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Special needs education

Switzerland has an inclusive educational approach for children with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Week in Numbers Counting birds and surprise snowfall

Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting statistics to appear in the news stories by swissinfo.ch published over the past week.

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Gender Statistics   Swiss women dominate higher education diplomas

Women in Switzerland have made significant progress in the last 20 years, particularly in the field of higher education. 

This content was published on May 7, 2019 3:17 PM

Foreign minister abroad Oldest Swiss school in South America gets ministerial visit

Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has hailed education ties as he visited the country’s Swiss school abroad, the Colegio Suizo, in Chile.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 9:38 AM

Swiss education Are 14-year-olds ready to make a career choice?

Students make big decisions about their professional futures at a young age in Switzerland. Too early, or just right?

Which career? Choosing a profession when you're only 14

Swiss teenagers describe how they made their career choices at the tender age of 14. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch) 

Horizon 2020 Swiss research institutes receive EU funding boost

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 222 coveted grants to researchers including 18 at Swiss institutes under the Horizon 2020 programme.

This content was published on April 3, 2019 7:39 PM

Indian student blog Do not lose your Swiss residence permit

Indian student Arasan lost his Swiss permit while on holiday. Getting a new one proved tougher than he anticipated.

Political education Teaching students how to live democratically

A new curriculum could better equip students to play a more active role in democracy, argues political scientist Monika Waldis.

Indian student blog My favourite places to unwind in Zurich

Some people unwind with music, parties, social gatherings, meditation, or travel. My way of relaxing is connecting with my surroundings and nature.

Addiction survey Lure of e-cigarettes for schoolchildren raises alarm

Half of Swiss boys and a third of girls aged 15 have tried e-cigarettes at least once, suggests a survey of addiction among schoolchildren. The ...

This content was published on March 28, 2019 3:30 PM

Indian student blog Travel tips for the thrifty student

Indian student Arasan has done his homework to make the most of the summer holidays.

Participation issues Switzerland is three-quarters of a democracy

Just three out of four people in Switzerland have a Swiss passport, meaning that a quarter of taxpaying residents have no political voice.

Leaders in the field Top Swiss institutes launch joint cyber-security programme

Switzerland’s federal technology institutes are to launch a new Masters in cyber-security this autumn.

This content was published on March 20, 2019 6:00 PM