Concern over social distancing rules for older students

Concern over social distancing rules for older students

June 22, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
Education authorities across the country are concerned that if the government doesn’t change its social distanc...
Parents have no right to home-school, court rules

Parents have no right to home-school, court rules

Sept. 17, 2019, 9:11 a.m.
The Federal Court has ruled that parents do not have the right to home-school their children.
Lost exam papers force Zurich students to retake over summer

Lost exam papers force Zurich students to retake over summer

July 4, 2019, 8:44 a.m.
Around 20 students in Zurich are going to have to retake a maths exam as the lecturer left the unmarked papers on a t...
Zurich uni beats Cambridge to second-best in Europe

Zurich uni beats Cambridge to second-best in Europe

June 19, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
The Federal Polytechnic in Zurich, the ETH, is now the second-best university in Europe, knocking down Cambridge in E...
UNESCO calls for more affordable early education

UNESCO calls for more affordable early education

Feb. 28, 2019, 10:11 a.m.
The UN body UNESCO is calling on the Swiss government to do more for pre-school children.
Health and law classes mandatory for new sex workers

Health and law classes mandatory for new sex workers

Oct. 8, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
New sex workers arriving in Geneva will now have to attend information sessions which will outline their rights and d...
Sex education for Catholic church

Sex education for Catholic church

Sept. 3, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Catholic leaders in Switzerland could bring in sex-ed classes for those working for the church.
ETH Zurich in top 20 of the world’s best universities

ETH Zurich in top 20 of the world’s best universities

Aug. 16, 2018, 12:18 p.m.
The Zurich-based Federal Institute of Technology, or ETHZ, is one of best universities in the world, according to the...
Petition to end teacher burnout

Petition to end teacher burnout

July 9, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Teachers in Switzerland are suffering from burnout. 
Switzerland could reconsider EU payment after exchange snub

Switzerland could reconsider EU payment after exchange snub

Dec. 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Switzerland may not, after all, pay CHF 1.3bn into the EU’s cohesion fund. The money was agreed when the EU&rsq...
EU's chief Brexit negotiator to examine Swiss deal

EU's chief Brexit negotiator to examine Swiss deal

Dec. 4, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator is to look at the Swiss relationship with the EU to decide if it could be a mo...
Parliament demands government reenters Erasmus +

Parliament demands government reenters Erasmus +

Nov. 28, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The Swiss parliament is demanding the government reopen talks with the EU to take the country back in to the student ...
Educational video on Switzerland likened to 'stoned smurfs'

Educational video on Switzerland likened to 'stoned smurfs'

Nov. 20, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
An educational video about Switzerland has appeared on You Tube, and it’s not going down well. The video is ...
Calls for Switzerland to rejoin Erasmus programme

Calls for Switzerland to rejoin Erasmus programme

Aug. 29, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Students are calling on the government to regain access to the EU’s Erasmus plus exchange programme.
Five Swiss universities in world top 100

Five Swiss universities in world top 100

Aug. 16, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Five Swiss universities are in the top 100 schools in the world. Coming in at the lower end is the University of Base...
Switzerland to pay CHF 36 million for global education

Switzerland to pay CHF 36 million for global education

July 6, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
The Federal Council has agreed to pay CHF 36 million into a fund that promotes universal schooling. 
Neuchatel teachers continue strike action

Neuchatel teachers continue strike action

Dec. 1, 2016, 5:19 a.m.
Teachers in canton Neuchatel are continuing a strike to fight against a new salary scale due to be implemented in the...
Central Switzerland schools ban smartphones during lesson breaks

Central Switzerland schools ban smartphones during lesson breaks

Sept. 12, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Several colleges in central Switzerland have banned the use of smartphones during lesson breaks. Peter Hörler, ...
More Erasmus students taking up exchange programmes this year

More Erasmus students taking up exchange programmes this year

Aug. 30, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
The number of exchange students has increased in Switzerland by 12 per cent over the last year. The findings show a ...
Geneva issues guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes

Geneva issues guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes

Aug. 24, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
The canton of Geneva has issued a guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes in schools. As the "NZZ&qu...
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