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UZH Digital Society Initiative

16.09.16 / Programme and project / Information society

This research initiative of the University of Zurich is aimed at «pooling and building on UZH’s expertise for critical, interdisciplinary reflection and innovation across the board in the digitization of society and science.» During the launch phase new fields of research will be developed.

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Interim solution for Erasmus+ extended

08.09.16 / International

The Federal Council has extended the 2014–2016 interim solution for Swiss participation in individual projects of Erasmus+ by one year, thus providing interested Swiss nationals the opportunity to participate in European mobility and cooperation projects until the end of 2017.

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Plateforme on digitization in Switzerland

06.09.16 / Information society

ICTswitzerland has launched an online platform which informs on the state of digitization in Switzerland, among other topics on Skilled Workers & Education. Here, the implementation of the subject «Media and Informatics» in the curriculum Lehrplan 21 is described as a must for the country’s future.

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Hack the City 2016

09.08.16 / Event / Media competence

On the evening of 26 August, the open-air hackathon for all age groups starts in Chiasso. The participants have 48 hours to realize their ideas on the event's motto «Living a City in the Digital Era». People without programming skills are also encouraged to attend. Tickets available until 23 August.

www.hackthecity.ch

ICTskills2016

21.07.16 / Event

For the second time the ICTskills will take place in Zurich central station from 6 to 8 September 2016. The event has been created to inform the general public on the many possibilities in the world of ICT. Swiss trainees will compete for the title of Swiss champion.

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#VPET16

23.06.16 / Information society

On occasion of the International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training, President Schneider-Amann referred to the big changes in society caused by digitalisation. «I am convinced that the dual education and training system can adapt quickly to technological change.»

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