REGION

THE GREATER BASEL AREA

The Greater Basel Area is considered one of the most important hotspots for the global health-care industry. The region counts 700 life science companies and a workforce of more than 33,000 well-trained specialists. It prospers thanks to a unique combination of top-grade universities and research organizations, start-ups with ground-breaking ideas, highly innovative SMEs and headquarters of leading global players. The steady economic growth of the Greater Basel area is based on a strong foundation of entrepreneurial thinking, creativity and the combined knowledge of the great minds uniting here for research, development and production.

More than a great place to work: Basel is a vibrant city located in the tri-country area where Switzerland borders France and Germany. Sporting Switzerland’s largest expat community, the Basel area is perfectly suited to welcome talents from all over the world. International, urban ambience and natural recreational areas can be found within short distances – which can often be covered by the excellent public transport system. The comprehensive range of international schools meets one of the most important demands of expat families. Overall, Basel offers an unparalleled quality of life, whether you are moving here from thousands of miles away or were born in the renowned University Hospital Basel.

The Basel region is an exceptionally fertile breeding ground for research and development in Life Sciences. As such, it is the home of world-class research institutions and major industry players such as Novartis, Roche, and Actelion.

Find out more about the rich environment, economic advantages, and superior quality of life in and around Basel.