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Study finds 'banker's oath' could spur honesty
Photo: Joseph Barrak/AFP

Study finds 'banker's oath' could spur honesty

Banks could change a business culture that “favours dishonest behaviour" by requiring their employees to take a professional oath of honesty and training programs in ethics, researchers from the University of Zurich say. READ  

Switzerland's ranking for English skills worsens
The language of Shakespeare: still not a Swiss priority?

Switzerland's ranking for English skills worsens

Switzerland trails behind 17 other countries in what is billed as the world’s largest ranking of English skills in non-Anglophone countries. 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'
Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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 PĂ©ron

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  

EU students shun Swiss university studies
Numbers of EU students at EPFZ are down 10 percent. Photo: Roland Fischer/Wikimedia Commons

EU students shun Swiss university studies

European students are shunning Switzerland in droves, according to an inter-canton organization which places the blame on the February 9th anti-immigration vote and the EU’s subsequent block on Switzerland’s participation in student mobility programme Erasmus. 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  

Geneva uni geneticist in research fraud probe
Malafosse was a scientist at the University of Geneva. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Geneva uni geneticist in research fraud probe

A prominent medical journal said on Thursday it had retracted a research paper linking child abuse and bipolar disorder after a probe found that one of the authors had fabricated data. 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  

Switzerland seeks more male nursery workers
Nurseries in Switzerland are currently struggling to recruit new staff. Photo: Nicolas Nova

Switzerland seeks more male nursery workers

The Swiss body responsible for children’s daycare services is calling for more men to become professional childcarers in the hope of making up a nationwide shortfall of nursery workers. 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  

Swiss researchers study WhatsApp messages
WhatsApp has half a billion users worldwide. Photo: Riaz Kanani

Swiss researchers study WhatsApp messages

WhatsApp users are being asked to send their messages to Swiss university researchers as part of a unique linguistics project investigating how people communicate with the global messaging service. READ  

Switzerland gets only all-boys boarding school
The new school will be based in Gstaad. Photo: Oleg Sidorenko

Switzerland gets only all-boys boarding school

The first all-boys boarding school in Switzerland since 1970 is to open in Gstaad next year. READ  

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