SAAN, the Swiss Australian Academic Network has improved and updated its webpage: In addition, SAAN is now present on LinkedIn with its dedicated group page. You are encouraged to join the SAAN group page at Linkedin, where science and funding news from Switzerland and Australia will be published regularly and where you can contribute to discussions as well.

You can find a new SAANs newsletter (April 2012) and SAANs mission statement at the following link:


  • SAAN has recently become active in facilitating the foundation of Alumni Chapters of Swiss universities in Australia: the ETH Zürich Alumni Sydney Chapter has had its first gathering on 8 May 2012.
  • SAAN has facilitated a high-level delegation of the University of Melbourne to Switzerland led by Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis. The Melbourne delegation visited ETH Zürich, IBM Research labs in Zürich, the University of Basel and EPF Lausanne.
  • SAAN helped sponsor a visit of Prof. Dr. Michael A. Grotzer Co-Head of Paediatric Oncology at the University Childrens Hospital of Zurich, to an “Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL)” workshop held at the Australian Synchrotron 1-2 March 2012.

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