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02/14/2017

Merkmale der PH und Strategie 2017-2020

Am 1. Februar 2017 hat die Kammer Pädagogische...

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02/01/2017

A National Open Access Strategy: Toward the Unrestricted Publication of Research Output

At its plenary assembly on Tuesday, 31 January...

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01/31/2017

Die europäischen Hochschulen fordern ein sofortiges Überdenken von Trumps Einreiseverbot

Die European University Association EUA ist...

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01/27/2017

Neue Governance für das Zulassungsverfahren für das Medizinstudium

swissuniversities übernimmt künftig mehr...

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01/19/2017

Echange et coopération en recherche et enseignement: opportunités européennes

La Commission recherche et développement de la...

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12/09/2016

SUDAC programme: first call for proposals launched

The swissuniversities Development and Cooperation...

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11/15/2016

EURAXESS website relaunch: we are online

The www.euraxess.ch website has been relaunched...

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11/10/2016

BREF – Brückenschläge mit Erfolg

Die Förderentscheide sind gefallen. Die nächste...

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11/03/2016

Sonderpädagogische Kompetenzen in der Ausbildung von Regelklassen-Lehrpersonen

Die Kammer der Pädagogischen Hochschulen von...

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10/20/2016

Medienmitteilung: Fachdidaktik-Offensive der Pädagogischen Hochschulen

In einem gemeinsamen Projekt engagieren sich...

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