Higher Education-related Organizations

Swiss Higher Education-related Organizations


uniRank publishes a list of Swiss higher education-related organizations. These organizations are public or private entities that focus on issues related to higher education. They may be involved in advocacy, research, policy development, accreditation, quality assurance or other activities related to higher education. These organizations may represent universities, students, faculty, research institutions or other stakeholders in the higher education sector.
Swiss higher education-related organizations can have an international, national, regional or local scope and coverage. uniRank's current higher education-related organizations classification includes 10 categories:

  1. Government Regulatory Organizations
  2. Accreditation or Quality Evaluation Organizations
  3. Qualifications Authorities
  4. University Associations or Alliances
  5. Professional or Industry Associations
  6. Advocacy Organizations
  7. Rectors, Vice-chancellors or Presidents Organizations
  8. Student Unions or Organizations
  9. University Rankings Organizations
  10. Other Higher Education-related Organizations

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Government Regulatory Organizations

This uniRank category encompass all federal, national, state, or local government bodies and agencies that are responsible for recognizing, overseeing, regulating and/or funding higher education institutions. Examples of such government regulatory organizations include Ministries of Higher Education, Departments of Higher Education and other similar government bodies with the authority and responsibility to govern the higher education sector. These organizations play a vital role in ensuring the quality and standards of higher education institutions within their respective jurisdictions.

Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz
Founded in 2012, the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) is a Swiss government agency responsible for promoting and supporting education, research and innovation in Switzerland. The organization plays a crucial role in… learn more

Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Organizations

This uniRank category includes public or private entities responsible for assessing and evaluating the quality, standards and performance of higher education institutions as a whole or their specific programs. Accreditation organizations typically have established criteria and guidelines that institutions must meet to be accredited. These criteria often cover areas such as faculty qualifications, curriculum, student services, infrastructure, governance and educational outcomes. The evaluation process usually involves self-assessment by the institution, peer reviews, site visits and documentation reviews. Accreditation is typically granted for a specific period and institutions must undergo periodic reviews to maintain the accredited status of the institution or its programs. Quality evaluation organizations, also known as quality assurance agencies or quality councils, are also responsible for evaluating and ensuring the quality and standards of educational institutions and programs. Quality evaluation organizations often assess institutions based on factors such as educational outcomes, faculty qualifications, research output, student support services, infrastructure, and compliance with legal and ethical standards. Both accreditation or quality evaluation organizations may operate at the national, regional or international level. The evaluations conducted by these organizations serve multiple purposes. They provide information to prospective students, employers, and other stakeholders about the quality and credibility of institutions or programs. Additionally, the evaluations can help institutions identify areas for improvement and implement quality enhancement measures.
It's worth noting that accreditation and quality evaluation organizations can vary in their structures, methodologies and specific areas of focus. Different countries and regions may have their own accrediting bodies or quality assurance agencies with distinct frameworks and processes for evaluation

Schweizerische Agentur für Akkreditierung und Qualitätssicherung
Established in 2001, the Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance - AAQ (French: Agence suisse d'accréditation et d'assurance qualité; Italian: Agenzia svizzera di accreditamento e di garanzia della qualità; German: Schweizerische Agentur für Akkreditierung und Qualitätssicherung) is an… learn more

Schweizerischer Akkreditierungsrat
Founded in 2005, the Schweizerischer Akkreditierungsrat (Swiss Accreditation Council, SAC) is an independent agency responsible for the accreditation of higher education institutions and programs in Switzerland. Its main objective is to promote high-quality education by ensuring that the programs… learn more

University Associations and Alliances

This uniRank category encompass all organizations or collaborative networks that bring together multiple universities or higher education institutions with a common purpose. These associations and alliances serve as platforms for cooperation, knowledge sharing and advocacy within the higher education sector. They promote collaboration among member institutions, address common challenges and work towards common goals. University associations and alliances may operate at the local, national, regional or international level.

Established in 1854, the ETH Bereich (ETH Domain) is a group of technical-scientific universities and research institutes managed by the Swiss Confederation.

It includes the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL/ETHL), the Paul… learn more

Schweizerische Hochschulkonferenz
Founded in 1995, the Schweizerische Hochschulkonferenz (Swiss University Conference, SUC) is an organization that represents the interests of Swiss higher education institutions at the national and international level. Its main objective is to promote cooperation and collaboration among higher… learn more

Advocacy Organizations

This uniRank category encompass all entities or groups dedicated to promoting and advancing the interests, needs and value of higher education at various levels. These organizations work to influence policy, advocate for funding and support and raise awareness about the importance of higher education in society.

International Council for Higher Education
Established in 1997, The International Council for Higher Education (ICHE) is a non-profit organization based in the United States that aims to promote higher education globally through research, advocacy and networking.

ICHE focuses on four key areas:

1) Research: ICHE conducts research on… learn more

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