|Type of Structure:||committee / commission|
|Regional Scope:||national in the area: Switzerland / Europe|
|Child Organisations:||CEST, CTA|
|Duration :||0 to present|
|Contact Address:|| Sven Gurtner
General information and objectivesThe Swiss Science and Technology Council (SSTC=SWTR) is the advisory body of the Federal Council for all matters relating to science, education, research and technology policy.
Center for Technology Assessment (CTA)
The CTA studies the effects of new technologies on society and the economy. Public debates (e.g. PubliForums) are organized for certain topics. The results are communicated to political, scientific, public and administrative institutions, as well as to the general public.
Center for Science and Technology Studies (CEST)
The CEST identifies and analyzes information bearing on research, higher education and technology. It works on the basis of mandates issued by the SSTC, and may also report to scientific and technological institutions or Federal or cantonal agencies.
For further details, link to the SWTR Home Page
Last update: 8/24/10
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2019)