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U.S. - CH cooperation on vocational education

10.07.15 / Educational politics

Federal Councillor Schneider Ammann signed a declaration of intent on Vocational Education and Training with U.S. Secretary of Commerce during his trip tot he U.S. It will promote cooperation between Switzerland and the U.S. in education, research and investment. Pilot projects will be developed.

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How to prevent «Numerus clausus» in Switzerland

07.07.15 / Educational politics

The Swiss Business Federation economiesuisse would like to keep the free entrance to university which today is one of the main features of Swiss education. To prevent university dropouts, economiesuisse published a dossier consisting of eight proposals to reform the baccalaureate system.

www.economiesuisse.ch (German)

ETH Board on behalf of the grants system

22.05.15 / Educational politics

The ETH Board supports the harmonisation efforts by the Confederation and the cantons on behalf of the Swiss grants system. Though it sympathises with the grants initiative of the Swiss students' union, it fears the additional costs of the initiative to the education and research budget.

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politbox: test your political knowledge

05.05.15 / Didactical resources

SRG SSR has issued a quiz app for the national elections in five languages. Young people from lower and upper secondary level can test their knowledge about Swiss politics in and out of the classroom. From August 2015, teachers will find didactical material on the website of «SRF mySchool».

www.politbox.ch

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Agenda

Education and School Leadership Symposium

01.09.15 - 02.09.15 / Zug, Switzerland

Conference

Under the motto «Excellence, Equality and Equity: Improving the Quality of Education for All», the conference focusses on current challenges and opportunities in the fields of school effectiveness, school improvement, and school management.

www.educationsymposium.net

DETAILS

Event languages: German, English
School Grades: Independent of levels

Learning Festival 2015

18.09.15 - 19.09.15 / throughout Switzerland

Continuing education / Thematic event

The Learning Festival is the national 24-hours-campaign to promote awareness for lifelong learning. This year's motto is "Learn with your hands". Additionally there will be a collaboration with the special exhibition "Higher vocational education and lifelong learning turn professionals into experts".

www.alice.ch

DETAILS

Event languages: German, French, Italian, English
School Grades: Independent of levels

Lernfestival'15

18.09.15 - 19.09.15 / nationwide

Thematic event

This year's National Awareness Campaign of Lifelong Learning in Switzerland is going to take place from 18 to 19 September. Labour market officials and politicians join in with regional stakeholders to create a 24-hours-platform for hundreds of free of charge events in the field of education.

www.alice.ch

DETAILS

Event languages: German, French, Italian
School Grades: Independent of levels

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