The SWITCH edu-ID is a universal and secure digital identity for lifelong access to services in the university environment. The edu-ID is required at the HSG for user logon to a growing number of applications.

The SWITCH edu-ID offers users, students and staff, the following advantages:

  • One identity for all services in the Swiss university environment, regardless of the organisation.
  • The identity is valid for life. It extends beyond the affiliation to an organisation.
  • Users control the content and scope of their identity.

If you do not have an edu-ID, use the SWITCH edu-ID registration page, because the SWITCH edu-ID must be created by each user himself. To do this, you need a long-lasting, personal e-mail address.

The SWITCH edu-ID is needed to access all SWITCHaai services. The most frequently used SWITCHaai services are the following:

  • Library: user account for HSGswisscovery.
  •,, Atypon, UNiDAYS, ASVZ online desk,
  • Career platform

SWITCH edu-ID is operated by SWITCH. SWITCH is a trustworthy non-profit organisation founded by the Confederation and the university cantons. It provides services for the universities in the field of information and telecommunications technologies.