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EPFL warns Swiss research being ‘eroded’ by EU freezeout

Image: Mediacom EPFL [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Swiss institute reports reduced collaboration resulting from loss of access to Horizon Europe

Switzerland’s research sector is being “eroded” by its loss of access to the EU research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe, a leading research institute in the country has warned.

Since 2021, researchers and organisations in Switzerland have been unable to receive funding directly from Horizon Europe or lead on its projects, after the Swiss government walked away from talks on a broad relationship agreement with the EU.

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