Education and science

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Paths and transitions in compulsory education

90.3% of the approx. 67 000 pupils who started the third year of primary school in 2012 completed a linear course of six successive school years or possibly an accelerated course by skipping one school year.

Study grants and loans

In 2020, the cantons paid a total of CHF 385 million in grants and loans to persons in education. Almost the entire amount were allocated as grants (94%).
47'315 people obtained a study grant and 2'843 a loan.

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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

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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