ICES seeks to contribute to the academic and professional collaboration between Chile and Switzerland. Based on our academic and professional experiences in Switzerland, we believe that there are many opportunities for scientific and professional collaboration between institutions of these two countries. We think that the academic, professional and even personal life of the Chilean researchers in Switzerland can profit from the advices and past experiences of people who are already working in this country. Our main motivation is to create the opportunities for Chilean researchers in Switzerland to contact each other, interchange experiences and explore new academic challenges together with Chilean and Swiss organizations. Also, we want to be an information platform in order to facilitate the exchange of Chilean students in Switzerland.