On 15 November 2022, Ambassador Leitner was invited by the Oxford International Relations Society to deliver an address at Lincoln College, Oxford on how research, innovation and sustainability shape the role Switzerland plays on the global stage. Below you'll find the full text of his speech.
On 10 November, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and UK Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, George Freeman, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London on cooperation in research and innovation.
On 18 October 2022, Ambassador Leitner was invited by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Sally Mapstone and the Swiss Society at St Andrews University to deliver an address on the topic of Swiss science, research and innovation policy. Below you'll find the full text of his speech - "A Small Country with Big Ideas: Science, Innovation and Skills as Drivers of Switzerland’s Economic Success".
Throughout the month of June, the Swiss Embassy is touring the UK, with events and meetings held in Cambridge, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford to highlight the many links between Switzerland and the UK.