March 10 2022

“IT Education in Switzerland”

The Swiss IT Congress SITC 2022 on IT Education in Switzerland will be held on Thursday March 10, 2022 as a physical event at the University of Fribourg. Registered attendees who cannot travel to Fribourg will receive a link for remote attendance.

SITC 2022 is organized by the Swiss Informatics Society SI and the Swiss Informatics Research Association SIRA for their members.

We encourage all people interested in IT education to participate in SITC 2022.  For members of SI and SIRA, participation is free. Registration is required.

SITC 2022 Program
from 9:45Registration, welcome coffee
10:15-10:25OpeningFrancis Baud, SI President

Christian Tschudin, SIRA President
10:25-10:30Introduction to the Theme of SITC 2022Dalith Steiger-Gablinger(Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SwissCognitive), Moderator of SITC 2022
10:30-11:20The Landscape of IT Education in SwitzerlandEdy Portmann (University of Fribourg)
11:20-11:25 Bio break
11:25-12:00Informatics Education at Swiss High SchoolsUlrich Ultes-Nitsche (University of Fribourg)
13:00-13:40Educational Technology: The Age of Maturity?Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)
13:40-14:10The European “Informatics for All” InitiativeDame Wendy Hall (University of Southampton, UK) – remote

14:10-14:30Certification of IT Professionals for Life-Long LearningSimon Moser (SolutionBoxX and President, FSIE)

Martin Glinz (UZH and Board of directors, 3L Informatik AG)
14:30-15:00Coffee Break
15:00-15:15Fostering Digital Literacy in Switzerland: The ECDL ProgramThomas Stricker (President, Digital Literacy AG)
15:15-16:30Panel: IT Education and Training from an Industrial PerspectiveModerator: Dalith Steiger-Gablinger (Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SwissCognitive)
Patrick Bugnon (Head of Java Delivery Business Line, Elca)
Christian Hunziker (CEO, swissICT)
Bruno Kaiser (CTO, Menu Technologies)
Nora Sleumer (Transformation Manager, Credit Suisse)
Iris Zeyda (Senior Consultant, Isolutions)
16:30-18:00Apéro riche and networking
We reserve the right to make changes to the published program if necessary.
We reserve the right to make changes to the published program if necessary.

Please note that Martina Hirayama (State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Swiss Confederation), whom we had announced previously as a keynote speaker, had to withdraw her participation due to urgent political business.



Venue & Travel

SITC 2022 will be held as a physical event in the Aula Magna of the University of Fribourg.

Address: Avenue de l’Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg

Map (Google Maps)
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Closest bus stop: Gambach


Take a train to Fribourg/Freiburg. Use the SBB timetable for planning your trip.

We recommend to walk from the train station to the venue (about 500 m; see map below). From the train platforms, follow the signs to the bus station on the west side. Immediately after entering the underground bus station, turn right and follow the sidewalk to the exit. Cross Avenue de Tivoli and turn left. At the roundabout, turn right into Avenue de’l Europe. After about 250 m, turn right onto the campus of the University of Fribourg. The Aula Magna is the building in the center.

Alternatively, take bus line 8 or 9 heading toward Corminboeuf. Exit at stop Gambach and walk to venue.


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Covid-19 Safety

The current Covid-19 situation allows us to hold SITC 2022 physically as planned. There are no restrictions except that you must not attend if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been tested positively for Covid-19 up to five days prior to  the event.

The Aula Magna is a large room that will permit distance seating of attendees. Wearing face masks is not required, but it is totally ok if you prefer to wear one.

For registered participants who cannot attend SITC 2022 physically, we will provide an option for remote participation. No discount will be granted for remote participation.


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Registration fees

SI or SIRA memberfree*free*
Student non-member3045
swissICT or SVIA member120180
Other non-member180270
*Participation is free for SI and SIRA members. Registration is required.

Early registration rates apply for all registrations made by February 23, 2022. From February 24 on, the late rates are due.

Please note: SITC 2022 will be held as a physical event. For registered participants who cannot attend SITC 2022 physically, we will provide a live stream from the lecture hall so that they can participate remotely. No discount will be granted for remote participation.

Please use the registration form below for registering online. Unless you are entitled for a free registration, you have to pay the registration fee by transferring the amount due to the following account:

Postfinance Switzerland, account owner: Swiss Informatics Society, IBAN: CH26 0900 0000 1507 4699 0.

All participants must accept the terms and conditions of registration

Registration Form

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