Vocational Training

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?

Vocational training Report: it pays for companies to have apprentices

Firms in Switzerland may benefit annually by over CHF3,000 ($3,000) per apprentice when they train their own apprentices, a report has found.

This content was published on November 26, 2019 4:16 PM
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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

Higher education How important are university rankings?

Swiss universities tend to do well in university rankings. But how are they regarded by the institutions themselves?  

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University life

University comparison series How easy is it for international students to land a Swiss job?

Like in the US or UK, Swiss immigration regulations restrict non-European graduates from embarking on a professional career in the country.

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School Life

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?

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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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