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Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom

Switzerland – A Survival Story

Swiss European Mobility Programme

Switzerland – A Survival Story

6 weeks

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Conclusions • Mobility (students, researchers, …people) is essential for Switzerland • Gold Standard •

 25 years of Swiss efforts to be part of EU mobility



status quo: kicked out, but aiming to negotiate reassociation

• Swiss shadow scheme (unilaterally funded) works O.K. Switzerland – A Survival Story

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Conclusions UK shadow programme? • Partnership agreements

• Budget

• Political will … Switzerland – A Survival Story

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Switzerland: mobility is essential

Probably the worst location to be outside the EU.….. Switzerland – A Survival Story

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Switzerland: mobility is essential • international country • high % foreigners (migrants…) • high % int students • High % int researchers/professors • knowledge economy • innovation leader • based on science excellence • trade based economy  Cross-cultural, cross-language competence, soft skills Switzerland – A Survival Story

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• • • • • • • • • •

1 Switzerland (Rank 1 ) 2 Sweden (Rank 2 ) 3 United Kingdom (Rank 3 ) 4 United States of America (Rank 4 ) 5 Finland (Rank 5 ) 6 Singapore (Rank 6 ) 7 Ireland (Rank 7 ) 8 Denmark (Rank 8 ) 9 Netherlands (Rank 9 ) 10 Germany (Rank 10 )

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University

Science Quality (Publication impact, 2016 Leiden Ranking: European universities ranked by % publications in top 10% citations)

1

London Sch Hyg & Trop Med

2

Ecole Polytech Fed Lausanne

3

Univ Oxford

4

ETH Zurich

5

Univ Cambridge

6

Univ Coll London

7

King's Coll London

8

Univ Exeter

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Imperial Coll London

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Univ Basel

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Switzerland is an international country % foreign-born population

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(OECD international migration database 2016)

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World’s Most International Universities Times Higher Education ranking 2017 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne University of Hong Kong National University of Singapore Imperial College London University of Oxford Australian National University University of Cambridge University College London London School of Economics and Political Science King’s College London University of British Columbia University of Edinburgh University of New South Wales University of Zurich Switzerland – A Survival Story

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Switzerland Switzerland Hong Kong Singapore United Kingdom United Kingdom Australia United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom Canada United Kingdom Australia Switzerland 9

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We like to study abroad Number of international or Percentage of national tertiary foreign students per national students enrolled abroad (total student abroad (total tertiary tertiary education) education) (1)

OECD, 2016 Austria France Germany Switzerland United Kingdom United States OECD total EU22 total Switzerland – A Survival Story

5 5

(2)

4.3 3.5 4.5 4.9 1.5 0.3

4.4 3.0 1.6 3.9 14.3 11.8

1.6 3.0

3.1 2.6

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Share of international or foreign students by level of tertiary education

We like international students usual overseas fee: ca. £1200

Rate of growth Short Bache Maste Docto 2013-14 Total -cycle lor’s r’s rate

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

INTERNATIONA L STUDENTS OECD

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Austria France Germany Switzerland

15 10 7 17

1.0 4.4 0.0 0.0

18.6 7.3 4.4 9.9

18 13 12 28

25 40 7 53

-8 3 7 5

United Kingdom United States

18 4

5.5 2.0

13.7 3.5

37 9

42 35

3 7

OECD total EU22 total

6 8

3.0 4.5

4.9 6.1

12 13

27 22

5 4

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Mobility is in our DNA – national & international 4 national languages / 4 cultures:  Cross-cultural competence

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International mobility means European mobility • Vast majority of students, researchers are from EU countries 

EU relationship is key Complex relationship Switzerland – EU: • referenda • bilateral agreements

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We

voting on the EU !

1992 No (50.3%) to the European Economic Area (EEA) 1997 No (74.1%) to EU membership 2000 Yes (67.2%) to Bilateral treaties (trade, transport, research etc.) 2001 No (76.8%) to the initiative «Yes to Europe!» 2005 Yes (54.6%) to Schengen/Dublin 2005 Yes (56.0%) to the extension of the free movement of persons (FMP) 2006 Yes (53.4%) to cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe 2009 Yes (59.6%) to the continuation and extension of the FMP

2014 Yes (50.3%) to «Stop mass immigration» 2014 No (74.1%) to limiting immigration to 0.2% «Ecopop» initiative

 Switzerland can’t extend freedom of movement to Croatia Switzerland – A Survival Story

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Bilateral agreements Switzerland–EU Croatia agreement

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…Swiss Erasmus participation

A short history of

- changing status Immigration Referendum, 17 days later…

2014-2020 1992-94

2011-13

participate

Negotiation:

participate LL, YiA

association to Erasmus+

1995-2010 only «project partner» Swiss-run «shadow programme» byo funding

2014-2017 interim solution Erasmus+ --> SEMP

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Leaving Erasmus - timescale 9 Febr 14 Immigration Referendum

Febr 17: political solution with EU  H2020 participation reinstated

Participation Negotiation E+

17 days

6 weeks

shock, denial, confusion panic

26 Febr 14 Partner Country Preparation of Swiss scheme

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5 months -> 2 years -> until end 17

16 April 14 Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP approved & funded

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What are «partner» (third) country conditions? Region 5: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State, Switzerland..

KA 1 mobility: not eligible (except joint masters under certain conditions) Switzerland funds both incoming and outgoing mobility via SEMP KA 2 & 3 Cooperation and policy reform support: partially eligible some measures: «full partner» EU-funded if: • proof of added value, • no coordination • E.g. strategic partnerships, alliances, sport, Jean Monet Others: «shadow partner» possible, funded by Switzerland unilaterally Switzerland – A Survival Story

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Needed: a Replacement Mobility Programme Government: • Decision • Make funding available • Approve programme • Set up new agency (legal & admin aspects)

Universities: • Sign individual agreements with every single partner university • Set up procedures for everything… Switzerland – A Survival Story

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Swiss interim solution for Erasmus+: • Priorities • mobility > cooperation • keeping implementation close to Erasmus+ regulations !! Budget 2017 (in Mio. GBP) Mobility (KA1) Cooperation (KA2/KA3) Accompanying Measures National Agency Total Switzerland – A Survival Story

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How to build a mobility scheme in 6 weeks • Prior experience 1995-2010 • Existing agency (domestic mobility etc.) CH Foundation

• Mirror Erasmus regulations, procedures etc. • Erasmus HE Charter = quality framework • •

ask your partner universities very nicely…. your partners may ask you to continue….?

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Swiss Student Mobility - has it survived? 2983

3000

2781

2500

2000 1500 1000

outgoing incoming

500 0

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Swiss-European Mobility Programme

Pros

Cons

Core activities available

Strategic level:

More budget flexibility

Exclusion from expert groups, political meetings

Fewer procedures, guidelines

Funding of incoming mobility

Customized solutions possible

Less visibility Implementation level:

No project coordination role Limited scope of activities Switzerland – A Survival Story

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Implementation fragmented

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Status Quo / the future • We are surviving ! • H2020: re-associated • Erasmus+: association negotiation suspended • Swiss shadow scheme works OK • Aim: full E+ association • non-European mobility exists, but European mobility is clear focus for Switzerland

• We

UK universities / UK students are welcome !

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