Temporary solution for Erasmus+
Switzerland will keep to its interim solution to ensure that university students can participate in the Erasmus+ exchange programme. It had been classified as a third party country in all EU exchange programmes following the adoption of the initiative against mass immigration in February.
Swiss universities top in mainland Europe
16.09.14 / Higher education
Switzerland’s federal technology institutes ETH Zurich and EPFL rank in the top 20 universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings. Overall, the Swiss technology institutes’ rankings put the country in the top position in continental Europe.
Swiss partially back into Horizon 2020
Switzerland and the EU have agreed on a partial association, which will ad interim run until the end of 2016. This partial association allows Swiss researchers to participate as associated and equally entitled partners in all activities under the first pillar of Horizon 2020.
Education at a glance 2014
According to this year's edition of «Education at a glance – OECD indicators» the majority of the Swiss population have a degree on the upper secondary level: 86% of the 25-64 years old and 89% of the 25-34 years old. In comparison: the average in OECD countries is at 75% resp. 82%.
Character Education for a Challenging Century
22.10.14 - 24.10.14 / Art's Centre, International School of Geneva
The Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) will be holding this international conference for teachers and other educators in partnership with the OECD and the International School of Geneva.
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.