The University of Bern joins The Guild
The University of Bern has been admitted to The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities as its newest member with immediate effect.
The University of Bern was voted in during The Guild’s General Assembly in Brussels on June 2. Welcoming the decision, Professor Christian Leumann, the University of Bern's rector, said: "We look forward to taking up our place in this network of peers, where we can bring our institutional strengths to the table and learn from those of our fellow members."
Situated in the Swiss national capital, the University of Bern represents an anchor in one of Europe's powerhouses for research and innovation. Switzerland not only spends over 3 percent of its GDP on R&I, it also has the second highest number of patents per capita in the world. Ole Petter Ottersen, founding Chair of the Guild, extended the warm welcome, stating that "the University of Bern will bring to the Guild new perspectives gained from its rich history of research and education, as well as its engagement with Switzerland's economy, culture and society."
We look forward to our future collaborations. To read the full statement please click here.