Pisa 2012: very good results
First results for PISA Switzerland 2012 show that Swiss 15-year-olds have once more scored significantly above the international average. In the main discipline of PISA 2012, mathematics, they have even succeeded to defend their international top position.
Image problem of vocational education
02.11.13 / Educational research
Prof. Stefan C. Wolter, president of the OECD Group of National VET Experts, pointed out at a conference, that vocational education continues to suffer from a negative image. It needs to appeal to talented individuals rather than being perceived as a last resort for those who have no other options.
Student grants and loans in 2012
21.10.13 / Educational statistics
The new results from the Student Grant and Loan Statistics show that the Cantons and the Confederation awarded grants and loans to a value of CHF 318 million to 47,576 people. Mainly the number of people in post-compulsory education has increased by 30% in the last ten years.
Didacta Suisse Lausanne
From November 20 to 22 educa.ch will be present at the first Didacta education fair in the French speaking part of Switzerland, at the Expo Beaulieu, Lausanne. In this framework educa.ch will welcome their users with information on new developments and interesting projects for teachers and schools.
Launch of Horizon 2020
14.01.14 - 17.01.14 / Stade de Suisse, Berne
This 4-day conference offers the possibility to discover the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation called Horizon 2020. The first day will focus on the Swiss political objectives and strategies with regards to Horizon 2020, the other three days on the programmes.
2014 Tech4Dev International Conference
04.06.14 - 06.06.14 / EPFL, Lausanne
The key question of the third UNESCO Technologies for Development Conference is What is Essential? The invention and development of appropriate technologies? Or the creation of value chains? Is it local capacity building? Or most likely a combination of several factors?