Federal Council approves the Horizon 2020 package
The Federal Council has approved the agreement on Swiss researchers' partial association in the Horizon 2020 research programme between 15 September 2014 and 31 December 2016. For their participation in selected areas of Horizon 2020 they can apply for grants from the European Research Council.
Young Swiss think digitally
20.10.14 / Publication
The new Credit Suisse Youth Barometer 2014 have asked some 1000 young people each from Switzerland, Brazil, the US, and Singapore about their digital lives. The results show that for about 90% of those surveyed, the internet plays a markedly important or even indispensable role in their lives.
Training to be the best
17.10.14 / Event
The elite of Switzerland’s apprenticeship system compete once a year to become the best in their field. This year for the first time all professions met in Berne. Switzerland’s vocational education system is quite exemplary throughout the world, but it still needs to evolve.
STEM Careers Barometer
To promote STEM professions, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have conducted a survey with 6000 persons from the German and French speaking areas of Switzerland. Result : girls feel less stimulated than boys and – STEM professions for women have to fulfill other criteria than for men.
29.10.14 - 31.10.14 / Messe Basel
Worlddidac Basel, the global partner fair of Didacta Schweiz Basel, is the market place for state-of-the-art and conventional teaching materials and methods with a strong emphasis on technical subjects and natural science for all school levels.
PHZG: Children's university
29.10.14 - 19.11.14 / PH Zug
«Images say more than 1000 words», is the motto of this year's free of charge university programme for kids. Pupils from 3rd to 6th form are invited to take part in four afternoon lectures at the teachers university of Zug PHZG. Deadline for inscription is 10 days before each event.
School Forum 2014
13.11.14 - 14.11.14 / Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein
The School Forum 2014 inquires about how do schools handle social change process. Eight public schools from the cantons of Zurich, Aargau and the principality of Liechtenstein report, why they took up the challenge and what were their experiences.