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Education – facts and figures

Details: Compulsory education is provided at primary and lower-secondary level. For 90% of young people, this is followed by a two-year or three to four-year course of their choice, at upper-secondary level. This level includes basic vocational education and training (VET), otherwise known as an apprenticeship.

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Education in Switzerland

Details: How does the education system work in Switzerland? In multilingual and federally structured Switzerland, the 26 cantons have the primary responsibility for education. Compulsory education is largely rooted in the cantons and local municipalities. In post-compulsory education, the cantons and federal authorities each have their own responsibilities.

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The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and

Details: The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) The EAER deals with economic affairs and trade policy, including agricultural policy. It is also responsible for education, research and innovation. Further areas such as housing are also part of its remit. EAER facts and figures. Staff (full-time positions /2019): 2104

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Discover Switzerland

Details: Switzerland's diverse and permeable education system in essence offers a choice between an academic or vocational education. Science and Research The field of science and research is held in high regard in Switzerland and is promoted accordingly, resulting in highly dynamic research activity.

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Basic education and vocational skills development

Details: Education helps to reduce poverty and social and economic disparities and stimulates economic growth. The SDC pursues the objective of quality education accessible to people of all ages by focusing on two priority sectors: basic education and vocational skills development.

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Swiss Economy – Facts and Figures

Details: Education. Switzerland's diverse and permeable education system in essence offers a choice between an academic or vocational education. Science and Research. The field of science and research is held in high regard in Switzerland and is promoted accordingly, resulting in highly dynamic research activity.

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Education and Science

Details: Switzerland's diverse and permeable education system in essence offers a choice between an academic or vocational education. Science and Research The field of science and research is held in high regard in Switzerland and is promoted accordingly, resulting in highly dynamic research activity.

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Education Federal Statistical Office

Details: Education is one of the main instruments to achieve gender equality. Individuals who have a good level of education are generally better able to manage their professional and social lives and to meet new challenges in family, work and politics. People with higher …

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Switzerland's International Strategy for education

Details: education, research and innovation: competitive and innovative capacity, research excellence, the quality of Swiss higher education institutions10 and VET/PET11. International comparisons show that citation ratios for publications produced by Swiss researchers are among the highest in the world12. Over half of all university students in

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Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education

Details: This makes education a contributing factor in making the world more secure, sustainable and interdependent. Switzerland has comparative advantages with its systems of vocational training (dual vocational education and training) and basic education …

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Education and science Federal Statistical Office

Details: Paths and transitions in compulsory education. 90.3% of the approx. 67 000 pupils who started the third year of primary school in 2012 completed a linear course of six successive school years or possibly an accelerated course by skipping one school year.

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Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for

Details: Education and food security influence the effectiveness of healthcare programmes. Goal 3 continues along the same lines as the MDGs, for example with regard to child and maternal mortality as well as communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, while also including provisions on combating non-communicable diseases such as

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The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and

Details: Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) End of page. The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS)

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Section of Science, Technology and Education

Details: The Section of Science, Technology and Education at the Embassy has the following main tasks: Science & Technology: Contribute to the conception and realisation of cooperation programmes. Promote contacts and the exchange of ideas between Science institutions, Universities, Scientists and in particular Science policymakers.

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Culture, Media and Education Section

Details: The Culture, Media and Education Section of the Consulate General deals with various topics. In the field of culture, its main aim is to foster mutual understanding by encouraging cultural contacts between Switzerland and the consular region (Shanghai and the provinces of …

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Vocational skills development – the gateway to the world

Details: Vocational skills development, like basic education, is a fundamental condition for economic and social development. It is critically important for vocational skills development to build on high-quality basic education and, if necessary, to close existing knowledge gaps.

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Education, Research, Digital

Details: Education – for the benefit of the students The EU has built up a considerable reputation for encouraging student mobility in life-long learning. At university, students can take part in educational programmes such as Erasmus.

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Sustainability, environment, energy, health, education

Details: Education. The FDFA promotes international cooperation in education and helps raise the profile of dual vocational education and training, a valuable asset to the Swiss economy Science. Together with SERI, the FDFA ensures that Switzerland participates in multilateral research projects and oversees the network of science attachés and swissnex

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The SDC’s Education Strategy Basic Education and

Details: 2030 recognise education both as a specific goal and as a means for achieving the other SDGs. In the Federal Council’s Dispatch on Switzerland’s In-ternational Cooperation 2017–2020, education is a priority theme and comprises both basic education and vocational skills development. During this peri-

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Access to natural resources, education, and income

Details: The SDC supports women in obtaining access to natural resources, vocational education and training, and markets, as well as other services. SDC focus The SDC is committed to empowering women in the area of food security. In its projects and strategies, the SDC sets the following priorities: establishing gender equality in the context of access

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Universal right to basic education

Details: Education furthers personal independence, enhances well-being and promotes citizenship. The SDC supports the principle of equitable access to education for all, in particular for vulnerable groups such as children and young people who are excluded from the school system, women, and rural or nomadic populations.

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Switzerland´s International Strategy on Education

Details: Education, research and innovation cannot be prescribed top-down. Recognising novelties and constructively dealing with them is a task that needs to be carried out bottom-up by ERI actors themselves. The guiding principles of ERI policy are the promotion of self-responsibility, excellence and

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The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

Details: Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) End of page. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) represents Switzerland abroad. It has been headed by Ignazio Cassis since November 2017.

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Science, Higher Education and Innovation

Details: Science, Higher Education and Innovation . Small country, big science: learn more about Switzerland’s research landscape, its policies and programs, and international cooperation in science, higher education, and innovation.

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Swiss Education System

Details: Swiss Education System (PDF, 1 MB, 03.07.2019) SERI 2019 Vocational and professional education and training in Switzerland – Facts and figures 2021 (PDF, 14 MB, 30.04.2021) Top of page

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The Institutes of Higher Education

Details: The choice of tertiary-level education is large and varied. The institutes of higher education can be separated into two types having the same status but with different educational goals: the traditional universities and the universities of applied sciences (UAS).

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What is Value Added Tax (VAT)

Details: For social, cyclical or other reasons, certain services should not be subject to VAT or only to a limited extent. As a result, services in the fields of health, education, culture and the leasing/sale of real estate in particular are completely exempt from the tax.

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Science & Technology

Details: Science With the “Dispatch on the Promotion of Education, Research and Innovation (ERI) for 2017-2020”, the Swiss Federal Council has formulated its policy guidelines and measures for the various areas of the ERI system that fall under the constitutional and legislative authority of the Swiss Confederation.

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Pupils and Students Federal Statistical Office

Details: Tertiary level - Higher education institutions. The number of students at higher education institutions (UIT, UAS or UTE) increased by 25% during the last ten years. In 2019/20, about 260 000 students are enrolled at a Swiss higher education institution.

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The seven members of the Federal Council

Details: The Swiss government comprises the seven members of the Federal Council. The president is elected for a one-year term of office and is regarded during that time as ‘Primus inter pares’, or first among equals.

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Development and Cooperation

Details: Switzerland’s international cooperation actively promotes global sustainable development with the aim of reducing poverty and global risks, especially in fragile countries and those affected by conflict.

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Communication for Development

Details: COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT: BASIC PRINCIPLES 11 Institutional communication focuses primarily on information products intended for mass dissemination. It is a ver- tical form of communication, which does not allow for a real dialogue. Communication for development facilitates

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Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation on

Details: On December 3, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann was in Washington, D.C. to sign a Memorandum of Understanding concerning cooperation on advancing Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET), Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Apprenticeship with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur …

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Science and Education Unit

Details: The Science and Education Unit is part of the Economic Affairs and Science Division of the Embassy headed by Mr. Julien Thöni. Switzerland and Russia have long standing relations in the fields of science and education and are well-known world-wide for excellence in research.

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