Education and continuing education

With more than 13,000 charitable foundations, more than CHF 140 billion in total assets and six times more foundations per capita than in the USA or Germany, Switzerland and the Canton of Zurich boast one of the world’s leading foundation sectors.

Accordingly, there are a host of opportunities on offer for continuing education, ranging from foundation management and foundation law to foundation board member training. Established in 2008, the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) of the University of Basel is especially designed for this: besides research and academic teaching, CEPS offers a wide range of executive education courses in operational and strategic foundation management.