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On 29-30 October 2013, the OECD and the Swiss Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) are inviting government technology leaders to Bern, Switzerland, in order to advance the global policy agenda on ICT Governance to deliver Public Value.
This review addresses the needs of national and regional governments for greater clarity on how to strengthen the innovation capacity of regions to boost national performance. It is part of wider OECD work on regional development and supports the OECD Innovation Strategy.
The OECD STI Outlook provides profiles of the science and innovation performance of each OECD country and certain non-members in relation to their national context and policy issues. The graphs enable countries to see some of their relative strengths and weaknesses compared to other countries.&l
Further raising its high performance in innovation is of key importance for boosting Switzerland’s economic growth and maintaining high living standards. This review suggests some reforms in innovation policy which would help to cope with this challenge.
As a follow-up to recommendations from the two reviews on China which had an important impact on legislation and policy development in the sector, the OECD is aiming to strengthen the research on tertiary education
OECD reviews of national education policies provide a well-established means for member countries to engage their peers in reviewing their country’s policies. This report was prepared at the invitation of the Swiss authorities. It is divided into two parts: a background report, prepared by the Swiss authorities, and the OECD examiners’ report.
The Swiss university system is of a high international standard. It is complemented by a