Together with passion, foresight and openness
With our commitment, we contribute to innovative, creative and sustainable solutions for the challenges of our time.
Together with private individuals, companies and foundations, the UniBE Foundation strengthens Bern as a centre of education and research and is committed to the future of the University of Bern as a top international university that attracts top talent.
In order to achieve these goals, we raise funds to finance professorships, research projects and scholarships, promote interdisciplinary initiatives, create spaces for innovation and define fields of action for excellent research and teaching in Bern as a centre of science.
"I am convinced that, thanks to the UniBE Foundation, the University of Bern will be able to intensify its activities in research and the promotion of young talent, which will ultimately benefit the economy and society. I am delighted to be able to contribute to this."
Prof Dr Christian Leumann, Rector University of Bern
"Promoting young talent is very important to me. The UniBE Foundation enables donors to specifically support a new generation of researchers at the University of Bern."
Dr h. c. Heinz Karrer, Chairman of the Board of Jungfraubahn Holding AG
"The digital transformation affects all aspects of our lives - both economically and in society as a whole. Interdisciplinary research at the University of Bern makes an important contribution here, which needs to be strengthened and publicised in a way that adds value. I am delighted to support this bridge-building endeavour. "
Pascale Bruderer, entrepreneur and member of the Board of Directors
"Young researchers need a wide range of creative scope and financial support in order to achieve top performance - I remain committed to this."
Dr h. c. Johann Schneider-Ammann, former Federal Councillor
"Environmentally and climate-friendly solutions for a sustainable future are being co-developed at the research centre in Bern. It is important to me personally to be able to make a contribution to this."
Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors BEKB
"As an alumnus of the University of Bern and as an entrepreneur, strengthening Bern as a centre of science and business is an important personal concern for me. That's why I'm committed to the UniBE Foundation."
lic. iur. Jobst Wagner, Entrepreneur
"We still know far too little about many diseases. The medicine of the future needs targeted basic research and the development of innovative solutions in diagnosis and therapy. It is a matter close to my heart to commit myself to this."
Dr h. c. Willy Michel, founder of Ypsomed
"In order to master the challenges of the future, it is essential that scientific research and practice are closely interlinked. New concepts must be developed and new paths taken. The UniBE Foundation makes this possible and I am delighted to be able to contribute to this."
Katharina Liebherr, entrepreneur
"For many years, I have been committed to ensuring that findings from basic medical research can improve patients' quality of life as quickly as possible. Promoting science-based innovation is the key to this."
Prof. em. Dr med. dent. Daniel Buser
No annual reports are currently available. The foundation closes its first financial year on 31 December 2022.