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Published: June 30, 2014

Best article at EdMedia Conference 2014: GADEMAVO

Anne-Dominique Salamin du Cyberlearn (HES-SO) wins with her article "Serious game Gademavo: How to enhance students’ ability in taking decisions in a complex world"

 

Published: May 5, 2014

One year later - a review of AAA/SWITCH

How sustainable was the project, how much innovation came out of it and was there genuine cooperation?
Here are the findings.

 

Published: April 9, 2014

ITSI publication "Lernumgebungen an der Hochschule - Auf dem Weg zum Campus von morgen" available

The book is available as print or pdf version (in German).

 

Published: June 10, 2013

AAA/SWITCH final publication online

The final publication for the SUC innovation and cooperation project AAA/SWITCH 2008 – 2013 is online.

Project participants and involved people will receive soon a printed version.

P.S. Sun is ordered for the final event June 13 in Biel!

 

Published: March 12, 2013

Invitation to the AAA Closing Event

After 5 years of AAA/SWITCH the project is about to close. We would like to celebrate the successful collaboration and the results together with you.

When: June 13, 14:45 (until 21:00) - please reserve the date!
Where: Biel/Bienne
Who: project leaders & deputies, contact persons, PWEG members, funding agencies

Registration for invited people: until May 26

 

Published: November 26, 2012

New form for Q4 2012 quarterly report

Use the new form for the Q4 2012 report (no changes within final report including last quarterly report).

 

Published: November 26, 2012

Two projects submitted as sustainability measures

SUC, ETH Council and BBT will decide on the financing of the submitted "Learning Infrastructure" and "Swiss Academic Compute Cloud" projects within the "Information scientifique: accès, traitement et sauvegarde" program in late November / early December 2012.

 

Published: July 20, 2012

Project submissions for continuation activities (sustainability measures) in 2013

SWITCH coordinates the submissions to CRUS for AAA continuation activities in 2013 within the SUC project "Information scientifique: accès, traitement et sauvegarde":

Please contact for submissions in the domains

as soon as possible if you intend to participate in or to submit a project.

You should use this form and submit it to the AAA contact persons at your institutions as well as aaa@switch.ch by August 31, 2012 latest.
Note the remarks below (especially point 4).

 

Published: June 27, 2012

Sustainability Measures for AAA/SWITCH Projects in 2013

As previously announced, AAA/SWITCH ends on April 30, 2013 and, therefore, no AAA/SWITCH funding is available after this date.

The SUC cooperation and innovation project “Information scientifique: accès, traitement et sauvegarde” (in short “Information scientifique”) is proposed to start in 2013 and end in 2016. It has a certain thematic overlap with AAA/SWITCH with its main trusts being: e-Publishing, data management, identity management, Cloud computing, e-Learning and working environment. This project will be steered by a board whose task is to devise a multi-year plan during 2013, which will then be implemented through the actual cooperation activities between the universities in 2014-2016.

The intention to preserve the network between AAA/SWITCH stakeholders and avoid a gap in funding in 2013 led to the decision of the CRUS to fund projects targeting sustainability measures for AAA results in 2013. These projects, however, must not preclude any work to be done by the project “Information scientifique” after 2013.

The following should be noted:

  1. AAA/SWITCH ends on April 30, 2013.
  2. Approval as well as oversight of these possible projects will be handled within the project “Information scientifique”, not AAA/SWITCH.
  3. The total amount of funding available in 2013 is not known yet. However, it can be assumed that there will be funding for Cantonal Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences as well as institutions of the ETH domain. Institutions must also contribute matching funds.
  4. It is expected that rather a few bigger, well-coordinated projects are funded instead of many smaller ones with a limited number of institutions participating.


Parties interested in pursuing this opportunity are encouraged to contact the AAA/SWITCH contact person of their university or AAA/SWITCH project management. Project proposals must be submitted before Aug 31, 2012.

 

Published: May 23, 2012

AAA/SWITCH: last competition over, submission of university projects still possible

The last AAA/SWITCH competition was end of March 2012.
The ETH domain funding has ended with the last competition, but some Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences have still funding for AAA/SWITCH projects.
Ask your contact person or AAA/SWITCH management for details.

 

Published: May 9, 2012

AAA/SWITCH topics at eduhub days

Several AAA projects have been presented at the eduhub days.
"Looking at the current activities in the AAA projects, which one would you consider as the most promising?"
Look at the answers.

 

Published: January 23, 2012

Prolongation of AAA/SWITCH until April 2013

The prolongation has been approved by the funding agencies. All projects must end April 30 2013 latest.
Ongoing projects or in 2011 finished projects may consider to submit a project extension (with additional funds). Focus for extensions is the sustainability.
There is as well the opportunity to prolongate projects (without additional funds). A prolongation has a maximum of 4 months. A request in the second last quarterly report is necessary for approval.

 

Published: January 23, 2012

Presentations of AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2012 available

You find the presentations linked on the program page.

 

Published: December 19, 2011

Detailed program for AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2012

Detailed program and registration for the AAA Info Day on January 19 2012 at Berne.

 

Published: November 14, 2011

Registration AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2012

Registration for the AAA Info Day on January 19 2012 at Berne is open.

 

Published: November 9, 2011

Upcoming Fall Meetings (for university contact persons only)

 

Published: November 1, 2011

A4-Mesh Project Info Day:

November 23 2011, 9:00-13:00, University of Berne

"We show how wireless mesh technology can be used to provide communication facilities for environmental research and to extend the coverage of campus networks.
A4-Mesh offers a cost-efficient and robust way to interconnect remote site to the network backbone."
Registration until November 16. 

 

Published: September 30, 2011

Safe Exam Browser Workshop:

November 7 2011, 10:00-17:00, ETH Zurich

"Im Workshop sollen technische Fragestellungen beim Einsatz von SEB im Vordergrund stehen. Wir werden vertieft auf die Konfiguration und das
Deployment eingehen und dabei insbesondere die neuen Möglichkeiten der SEB-Versionen ab 1.7 für Windows und ab 1.4 für Mac OS X in diesem
Zusammenhang erläutern. Wir werden den möglichen Einsatz von SEB auf nicht zentral gemanagten Rechnern (beispielsweise studentische Notebooks)
behandeln und erläutern, welche Sicherheitsvorkehrungen dabei beachtet werden sollten. Weiterhin werden wir ausführlich auf die geplante
Weiterentwicklung von SEB und mögliche Feature-Requests der Community eingehen."
Programm und Anmeldung (bis Ende Oktober)

 

Published: September 30, 2011

AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2012

Please add the next AAA/SWITCH Info Day to your agenda: January 19 2012 at Berne.
Registration will open in November 2011.

 

Published: July 4, 2011

Fall Meetings (for university contact persons only)

Please reserve the respective date in your agenda!
The detailed location will be announced one week prior to the meeting.

 

 

Published: June 27, 2011

Mobile Uni App - Phase 2 Workshop

July 15, 2011, 13-17h:
Preparatory workshop for parties interested in participating during phase 2 of the Mobile Uni App project (phase 1).
More about the workshop topics.
Location: SWITCH, meeting room Cristallina, 2nd floor

 

 

Published: June 24, 2011

Next Deadline for Submission of Proposals (competitive bid)

September 30, 2011: Deadline for submission of proposals for the fall 2011 competitive bid. This is a strict deadline.
We strongly recommend to send an advanced draft to AAA/SWITCH and the contact persons of participating institutions as early as possible (at least 2 weeks) before submitting a definitive proposal in order to clarify the applicability of your ideas for the AAA/SWITCH funding.

Published: March 31, 2011

Spring Meetings (for university contact persons only)

Please reserve the respective date in your agenda!
The detailed location will be announced one week prior to the meeting.

 

 

Published: March 2, 2011

Next Deadline for Submission of Proposals (competitive bid)

March 31, 2011: Deadline for submission of proposals for the spring 2011 competitive bid. This is a strict deadline.
We strongly recommend to send an advanced draft to AAA/SWITCH and the contact persons of participating institutions as early as possible (at least 2 weeks) before submitting a definitive proposal in order to clarify the applicability of your ideas for the AAA/SWITCH funding.

 

Published: March 2, 2011

Contact persons internal pages updated

AAA/SWITCH contact persons find the last reports on the internal section of the contact page.

 

Published: January 20, 2011

AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2011 - follow-up

You've missed a presentation, would like to have a look at what was presented in other session or to read up on a topic?
Presentations (morning & afternoon) as well as summaries of the afternoon sessions are available via the program.

 

Published: December 15, 2010

AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2011

Program details as pdf download available (200 KB).

Published: November 18, 2010

AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2011

Please add the next AAA/SWITCH Info Day to your agenda: January 13 2011 at Berne.
Registration is open.

 

Published: September 2, 2010

Fall Meetings (for university contact persons only)

  • Thursday, Octover 7, 2010, 10:15, Berne
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 10:15, Zurich
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 10:15, Lausanne

Please reserve the respective date in your agenda!

 

Published: August 19, 2010

Prolongation of AAA/SWITCH program in 2012

The funding agencies (SUC, ETH Board and KFH/OPET) have approved the extension of the AAA/SWITCH co-operation project by one year until Dec 31, 2012.
Starting with the upcoming fall competitive bid 2010, projects can request funding until end of 2012.

 

Published: July 20, 2010

Quarterly reports available for contact persons

Contact persons find the quarterly project reports for the second quarter 2010 in the internal section.

 

Published: April 29, 2010

Next Deadline for Submission of Proposals (competitive bid)

September 30, 2010: Deadline for submission of proposals for the fall 2010 competitive bid. This is a strict deadline.
We strongly recommend to send an advanced draft to AAA/SWITCH and the contact persons of participating institutions as early as possible (at least 2 weeks) before submitting a definitive proposal in order to clarify the applicability of your ideas for the AAA/SWITCH funding.

 

Published: March 19, 2010

Spring Meetings (for university contact persons only)

  • April 7, 2010, 10:15 - 12:30, Zurich (at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Office 509 (5th floor), Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich)
  • April 22, 2010, 10:15 - 12:30, Geneva
  • May 17, 2010, 10:15 - 12:30, Berne

Please reserve the respective date in your agenda!

 

Published: March 19, 2010 2010

PWEG Meeting (for PWEG members only)

May 12, 2010, 10:15 - ca. 16:00, Zurich, SWITCH, meeting room 'Wiggis'

 

Published: February 17, 2010

Next Deadline for Submission of Proposals

March 31, 2010: Deadline for submission of proposals for the spring 2010 competitive bid. This is a strict deadline.
Please note that it is strongly recommended to contact AAA/SWITCH and/or the contact persons of your institution at least 2 weeks before submitting a proposal in order to clarify the applicability of your ideas for the AAA/SWITCH funding.

 

Published: January 18, 2010

AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2010 presentations available

You can find links to the presentations and participants list on the top of the event page.

 

Published: November 18, 2009

AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2010

Please add the next AAA/SWITCH Info Day to your agenda: January 13 2010 at Berne.
Registration is open.

 

Published: August 12, 2009

Fall Meetings (for university contact persons only)

  • October 19, 2009, Zurich
  • October 29, 2009, Fribourg
  • November 3, 2009, Berne

Please reserve the respective date in your agenda!

 

Published: August 10, 2009

Above 30 E-Infrastructure Projects

In August and September 2009 several new projects will start. With them above 30 AAA/SWITCH projects are on the path to realize new ideas and solutions for the academic sector in Switzerland.

 

Published: July 16, 2009

Next Deadline for Submission of Proposals

September 30, 2009: Deadline for submission of proposals for the fall 2009 competitive bid. This is a strict deadline.
Please note that it is strongly recommended to contact AAA/SWITCH and/or the contact persons of your institution before submitting a proposal in order to clarify the applicability of your ideas for the AAA/SWITCH funding.

 

Published: July 15, 2009

Participation of Cantonal Universities in Fall Competitive Bid Possible

The SUC has decided that Cantonal Universities can now also participate in the fall competitive bids of AAA/SWITCH.

Published: February 12, 2009

Spring Meetings (for university contact persons only)

  • April 3, 2009, Lausanne
  • April 6, 2009, Berne
  • May 8, 2009, Zurich

 

Published: February 2, 2009

AAA/SWITCH presentations at Eduhub Days 2009

Presentation of AAA/SWITCH, projects and project ideas.

 

Published: January 22, 2009

Next Deadline for Submission of Proposals

March 31, 2009: Deadline for submission of proposals for the spring 2009 competitive bid. This is a strict deadline.
Please note that it is strongly recommended to contact AAA/SWITCH and/or the contact persons of your institution before submitting a proposal in order to clarify the applicability of your ideas for the AAA/SWITCH funding.

Published: January 20, 2009

Slides from the AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2009

The slides from the AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2009 are published. You can find them here. Thanks to all the presenters.

 

Published: July 3, 2008

Next Deadline for Submission of Proposals

September 30, 2008: Deadline for submission of proposals for the fall 2008 competitive bid. This is a strict deadline.
Please note that it is strongly recommended to contact AAA/SWITCH and/or the contact persons of your institution before submitting a proposal in order to clarify the applicability of your ideas for the AAA/SWITCH funding.

 

Published: January 31, 2008

Slides from the AAA/SWITCH Info Day 2008

The slides of this event at University of Berne and a summary of the discussion are available here.