JAMES Study 2016

9. November 2016 / Publication / Media competence

The results of the latest study on media use of young people in Switzerland shows that the young take 25% more time in the internet than two years ago. Smartphones and flat rates have made the internet part of everyday life. More developments: Instagram and Snapchat have overtaken Facebook.

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».

Switzerland's digital future

10. June 2016 / 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.»

Cost-cutting measures in education and research

4. December 2015 / Publication

In this press release, the ETH Board expresses its concern over the budget cuts of over half a billion francs in education, research and innovation in the frame of the Federal Council’s 2017 – 2019 stabilisation programme - almost 20% of the entire cost-cutting programme.

Higher Education and Research

7. April 2015 / Publication

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation has published a brochure on Higher Education and Research in Switzerland. It gives an overview on Swiss economy and the role that universities and research institutes play in the national and international context for Swiss economy.

Time for Cultural Mediation

4. March 2015 / Didactical resource / Publication

This highly successful manual for cultural mediation practitioners, institutions and funding bodies has now been translated into English. This tool, developed by the Zurich University of the Arts helps them place cultural mediation activities into context and assess their quality.

Time for cultural mediation

29. January 2015 / Publication

Commissioned by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, the Zurich University of Arts developed this publication in 2012. It has since become a «Vademecum» for cultural mediators in Switzerland for its practical approach to their daily work and has now been translated into English.

Switzerland still number one for talent

21. January 2015 / Publication

The latest INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Index report puts Switzerland again at the top of the worldwide list of countries in regard to attractivity and personal development possibilities for foreign talents. As the main reason for this the study identifies the Swiss dual education system.

Social networks, not just for teenagers

18. December 2014 / Publication

According to the results from the Federal Statistical Office's latest survey, participation in social networks is one of the activities which has grown most since the last survey in 2010. Interesting development: almost half of the users aged between 35 and 44 are also active on social networks.

Student computer and information literacy study

20. November 2014 / 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.

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