The nationally active foundation Science et Cité fosters the dialog between science and society. It is independent legally and in terms of conten.

Science et Cité contributes to the appreciation and understanding of all sciences and addresses their opportunities and limits. It also reports back to the scientifics the reaction of the population.

Science et Cité specialises in low-threshold and innovative forms of communication, bringing, whenever possible, to close contact scientifics and citizens.

Science et Cité deals with pertinent, socially relevant topics and encourages the knowledge and the opinion-forming at the service of democracy.

Science et Cité is a national scientific communication networking centre and conducts the annual convention ScienceComm.

Science et Cité works regularly with partners from education, economics, culture and politics.

Three strategic priorities

1. Dialogue science - children and youth
2. Dialogue science - broad public
3. Dialogue between science communicators


The foundation Science et Cité was founded in 1998, its national office is in Bern. Activities take place in German-speaking Switzerland, in the French part of Switzerland in the context of the Réseau Romand Science et Cité as well as in Tessin in connection with L'ideatorio  from the Università della Svizzera Italiana.

Science et Cité is the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences' competence centre for dialog.

Science et Cité is not a grant-making foundation but self operating. The projects are financed by service agreements and partnerships.

Foundation Science et Cité
Marktgasse 50
3011 Bern

Phone: 0041 31 313 19 19
Fax: 004131 313 19 18