Team Players to Shape our Future: Do our Students Learn the Right Skills?

GK Chapters and other contributions, Human Resources, Teaching & Learning

Ralph Eichler, ETHZ

Education is the key for success and welfare of a country. Figure 1 shows the correlation between the wealth intensity and the number of citations in scientific journals. Switzerland is among the top nations. It has a special, so-called dual education system (Figure 2). From age 16 onwards, the majority of our young people receive practical training in a company, and a minority of only about 20% (Figure 3) attend senior high school,


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