About us

In a context of growing globalization, it is essential to encourage students, teachers, and administrative and technical personnel to study abroad. Study abroad leads to new cultural and academic competencies, developing networks, and the chance to have a one-of-a-kind experience.

 The Academic Exchange Office (SMAC) plays a leading role in setting up study abroad.  Serving the University community, SMAC provides information about and organizes exchanges at the national and international level (both within and outside Europe). Additionally, it sets up and manages the Swiss European Mobility Program (SEMP) exchange agreements. It also coordinates research-related exchange programs - Swiss Federal Grants, Excellence Scholarships, Euroscholars, and STREAM.



Welcome Session Friday 11 September 2020, Uni Mail




Re-opening of the Academic Exchange Office: opening hours of the office

The table below shows the reception hours for students (exchange programmes) during the Summer. The managers can still be reached by email and telephone outside these hours.

The Exchange Info Dest will be closed as usual during the summer university holidays, i.e. from Monday 29 June 2020.









Exchange Info Desk

Closed during the Summer

OUT World





 10am - 12.30pm 

OUT Europe


 10am - 12.30pm




IN World




 10am - 12.30pm 


IN Europe



 2pm - 4.30pm 



Swiss Exchange Programme 

 10am - 12.30pm 



 10am - 12.30pm



 10am - 12.30pm

 10am - 12.30pm