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SWITCH Journal anniversary issue

30 years of SWITCH means three decades of pioneering work for better performance, convenience and security in the digital world.

Linking the past and the future

SWITCH can look back on 30 years of Internet history and forward to an exciting future. In this anniversary issue of the SWITCH Journal, you can read about its beginnings as Switzerland’s first Internet service provider, its ground-breaking achievements and its visions for the coming years.

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30 years of experience for a promising future

Timeline of success: from the beginnings of the Internet to networking the universities and now creating a lifelong identity. Download

30 years of pioneering work at the highest level

Looking at the biography of SWITCH also means taking stock of 30 years of ICT history. These three decades have brought sweeping changes in all areas of life, not just education and research. An anniversary characterized by visions and fascinating stories. Download

No mountain too high

SWITCH stands for greater capability in the digital world. Its far-sighted planning ensures that there is always more than enough performance available to meet all customers’ needs. Download

Globally connected to guarantee security

SWITCH stands for better security in the digital world. As an operator of critical infrastructures, it has been put to the test many times over the years, earning plenty of respect and trust in the process. Download

Leading the way in identity management

SWITCH stands for greater convenience in the digital world. The new identity management solution SWITCH edu-ID is perfectly tailored to meet the needs of todays university teaching and research staff. It is especially beneficial for broad-based research projects such as the national support initiative "Personalised Medicine". Download

Statements from the community

What do members of our community like about working with SWITCH? How does it add value for their organisation? What makes SWITCH unique in their view? Here are some statements form the SWITCH community. Download

People make the difference

SWITCH employs 100 people who work hard every day to deliver better performance, convenience and security in the digital world. What motivates them to go the extra mile for their customers day in, day out? Download