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Refugee integration Solomon wants to start a new life

Like many refugees in Switzerland, Solomon Aklilu hasn’t got a job. But thanks to a government program, he can now do an internship and attend school.

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A Swiss first Pupils must remain in education until 18 in Geneva

Young people in Geneva will have to stay in education until they are 18, so it's back to school or into an apprenticeship for some.

Learning on the job The Swiss apprentice: biggest event of its kind shows off "Swiss Skills"

Visitors to the Swiss capital, Bern, have been finding out for themselves what it’s like to work as an apprentice.

Education Listening to deaf children’s needs

In Switzerland many deaf pupils go to mainstream schools. But the Swiss Federation of the Deaf says that many pupils struggle with this approach.

Limited support Swiss parents spared extra cost of supporting offspring

Swiss lawmakers have rejected a proposal to make parents financially responsible for their children until they reached the age of 25, even if they ...

Education indicators OECD: upward educational mobility ‘possible in Switzerland’

People from disadvantaged groups advance in education better than in many other countries, says the OECD. But there is still room for improvement.

Trends in research

With its ten universities and two institutes of technology, Switzerland is at the forefront of research in many areas.

More on Swiss education

Schooling in Switzerland is a responsibility devolved to the cantons, meaning there are 26 different education systems in the country.

Controversial scientist Neuchâtel renames ‘Louis Agassiz Street’ over racism concerns

The city has renamed the Espace Louis-Agassiz, a street in the university district, to distance itself from the famous Swiss-American glaciologist.

Scholarships and exchanges

The Swiss government offers scholarships to foreign students from a large number of countries, including the United States, Australia and India.