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- SAIROP - Swiss AI Research Overview Platform
Martin Burkhart, Roland Meier, Bernhard Tellenbach
Cyber-Defence Campus, armasuisse Science and Technology
22 Swiss universities took part in the study and their working hours were analysed in relation to 14 key research areas defined according to a taxonomy of the European Joint Research Centre. The results show 297 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in cybersecurity research nationwide, with a significant concentration within the top three topics, namely in the areas of software and hardware security, cryptology and networks and distributed systems. The three most researched topics together account for 174 FTEs, while the five least researched topics together account for just 7.2 FTEs.
This study provides Switzerland with a systematic, quantitative evaluation of its cybersecurity research landscape for the first time. It is intended to serve as a basis for policymakers, universities and industry to specifically address imbalances, potential gaps and the incentivisation of strategic areas within research.
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