The Research-innovation Community (RiC) on Big Data Research in Science, Engineering, and Management (SEM) is a program funded by Sino Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation (SSSTC) in Switzerland. It aims to encourage and strengthen individual contacts by building a multi-level research relationship between institutions, research groups as well as individuals.
The goals for this program are:
- Strengthen the academic relationship between Switzerland and China.
- Increase the visibility of Swiss universities and research institutions in China through faculty and student exchange
- Encourage long term institutional cooperation between Swiss and Chinese education and research institutions.