Strong Partners

The SECO academic partnership stretches from Bern to South America, South Africa and the Far East. See below for a list of the partner institutions.

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Berne, Switzerland
The aim of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is to promote sustainable economic growth. Its key tasks are to preserve and expand Switzerland’s economic competitiveness. SECO's efforts in this context are focused on strengthening Switzerland as an economic location, on developing and consolidating economic policy relationships with the EU and other non-European countries, as well as on strategic labour market policy and its supervision.

Foreign Trade University

Hanoi, Vietnam
Established in 1960, the Foreign Trade University (FTU) is among the most well-known universities in Vietnam, covering a wide range of specialisations in international economics, business administration, international law, finance and banking, and foreign languages. The FTU offers academic programmes at both the undergraduate and graduate level. It cooperates with partner universities worldwide to provide and receive foreign lecturers and students, whist undergoing joint research activities.

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Lima, Peru
The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) is a higher educational institution dedicated to expanding human knowledge and promoting scientific innovation. Since 1986, PUCP’s LLM programme in international economic law offers specialised training in trade, investment and finance regulation using an interdisciplinary approach.

Mandela Institute

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Launched in 2000 by the Law School of the University of Witwatersrand, the Mandela Institute conducts and develops policy and offers courses in different areas of international economic law. The Institute also conducts teaching, training and capacity-building in the areas of law and policy which are domestic in operation but are impacted by global developments, such as refugee law, HIV/Aids law and mining and mining tax law.

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Jakarta, Indonesia
The Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH, University of Pelita Harapan) is Indonesia’s leading private university located in Jakarta.  It is a comprehensive university with 14 faculties, over 10,000 students and with a sister university in Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city. UPH joined as a full member of the academic cooperation project in 2011. 

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile
Established in 1966, the Institute of International Studies (IEI) of the Universidad de Chile (University of Chile) is an autonomous educational and research centre in the field of international relations, covering political, legal, economic and historical spheres. It was one of the first centres in Latin America to dedicate itself specifically to international studies.