AmbassadorState Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
Mauro Moruzzi holds degrees in French, German and Italian literature (MA), as well as in journalism (BA), from the universities of Neuchâtel (1990, 2000) and Bologna (1992). He specialized in International History and Politics, obtaining a Master of Advanced Studies from the Graduate Institute in Geneva (1993).
After working as a freelance journalist, teacher, and tour guide (1984-1993), he served as a delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (1994-96). He then taught French and History at the “Lycée Jean-Piaget” in Neuchâtel, while regularly conducting missions abroad for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as a member of the “Swiss pool of experts for civilian peace promotion” (1996-2007).
In 2007, Mr. Moruzzi joined the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER). In 2013, the Federal Council nominated him Ambassador in his capacity as Head of the International Relations Division of the newly created State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER). He is member of the Senior Management Board of SERI, in charge of the negotiation and implementation of bilateral agreements in the field of science as well as responsible for Switzerland’s network of science and technology counsellors and swissnexes, the Swiss consulates for scientific and technological exchanges abroad.