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Nouvo Switzerland in numbers

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Art therapy How patients in Swiss psychiatric clinics painted their experience

An exhibition traces how early Swiss psychiatric patients used art to come to terms with life inside an institution.

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Airborne adventure Record-setting balloon flight marks 20th anniversary

How a Swiss scientist from a family of adventurers pulled off his round-the-world balloon challenge.

nouvo Parliament and swissness

As part of a series in the run up to the elections taking place in Switzerland in October, we’re looking in more detail at how the country works.

nouvo Making everyone feel at home

To stop insects’ and other small animals’ extinction, garden owners are turning their perfectly mowed lawn into wild and welcoming gardens.

higher ed EPFL marks 50 years of scientific progress

Over the past five decades, the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) has been the home of many scientific discoveries.

nouvo Switzerland in quotes

From the press to TV news, tweets or even official press releases, there are plenty of people commenting on what’s going on in Switzerland.

International Geneva Red Cross develops war video games – with rules

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is developing video games as a training tool to teach the rules of war.

nouvo Job hunting, but different

Writing cover letters and sending out piles of applications, which often receive no reply is a big source of frustration for jobseekers. To change ...

nouvo Can one person change the world?

An environmental psychologist explains how one person can still have an impact, when it comes to bringing about larger change.

Singing for Switzerland Luca Hänni raises Swiss Eurovision hopes

Switzerland has enjoyed little success at the annual Eurovision Song Contest in recent years but the tide may be about to turn.  This year, the ...

Basel Carnival Confetti king explains his ‘labour of love’

Basel’s carnival is in full swing and confetti is raining down on the city’s streets. Much of it is made by Hans Rudolf Streiff.

The way things were From analogue to digital

March 12, 1999, marked the launch of swissinfo.org. The news platform was the successor of Swiss Radio International, which was gradually phased out.

nouvo The CO2 certificate

Forest landowners in canton Solothurn decided to offer certificates for small companies who don’t manage to compensate their emissions by themselves.

Fasnacht 2019 Political (in)correctness lights up Basel carnival

“To the end” is the motto of this year’s Basel carnival, which began on Monday at 4am.

#SwissHistoryPics The golden age of winter tourism in Grindelwald

Grindelwald was the first thermal spa town in the Bernese Oberland region to open up to winter tourism at the end of the 19th century.

20th anniversary Happy birthday swissinfo.ch!

SWI swissinfo.ch is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Directors and editors from all units of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR have sent ...

Swiss father talks about working part-time

Swiss father Stefan Barth shares his experience working part-time to spend more time with his 5-year old daughter Noelia. 

nouvo In a sea of debt

Debt is a problem for all sections of society, but how does it affect young people?