About the Swiss Virtual Campus
The Swiss Virtual Campus is a programme of the Swiss Confederation entitled
under the 1999 Swiss Federal Law on University Development to support new information
and communication technology in higher education.
Programme contents: Goals
The Swiss Virtual Campus programme is part of a process aimed at promoting
the information society in Switzerland as well as enabling education - in particular
higher education - to take advantage of the opportunities now available through
new information and communication technology.
In this respect the programme
hopes to provide students with a virtual mobility that will enable them to play
an active role in learning processes and follow high-quality courses on their
The principal concrete aim of the programme is to develop
accessible teaching modules through the Internet for basic and specialised study
programmes, particularly for subjects that attract large numbers of students.
It is not intended to support courses that are mise-à-niveau, refresher
or continuing education courses.
However, to cater for the specific needs
of the universities of applied sciences, projects in which they are involved
may also involve continuing education, or develop a range of services in the
field of didactics and virtual teaching methods, as well as help to set up educational,
technical and ergonomic support centres.