Schooling in Switzerland


Time for Cultural Mediation

04.03.15 / Didactical resources / Publication

This highly successful manual for cultural mediation practitioners, institutions and funding bodies has now been translated into English. This tool, developed by the Zurich University of the Arts helps them place cultural mediation activities into context and assess their quality.

FSO: Condition of study and life 2013

26.02.15 / Educational statistics

The Federal Statistical Office has published its latest report on the conditions of study and life at Swiss higher education institutions. Main results: Three quarters of the students are employed during their studies. The average study costs in 2013 were CHF 1'321 per semester.

Foreign language teaching in Switzerland

23.02.15 / Educational politics

The Swiss Federal Office of Culture presented it’s report on language teaching in public schools. It came to the conclusion that the Confederation could well order the cantons to teach two foreign national languages in primary school, but it could not instruct them which language has to come first. (German)

Semaine de la langue française

20.02.15 / Event

The week from 13 to 22 March, Switzerland celebrates it second national language – French. This years‘ theme is concerned with no-mothertongue speakers of French. German speaking cantons, mainly Lucerne, have developed educational resources for French lessons in primary and secondary education.

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Geneva International Book and Press Fair

29.04.15 - 03.05.15 / Palexpo, Geneva


Geneva International Book and Press Fair is one of the top events in the books and press market – including a Digital Publishing Forum, Book designing forum, Editor's Workshop, Translator's work shop, and Children literature forum. Japan is this year's guest of honour.


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

Swiss National ESD Conference HORIZONS21

09.05.15 - 09.05.15 / Teacher Traininig University Bern


At the end of the UNO decade on Education for Sustainable Development, the foundation éducation21 in its role as ESD Competence Centre, will be organising the ESD Swiss Conference HORIZONS21. Teachers and members of school management are invited to get an interim result and define new perspectives.


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

Education and School Leadership Symposium

01.09.15 - 05.09.15 / University of Teacher Education Zug


The International Education and School Leadership Symposium is a conference for School Effectiveness, School Improvement, School Management. It is directed towards actors in the school leading area. This year's motto is «Excellence, Equality and Equity».


Event languages: German, English
School Grades: Independent of levels
Registration deadline: 30.06.15

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