The joys of Swiss research

Switzerland is a country that has always relied on knowledge as a means of furthering its economic goals. The quality of its banking systems, the accuracy of their watches and the taste of their cheese and chocolates are testimony to how this small Alpine nation has made maximum use of its human potential. It is little wonder then that research and development is given so much importance by this society. It is not just the locals that benefit from this devotion to knowledge. Students from all over the world make a beeline to this land for furthering their education. This country can now proudly lay claim to having some of the best educational institutes in the world. Both public and private sector firms are prepared to invest in education and research. Funding from the private sector mainly comes from pharmaceutical, chemical and engineering companies. One of the factors that students need to look at when they travel here for education is what university they need to study in. For that they should look at what discipline they are interested in and which college offers the programs that would further their goals. Cities in this land offer a very high standard of living. So along with studying here, students will also enjoy living here and exploring the numerous sightseeing spots that are on offer. Most of the major universities are located in cities which are well known throughout the world like Basel, Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. The fact that this is a multilingual country also adds to the charm of being a researcher here but to be a successful researcher one also needs careful planning and observation. Students who are interested in finance and science will find research opportunities here especially useful as this country has produced many banks and engineering firms that have made a name for themselves around the...

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