STUDYING IN SWITZERLAND 2014

News

Expo 2015: Learn, Develop, Share

21.11.14 / Event / School project

In May the Expo 2015 will open with the theme «Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life». In this context, The Swiss Embassy and the Italian Ministry of Education created an innovative school project for upper secondary pupils. The project comes in four languages and includes an APP competition.

www.expoitaliasvizzera.it

Student computer and information literacy study

20.11.14 / Media competence / Publication

This new ICILS study on media competence offers the first international comparison on student computer and information literacy in 20 countries. Results: Swiss girls and boys alike, in grade 8, have an average knowledge of computer and internet literacy compared to other participating countries.

icils2013.acer.edu.au

Results of JAMES Study 2014

03.11.14 / Publication

97% of young mobile phone users in Switzerland own a smartphone, which they use more frequently for multimedia purposes and for browsing the internet than for making phone calls. These are the results of the latest JAMES Study by ZHAW and Swisscom among 1000 young Swiss aged between 12 and 19.

www.swisscom.ch

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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1st STEM Colloquium in Switzerland

21.11.14 - 21.11.14 / Berne

Thematic event

«Connecting through lateral thinking, STEMCulture at secondary school» is the subject of the second bilingual (French and German) STEM colloquium of the WBZ for teachers on upper secondary level. Central for this colloquium is the teachers' conviction of the importance of STEM disciplines for the culture and the educational content of upper secondary level.

www.wbz-cps.ch

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Event languages: German, French
School Grades: Post-compulsory schools
Deadline of inscription: 10.10.14

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN

03.12.14 - 05.12.14 / Berlin

Conference

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors. This years motto evolves around Changing Learning, two words inextricably linked in our transformative digital age.

www.online-educa.com

DETAILS

Event languages: English
School Grades: Independent of levels

Educating the Educators

15.12.14 - 16.12.14 / Essen, Germany

Conference

This international conference will connect researchers and practitioners engaged in the field of maths and science education in order to discuss concepts of scaling-up teacher professional development. A special feature of this conference is that it will initiate an exchange between teacher education centres in the different countries.

educating-the-educators.ph-freiburg.de

DETAILS

Event languages: English
School Grades: Independent of levels

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