The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual milestone published by the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The rankings are based on three basic areas — life expectancy, education and income/standard of living. In 2015, Switzerland secures the third spot behind Norway and Australia.
Our contact with Swiss authorities was excellent in all cantons.
The service provider for the watch industry has branched out into Switzerland to offer production close to its customers
The French company Tri Qualité Service with its headquarters in Marignier has developed machines which can be used to automatically sort the smallest watch components. To guarantee production close to its customers, in May 2014 a small subsidiary was opened in Villaz-Saint-Pierre, in the canton of Fribourg.
The company, which originally specialized in sorting systems for the automobile industry, is now indispensable for the watch industry. «We realized fairly quickly that there was a lot of demand in Switzerland. Then we had an idea: let’s go there! » reports Pierre Lozes, Director of Tri Qualité Service.
A French engineer was working alone for a year with one sorting machine in Fribourg, however he recently has received support from another Swiss colleague and a second machine. Lozes can look back on an extremely positive 12 months: «We achieved our goals and were able to establish a trusting relationship with our customers. The prospects for growth are good.» Thereby, the manager is already envisioning the entry in other markets such as in the medical sector.
The Swiss authorities helped the process run smoothly
Tri Qualité Service was founded in 2004 by three associates. Nine years later the promising SME contacted the Swiss Business Hub France of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), which was able to put it in touch with the business development programs of three cantons in western Switzerland. At the time the company was already working with a supplier from Villaz-Saint-Pierre and therefore decided to establish its site there. Lozes put the smooth process down to the excellent contact with the Swiss authorities.
For its investment in Switzerland, the company received the «Prix Croisé de l’Ambassadeur» from the Swiss embassy in France at the end of 2014. The prize is awarded for investments by Swiss and French SMEs in France and Switzerland respectively. The jury praised the innovative spirit and the technological and commercial value that Tri Qualité Service has brought to Switzerland.
Our contact with Swiss authorities was excellent in all cantons.
Switzerland ranks 3rd in the Human Development Report 2015
A bright future for ICT in Switzerland
For the first time, Switzerland makes the top 10 of the International Telecommunication Union’s ICT Development Index; a composite index combining 11 indicators into one benchmark measure that can be used to monitor and compare developments in information and communication technology (ICT) between countries and over time. The indicators are grouped in 3 main sub-indices; readiness, use and skills.
Switzerland climbs up the Global Adaptation Index
Switzerland comes back to its best position in the Global Adaptation Index thanks to its outstanding performance in terms of readiness to improve resilience. The University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience.
Switzerland: the best place for young workers
Switzerland comes out first in the latest Young Worker Index by PricewaterhouseCoopers, outperforming Germany and Austria. Published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Young Workers Index assesses how well OECD countries are developing the economic potential of their young people. The index is a weighted average of eight indicators that reflect the labor market activity and educational participation of people aged under 25 in 34 OECD countries.
Switzerland tops world ranking of business talent 2015
The IMD World Talent Report is based on 20 years’ worth of competitiveness-related data, including an in-depth survey of more than 4,000 executives in the 61 countries covered by the study. In the 2015 edition, Switzerland leads the way in developing, attracting and retaining talent to satisfy corporate needs.
The Legatum Index recognizes Switzerland’s prosperity
Switzerland ranks second in the Legatum Prosperity Index for the third time in a row. The index assesses how prosperous an economy is based on more than just macroeconomic factors – also taking into account wellbeing. The index ranks 142 countries across eight categories: the Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Education; Health; Safety & Security; Personal Freedom; and Social Capital.
Switzerland is the world’s most positive country in 2015
For the first time, Switzerland has topped the World’s Most Positive Country Index, leaving the second and third spot to Sweden and China respectively. The alpine country jumped to the first place from last year’s fourth position mostly thanks to its consistent display of competitiveness in nurturing innovation and talent.
Switzerland is the second strongest nation brand
Renowned brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance released the 2015 edition of its Nation Brands report which measures the strength and value of the nation brands of 100 leading countries. Between 2014 and 2015, Switzerland has moved up the Nation Brand Strength ranking from 3rd to 2nd place – scoring a brand strength index (BSI) of 89.5 over 100 and a triple-A brand rating.
Switzerland ranks as the number 2 country globally based on average job value of investment projects
Switzerland shines in the 2015 edition of the IBM Global Location Trends Report. The latter presents and analyzes the latest trends in corporate location selection around the world, providing the most realistic and up-to-date reflection of expansion and relocation behavior of companies, as well as the degree in which countries and regions around the world are successful in attracting new business.
ETH (Zurich) – First Swiss university to make the top 10 of the QS Worldwide University Ranking
2015 is a turning point for Swiss higher education and more specifically for the ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. For the first time, a Swiss school enters the top 10 of renowned QS Ranking, among exclusively British and US American elite universities. The QS World University Ranking lists the world's top universities produced by Quacquarelli Symonds and published annually since 2004.