ISCC has taken the initiative to undertake various interrelated cultural and academic projects in order to facilitate exchanges with our Swiss Partner on one hand and on the other to help our local members to be up dated in different fields of activity and to develop their business.
ISCC will also provide some updates on Swiss Federal Universities.
SWISS EDUCATION SYSTEM
Switzerland has many of the most renowned colleges, universities and polytechnics in the world. But foreign students must meet certain conditions to be admitted. People who wish to continue their studies in Switzerland at the tertiary level can follow a course in a university college or in a specialized college. The former is active in fundamental research while the latter have a stronger practical orientation and are dedicated to applied research.
Switzerland is home to 12 public universities, including the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich and Lausanne, which are among the best in the world in their fields. In addition, there are 9 universities of applied sciences and 14 universities of teacher education. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID), as well as the UniDistance Switzerland Foundation in Brig, are recognized as higher education institutions.
The functioning of the universities is based on the Bologna system and allows students to obtain bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees. Compared to the United States or Great Britain, studying in Switzerland remains relatively cheap, as education is largely financed by public funds. Most of the time, teaching in the first cycles is given in the language spoken locally (German, French or Italian). However, English is increasingly used from the master's level.
Each school can set its own admission requirements. When registering, the person must send a file containing in particular his diplomas and certificates of linguistic knowledge.
The schools will assess whether the candidate's secondary school certificate is equivalent to the Swiss maturity. If the certificate is not recognized, an entrance exam can usually be taken. In some institutions, professional experience is also required. Several schools set up language knowledge tests to check that the student has a good command of the language of instruction. At the forefront of research.
In addition to its universities and colleges, Switzerland is home to world-renowned research institutes. It belongs to the countries where the share of research and development as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) is among the highest in the world.
Scientific research belongs to the tasks of the Confederation. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) encourages basic research in all disciplines, from philosophy to nanoscience and biology. Above all, it finances fundamental research projects and supports some 20,000 researchers each year.
Another instrument available to the Confederation to promote research: the Swiss Agency for the Promotion of Innovation (Innosuisse). This supports applied research and the development of new technologies by bringing together the private and public sectors. It also promotes the launch of start-ups.
There are a number of internationally renowned research institutes in Switzerland. This is the case of the Paul Scherrer Institute, which is in the forefront of European research institutes in the natural sciences and engineering sciences.
Switzerland is also recognized internationally in the space sector. The first exoplanet identified was identified by two Swiss, which earned them the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.
SWISS BOARDING SCHOOL
ISCC will provide updates and information to its members on Summer Camps and Swiss Boarding Schools by organizing events and presentations, for delegation from Switzerland. Switzerland is known for its mountains and lakes, banks, innovation, watches and chocolate. Swiss education is ranked among the best in the world. Public schools have a good reputation and Swiss private boarding schools and international day schools are exceptional and rank at the top international levels.
Why choose a Swiss boarding school?
1- High reputation
Switzerland is home to some of the finest and most prestigious boarding schools in the world. Boarding schools in Switzerland, while expensive compared to other countries, are renowned for their very high reputation and academic excellence. Students come from all over the world to study in a truly international and safe environment.
With over 100 international schools, there is a very high concentration of international education, for a fairly small country of only 8 million people. Parents whose children study in Switzerland appreciate the safe learning environment, high academic standards, international and cultural diversity, emphasis on language, and the best after-school program.
3- Academic standards
Many expats and local parents send their children to international schools in Switzerland, despite the quality of its public schools. Swiss international schools are among the best in the world. Typically, they offer international degrees, such as the International Baccalaureate, the British Curriculum, the American, French or Swiss Curriculum. (See also: how to choose the right program for your child)
Many schools offer a combination of different programs. You will find day schools or boarding schools in most major cities, where international companies and organizations are located. The Lake Geneva region, in particular, has a high density of international schools.
Discover one of the most exceptional Swiss boarding schools, Le Rosey, member of Iran Switzerland Chamber of Commerce. A school where tradition meets mod
ern outlook in an unparalleled international learning and living environment for students of 8 – 18 years.
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SWISS SUMMER CAMPS 2023
Swiss Summer Adventures: Where Memories are Made and Friendships Flourish
Summer camps are tradition in Switzerland that brings together kids and teens for an unforgettable experience filled with fun, learning, and adventure. A great opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
- College & Lycee Saint-Charles
Summer school for children aged 12 to 18 years old. In addition to academic classes in English or French, Saint Charles also provide opportunities for students to develop personal projects, engage in digital design and marketing, and participate in various sports activities.
During the four-week period from 8th July to 5th August 2023, students have the option to stay for a minimum of two weeks, starting either on 8th July or 22nd July. However, they also have the flexibility to extend their stay to three or four weeks. On weekends, exciting adventure trips are offered, including a visit to a premium watch manufacturing facility in the Jura to make their own Swiss watch, a hot air balloon tour of central Switzerland, visits to EuroDisney in Paris, France, and Europa Park in Germany.
Saint Charles Summer Camps combines academics, personal development, cultural experiences, and thrilling adventures for students during the summer.
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Cultural tour through historical memories
Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce has taken the initiative to undertake various cultural and academic projects in order to facilitate exchanges with our Swiss Partners, and also helping our local members to be up dated in different fields of activity and to develop their business in both countries.
Regarding Cultural exchanges we are looking forward to enforced and enlarged our collaboration with different institutions in Switzerland.
And therefore to play a role in the integration and adaptation of the Swiss standards of excellence concerning customer service in various industries, especially in hotel and tourism industry in our country.
In line with its tourism and cultural programs, Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce, produces audio versions (podcast) introducing Iran's historical works.
These podcasts, which are produced simultaneously with the visits of this center to the historical and natural attractions of the country, are a step in the direction of teaching Iranology in simple language and honoring the cultural background of our land.