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Baobab Books Children’s publisher turns the page on cultural stereotypes

No Red Indians here! A Swiss publisher is promoting cultural diversity in books for children and young adults.

Higher education  Government shows confidence in EPFL president 

Martin Vetterli’s term as president of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) has been renewed for an additional four years.

This content was published on February 13, 2020 12:06 PM

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School and work Why Switzerland’s dual-track education system is unique

Young people used to be faced with making a definitive career choice aged 15 in Switzerland. But nowadays they can change direction later on.

sport and education Swiss schools stand by their ski camps

Despite some recent pushback, Swiss schools appear set to continue the tradition of ski camps for as long as there is enough snow.

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?

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?

PISA study Is bullying on the rise in Switzerland?

Bullying, especially physical harassment, seems to be on the increase in Swiss schools, according to data from the latest global PISA study.

Education PISA study finds Swiss students ‘still behind’ on reading

Swiss 15-year-olds are below average internationally when it comes to reading, the latest PISA education survey reveals.

This content was published on December 3, 2019 10:32 AM

Switzerland for Incomings ‘There’s a different Switzerland for whoever you ask’

A course for exchange students at the University of Zurich gives a deeper understanding of the country from an anthropological point of view. 

International education  Swiss schools abroad are adapting amid competition 

Is there room for Swiss education in the crowded international schools market? Yes, says the Swiss schools abroad body educationsuisse.

This content was published on November 28, 2019 11:00 AM

Education   Why some Swiss parents are choosing to homeschool 

Amid debate over allowing homeschooling in Switzerland, what are the reasons why parents choose to educate their kids at home? 

This content was published on November 28, 2019 11:00 AM

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