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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