The State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) is the competent authority of the Confederation for national and international matters concerning education in general, and university education, research and the space industry in particular.
The Swiss University Conference (SUC) is the joint body of the Confederation and cantons for collaboration in the field of university policy.
The Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities (CRUS) represents all Swiss universities in dealings with political authorities, economic circles, social and cultural institutions and the public.
The EPF Board (CEPF) is the strategic management and supervisory body for the EPF domain.
The University Conference of Western Switzerland (CUSO, webaite in French) is the umbrella institution of Swiss French-speaking universities. Mandated by its members, the CUSO also acts directly by financing and organising joint teaching programmes, mainly at doctoral level.