The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and its Korean counterpart the National Research Foundation (NRF) are the agencies responsible for bilateral programs funding, implementation and management of S&T activities.
Scientific cooperation between Switzerland and Korea is well established through the partnership between NRF and SNSF. 7 calls for joint projects have been launched so far between the two countries and in different fields of basic science.
- From 2008-2012, the total amount of money spent by both countries under the Swiss-Korean Cooperation in Science and Technology is more than US$ 3m.
- Swiss and Korean scientific co-publications number more than 3300.
- Since 2010, six government-sponsored Swiss-Korean Science Days have taken place:
- 2010: 1st Swiss-Korean Science Days on “Cleantech for Green Growth” in Seoul
- 2011: 2nd Korean-Swiss Science Days on “Water for the Future” at eawag in Zürich
- 2012: 3rd Swiss-Korean Science Days on “Biomedical Engineering” at Seoul National University
- 2013: 4th Korean-Swiss Science Days on “Novel Trends at the Frontier of IT” at EPFL in Lausanne.
- 2014: 5th Swiss-Korean Science Days on “From Brain Science to Brain IT” in Seoul.
- 2015: 6th Korean-Swiss Science Days on “New Worlds Beyond Reality” in Zürich.
- Totally over 30 agreements between Swiss and Korean universities have been signed.
- About 150 Korean scientists work and 250 Korean students study in Switzerland. Circa 100 Swiss citizens study in Korea.
- There are currently 3 alumni chapters of Swiss universities in existence: University of St.Gallen Alumni, EPFL Alumni and ETH Zürich Alumni
- In Switzerland, the Korea Swiss Engineers Association (KSEAS) is organizing meetings of Korean scientists in Switzerland.