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Format: 24.06.2018
Format: 24.06.2018

Parents of the Venice Time Machine

19. December 2017 /

The Digital Humanities Laboratory of the EPFL Lausanne develops new computational approaches for rediscovering the past and anticipating the future. The DHLAB trains a new generation of researchers who develop innovative educational programmes and didactic technologies.

dhlab.epfl.ch

UN conference on digitisation

18. December 2017 /

On 18 December, the president of the Confederation Doris Leuthard has opened the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva. Under the banner «Shape Your Digital Future!», the IGF will devote itself to the challenges of digitisation which are transforming our social, political and economic lives.

www.admin.ch

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

Digital learning environments for schools

1. December 2017 / /

The Swiss Association of Telecommunications has published a study in German and French on the state of public schools with regard to digital education. It wants to make projects and initiatives in Swiss schools known to the public, to connect them with others and start an interesting discussion.

asut.ch (pdf, German)

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

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