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EnhanceR is a nationally and internationally recognized network for Swiss research IT expertise.

The association's goal is facilitating research excellence in Switzerland to ensure it maintains its leadership position. It achieves this goal by federating Research IT specialist groups at various academic institutions across Switzerland. It creates value by allocating its expertise where and when it is most needed, the interests of the community of users and support teams of scientific computing applications nationally and internationally.

EnhanceR builds on the foundation of the Swiss National Grid Association (SwiNG) and continues the national and international roles and mandates of the former association. It is the legal entity sustaining the outcomes of the completed swissuniversities EnhanceR project.

As of 2024, it counts 10 Swiss higher education, infrastructure and research institutions as members. Membership is open according to its articles.

EnhanceR is a member of the Schweizerische Akademie der Technischen Wissenschaften (SATW)

EnhanceR is an association according to Swiss law. Entry in the Commercial register of canton Bern: CHE-113.653.761​

Legal documents:


President: Sigve Haug, University of Bern
  • Anusch Bachofner, Empa
  • Bernd Rinn, ETH Zurich
  • Gilles Fourestey, EPFL
  • Niklaus Lang, FHNW
  • Brian Suomela, FMI
  • René Hüsler, HSLU
  • Alun Ashton, PSI​
  • Christoph Witzig, SWITCH
  • Sigve Haug, University of Bern
  • Champak Beeravolu Reddy, University of Fribourg
Executive Board
  • Champak Beeravolu Reddy, University of Fribourg (chair)
  • Sigve Haug, University of Bern
  • Niklaus Lang, FHNW
  • Bernd Rinn, ETH Zurich
Secretary: Alexander Kashev, University of Bern
Community Management
Community manager: Franziska Oschmann, ETH Zurich



Membership of the Association is open to legal persons, corporate bodies and institutions which declare their interest in the purpose of the Association.

Applications for admission should be addressed in writing to the President. The General Assembly shall take the decision regarding admission.

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