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Newsweek CHUV ranked among ten best hospitals worldwide

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) says it is proud to have been placed ninth in a global ranking of hospitals by the American magazine Newsweek.

This content was published on March 22, 2019 11:08 AM

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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.

Bless you! Why are allergies on the rise in Switzerland?

Soon, even people living high up in the Swiss Alps will no longer be safe from allergies like hay fever.

Cost of living Swiss cities rated most expensive in the world for fun

If it’s cheap recreation and entertainment you want, go to Zurich and Geneva – and keep going.

This content was published on March 19, 2019 12:01 AM

#LivinginSwitzerland How young Swiss differ from older generations

We’ve come up with ten major differences between the generations in Switzerland.

FAQs Spying game: what does the Swiss intelligence service do?

The Federal Intelligence Service is better known for embarrassing gaffes than for bloody missions. Ten FAQs about the FIS. 

Mind the gap Swiss workplace inequality, by the numbers

We look at five areas in which women are still underrepresented, and how the Swiss compare internationally.

New banknote How to set aside CHF1,000

The latest version of the world’s most valuable banknote has been unveiled. How much effort does it take to earn or save enough for one?

Linguistic trends French flourishes in Switzerland

While French is spoken more and more, fewer and fewer Swiss speak German regularly. The main reason for this is migration.

untying the knot Less marriage and more divorce in Switzerland in 2018

While numbers marrying in Switzerland declined last year, cases of divorce continued to rise. Foreign couples were particularly prone to splits.

This content was published on February 26, 2019 5:48 PM

healthcare costs Initiative launched to cap health insurance premiums

A people’s initiative wants health insurance premiums to not exceed 10% of income with the balance paid for by the state.

Growing population One Swiss canton welcomes a population boom

Canton Vaud is experiencing a population boom. And that means more people bringing in more tax money. The population could even reach one million ...

Working conditions Survey: one in two care workers wants to quit

Almost 50% of staff working in care professions in Switzerland want to leave their jobs, according to report by trade union Unia.

This content was published on February 16, 2019 6:33 PM

Down the slope in style Skis 'made in Switzerland'

About ten ski brands are still produced in Switzerland how do they keep their business afloat?