Welcome to the Leading House South Asia and Iran
The ZHAW is the Leading House for research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran. We promote and foster scientific cooperation with key institutions during the funding period 2021-2024.
The ZHAW is the Leading House for research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran. Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in 2021, the ZHAW promotes and fosters scientific cooperation with key institutions in South Asia and Iran during the funding period 2021-2024. The South Asia region includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with Iran as an additional country.
All scientists from Swiss federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education, as well as public research institutions, are eligible to apply. Calls are open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research.
On these webpages you will find detailed information about the funding instruments, modalities attached to these and how to apply for grants.
Find out about all the available funding instruments for research collaboration with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Switzerland’s research collaboration with partners in India is based on the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP), founded in 2005 by the two countries’ governments to promote bilateral research cooperation in areas of mutual interest. The ISJRP supports research that brings together faculty and students from Switzerland and India.
The ISJRP is financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) on the principle of matching funding. A national steering committee oversees the programme management. Representatives from both countries gather in Joint Committee Meetings every two years.
The most recent meeting took place in New Delhi in 2022.
A list of the institutions visited during this Swiss scientific
delegation visit can be found here.(PDF 216,3 KB)
Find out about the funding instruments for research collaboration with India