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Format: 15.12.2017
Format: 15.12.2017

EPFL creates COS

6. December 2017 / /

The online school of the EPFL Lausanne created a new type of academic diploma with its «Certificate of Open Studies (COS)». It offers several extra-occupational programmes for students wanting to imrpove their skills in the area of new technologies without prior studies.

actu.epfl.ch

Mobility of the Future

24. November 2017 / /

In their new exhibition, the Verkehrshaus Schweiz, the Swiss transport museum, and the Swiss Federal Railways present an outlook to future transport. The exhibition explores smartphone-based journey guiding, autonomous driving, e-mobility and the future of railway stations.

www.verkehrshaus.ch

OECD: good results in Swiss education

21. November 2017 / /

In its latest Economic Survey, the OECD considers the Swiss education system as highly successful. Same as other countries, Switzerland faces far-reaching changes in education and training through digitization. It therefore recommends to use these challenges to strengthen the system.

www.oecd.org

Digital future of Switzerland

20. November 2017 / /

Some 700 representatives from authorities, business, science, politics and civil society discussed this topic at the first national conference on Digital Switzerland. Several specific proposals were made for the development of the «Digital Switzerland» strategy of the Federal Council.

www.admin.ch

GirlsCoding: Yes, we can!

14. November 2017 / /

GirlsCoding was created at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne by a group of graduate students. Their goal is to motivate kids -- and especially girls – for computer science. Workshops initiate 9–12 years old kids in interconnected unplugged activities and coding exercises.

girlscoding.org

Swiss Robotics Industry Day 2017

3. November 2017 /

In the framework of the Swiss Robotics Industry Day participants from research, industry and investment met on 2 November in Lausanne. In several conferences, workshops and round-tables they experienced cutting edge technology demonstrations and were able to discuss future trends in robotics.

swissroboticsindustry.ch

Digital Day Switzerland

16. October 2017 /

21 November, the first Digital Day is going to take place in Switzerland. More than 40 institutions from business world, public sector and academia are jointly presenting the chances of digitization. Focus centers for more than 80 events will be the main stations of Zurich, Lugano and Chur.

digitaltag.post.ch

When robots roll up

5. October 2017 / /

The latest study by Avenir Suisse shows that there is no risk of a «robokalypse», in which intelligent robots substitute humans, in Switzerland. Digitisation is a long-term development. It doesn’t destroy employment, it innovates the work environment and creates new jobs.

www.avenir-suisse.ch

Exhibition «Rebel Video»

18. August 2017 /

The «Rebel Video» exhibition at the National Museum Zurich shows videos and the lifes of video makers from London, Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich. It runs from 18 August to mid-October and provides a flashback to the eventful 1980s and the first steps in the digital age.

www.nationalmuseum.ch

National Conference «Digital Switzerland»

16. August 2017 / /

The Conference’s aim is to present implementation measures for the strategy «Digital Switzerland» including new trends and developments in the information society and in digital education. It will take place on 20 November in Bienne, organized by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM).

www.digitaldialog.swiss

New framework contract educa.ch – Microsoft

11. July 2017 /

The new framework contract for the purchase and use of software and online services at favourable conditions for educational institutions is coming into effect on August 1. Additionally the contract takes into consideration and defines data protection aspects and focuses on liability issues.

www.educa.ch

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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