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May 3, 2023

SWITCH opens site in western Switzerland

The digitalisation partner for Swiss universities is getting even closer to the education, research and innovation location of French-speaking Switzerland. The foundation celebrated the opening of its branch at the Lausanne...

Feb 8, 2023

Stable Internet in Switzerland is essential

The international Domain pulse conference was held in Winterthur on Monday and Tuesday under the heading of ‘Critical Internet infrastructure: maintaining sovereignty and protecting against abuse’. This year’s two-day event was...

Nov 10, 2022

The cloud for Swiss universities

With SWITCH Cloud, SWITCH is launching a new offering tailored to the specific needs of the Swiss education, research and innovation system (ERI). SWITCH Cloud offers users the option to get involved in the design and development of...

Jan 6, 2022

Greater protection against fake websites

SWITCH is launching a five-year programme for increased protection against cybercrime. The foundation plans to promote the introduction of established security standards among providers of .ch and .li domain names with financial...

Jul 15, 2021

A quantum leap in cybersecurity

The Swiss education, research and innovation community depends on secure data transfer. The new SCION architecture is now available to all universities via SWITCH’s network.

Feb 17, 2021

Quad9 moves to Switzerland

Quad9 is the first DNS security solution to extend GDPR privacy protections to internet users worldwide.

Dec 10, 2020

Management of the .ch domain extended by five years

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) has concluded a five-year extension to the public law contract it entered into with SWITCH in 2016 for management of the .ch internet domain (registry function). The new contract, signed...

Dec 7, 2020

Access 470 libraries with the SWITCH edu-ID

Monday 7 December marks the launch of swisscovery – a new platform for academic libraries. The SWITCH edu-ID gives users access to 40 million books.

Jun 5, 2020

Tom Kleiber to become Managing Director of SWITCH

Tom Kleiber will succeed Andreas Dudler, who is stepping down after nine years as Managing Director of SWITCH and retiring at the end of 2021. Tom Kleiber will take up his new post on 1 January 2021.

Mar 28, 2019

One in seven have been a victim of cyber attacks

About one million people in Switzerland have already been affected by an attack via the Internet. These are the findings of a study conducted by the social research institute gfs-zurich at the beginning of 2019. These attacks...

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