A hotspot of innovation and entrepreneurship
Opening of sitem-insel

Key Area

Health and medicine

The University of Bern is developing Bern into a nationally and internationally recognised location for research and teaching in the fields of health and medicine and is establishing itself as the Swiss centre of high-end medicine. Top performance in medicine, the natural sciences, the humanities and veterinary medicine is evident in the fields of biomedicine, medical technology, neurocognition, host-pathogen interactions and physical and mental health. 

In 2019, two forward-looking centers were opened: the Bern Center for Precision Medicine (BCPM) and sitem-insel, the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine. In the new sitem building, research groups from the University of Bern are working with partners from industry to translate innovations from medical research into clinical products as quickly as possible.