VET sector

Two-year programmes for the Federal VET Certificate: a success story

Two-year programmes for the Federal VET Certificate: a success story

Since they were first introduced in 2004, two-year programmes for the Federal VET Certificate have expanded to cover a current total of 56 different occupations. This fact was mentioned in an interim report approved by the Federal Council on 22 March 2019 on introduction of the Federal VET Certificate. Several evaluations have shown that learners, vocational school teachers and workplace trainers are all satisfied with these two-year programmes.

Science Award

Marcel Benoist Award: submit nominations until April 8th

Marcel Benoist Award: submit nominations until April 8th

The 2019 Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize will be awarded in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences. The research community is invited to submit nominations by 8 April 2019. Seraina Rüegger explains what it is like to nominate one’s own boss.

Education

ETH and EPFL launch Master’s programme in Cyber Security

ETH and EPFL launch Master’s programme in Cyber Security

In January, the Federal Council gave the go ahead for the creation of a national centre of expertise in cyber security, thereby demonstrating the importance it places on IT security. The ETHZ and the EPFL are lending their support to this national effort through teaching and research. As such, they will be launching a new joint Master’s programme in Cyber Security from autumn 2019. Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin gives his view on the launch. (Video)

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04-22.03.2019 | Bern | Spring Parliamentary Session



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12-13.04.2019 | Washington | World Bank Meeting

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Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin

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