The eight Schools of the ZHAW cover a broad range of subjects: Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering, Health Professions, Applied Linguistics, Life Sciences and Facility Management, Applied Psychology, Social Work, Engineering, and Management and Law. About 11,100 students are enrolled in 26 Bachelor’s and 13 Master’s degree programmes.
The ZHAW also offers a wide variety of continuing education programmes in many areas and thus serves as a partner for life-long learning. There are some 40 Master of Advanced Studies programmes, over 150 Diploma and Certificate programmes and various continuing education courses.
The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. Teaching, research, continuing education, consulting and other services are both scientifically based and practice-oriented. Graduates of the ZHAW hold their own on national and international markets and in the intercultural working world.
Students benefit from an internationally oriented university that places a special focus not only on conveying practical and specialist competencies, but also on developing social and personal skills.
The applied research, development and services contribute to the solution of human problems in natural and social environments. The increased complexity of the problems and their associated rising costs mean that research activities are increasingly being developed in international cooperation. Today, no country can achieve advances in science and technology on its own. The major challenges of the present and future can only be mastered through shared responsibility. This is true for dealing with climate change, energy, security, migration and poverty reduction. Most departments deal with issues that transcend disciplinary boundaries and national interests. Exchanges with teams from related areas is part of everyday life for researchers, as they seek to cooperate for their mutual benefit by sharing ideas, results and existing resources. The European Research Area boasts not only cooperative features, but also is characterised by its competitive elements. Together with their academic and business partners, the ZHAW researchers take on the existing challenges and participate in bi-lateral and multi-lateral research projects and programmes.
- Our comprehensive approach to education and training enables the ZHAW to offer out students lifelong learning resources to support them in all stages of their careers.
- ZHAW training is relevant not only for Swiss professionals, but also for customers abroad. Current topics follow the latest developments in national and international labor markets and are focus on specific target groups. The excellent quality is ensured by faculty who have a close relationship to practice. They know the importance of international knowledge content, comparative approaches, intercultural competence and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
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