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    Higher education and research in Switzerland (.pdf)

    The quality of its education system and the creativity of its researchers are the main reasons for Switzerland’s high level of innovation and commercial competitiveness. In order to maintain and expand Switzerland’s internationally competitive position as a location for scientific research, the public authorities and the private sector continue to make substantial financial contributions…

    Studying in Switzerland – Universities (.pdf)

    Internationalisation, above all the implementation of the Bologna Declaration, is the major determinant of reforms in Switzerland. The implementation of quality assurance and accreditation procedures on the basis of international criteria and standards are some of the most important elements within Bologna implementation process. There are 12 doctorate degree awarding universities in Switzerland (10 cantonal universities and 2 federal institutes of technology)…

    Studying in Switzerland – Universities of Applied Sciences (.pdf)

    In Switzerland there are nine Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) out of seven are publicly funded and two are privately funded. They are organised regionally and all have several campuses. UAS provide a practice-oriented education, accomodating the needs of both students and the job market. They offer excellent learning environment: small campuses, an intimate atmosphere, a good learning infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories, a low student/faculty ratio, small study groups, student-oriented classes, and highly qualified teachers who are often involved in research and / or professional practice…

    Studying in Switzerland – Universities of Teacher Education (.pdf)

    The universities of teacher education in Switzerland have a mandate to train a sufficient number of qualified teachers for different levels. This mandate is four-fold: teaching, research, continuing education and ongoing training, as well as providing services (documentation centres, expertise, advice, etc). A majority of them are independent institutions, but universities of teacher education may also form part of a network operated by a university of applied sciences…

    Campus and Reserach Park Switzerland (.pdf)

    The “Swiss Research Park” benefits from considerable private and public funding for research and development (R&D). Switzerland’s leading public institution for funding scientific research is the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), which has also initiated several National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR) in various academic fields. Substantial funding also goes directly to the Swiss universities and to the many excellent public research institutes…

    Exchange in Switzerland – 2011 edition (.pdf)

    Are you planning to do an exchange in Switzerland or are you already here, in the country of watches, cheese and money? You are about to experience an exciting term or year abroad. This booklet, which is already in its fourth edition, will spare you precious time looking for information and will prepare you for some typically Swiss quirks. In here, you will find answers to all the key questions that may arise before and during your stay in Switzerland…