The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.
We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.
Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.
We have been working in Switzerland since 1946. Every year we connect with thousands of students, educators, policymakers and academics in Switzerland.