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SWISS PRIVATE SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES

There are a number of private universities and educational institutions in Switzerland.

With 3 official languages (french, german and italian) Switzerland has a lot of international

schools. Switzerland in general has earned international acclaim for the excellence of

their private schools. Swiss private schools & universities offer language studies, a wide

variety of hospitality and service programs, as well as Commercial & Management

Courses for BBA, MBA, Executive MBA and DBA degrees.

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