CIties REsearch NEtwork in Switzerland

To create the future of cities

in inter and transdisciplinary synergies

The Cities Research Network CIRENE aims to:

  • Identify and promote research projects of transformational new ideas in cities
  • Educate: pipeline of talent for new interdisciplinary fields and entrepreneurship
  • Lead and enable local/national/international networks of academy and society


  • Mapping researchers and projects to find the best partners for urban projects
  • Communicate and diffuse positions, events, calls, projects…
  • Coordinate interdisciplinary academic training and long-life training
  • Promote research projects: local/national/international networking by seminars, conferences, debates, workshops, and calls for collaborations….
  • Initiate interdisciplinary /transdisciplinary research of applied projects

Help to find financial support / offering proper calls

  • Researchers: international /national
  • Students (Bachelor, master, PhDs)
  • Territorial institutions and companies

Leverage spin-off/start-up companies

together with the FUSTIC association (FUture Sustainable Territories, Infrastructure and Cities)