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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  

Swiss students: Google most desirable employer

Swiss students: Google most desirable employer

American internet giant Google has knocked Swiss company Nestlé off the top spot for the first time to become the most desired employer by business students in Switzerland, according to a survey published on Thursday. READ  

Basel uni experts find 50 Egyptian mummies
Mummiefied remains between coffin fragments, scraps and shards. Photo: Matjaz Kacicnik/University of Basel

Basel uni experts find 50 Egyptian mummies

University of Basel experts helped discover a vast necropolis with around 50 mummies, including pharaonic royalty, in Egypt's famed Valley of the Kings near the temple city of Luxor, officials said on Monday. READ  

Bern approves solution for Erasmus students
Students intending to go on an Erasmus exchange in 2014-15 will now be able to. Photo: Jirka Matousek

Bern approves solution for Erasmus students

Following the suspension of Switzerland's participation in the Erasmus student exchange programme, on Wednesday the federal government approved plans for a 23-million-franc ($26 million) interim solution. READ  

 Reputation of top Swiss universities rises: survey
Photo: ETH Zurich

Reputation of top Swiss universities rises: survey

Switzerland’s top two universities have boosted their global reputation in the eyes of academics, according to a new survey. READ  

Swiss students shut out of EU exchange deal
The door to European exchange is being shut. Photo: zvg

Swiss students shut out of EU exchange deal

The European Union has blocked Switzerland from its Erasmus+ student exchange programme as a result of the vote to re-introduce quotas on EU citizens. READ  

Business school teacher shows porn in class
File photo: Velkr0

Business school teacher shows porn in class

Students at a Zurich business school on Monday were surprised to see pornographic images beamed on to the classroom blackboard after their teacher forgot to turn off the overhead projector. READ  

Zurich couple fined for taking kids to America
Zurich school officials take a dim view of unofficial holidays for students. Photo: Frank Perry/AFP/Getty Images/File

Zurich couple fined for taking kids to America

Removing your children from public school in the canton of Zurich during a period outside official holidays can be an expensive process, as one couple recently found out. READ  

EU freezes research and student exchange funds
Photo illustration used for the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. Image: European Commission

EU freezes research and student exchange funds

In a tit-for-tat retaliation, the European Union has frozen research grants for Swiss universities worth hundreds of millions of euros and suspended the involvement of Switzerland in the Erasmus student exchange programme. READ  

Immigration vote
Student groups fight threatened mobility curbs
Students outside the University of Zurich: hundreds of millions of euros for research are also at risk. Photo: University of Zurich

Student groups fight threatened mobility curbs

In yet more fallout from the decision of Swiss voters to curb immigration to Switzerland from the European Union, student organizations are alarmed about the impact this will have on educational exchange programmes. READ  

Swiss ban proposed on sex education for kids
Photo: Volksschul-sexualisierung-nein-ch.

Swiss ban proposed on sex education for kids

Swiss voters will decide whether to ban compulsory sex education for children under nine after conservative groups mustered enough signatures to force a plebiscite, the authorities said on Monday. READ  

US Coursera bans impact Swiss universities
Aerial view of EPFL. Photo: Alain Herzog

US Coursera bans impact Swiss universities

Internet courses offered by Swiss universities through the Coursera online learning platform that were supposed to be accessible anywhere in the world have been blocked in four countries by American government sanctions. READ  

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