Science is the engine of prosperity, a system for exploring and for innovation. Science can fuel our economic growth. It can form a path for our young people in a competitive global marketplace. And it can fire our imagination. That’s why scientific research deserves our steady commitment and investment. On the other hand research takes time. Typical funding grants average five years long. It takes time to run the experiments, gather the data, analyse it properly, and confirm the findings. And our own track record proves that steady funding support leads to success. Our ability to handle today’s pressing issues, from providing energy efficiency, to curing illnesses and to living sustainably in a finite world, will require the innovations that arise from scientific research.
In 2014 ‘SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research’ gained accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service for International Colleges and Universities (ASIC). In 2017 we received accreditation with ASIC as a Premier institution for a period of 4 years. ASIC has been invited to accredit many overseas institutions and have undertaken accreditations in countries across the globe in Asia, America, Australia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and beyond.
Amongst others, UK ASIC is recognised by UKVI in the UK as an approved accrediting body, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA, and are members of the British Quality Foundation. ASIC accreditation is recognised by the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), part of the Home Office, as a qualifying requirement for UK based institutions wishing to enrol international students (from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland) on the Short-term Study Visa and Standard Visitor Visa.
In Europe, each country has set up its own national academic information center (NARIC), which lists officially recognised institutions within a particular country. In Switzerland, the Swiss CRUS (Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities, a state‐owned institution) currently lists only Swiss state‐owned universities. Thus, leading private institutions such ‘SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research’ are not included.
Our institution follows the United Kingdom Regulated Qualifications Framework (UK – RQF) as well as the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
Our awards are:
1. UK equivalent and more specifically: Bachelor: Level 6 / Master: Level 7 / Doctorate: Level 8
2. eligible for USA evaluation and equivalency for academic and professional purposes. This can be used for university admission, credits transfer, professional licensing, employment and salary adjustment as well as for immigration purposes.
SVEB / FSEA is the national umbrella federation for adult learning in Switzerland. One of their roles is to strengthen research in continuing education in Switzerland and to also make scientific contributions on various central points. SVEB / FSEA promotes collaboration with educational institutes and supports their members in their activities. They work in such a way that the education in Switzerland is kept to it’s entitled status and that the political, economical, societal and cultural conditions are promoted in higher education. Members are both private and public service providers. SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research is a member of SVEB / FSEA since May 2018.
SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research, Zurich – is a non-resident member of the Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi and the Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates. The Swiss Business Council (SBC) is a non-profit organisation, licensed by the UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and established in 1996. It has independently managed branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Since its creation, it has successfully promoted the interests and activities of companies and individuals with connections between the UAE and Switzerland.
In December 2016, the institute as well as the director received two different awards from MENAA organisation in Dubai, UAE. Harry Paterakis received the ‘best Business Leader’ award and our institution received the ‘Customer Delight’ award. Middle East, North Africa & Asia awards organisation (MENAA), run their awards in partnership with the Institute of Leadership & Management in UK and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland. The award received by the director, salutes remarkable business leaders for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies. Winners of the awards exemplify the best in leadership. They epitomise the core values of strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight in a successful leader that are imperative to carving out powerful businesses in the global economy.
SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research is a proud member of Humane education Coalition, an international alliance for collective impact. The partners of the Humane Education Coalition work worldwide to achieve groundbreaking education initiatives in human rights, environmental ethics, and animal protection. They envision a compassionate and sustainable future for all people, animals, and the planet. They acquire knowledge by preparing them to be enthusiastic and effective researchers who are able to obtain accurate information about interconnected global challenges and discern fact from opinion and conjecture.