Vocational Training

School and work Why Switzerland’s dual-track education system is unique

Young people used to be faced with making a definitive career choice aged 15 in Switzerland. But nowadays they can change direction later on.

Times a-changing Swiss apprenticeships: what’s in and what’s out

Some professions are dying out in Switzerland. But others are coming in their place: dewatering assistant, anyone?

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Exporting apprenticeships

American ties Chances good for a Swiss-US free trade deal

Switzerland and the United States have signed a new accord on vocational education; a possible free trade agreement is also in the works. 

This content was published on December 4, 2018 10:06 AM
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Higher Education

qs rankings Swiss universities shine in global survey

Swiss higher education institutions continue to excel in the latest QS university rankings by subject.

This content was published on March 4, 2020 1:01 AM

Higher education  Government shows confidence in EPFL president 

Martin Vetterli’s term as president of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) has been renewed for an additional four years.

This content was published on February 13, 2020 12:06 PM
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University life

University comparison series Getting in: University admissions in Switzerland, US and UK

Should you start planning your university admission strategy two years in advance?  The process can be complicated for international students.

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School Life

Education Pupils will finish year on time despite corona closure

The school year will not be extended and secondary students will receive their diplomas despite the school closures caused by the pandemic.

This content was published on April 2, 2020 4:05 PM

Public finances Switzerland spends more than the EU on education

As a percentage of total public finances, Switzerland spent more on education and less on defence than the European Union. 

This content was published on February 6, 2020 6:04 PM
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The Language Issue

Multilingualism French and foreign languages on rise in Switzerland

The linguistic landscape in Switzerland has changed over the past 40 years, a long-term report has found.

This content was published on March 28, 2018 8:56 PM
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