Religious student groups

Here you will find an overview of religious student groups of the SUB.

aki - Catholic university chaplaincy

aki is the abbreviation for the "Akademikerhaus". The aki houses the Catholic university chaplaincy and aims to be a house where students can meet.

The garden, the reading room (with many newspapers), the chapel, and various group rooms are open to all students - for refueling, for quiet work, or for meetings. A piano is also available. There is a room for bands in the basement.

Films and festivals, meditations and worship services, discussion groups, and lectures take place at aki. We hope that this will open up new paths for all those who are looking for supportive relationships, holistic education, genuine spirituality, and the last support. You can receive our programme free of charge on request or keep up to date with the activities at aki on our homepage. We are also available for personal conversations. You have priority for us. 

And what's more: important Swiss non-profit organizations often meet at aki. This is very much in line with our house because for us, religion is closely related to social commitment.

We look forward to meeting you in person.

Regular offers
Lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the semester (CHF 6 for students)
Meditation on Thursdays during the semester (5.15 p.m. in the aki chapel)

PS: The aki also offers jobs: Three student employees help design the semester program and contribute their own ideas.

Opening hours during the semesters:
Monday to Thursday usually 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: varying opening hours
Secretariat: daily in the morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Alpeneggstr. 5
3012 Bern
Phone: 031 307 14 14
Fax: 031 307 14 15

Beatrice Jeitziner
Cornelia Leibundgut

Benjamin Svacha (head of aki)

Andrea Stadermann (professional stuff):

Geneva Moser (professional stuff):


We are students from a wide range of disciplines and meet regularly at Community Nights and in SHINE Student Groups to recharge after an intense day of study, to build relationships, and to deepen our faith. At lecture halls or panel discussions we deal with current topics around lively, reflected Christianity. CAMPUS live - first founded in Switzerland in 1977 in Zurich - has been making everyday student life more colorful in Bern since 1982.


Benjamin Imobersteg


We proudly present: CAMPUSlive

Christ Catholic Student Chaplaincy

Despite its small size, the Christian Catholic Church is present in many ways at the University of Bern: at the Faculty of Theology with the Institute for Christian Catholic Theology, with the student residence, through the student chaplaincy - and above all with students of all subjects.

More information about events in the St. Niklaus Chapel in the dormitory at Pavillonweg 10, 3012 Bern, and other events organized by the student chaplaincy can be found on the website

Information and contact for personal talks: 
Pfarrer Th. Zellmeyer
031 318 06 57
079 358 79 69

You can find the events of the Christkatholische Kirchgemeinde Bern on the website In particular, you are invited to the Wednesday Mass at 18:30 in St. Peter and St. Paul.

Christian University Student Group VBG Bern

We are students from all fields of study at the University, the University of Teacher Education and the Universities of Applied Sciences in the Bern region. We encourage each other to live and share a reflective Christianity together in the midst of everyday university life.

  • in the midst of everyday university life, because faith does not only take place on Sunday, but throughout the week - in lectures, in the refectory, in the stress of exams.
  • a reflective Christianity, because the Christian faith is strengthened by critical questions - and because it has answers to the challenges of our time.
  • living together, because we depend on each other and grow together - especially in our diversity, out of the abundance of Christian traditions.
  • and share, because we cannot help but talk about what moves us - in an understandable language, in a creative and respectful way.

We are part of the nationwide VBG movement and the worldwide IFES. Are you curious or do you have some critical questions for us? We would be happy to get to know you. A warm welcome to you.

You will find more information on or get in touch with BYolanda Graf 

We proudly present: VBG

forum³ - a room for students - Reformed University Chaplaincy

Community - Spirituality - Development

In the room on Länggassstrasse near Uni Tobler, we create places of encounter and experience to breathe deeply, to exchange views on questions of individual and social life, to celebrate, and to experience silence. A grand piano is available for playing music.

With our offers, we want to be an inspiration for your personal development on the horizon of a sustainable world community. Together we discover our creative power and search for that which sustains and guides us.

We are also there for you when things are not going well in your studies or relationships, or when you have big questions about the meaning of it all. Don't be afraid to get in touch with us! Independence and confidentiality are a given for us!

The forum³ is an offer of the Reformed Churches Bern-Jura-Solothurn. Our events are open to all students, regardless of their religious or ideological orientation.

Every Monday (during the semester) we offer a free lunch at 12.15 pm.

You can find our programme and the latest information on our website:

For personal talks, pastoral care, and spiritual guidance, you can contact the chaplain:

Thomas Schüpbach-Schmid
Head of forum³

078 842 78 90 

Länggassstrasse 41
3012 Bern

We proudly present: forum³

Room of Silence

The Association Room of Silence at University of Bern is responsible for the multireligious and plural room of silence at University of Bern. All religious and secular students and employees of the University of Bern, the Bern Universities of Applied Sciences (FH), the Bern University of Teacher Education (PH), and other Swiss universities can use the room. The Association is committed to work towards interreligious, interdenominational and intercultural dialogue and understanding. For this purpose, the Association organizes events and participates in events with this purpose.

With its activities, the Association aims to make room for religious and ideological diversity in the Bernese university landscape and promote it in an appreciative manner.    

Opening Hours During the lecture periods: Mo-Fr 8.00-18.00

Opening hours may change during lecture-free periods.  

Access Room B-105, Unitobler-building, Länggassstrasse 49  

The room is barrier-free accessible via the elevator to the left after the entrance in the building at Länggassstrasse 49 or via the elevator in the building at Lerchenweg 36.  

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