Austria is well known for a generous social system, but it also has got one of the best health care systems in Europe. Although spending has been reduced in recent years, you will still find very good healthcare and a strong social security system. There is an extensive network of hospitals and doctors covering even the remotest areas of Austria.
By Sydney Ramgolam and Stefanie Müller
In spite of the ongoing economic crisis, certain sectors of the Spanish economy have remained extremely lucrative, for instance tourism. This sector is still a job machine, at least a seasonal one. As far back as the 1950s, Spain has been a huge tourist destination for people all over Europe as well as the Americas. With its beautiful weather and beaches, and rich cultural history, Spain has been an important vacation spot for hundreds of thousands of people each year and the tourism industry continues to generate a significant portion of Spain’s GDP.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich has the best reputation of all universities in continental Europe, according to many rankings. ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is a leading player in research and education in Switzerland and worldwide. ETH Zurich’s 16 departments offer Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes in engineering and natural sciences. The language of instruction in the Bachelor programmes is German, whereas English is the prime language on the graduate level.
The links with business and industry are very close, Zurich being the economic center of Switzerland and home to numerous international companies. And beyond world-class education, Zurich also offers many other quality-of-life highlights. Zurich has a metropolitan flair, excellent sports facilities, an extensive range of cultural and recreational offerings – and a very vibrant nightlife.
Art is inspiring. How to enable emerging artists to launch their career and access visibility on the international scene? This is the question the International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA) responds to by offering exceptional career opportunities through its art award. IEAA is the United Arab Emirates’ first contemporary art award open for both Emirati and international participants.
Education reduces unemployment. Professional training is in this context very important. As part of its strategy for boosting employment, the European Commission is aiming to nearly double the number of young people, teachers and researchers who get EU grants for study and training abroad, from 400 000 recipients per year now to almost 800 000 in future.