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Summer School on the Internet of Things

6. April 2017 / Event / Information society

For the third year running, the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) organizes an English spoken Summer School from 4th to 15th September in Manno, Ticino. This year's event focusses on the topic « The Internet of Things and the Smart Home».

www2.supsi.ch

Federal Government data policy

27. March 2017 / Information society

The Federal Council defined high-level goals for a Swiss data policy as an integral component of the «Digital Switzerland» Strategy. Among other goals it is concerned with the creation of a legal framework for handling data and opening up of data sets as raw material for the digital society.

www.admin.ch

Federal Council wants to set up framework for E-ID

22. February 2017 / Digital identity / Information society

Online business is based on trust. The Federal Council wants to create a legal and organisational framework as a trustworthy basis for the recognition of electronic identifiers and their providers. He has therefore opened the consultation on a Federal Act on digital identities.

www.admin.ch (German)

Digital Manifesto

27. January 2017 / Information society

During this year's Worldwebforum in Zurich, the Digital Manifesto Switzerland has been introduced. The Manifesto sets up propositions as to how digitalisation could impact Switzerland and measures to cope with the digital transformation in all fields of daily life, including education.

digitalswitzerland.com

European Trend Day

6. February 2017 / Event / Information society

On 15 March 2017, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute invites to the European Trend Day on «Reinventing Places: Life between Cloud and Location». National and international experts discuss the changes our physical surroundings undergo by virtual parallel worlds and the consequences for our society.

gdi.ch

Framework for digital economy

12. January 2017 / Information society

The report of the Federal Council on behalf the «digital economy» predicts a growing demand on ICT skills. It also announces an in-depth report by June 2017 on the requirements this demand puts upon education. The report will be issued in cooperation with the cantons and the university conference.

www.admin.ch (German)

Youth barometer 2016: generation stress?

10. October 2016 / Publication / Information society

The 2016 Credit Suisse Youth Barometer illustrates how the growing variety of goals in life and the more and more widespread use of smartphones and apps are increasingly turning young people surveyed in Switzerland, Brazil, Singapore, and the US into a «stress generation».

www.credit-suisse.com

UZH Digital Society Initiative

16. September 2016 / 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.

www.media.uzh.ch

Plateforme on digitization in Switzerland

6. September 2016 / 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.

digital.swiss

#VPET16

23. June 2016 / 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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