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Leading House MENA

Promoting scientific collaboration between Switzerland and the Middle East and North Africa region

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the HES-SO as the Leading House (LH) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The mandate will last from 2017 to 2020 and its overall goal is to develop scientific collaborations between Switzerland and countries of the MENA region.

The Leading House MENA has set three strategic goals:

  • Further development of the research cooperation between Switzerland and countries with a high development potential in the above mentioned region with funding instruments designed according to the interests of the Swiss research community
  • Increase of knowledge on countries with a high development potential among the Swiss research community through the availability of contacts and know how
  • Representation of the interests of the Swiss research community towards potential partners in the region.

Swiss Leading Houses for other regions

East and South East Asia: ETH Zurich

Latin America: University of St Gallen

Russia and CIS: University of Geneva

South Asia and Iran: ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Sub-Saharan Africa: University of Basel


Leading House MENA
HES-SO Rectorat
Route de Moutier 14
Case postale 452

Ongoing calls

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Awarded Projects

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HES-SO Rectorate
Route de Moutier 14
2800 - Delémont
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