Pisa 2012: very good results
First results for PISA Switzerland 2012 show that Swiss 15-year-olds have once more scored significantly above the international average. In the main discipline of PISA 2012, mathematics, they have even succeeded to defend their international top position.
CERN Raspberry Pi Workshop
18.11.13 / STEM
A popular Raspberry Pi workshop has been established at CERN, Geneva, with its latest edition held in October 2013, attracting a very young audience as well as adults. As a low cost, low power experimental science tool it is on its way to Swiss schools as well as in other countries.
Documentary: The Swiss
13.11.13 / Didactical resources
The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation is actually highlighting the past, present and future of the Swiss. As a part of this special series, swissinfo.ch profiles some of the brightest young Swiss living abroad – in places as diverse as Moscow, Los Angeles and Beijing.
Young Swiss are feeling the competition
05.11.13 / Educational research
The Credit Suisse Youth barometer 2013 asked 1000 young people each from Switzerland, USA, Singapore and Brazil what makes them tick. In comparison with the three other countries, young people in Switzerland aspire more to intangible personal development and less toward public recognition.
Launch of Horizon 2020
14.01.14 - 17.01.14 / Stade de Suisse, Berne
This 4-day conference offers the possibility to discover the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation called Horizon 2020. The first day will focus on the Swiss political objectives and strategies with regards to Horizon 2020, the other three days on the programmes.
2014 Tech4Dev International Conference
04.06.14 - 06.06.14 / EPFL, Lausanne
The key question of the third UNESCO Technologies for Development Conference is What is Essential? The invention and development of appropriate technologies? Or the creation of value chains? Is it local capacity building? Or most likely a combination of several factors?