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The life of a mediator ‘We are constantly surrounded by people yet always alone’

Swiss mediator Julian Hottinger lives out of his suitcase and negotiates for days on end – ‘even with the devil’ if necessary.

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How does Switzerland turn out enough skilled workers? Do Swiss universities fare well on the world stage? Answers here.

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New generation Swiss comic art is due for a revival

Comics are a Swiss invention, but the country’s market has always been too small to set itself apart. That may be about to change.

Watching you Zurich police force want body cams for all patrol officers

Plans to equip Zurich police with wearable cameras have met with opposition from human rights groups - and the police themselves.

Geneva Declaration Saving the spirit of communities through cultural heritage

Nine cities around the world, including Geneva, Mosul and Timbuktu, are now working together to protect cultural heritage. 

Social upheavals When Zurich’s New Left rode the pop culture revolution

As part of our series on 1968, we look at how the New Left in Switzerland tried to harness the youth fervour of the time.

Health care access In Switzerland, who should foot the bill for pricey ambulance rides?

Patients pay for most emergency transport out of pocket, but some argue ambulance interventions should be billed to basic health insurance.