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Strategic Partnership

On 15 October 2019, the University of Geneva and the University of Exeter signed an MoU agreeing to provide Joint Seed Funding Grants to projects in an aim to increase research and teaching collaboration between the two universities. This new partnership joins two universities that are highly active in research on a national and international level. Both the United Kingdom and Switzerland are among the top receivers of European Horizon 2020 research grants. The future relationship of both countries with the European Union being uncertain, the deepening of this strategic relationship becomes even more significant for the years to come.

GenEx Joint Seed Funding

The main tool of the strategic partnership is the GenEx Joint Seed Funding Scheme that aims to reinforce bilateral collaborations in research and teaching. Following the pilot call for projects in 2018, with 4 selected projects that were successfully completed, another 6 projects were selected in the 2019-2020 round and are being carried out. More information about the call for projects can be found below. The scheme operates on a competitive basis through an annual call for projects.

University of Geneva
University of Exeter




Ms. Nune Nikoghosyan

Partnerships Manager
University of Geneva
International Relations and Partnerships

Charlotte Elson

Regional Head for Africa and ODA
University of Exeter
Global Partnerships