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1 Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC 1 Swiss Contribution to Poland sciexNMS ch and the Swiss Research Landscape Warsaw, 2nd of March 2010 Heinz Kaufmann Head of the Swiss Contribution Office, Warsaw 1

2  Amount: CHF 1 billion + CHF 257 million  Duration:5 years commitment period 8-10 years disbursement period  Beneficiaries:10+2 new member states of the EU  Fields of activity:Security, stability and support for reforms Environment and infrastructure Promotion of the private sector Human and social development  Rules:General rules in the field of state aid, public procurement, taxes and co-financing  Implementation:Autonomous, in close cooperation with the partner states Main Features 2

3 Country Percentage rate Amount (in millions of CHF) Poland Hungary Czech Republic Slovakia Total Visegrad states Lithuania Latvia Estonia Total Baltic states Slovenia Cyprus Malta Total Other states High-priority projects TOTAL Distribution Key 3

4 The Polish-Swiss Cooperation Programme 4 Main Areas and Financial Allocations in million CHF Total: million CHF

5 Implementation by December

6 Education and Research in a Value chain Education recognized as contribution to a sustainable economy 8 of 10 states invest in Scholarships (Sciex) Research foremost on the way to be recognized as part of the value chain of a nation’s economy only 3 states invest in Joint research projects Education Basic Research Applied Research TechnologyTransfer Industrial R&D Innovative Economy 6

7 Research Fellowships: SCIEX-NMS ch Scientific Exchange Programme NMS-CH Goals:  Develop individual researchers‘ capacities  Foster scientific progress and innovation  Establish or enhance networks between researchers Open to all topics Calls once per year Instruments:  Research Fellowships for Junior Researchers  ShortTerm Research Visits of Senior Researchers Managed by CRUS – Rectors‘ Conference of the Swiss Universities and FRSE in Poland 7

8 Framework for the Scientific Exchange Programme Sciex-NMS ch PARTICIPATING STATES: CZ, EE, HU, LT, LV, PL, SI, SK DURATION: BUDGET: Total of CHF mio is available for the programme  Poland12 mio CHF  Hungary 3 mio CHF  Czech Republic 4 mio CHF  Slovak Republic 1.5 mio CHF  Estonia 1.58mio CHF  Latvia 2mio CHF  Lithuania 4mio CHF  Slovenia 1mio CHF 8

9 Two Sciex-NMS ch Researchers‘ Categories Junior Researchers: Research training placement Fellowships, reserved for promising graduate and postgraduate NMS Researchers (no age restriction). Aims: Doctoral Degree or postdoctoral research. Duration: between a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 18 (for postDocs) and 24 (for Doctoral Candidates) months. Senior Researchers: Knowledge exchange Short Term Visits, open to Senior Researchers from the NMS and Switzerland (no age restriction). Aims: establish a cooperation, visit a Junior Researcher and to discuss a follow-up project. Duration: Up to five days, funds only available after succesful 9

10 Switzerland's University Landscape 10

11 Switzerland signed the Bologna Declaration in 1999 A three level system: degree system: Bachelor (180 Credits), Master ( 90 or 120 Credits) and PhD Introduction of a Credit-Systems ECTS – 1 Credit corresponds to a workflow of 25 to 30 hours Acceptance of a Bachelor of a Swiss University without conditions to the Master studies of the same field Flexible and transparent system Academic year: mid September to end of June 11

12 R&D Investment as % of GDP (2005*) 12 Poland invests 0.56% of GDP in 2006, of which 57.5% is financed by the public sector and only one-third by the business sector.

13 Swiss Universities - Students 13

14 European Top Universities (Leiden ranking 2008) 14

15 Compare Sciex and the Research Programme „Scholarships Sciex-NMS“ (CHF 12 mio in Poland) PSRP (CHF 23 mio in Poland) -CZ, EE, HU, LT, LV, PL, SI, SK - periodical Calls - any research topic -focus on Junior research staff -Doc or post doc Student from Poland with stay in Switzerland -organized by CRUS -PL, HU, LT -only one call in April research topic areas -focus on joint research projects -main applicant in Poland -organized by IPC/OPI 15

16 Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC Thank you for your attention For more information, visit the following websites:


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