Vocational Training

Professional training Doing apprenticeships abroad

Apprenticeships are losing their appeal in Switzerland: more and more young people are continuing their studies instead of opting for professional ...

Career ladder Advanced professional training reaps financial rewards

More than half of those with a vocational training background benefited financially from opting for advanced professional education.

This content was published on January 15, 2019 10:43 AM
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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

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School Life

‘Good’ and ‘bad’ secrets Zurich: Kindergarten kids to get data protection lessons

Children in canton Zurich aged 4 to 9 could soon be learning about data protection and privacy issues, in one of the first projects of its kind.

Environmental protest Swiss youths strike for climate protection

Young people from schools and universities around Switzerland went on strike Friday to demand greater action to combat climate change.

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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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University studies Education Swiss Made

A portal for international students looking to pursue university studies abroad.

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HIGH education = high price? Do Swiss universities offer the best value for money?

Here is a meta-analysis by swissinfo.ch that combines the most popular university rankings to find out which ones are the best bargains.

State school system

Every child in Switzerland must go to school until around age 15, after which students are funnelled into apprenticeships or university tracks.

By the numbers Young and jobless? The solution isn’t always university

Switzerland historically has fewer people in higher education than elsewhere in Europe – and more are employed. What do the numbers tell us?

Bad at school, good at work New opportunities for weak pupils

Finding a job without having a diploma is becoming more and more difficult. Many struggling pupils face ending up on social welfare. The Lift ...