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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.

knowledge.insead.edu

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.

www.bfs.admin.ch

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.

icils2013.acer.edu.au

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.

www.swisscom.ch

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.

www.credit-suisse.com

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%.

www.oecd.org

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.

www.satw.ethz.ch

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