The BRCCH is located in Basel, Switzerland. Researchers at the BRCCH collaborate with research communities across institutional, regional and national borders. Thus a global network of researchers work together to design, develop, translate and implement paediatric research.

Partner InstitutionsComplementary research expertise in Basel and Zurich

BRCCH’s partner institutions are the University of Basel, ETH Zurich, the University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). All partners contribute unique expertise in medicine and various areas of life sciences, engineering, information technology, public health and social sciences. The University of Basel has seven faculties covering a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and concentrates on five focal areas: Life Sciences, Visual Studies, Nanosciences, Sustainability and Energy Research and European and Global Studies. ETH Zurich’s main focus areas are Medicine, Data, Sustainability and Manufacturing Technologies. With the UKBB, and its expertise in paediatrics, and the Swiss TPH, and its expertise in global health focusing on low- and middle-income countries, the BRCCH benefits from a strong research network. The BRCCH community also collaborates with national and international partners to develop digital and next-generation healthcare solutions for global use in paediatrics.

Generous Supportby Fondation Botnar

The BRCCH began its operations in January 2019 with CHF 100 million support from Fondation Botnar for an initial life-span of 10 years. While the BRCCH and Fondation Botnar are separate organisations, the BRCCH’s aim to promote the health and well-being in children and adolescents worldwide echoes the goals and legacy of Fondation Botnar, established in 2003 in Basel. Fondation Botnar champions the use of artificial intelligence and digital technology to improve the health and well-being of young people in growing urban environments worldwide. In March 2020, BRCCH was awarded an additional CHF 15 million by Fondation Botnar to establish an emergency research call for projects to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented global health challenges. For more details and information about the Fondation, please go directly to their website.

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The BRCCH engages with national and international networks of research communities to achieve its goals. Innovation and dialogue are bidirectional amongst network partners. Currently, research consortia supported by the BRCCH include Collaborators based in 26 countries across the Global South and Global North.