AAA/SWITCH – e-Infrastructure for e-Science

This project is completed (April 2008 - April 2013)

AAA/SWITCH transforms visions into reality

A nationally accessible e-Learning database, secure examination sessions, and a Grid infrastructure that encompasses the whole of Switzerland: with these and many other sub-projects in the field of e-Science, "AAA/SWITCH" was working hand in hand with the universities to create the foundations for a national IT infrastructure in the academic field.

To grant sustainability AAA/SWITCH was continued with emphasis on e-assessment and personal learning environments within the "Learning Infrastructure" project from April 2013 until April 2014.


Target 2013

Networking is a must for education and research in Switzerland if it is to continue to be in international demand. The essential basis for this was created between 2004 and 2007 with the visionary SWITCHaai joint project. AAA/SWITCH, working in cooperation with education and research, was intending to ensure that the requisite key components for fruitful cooperation are in place by 2013. 


A question of character

In the framework of sub-projects from the fields of

  • AAA (extending AAI with Auditing, Accounting and Assurance Levels),
  • Grid middleware,
  • e-Learning and
  • VO (support for virtual organisations).

the traditional universities and universities of applied science in Switzerland, working together with SWITCH, were able to make a key contribution towards completing a major step into the future. An essential feature of all the projects involved was that they must be cooperative, sustainable and innovative in nature.

    Project leader: Christoph Witzig
    Deputy project leader: Petra Kauer-Ott