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Format: 27.06.2017
Format: 27.06.2017

Switzerland hosts IGF

20. June 2017 / /

From 18 to 21 December the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of the United Nations will take place in Geneva. It is the world's largest neutral discussion platform on digitisation. The OFCOM is inviting all Swiss actors from politics, business, civil society and science to participate actively.

www.admin.ch

EPFL embarks on new ways for continuing education

1. June 2017 / /

Web development, mobile development and data science will be the first vocational online training programmes the new EPFL Extension School launches in autumn 2017. People with or without previous university credentials can thus acquire high-level, accredited digital skills.

exts.epfl.ch

Hack the City and HackZurich join forces

29. May 2017 /

Hack the City, a hackathon from Ticino, joined forces with Zurich event HackZurich, one of Europe’s largest Hackathons. In the new two-day event developers, designers and makers will work in teams to develop highly innovative prototypes for web, mobile and desktop applications.

startupticker.ch

No new regulatory measures for social media

12. May 2017 /

In its status report the Federal Council came to the conclusion that there is no requirement for new regulatory measures for social media. The Federal Department of Home Affairs is working on an improvement of the protection of minors in the media. The draft bill should be ready by the end of 2017.

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Motion Campaign for computer sciences

4. May 2017 /

The Science, Education and Culture Committee has launched a motion for a campaign in computer sciences of the Confederation and the cantons in the educational fields of schooling, data monitoring and research. The campaign aims at enabling children to change from user to producer competencies.

www.parlament.ch

EPFL: Collaboration for digital education

28. April 2017 /

The EPFL Center for Digital Education has launched the Swiss EdTech Collider, Switzerland’s first collaborative space for entrepreneurs in the sector for education and learning through technology. It provides space for collboration, support and access to edtech experts.

edtech-collider.ch

Summer School on the Internet of Things

6. April 2017 / /

For the third year running, the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) organizes an English spoken Summer School from 4th to 15th September in Manno, Ticino. This year's event focusses on the topic « The Internet of Things and the Smart Home».

www2.supsi.ch

Federal Government data policy

27. March 2017 /

The Federal Council defined high-level goals for a Swiss data policy as an integral component of the «Digital Switzerland» Strategy. Among other goals it is concerned with the creation of a legal framework for handling data and opening up of data sets as raw material for the digital society.

www.admin.ch

Gaming against the debt trap

7. March 2017 / /

The teacher associations from German and French speaking Switzerland, LCH and SER, together with the Swiss cantonal banks have created a serious game to encourage finance competency in young people. The online game helps them in a ludic way to understand the principles of economy.

financemissionheroes.ch

Federal Council wants to set up framework for E-ID

22. February 2017 / /

Online business is based on trust. The Federal Council wants to create a legal and organisational framework as a trustworthy basis for the recognition of electronic identifiers and their providers. He has therefore opened the consultation on a Federal Act on digital identities.

www.admin.ch (German)

European Trend Day

6. February 2017 / /

On 15 March 2017, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute invites to the European Trend Day on «Reinventing Places: Life between Cloud and Location». National and international experts discuss the changes our physical surroundings undergo by virtual parallel worlds and the consequences for our society.

gdi.ch

Digital Manifesto

27. January 2017 /

During this year's Worldwebforum in Zurich, the Digital Manifesto Switzerland has been introduced. The Manifesto sets up propositions as to how digitalisation could impact Switzerland and measures to cope with the digital transformation in all fields of daily life, including education.

digitalswitzerland.com

Education Digital

24. January 2017 / / /

Education Digital is a national initiative by digitalswitzerland for the promotion of Swiss enterprises in the digital sector. The non-commercial platform offers a transparent overview on initial and continuing education offers in the digital field from over 20 public and private providers.

www.educationdigital.ch

Framework for digital economy

12. January 2017 /

The report of the Federal Council on behalf the «digital economy» predicts a growing demand on ICT skills. It also announces an in-depth report by June 2017 on the requirements this demand puts upon education. The report will be issued in cooperation with the cantons and the university conference.

www.admin.ch (German)

Serious game on data protection

14. December 2016 / /

Datak is a free serious game from RTS, the French-speaking tv-programme, which aims to raise public awareness of the implications of data protection and Big Data. In the game, young people from 15 years meet with everyday decisions on the publication of their personal data.

www.datak.ch

First results PISA 2015 Switzerland

6. December 2016 / /

Today the OECD has released the first results from the PISA study 2015. Worldwide 72 countries, including Switzerland, took part in the survey. For the first time, the tests have been computer-based, a cause for a number of questions regarding the comparability of data.

www.edk.ch (German)

JAMES Study 2016

9. November 2016 / /

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.

www.zhaw.ch

Worlddidac Award for «My Bourbaki Panorama»

8. November 2016 /

The app on the famous Lucerne Bourbaki Panorama is a pioneer project in history teaching. It takes history right into the virtual era and on to your tablet. It has been developed in collaboration with Lucerne’s teacher university and offers a teacher’s manual, portraits and a set of tasks.

www.bourbakipanorama.ch

Youth barometer 2016: generation stress?

10. October 2016 / /

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».

www.credit-suisse.com

UZH Digital Society Initiative

16. September 2016 /

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.

www.media.uzh.ch

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