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EPFL creates COS

06.12.17 / Media competence / Continuing education

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.

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Mobility of the Future

24.11.17 / Didactical resource / Media competence

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

21.11.17 / Publication / International

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

20.11.17 / Event / Information society

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!

14.11.17 / Media competence / STEM

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

03.11.17 / Event

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.

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