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Crime Most multiple murders are in the family, says study

Most mass murders in Switzerland are carried out within families, for the most party by married Swiss men without criminal records, a study has found.

This content was published on November 15, 2019 4:20 PM

Living together Homeless to hip: How Swiss housing cooperatives developed

Many of the cooperatives set up to alleviate the urban housing shortage following the First World War celebrate their 100th anniversary this year.

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Class of 2009 Where are they now? Switzerland’s teenage football world champions

When Switzerland won the under-17 World Cup exactly ten years ago, fans and the media feted the multicultural team. What happened next?

Cost of Living Raising two children in Switzerland costs at least half a million francs

How much does it cost to raise a child in a wealthy country like Switzerland?

Customs check They do what? Five frankly bizarre Swiss traditions

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting decapitated. Brace yourself for five of the weirder Swiss customs. 

Facts behind myths Why are Swiss mums assumed to be ‘stay-at-home’?

Despite making strides in the workplace, women still do most of the childcare, as we find out in our latest reader-driven fact check.

Administrative detentions Memorial erected to victims of state abuse

The town of Erstfeld in central Switzerland has erected a memorial to the victims of administrative detentions last century.

This content was published on November 7, 2019 10:44 AM

Outstanding research  Migration policy expert wins Latsis prize

Dominik Hangartner of ETH Zurich has been awarded the 2019 Latsis Prize for recognition of his work on migration policies and how to improve them.  

This content was published on November 6, 2019 12:00 PM

Leap of faith Protestant church supports same-sex marriage

Switzerland’s Protestant Churches have come out in favour of a proposal to give a legal basis to same-sex marriages.

This content was published on November 6, 2019 11:05 AM

Asylum policy From convicts to migrants: the transformation of Moutier

The prison in Moutier holds asylum seekers destined for expulsion. This has brought major changes for employees and the institution. 

Asylum policy Despite criticism, Switzerland continues to incarcerate minors

Each year, around 20 minors are locked up in Swiss prisons. Despite strong criticism, the Swiss parliament refuses to ban the practice.   

Ibex safari Trophy hunters pay thousands to kill iconic Swiss animal

Previously extinct in the Swiss Alps – and prized for their impressive horns – ibex have become a valuable source of income in western Switzerland.

Statistics Foreigners in Switzerland have lower quality of life

Statistics office reports that Swiss residents who have foreign roots have a much lower quality of life on average than native Swiss people.

This content was published on November 5, 2019 12:47 PM

Higher education How important are university rankings?

Swiss universities tend to do well in university rankings. But how are they regarded by the institutions themselves?