nationally, it is a highly regarded player in research as a leading house for five national competence centers in areas such as health and medicine and experimental physics. The University of Bern counts 17,500 students benefitting from a full range of courses in most disciplines: from anthropology to mathematics, economics to world literature and archaeology to law.