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.

Results of JAMES Study 2014

3. November 2014 / 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.

Young Swiss think digitally

20. October 2014 / Publication

The new Credit Suisse Youth Barometer 2014 have asked some 1000 young people each from Switzerland, Brazil, the US, and Singapore about their digital lives. The results show that for about 90% of those surveyed, the internet plays a markedly important or even indispensable role in their lives.

Education at a glance 2014

9. September 2014 / Publication

According to this year's edition of «Education at a glance – OECD indicators» the majority of the Swiss population have a degree on the upper secondary level: 86% of the 25-64 years old and 89% of the 25-34 years old. In comparison: the average in OECD countries is at 75% resp. 82%.

STEM Careers Barometer

25. September 2014 / STEM / Publication

To promote STEM professions, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have conducted a survey with 6000 persons from the German and French speaking areas of Switzerland. Result : girls feel less stimulated than boys and – STEM professions for women have to fulfill other criteria than for men.

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