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Statistical methods, data science and artificial intelligence: the FSO and UniNE intensify their cooperation

The University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) and the FSO are reinforcing their cooperation in the field of data science and statistical methods. In January, both institutions signed a cooperation agreement for the period 2021-2024. This news comes in the wake of the creation of a new Data Science and Statistical Methods division at the FSO and a new chair in data science at the UniNE. The aim is to promote the research and development of concrete projects in the digital field.

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17 videos of 17 seconds on the 17 SDGs

As part of Road to Bern leading to the United Nations World Data Forum, the FSO offers you a series of 17 video teasers – each lasting 17 seconds – on the 17 sustainable development goals. Official statistics are crucial for measuring progress in all areas covered by 2030 Agenda. The staff at the Federal Statistical Office would like to draw your attention to these key figures.  

Covid-19 pandemic

In times of a pandemic, official statistics assumes a key role as the basis for fact-based decision-making more than ever before. A special website therefore highlights the most important statistics in the current situation. In addition, the FSO has also published various experimental statistics over the past few months. These enhance the picture in the field of mortality monitoring with data at the level of the major regions and cantons and offer insights into the use of the SwissCovid App.

Specific methodological notices for the various death statistics at federal level can be found here. The document has been updated on 9 March 2021 with information on Covid-19.  

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