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Tougher regulations Is adoption in Switzerland on its way out?

The boom days of adopting children from abroad are over – nowadays hardly anyone is adopting in Switzerland. There are several reasons.

learning disabilities A special school for special needs

At eight years old, Manarekha still has difficulty speaking and counting. But now she is helped by a pioneering school in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Right to schooling Move to denounce undocumented students causes outcry

A group of right-leaning politicians is calling for schools to inform the authorities if they have illegal immigrants among their pupils.

learning pays Swiss tech universities boost economy by CHF13 billion, report says

Switzerland’s two federal technology institutes account for 100,000 jobs and CHF13 billion in added value to the economy, a new report calculates.

Prix de Lausanne 2018 Young dancers in Lausanne compete for a ballet career

The 46th edition of the ‘Prix de Lausanne’ International Ballet Competition kicked off on Monday. The final will be held on February 3. 

After Strasbourg ruling Why Swiss schools have a say in sex education

Teachers should be able to react to questions about sex in an age-appropriate way when necessary, says head of the Federation of Swiss Teachers.

back to work Jobless in Switzerland need more education, say social groups

Two leading Swiss organisations for social action and further education have called for big investment in training opportunities for the unemployed.

Apprenticeship system

Swiss 16-year-olds face an important choice at the end of their three compulsory years in lower secondary school.

University exchange programmes

Swiss universities are very popular with foreign students, who make up 17% of the student body, almost three times the OECD average.