Wide variation in pandemic’s impact on post-compulsory education and training pathways

Neuchâtel, 15.11.2021 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic Baccalaureate holders were much faster to transition to a higher education institution in 2020. This led to a record number of new students in the universities and institutes of technology. Transitions after a federal vocational or specialised Baccalaureate saw hardly any change. In vocational education and training (VET), the coronavirus crisis has only had a slight impact to date. These are findings from two new publications from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

Address for enquiries

Transitions to higher education:
Jacques Babel, FSO, Education System,
tel.: +41 58 463 63 81, e-mail: jacques.babel@bfs.admin.ch

Pathways in initial vocational training:
Francesco Laganà, FSO, Education System,
tel.: +41 58 463 65 30, e-mail: francesco.lagana@bfs.admin.ch


Federal Statistical Office