“The university must be a Switzerland”

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    It is a way to say the university doesn’t play favorites. Switzerland is famous for its neutrality.

    Wikipedia: Swiss neutrality
    Swiss neutrality is one of the main principles of Switzerland's foreign policy which dictates that Switzerland is not to be involved in armed conflicts between other states. This policy is self-imposed, permanent, and armed, designed to ensure external security and promote peace.

    Switzerland has the oldest policy of military neutrality in the world; it has not participated in a foreign war since its neutrality was established by the Treaty of Paris in 1815.
     
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