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New framework contract educa.ch – Microsoft

11.07.17 / Framework contracts

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.

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Switzerland hosts IGF

20.06.17 / Event / Information society

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

01.06.17 / Vocational education / Continuing education

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

29.05.17 / Good Practice

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

12.05.17 / Media competence

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

04.05.17 / Media competence

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.

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