The Swiss LSE Alumni Association (SLSEAA), founded in 1998 as a Swiss membership organisation proudly independent and autonomous of the School and the University, is today one of the largest and most active national organisations of LSE alumnae and alumni worldwide.
We cater to a national constituency of more than 2'200 alumnae, alumni, students and friends of the LSE in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Our 431 members enjoy a broad range of activities, events, benefits and services. We have hosted over 190 events including a royal visit and three pan-European LSE alumni outings. In recent years, we featured annually 20 to 25 events throughout Switzerland, from formal dinners and professorial talks to informal get-togethers, field trips and networking activities.
Members have complimentary access to our designated membership journal "Foreign Affairs", a bi-monthly publication discussing issues at the cutting edge of world affairs. Our other member benefits and services include collective insurance schemes, external career facilitation and discounted products and services.
The SLSEAA has made a substantial leadership gift to the Campaign for LSE and is recognized with the "Swiss Alumnae and Alumni Group Study Room" in the School library. The SLSEAA has co-established the "LSE Alumnae and Alumni Foundation of Switzerland" with a sizable financial endowment under federal supervision. The Foundation awards scholarships and personal research grants to students from Switzerland.
The SLSEAA also sponsors an alumni sports team, the "London Dragons".
The Association is lead by Officer volunteers elected by the membership for 2-year terms and generates an annual average turnover of just under CHF 25'000. The financial accounts of the Association are externally audited.
Our national postal address is: Swiss LSE Alumni Association, CH-3000 Berne
All national organisations of LSE alumnae and alumni, including the SLSEAA, are independent and autonomous. The SLSEAA acts only on its own behalf, is in no way authorized, maintained, sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise representative of the London School of Economics and Political Science or the University of London and has never been a subordinate chapter or group of the "LSE Alumni Association" service of the School.