Information society

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».

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.

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.


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.»

IT Days 2016

28. April 2016 / Event / Information society

For the first event of «Informatiktage» by ICTswitzerland on June 3 and 4, IT institutions in the canton of Zurich are opening their doors to give young people, parents and students an insight into the daily practice of their job – and to recruit new trainees for the IT branch.

Mobile off, thoughtfulness on

18. May 2016 / Information society / Media competence

By this motto Swisscom has announced a day of undivided attention to people instead of media for the 20 May. It's not against smartphones but for a responsible attitude towards digital media. The company's philosophy postulates that time off from digital media is part of media literacy.

Digitisation in all areas of life

26. April 2016 / Information society

The Federal Council has adopted a news strategy on «Digital Switzerland». It is defined as an umbrella strategy intended to co-ordinate the activities and expert groups from authorities, businesses, science, research and civil society. The dialogue on this subject will be coordinated by the OFCOM.

New ways for digital publication

9. February 2016 / Didactical resource / Information society

The professional portal of the historical sciences in Switzerland has launched a project by the name of Living Books about History which explores new ways of scientific publication. Digital essays by scientific editors are accompanied by multimedia contributions (videos, images, websites etc.).

New portal for Swiss open government data

3. February 2016 / Didactical resource / Information society

The Confederation, cantons and communes as well as other organisations with official mandate publish their open data on In the category «Education ad Science» teachers may find interesting contents for their lessons. All the datasets can be downloaded free of charge and exploited.

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.

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