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Can somebody tell me what the author means here, please?

“The university must be a Switzerland,” he said. “We want every company to collaborate with us and to feel like they have an equal opportunity to hire our students and work with our faculty.”

Source:https://www.seattletimes.com/business/Facebook-opening-new-ai-lab-in-Seattle-as-it-hires-uw-professor/

  • It sounds as thought the writer is comparing the institution to the country of Switzerland, which is known for its beauty, efficiency, cleanliness, political neutrality, international trade links and much more. – Ronald Sole May 9 '18 at 10:51
  • And yodeling. Don't forget the yodeling. Open to (international) business is the gist. – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 9 '18 at 11:11
  • A "little Switzerland" might be slightly more apt. – Michael Harvey May 9 '18 at 12:44
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The reference here to Switzerland is due to its political neutrality. This can be seen also in the context of equal opportunity.

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