Leading Houses: bilateral collaboration
In the framework of the bilateral collaboration strategy of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), UNIGE has been the Swiss "Leading House" for collaboration with Russia since 2008, in collaboration with EPFL Lausanne as the "Associate Leading House" (ALH) ). Since 2013, UNIGE is also the ALH for South Korea, in collaboration with the LH ETH Zurich.
Between 2008 and 2013, the Leading House for Russia coordinated funding for projects in the three following programs: Mobility Projects, Joint Research Projects and ERA.Net-RUS.
Since 2013, calls for bilateral collaboration are run directly by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The Leading House concentrates on tasks such as collecting and disseminating information and promoting academic networking between Switzerland and Russia and other countries of the region. One vector of these efforts is the web platform http://lh-russia-unige.ch