STEM potential in Switzerland

25. June 2018 / Publication / STEM

Compared with other countries, Swiss adolescents, particularly young women, have high STEM potential. This conclusion emerged from a study based on PISA data. Despite regional differences in the education system, STEM potential in all Swiss cantons is high.

Science on Stage Switzerland

9. May 2018 / School competition / STEM

MINT teachers from all levels can submit educational school projects to the national competition. The four best projects will be invited to participate at the Science on Stage Europe festival to be held in Portugal in autumn 2019. The closing date for entries is 30 September 2018.

Extracurricular STEM activities

2. February 2018 / STEM

Switzerland suffers a shortage of specialists in the fields of technology and information. This report (in German) by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences published in December 2017 gives an overview and an analysis of extracurricular offers in this area as well as recommendations for action.

GirlsCoding: Yes, we can!

14. November 2017 / 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.

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