The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) is a state-accredited university of applied sciences: this unique concept in Swiss tertiary education is designed to meet professional needs in education, research and consulting.
Situated amidst leading international clusters the FHNW’s nine schools maintain close links with society, culture and industry: its high quality graduate, postgraduate and continuing education focuses on applied knowledge. Research and consulting activity is practice oriented.
We teach over 8’000 degree students and nearly 40’000 participants in continuing education. We conduct over 550 research or consulting projects. We have 200 mobility partners.
(Sites in English)
- School of Applied Psychology
- School of Business
- School of Engineering
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Social Work
(Sites in German only)
Research and Development
Research is fundamental for higher education institutions: application-oriented research and development occupies a central position at the FHNW. We conduct research with business and industrial partners in Switzerland and abroad.
FHNW, the University of Basel, the Paul Scherrer Institute and the Friedrich Miescher Institute collaborated to launch the «Integral Product Development» project. This project is to generate services and consultancies in the realm of application-oriented research and development and to position the FHNW as a knowledge transfer platform between schools of higher education, business and society.
Although most of the articles are in german, you can get an overview over the research activities at the FHNW in the project database.