Country information for Switzerland - Ministry of Education and relevant departments

In Switzerland the cantons are responsible for compulsory education. Co-ordination is achieved via a Conference of Cantonal Ministers:

Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Education

Schweizerische Konferenz der kantonalen Erziehungsdirektoren EDK
Conférence Suisse des directeurs cantonaux de l'instruction publique CDIP
Address: Haus der Kantone, Postfach, Speichergasse 6, CH-3001 Bern, Switzerland
Website: www.edk.ch (German); www.edk.ch/dyn/11926.php (French); www.edk.ch/dyn/11924.php (Italian); www.edk.ch/dyn/11553.php (English)

The Confederation is responsible for professional education, for parts of higher education and aspects of international collaboration:

Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
Statssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung un Innovation SBFI
Secrétariat d'Etat à l'éducation, à la recherche et à l'innovation SEFRI
Address: Einsteinstrasse 2, 3003 Bern, Switzerland
Website: www.sbfi.admin.ch (German); www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/fr/home.html (French); www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/it/home.html (Italian); www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home.html (English)

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