SWITCH stands for networking. There would be no SWITCH without it, and there would be no networking without SWITCH.
The SWITCH foundation owes its existence to networking. It was set up to connect university networks to each other. However, SWITCH did not stop at physical networks. It has developed a wide range of services that add value for universities. Most of these make it possible or easier for people to work together via networks, but SWITCH also understands networking in the broader sense. It brings experts together at conferences and workshops to exchange knowledge and experience. The SWITCH community is the sum of all working and interest groups within this field.