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Youth science judged exceptional

The 45th edition of the Swiss Youth in Science awards has seen 23 projects receive special prizes for exceptional work.

The winning projects included studies about women in management positions and the mathematical intricacies of a popular card game known as Jass.

The jury evaluated 64 projects by 78 young people aged between 16 and 23. A further 19 projects were judged to be “excellent”.

Present at the awards ceremony in Zurich was Economics Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann, who described participants as being “among those who will move our country forward”.

Education, research and innovation are of particular importance to Switzerland because it does not have its own natural resources, the minister said.

These values are “the nerve centre of our economy and therefore of its wealth,” Schneider-Ammann said.  

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