The mission of the Center for Competitiveness at the University of Fribourg is to promote scientific knowledge and rigorous learning in the area of competitiveness, with a special emphasis on the role of economic and social policy. The Center is linked to the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC), led by Professor Michael E. Porter of the Harvard Business School (HBS).

The Center for Competitiveness collaborates with regional, national and international institutions as well as with private entities. Its activities are conducted in collaboration with other Centers and Institutes for Competitiveness such as the ISC of the Harvard Business School, the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness of the Stockholm School of Economics and the Center for Enhancing Competitiveness of the NIDA in Bangkok.