Education and science

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Public education expenditure

In 2021, the Confederation, cantons and communes spent CHF 41.3 billion on education.

Compulsory education

In 2022/23, around 1 011 400 pupils participated in compulsory education, representing an increase of 10,8% compared with 2010/11.

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Pupils and Students

Number, development, gender, nationality, level of study, field of study, training sector


Diplomas at the upper secondary education and at the tertiary education

Educational staff

Socio-demographic characteristics and professional situation

Educational institutions

Organisation by educational level, size and status, territorial and linguistic distribution

Finances of the educational system

Public education expenditure, study grants and loans, finances and costs of higher education institutions

Continuing education

Participation, duration and expenses

Level of education

Highest educational attainment level

Education system scenarios

How will the number of pupils, students, certificates and teachers evolve over the next ten years?

Educational paths and transitions

Educational paths and transitions from compulsory education to entry into the labour market

Science and Technology

Science and technology (S&T) and research and development (R&D) statistics: growth and international comparisons.


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