Home to avant-garde mechanical engineering, electronics, energy and pharmaceutical industries, Switzerland is widely recognized as having the world’s most stable economy.

Student Opportunities

Ranking consistently at the top of the Global Innovation Index, Switzerland proves the perfect breeding ground for cutting-edge research and top companies. Each year a select group of highly qualified MIT students intern at leading Swiss research facilities, including EPFL, ETH Zürich, CERN and select industry partners.

Faculty Connections

The MISTI Global Seed Fund offers faculty the chance to connect and jump start projects with travel grants of up to $30,000. Offered annually, the fund is open to MIT professors and research scientists to partner with Swiss colleagues in any discipline. Involving students in the project - both undergraduate and graduate levels - is strongly encouraged.

Swiss Industry and Research

Well-known for tourism and banking, Switzerland also boasts strong research, engineering and manufacturing sectors. With four official languages, the country offers diverse and exciting opportunities that are well-suited to connect with MIT.

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The largest student club at MIT, the EC proudly sponsors MISTI student scholarships each year for summer research projects with European partners.