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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

education Why homework won’t disappear after home studying ends

When distance learning now in place as a result of the coronavirus outbreak comes to end, Swiss schools will reopen the debate on homework.

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

Baobab Books Children’s publisher turns the page on cultural stereotypes

No Red Indians here! A Swiss publisher is promoting cultural diversity in books for children and young adults.

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

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

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.

sport and education Swiss schools stand by their ski camps

Despite some recent pushback, Swiss schools appear set to continue the tradition of ski camps for as long as there is enough snow.

Early education How a Swiss programme is teaching online privacy to children

Swiss data protection officials say young children should be taught about data security and privacy, before they use the internet.

Education Why are there no school uniforms in Switzerland?

A look into any Swiss school playground will tell you: there are no school uniforms. Unless of course you count jeans, hoodies and trainers. Why?

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?