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

EPFL among 'fastest rising young universities'

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. READ  

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

ETH Zurich's reputation rises in new ranking

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. READ  

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

EPFL combines art and science 'under one roof'

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”. READ  

Wawrinka powers into Dutch tourney semifinals

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. READ  

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

Swiss school grad 'hero' among café siege victims

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. READ  

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

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. READ  

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

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

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

Safety vests ordered for kids cycling to school

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. READ  

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

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

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

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

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

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

ETH Zurich retains status in world university list
ETH Zurich remains continental Europe's highest ranked university. Photo: Ed Seymour

ETH Zurich retains status in world university list

Switzerland’s Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich is yet again continental Europe’s top university according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2014-15. READ  

ETH Zurich remains top uni in Europe: QS list
Building at ETH Zurich. Photo: Roland Fischer/Wikimedia Commons

ETH Zurich remains top uni in Europe: QS list

Switzerland’s two federal institutes of technology, ETH Zurich and EPFL, rate among the world’s top 20 universities in the latest QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings for 2014, published on Tuesday. READ  

Zoo preserves dead cub for school groups
Cub 4 was one of two born at the zoo in January. Photo: Rando/Dählhölzli Zoo

Zoo preserves dead cub for school groups

A bear cub that was euthanized by Bern’s Dählhölzli Zoo in April is to be stuffed and displayed as part of the zoo’s educational offering. READ  

Army: 80-kilometre hike 'too much' for pupils
At 80 kilometres, the walk is 30 kilometres further than those undertaken by Swiss army recruits. Photo: Vasile Cotovanu

Army: 80-kilometre hike 'too much' for pupils

A secondary school teacher who intends to take his 15-year-old pupils on an 80-kilometre walk through the night has been warned against the idea by the Swiss army. READ  

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