8.3.1 Institutional overview
The cantons are the main bodies responsible for schools and education in general. The responsibilities of the federal government in the field of education include the activities of the Federal Institutes of Technology in Zürich und Lausanne, the distribution of grants to cantonal universities, scientific research programmes, and Swiss schools abroad. Only recently has the revised Federal Constitution begun to allow the state to promote art and music, especially in the education sector. Within the implementation and interpretation of this legal framework, it remains to be seen which measures will be developed by the Confederation.