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Federal Council approves the Horizon 2020 package

23.10.14 / Educational politics / Educational research

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.

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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.

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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.

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STEM Careers Barometer

25.09.14 / STEM / Publication

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.

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PHZG: Children's university

29.10.14 - 19.11.14 / PH Zug

Information event

«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.

www.zg.ch

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Event languages: German
School Grades: 2nd cycle (3th to 6th school year)

School Forum 2014

13.11.14 - 14.11.14 / Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein

Symposium

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.

www.phzh.ch

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Event languages: German
School Grades: Independent of levels

National Future Day

13.11.14 - 13.11.14 / whole of Switzerland

Thematic event

This year's National Futur Day goes by the motto «Changing sides for girls and boys». Each second Thursday in November girls and boys from the 5th to 7th form are invited to change sides and explore so-called «untypical» job profiles.

www.nationalerzukunftstag.ch

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