Switzerland is a country in Europe with neighbours Germany, France and Italy. It has the eighth highest per capita Gross Domestic Product in the world. It has one of the highest average incomes in the world. It is a developed country. It is a safe country with low crime rate. It has a high quality of lifestyle. It is a member of the United Nations Organisation and is a member of many other international organisations. Many headquarters of the agencies of the United Nations are located in Switzerland. Bern is the capital
city. Swiss franc is the currency.
The tuition fees are comparatively lower than other European countries. There are twelve Swiss universities in which around 21% of the students are from other countries. The country is also a signatory of the Bologna Process, which gives the student the privilege of transferring to a new University in any of the member countries. A majority of universities offer Masters degree
programmes in English. The qualifications have recognised the world over, giving students the much needed competitive edge. World famous scientist and author of Special Theory of Relativity and General Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein was also a student of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) from 1896 to 1900.
Switzerland is famous for its mechanical and automatic watches which give precise timing equivalent to that of a quartz watch. It is also famous for different kinds of cheese and chocolates. It is famous for Alps and Interlaken.
Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. Switzerland is also famous for its food. Bündner Gerstensuppe is a barley soup that has more than 100 variations. Raclette is a cheese-based Swiss dish. Rosti are Swiss potato pancakes. Älplermagronen is Swiss pasta. Pizzoccheri is made with buckwheat pasta, vegetables and cheese.
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