Our work


We build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. By working with government, civil society and the science community we help to advance debate, knowledge and skills, and want to create a wider mutual appreciation of the UK and Switzerland as valued partners.

Our Work in Society

In Switzerland, we focus especially on themes of  Migration, Integration and Diversity, as well as Youth Networks. We work in co-operation with partners from all levels of society in Switzerland and in the UK. Learn more about our work in society.


FameLab is an exciting competition for young scientists. It encourages researchers to inspire and excite public imagination with a vision of 21st century of science.

UK Arts

The Arts is a key sector of activity for the British Council. Our mission is to find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through the arts. Globally, we aim by 2015 to engage with over three-quarters of a million artists, cultural leaders and ministers, and over five million exhibition, festival, event and performance attendees.