Oak Hill open house

Oak Hill is a half-day programme designed for students with learning differences such as dyslexia and/or A.D.D. (ADHD). The center will be holding an Open Morning on Tuesday 13 March from 10.00 to 11.00 am. See a demonstration reading lesson.

Swiss stuck in gender gap rankings: enough female ministers, too little pay

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland is stuck at number 10 in the world’s gender gap rankings, published 10 October by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, with equal pay for men and women as one of the sticking points. Friday 10 November the country will observe “Futur en tous genres” to encourage boys and girls to […]

Oak Hill Open House

Oak Hill is a half-day programme designed for students with learning differences such as dyslexia and/or A.D.D (ADHD). Open House on Tuesday 15 November from 10.00-11.00. RSVP to: education@oakhill.ch

UK university entrance system faces likely overhaul

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A report published Monday 31 Octcober by Ucas, the British university admissions board, shows that wealthy students are favoured, reports the Guardian. Ucas is currently reviewing the university admissions process with an eye to reform sometime after this year’s secondary school final year students complete their high school studies. The Guardian says […]

Mandarin finds favour with European students

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Mandarin is making quiet steady inroads in European education, with the Financial Times the latest media to focus on West facing East in the area of languages. The British newspaper, in a feature Monday 17 October, notes that Chinese has become the fourth major language, behind French, German and Spanish. In the […]

Swiss study: mother’s indirect exposure to BPA predisposes babies to cancer

New research shows mothers, not just baby bottles, transmit BPA, source of mammary gland changes LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Researchers at the EPFL have shown through experiments with mice that indirect exposure by pregnant women and nursing mothers to Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, most likely predisposes infants to breast cancer by modifying their mammary […]

Migros and WWF band together to teach kids about Swiss mountains

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – WWF, the environmental organization, and Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain, Migros, are joining forces to help children learn more about and appreciate the Swiss Alps. Mountainmania is a seven-week online quiz programme that kicks off 13 September, designed to teach children more about the Alps. The two organizations are ready to hand out […]

Vaud chateaus invite the public to see one or all over weekend (correction)

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Canton Vaud’s 12 historic chateaus, open to the public, are joining together to offer a special deal at the end of September to encourage people to learn more about this aspect of local history. A single ticket will open the door to all 12 the weekend of 24-25 September, for CHF15 for […]

EU commits €7 bn to R&D in “biggest ever” EC funding package

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – The European Commission 20 July agreed to commit €7 billion to research and development, in what it says is its “biggest ever European Commission funding package”, designed to create some 174,000 jobs in the short term and another 450,000 in the long term and to stimulate  nearly  €80 billion in gross domestic […]

Swiss National Research Programme to focus on energy research; call for papers

BERN, SWITZERLAND – Energy research has been selected as the topic for the 2011-12 Swiss National Research Programme (NRP), overseen by the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SSER). The call for papers opened 8 July, with a deadline of 21 September for applications. One to three new NRPs are selected for funding after proposals […]