The Academia Raetica

Science, research, and education in the Grisons

The Academia Raetica, based in Davos, is the association for the promotion of science, research and education in the canton of Grisons and its neighboring regions. Members include more than twenty research institutes, universities and clinics. The Academia Raetica was founded in 2006 with the purpose of promoting young scientists, connecting its member institutions and representing their interests in politics and in public.

A link between science, business, politics, and the public

Based on a mandate from the canton of Grisons, the Academia Raetica promotes education and training of scientists through transferable skills courses and networking opportunities. The conference "Graubünden forscht" offers young researchers a platform to present and reflect on their work. Furthermore, the conference brings together researchers from a variety of fields to discuss common scientific questions concerning the Alpine region in a multi-disciplinary context. At the same time, the conference is an opportunity to showcase the broad range of research activities in Graubünden to both the general public and policy makers.

The Academia Raetica connects and supports its members in cooperation projects with each other as well as with research institutions outside the canton. It communicates with cantonal authorities  and industrial partners, and promotes dialogue between the different disciplines. Further, it informs the general public and policy makers about the social and economic importance of research in the canton. It supports the government in implementing its higher education, research, and innovation strategy. The Academia Raetica was last evaluated in 2018 by the Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance.

Our services:

  • Information and advice for scientists who are new to the Grisons

  • Public outreach such as the Science Café Graubünden (Wissenschaftscafé Graubünden) in cooperation with other institutions

  • Information for scientists, institutions, politicians and the public through monthly articles in the Bündner Woche, newsletters, LinkedIn and our website

  • Conference "Graubünden forscht" for networking and exchange among researchers from different institutions and disciplines. The next edition of "Graubünden forscht" will be held on September 21 and 22, 2022.

  • Representation of the research community in the association GRDigital

  • Launching of and working on joint projects of the member institutions

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