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Speech by Switzerland State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) on 23/11/2017

Speech by Switzerland State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) Mauro Dell’Ambrogio

Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) visits National Taiwan University (NTU) to share with students the perspectives on the development of higher education in Switzerland. With an emphasis on research and innovation, State Secretary Dell'Ambrogio addresses Switzerland's education highlights, the challenges faced and the strategic solutions to becoming an international hub for worldclass education.

Topic: The Challenges of Innovation: Perspectives from Switzerland

Speaker: Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

Moderator: Dr. Hungdah Su, Jean Monnet Chair Professor of Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University (NTU)


Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Time: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Place: Liang Kuo Shu International Conference Hall, Third Floor, College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University (NTU)


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Speaker Biography

Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, the holder of a Doctorate in Law from the University of Zurich, held a number of public offices in canton Ticino from 1979 to 1999 after passing his bar exam: Judge, Chief of the Cantonal Police, Secretary-General for Education and Culture, project manager for the creation of the University of Lugano (USI), and Secretary-General of the USI.

After four years heading up a group of private clinics, he was made Director of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) in 2003. He has been mayor of Giubiasco, a member of the Ticino cantonal parliament and chairman of the Ticino electricity works.

From 2008 to 2012 he has been State Secretary for Education and Research.

In January 2013, he took up the post of State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation.



Update: 2017 / 11 / 17