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Ancient papyrus texts found in Basel uni library
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Ancient papyrus texts found in Basel uni library

June 10, 2015

A valuable collection of ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts has been discovered in the University of Basel’s library after being forgotten for more than a century.

Boxing champ leads uni management programme
Wladimir Klitschko: transferring boxing experience to business management. Photo: Michael Schilling

Boxing champ leads uni management programme

June 05, 2015

The University of Saint Gallen has a formidable new professor in “change and challenge management”: he’s almost two metres tall and just happens to be the reigning heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

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May 28, 2015

The world is changing rapidly, and that means marketing has to change with it. The University of Geneva offers a programme which keeps pace with evolution.

EPFL ranked world's top 'young university'
Aerial view of EPFL campus. Photo: THE

EPFL ranked world's top 'young university'

April 29, 2015

Lausanne’s Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) was ranked the top university under the age of 50 by the Times Higher Education on Wednesday.

EPFL among 'fastest rising young universities'
Aerial view of EPFL's campus overlooking Lake Geneva. Photo: Alain Herzog

EPFL among 'fastest rising young universities'

March 27, 2015

Switzerland’s EPFL has been named to a list of the seven “fastest rising young universities in the world” by UK-based Times Higher Education.

ETH Zurich's reputation rises in new ranking
One of ETH's buildings. Photo: Roland Zumbühl

ETH Zurich's reputation rises in new ranking

March 11, 2015

The Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich remains the top university in continental Europe according to the latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings for 2015, released on Wednesday.

EPFL combines art and science 'under one roof'
Photo: Kengo Kuma & Associates

EPFL combines art and science 'under one roof'

February 23, 2015

Officials on Monday laid the first stone for a new 39-million-franc ($41-million) building at Lausanne’s federal institute of technology (EPFL) that aims to bring together science, art and “society”.

Wawrinka powers into Dutch tourney semifinals

February 13, 2015

Stan Wawrinka was untouchable on serve in the opening set as the Swiss powered into the semifinals of the ATP Rotterdam World Tennis event on Friday with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 win over Gilles Müller, from Luxembourg.

Swiss school grad 'hero' among café siege victims
Photo: César Ritz Colleges/Facebook

Swiss school grad 'hero' among café siege victims

December 18, 2014

César Ritz Colleges, a Swiss hotel management school group, issued a tribute on its Facebook page to a former graduate who died while trying to end this week’s café hostage-taking incident in Sydney, Australia that left three people dead and five people injured.

University locks down after shooting false alarm
The Toni campus of the Zürcher Hochschule der Kunste (Zurich University of the Arts). Photo: ZHdK

University locks down after shooting false alarm

December 04, 2014

About 5,000 students and teachers at a Zurich university were told to lock themselves in their classrooms during a security alert on Thursday prompted by a false alarm of a shooting on campus.

Two Swiss business schools crack FT top ten
Students at the University of Saint Gallen. Photo: University of Saint Gallen

Two Swiss business schools crack FT top ten

December 01, 2014

Two Swiss business schools ranked among the top ten in the latest Financial Times rankings of European business schools.

Safety vests ordered for kids cycling to school
Photo: Thurgau cantonal police

Safety vests ordered for kids cycling to school

November 10, 2014

Children cycling to a regional school in the canton of Thurgau in eastern Switzerland are now required to wear fluorescent vests following a spate of fatal accidents.

One third of Swiss teachers 'face burnout'
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One third of Swiss teachers 'face burnout'

October 26, 2014

One in three teachers in Switzerland say they suffer symptoms of depression at least once a month and are at risk of burnout.

Last volume of Swiss history lexicon finished
Initial volumes of the dictionary of Swiss history (in French) next to other reference books. Photo: Ludovic Péron

Last volume of Swiss history lexicon finished

October 21, 2014

The final volume of a massive dictionary of Swiss history is set to be published at the end of the week.

Fourteen-year-old Swiss whiz kid enrols at uni
Bastian Eichenberger: speaks nine languages. Photo: Sandra Meyndt/University of Freiburg

Fourteen-year-old Swiss whiz kid enrols at uni

October 20, 2014

A Swiss teenager has become the youngest university student in Germany, according to media reports in Switzerland.

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