Hack the City 2016
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.
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.
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.»
Switzerland's digital future
10.06.16 / Publication
The study compiled by the EPFL, mandated by SIX and Swisscom, concludes that Switzerland is lagging behind on digitalisation, starting with digital literacy. It recommends «Training in digital skills, but also raising awareness about the digital future, which will involve...a strong online culture.»
Digital learning ecosystem on nutrition
02.06.16 / Didactical resource
To celebrate the re-opening of its museum in June, the Alimentarium in Vevey now offers virtual classrooms, educational videos and worksheets - also in English. Teachers, pupils and parents now learn more about nutrition via the MOOC platform, connected to a range of applications and games.
World & Swiss Education Days 2016
01.06.16 / Event
In 2016, the most important educational events in Switzerland «Didacta» and «Worlddidac» will take place for the first time under their new names in BERNEXPO, Bern. The Swiss Education Days take place once every two years. They focus on educators and people responsible for education at all levels.