After about 40 years, the Federal Council has decided on 28.06.2023 in the context of the total revision of the Matura Recognition Ordinance (MAV) to anchor computer science as a basic subject in the Gymnasium.
Professors Walter Gander and Urs Hochstrasser have described this interesting history in a very informative article.

The Hasler Foundation is looking for a new Managing Director (m/f) (40 – 60 %) with education as engineer or scientist as of mid 2024.

Flexibility regarding work location and time commitment.

The non-profit Hasler Foundation has been promoting information and communication technology in education, research and innovation for the benefit of Switzerland as a center of thought and work for 75 years.
The foundation awards CHF 5-7 million in grants annually.

Tasks: You prepare the content of the meetings of the Foundation Board, take minutes and implement the resolutions of the Foundation Board. You will also perform the same tasks for the commissions (Finance, Funding) of the Foundation Board. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, you prepare the annual business report. You maintain contact with applicants, external asset managers and authorities, as well as other stakeholders important to the Foundation’s work, such as universities, schools, funding agencies, associations, foundations, companies and the media. You are the first point of contact for applicants and decide how to proceed with incoming applications.

Your profile: As Managing Director, we are looking for an independent, communicative personality ideally with a doctorate in computer science, communications or electrical engineering and several years of management experience. You should have research and teaching experience yourself in the areas supported by the foundation, an understanding of the currently important topics in these areas, and a good network in the ICT sector.
Ideally, you will also bring in-depth knowledge of the Swiss education system at all levels. You should also be familiar with key business concepts and have an understanding of capital investments.

Languages required are German and English at C2 level, French at C1 level, as well as the ability to manage the Foundation’s simple IT infrastructure and website on your own.

Please send applications only electronically to: bewerbungen (at)

The Hasler Foundation publishes its annual report 2022.

The Hasler Foundation has again supported a dossier in the magazine Schweizer Monat. The topic is Digital Disinformation.

The Hasler Foundation publishes its annual report 2021.

The foundation board decides to stop the instrument of funding early phase startups. Those that have received funding will continue to be supported.

The Hasler Foundation publishes its annual report 2020.

At its spring meeting, the foundation board elected two new members to the foundation board: Ms. Florence Schnydrig and Dr. Dorothea Wiesmann.

The Ombudsman of the Canton of ZH publishes a guest article by the Managing Director of the Hasler Foundation on the topic of “Die kritischen Erfolgsfaktoren für die erfolgreiche Digitalisierung” in his activity report for 2020.

The Hasler Foundation is proud about the publication of the new book: Versuch, Erfolg, Irrtum. Telekomgeschichte von Hasler zu Ascom. To accompany the publication a film was also produced.

The Hasler Foundation launches a new three year research program on Responsible AI

The Hasler Foundation funded a report (in German) on professions in informatics

The Hasler Foundation publishes its Annual report 2019

The Corona Special Programme of the Hasler Foundation ended on 08.05.2020. A summary in German can be found here.

The on-line newsportal reports (in German) about the results of the Professorship for Informatics Education at the Teachers College of the FHNW

The Hasler Stiftung makes a press release about the Professorship for Informatics Education at the Teachers College of the FHNW that it had funded 2014-2018

The Hasler Foundation funds a professorship at the pedagogical university of the canton Vaud.

Press release of PH SZ, PH LU and Hochschule LU on the creation of an endowed professorship of the Hasler Foundation for the three universities

The Hasler Foundation has digitized its historical annual reports since 1950 and makes them available on its German website. Please note that the reports are each several MB in size.

The report of the expert group of the federal council on the future of data processing and data security has been published. It contains important arguments why Computational Thinking is one of the key competences to deal with the digital revolution. See pages 158 and following. Report is in German only.

The Hasler Foundation now has an official twitter account @HaslerStiftung.  There, in the future, you will learn here about news of the foundation. So become a follower.