Open Education Week 2016

8. March 2016 / Event / Didactical resource

From March 7 to 11 Switzerland is taking part in this year's worldwide Open Education Week. This week is a welcome opportunity to discuss ideas, projects and topics on digital learning across language and national borders, e.g. Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources (OER).


For a Free Digital Society

28. January 2016 / Event / Information society

On February 5, Richard M. Stallman, the founder of the GNU/Linux system, will be speaking at the Research Center for Digital Sustainability of the University of Bern. His subject is the threats to digital freedom from non-free software and the use of web services. Please sign up from 1 February.


Big Ideas for Big Data

19. January 2016 / Event / Information society

The Swiss Talent Forum by Swiss Youth in Science will be taking place in Thun, canton Berne, from Thursday, 28 to Sunday 31 January. By the title of «Big Ideas for Big Data» 70 young people from Switzerland and abroad will be elaborating visions for the future for ten aspects of Big Data.


Opening of Swiss pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

1. May 2015 / Event

Today, the Swiss pavilion for the universal exhibition of Milan opened his doors on the theme «Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life». The aim of the pavilion filled with typical Swiss products is to make each visitor reflect his relationship with consumption and his ecological footprint.


Semaine de la langue française

20. February 2015 / Event

The week from 13 to 22 March, Switzerland celebrates it second national language – French. This years‘ theme is concerned with no-mothertongue speakers of French. German speaking cantons, mainly Lucerne, have developed educational resources for French lessons in primary and secondary education.


Expo 2015: Learn, Develop, Share

21. November 2014 / Event

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.


Training to be the best

17. October 2014 / 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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