Fast-track school in an asylum
18.07.14 / Educational politics
As a result of the trial fast-track asylum process that has been running in Zurich since January, children are being taught German in makeshift schools – in case their parent's application is accepted. The test project will run until September 2015 to see if it can serve as a model for Switzerland.
Unofficial talks Switzerland – European Commission
Swiss State Secretary Mauro Dell'Ambrogio and Director General Robert Jan-Smits had an unofficial talk on the subject of Switzerland's participation in the Horizon 2020 research programme. As there yet is no official proposal by the EC, the content of the talks has not been disclosed.
Two vs. one foreign language in primary school
03.07.14 / Educational research
The discussion on language learning in primary schools in Switzerland goes on: An initiative in German speaking Switzerland claims, two non-native languages are too much for the pupils – while educational research is far more optimistic about small children's ability to learn foreign languages.
A new dress for Swissinfo
01.07.14 / Publication
Swissinfo, the news portal on Switzerland in 10 languages, has given a new outfit to its website. Among others, you'll find a new overview on education in Switzerland: From «Admission» to «Tuition» it explains what a foreign student, parent or researcher has to know in coming to Switzerland.
World Skills General Assembly
12.09.14 - 19.09.14 / Lucerne
For the first time the World Skills General Assembly GA will be held in Switzerland. WorldSkills International is the responsible body for the worldwide professional championships. Some 250 delegates worldwide are expected to attend the conference.
Congress on Vocational and Professional Education
15.09.14 - 18.09.14 / Winterthur
In 2014, the Confederation will launch the first international congress devoted exclusively to dual-track vocational education and training. The main focus will be on image building, bilateral exchanges between the private sector and policymakers and the presentation of best practice experiences.
Learning Festival 2014
19.09.14 - 20.09.14 / all of Switzerland
The national Awareness Campaign for Life Long Learning brings a news learning experience to the people. Various national, regional and local events in the field of adult education will take place in the framework of this national platform.