The KFPE is the information hub for global research partnerships in Switzerland. It promotes efficient, effective, and equitable research cooperation with low- and middle-income countries. By doing so, the KFPE contributes to sustainable development and to solving local and global problems.more

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Swiss Research Funding

Research Policy

The KFPE raises awareness among research funders in Switzerland of the importance of suitable and sufficient recognition and funding of research partnerships, and it exchanges information with policymakers in order to help shape policies in favour of research partnerships.

Analysis of Swiss research funding

There are several funding instruments in Switzerland that can be used for North-South research partnerships. Dr. Alexandra Hofmänner analyses the Swiss research funding for North-South cooperation. She is conducting qualitative interviews and reviewing public information on various funding instruments. A publication of the findings is planned for the end of 2022.

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Other publications by Dr Alexandra Hofmänner:


Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

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