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The International Affairs Office promotes exchanges with international partner universities in the areas of teaching, continuing education, research, development and business services. It contributes towards firmly positioning the ZHAW in the international higher education landscape and supports employees and students in gaining international competencies.

ZHAW International

The ZHAW moves in international circles, working across borders and intensifying cooperation with foreign partners in all disciplines, for both staff and students. We utilize the synergies resulting from collaboration with educational and research institutions around the globe. At the same time, the ZHAW values its regional position in the greater Zurich area, a hub in our globally connected world. We are convinced that our society needs more actors who are competent and responsible, who work in networks to generate knowledge, and who recognise cultural diversity as an advantage. Therefore, the International Affairs Office supports the members of the ZHAW community and their foreign partners.

Leading House South Asia and Iran

In spring 2017, the ZHAW became the Leading House for bilateral research cooperation with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran. On behalf of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the ZHAW promotes collaborative research activities with the major scientific institutions in this region.

Since 2008, the Swiss federal government has extended the focus of its international science policy to non-European countries that show significant scientific and technological potential. With currently six partner regions outside Europe, the government’s goal is to expand and strengthen science policy relations and cooperation. Each region is assigned a Leading House, which is responsible for coordinating the partnership.

On the webpage of the Leading House South Asia and Iran you will find detailed information about the funding instruments, modalities attached to these and how to apply for grants.

Studying and working abroad

The ZHAW promotes student mobility as well as staff mobility for lecturers, research associates and assistants and for technical and operational staff for limited periods of time at one of our partner universities.



Studying and working at the ZHAW

The ZHAW supports students and researchers from EU countries who wish to spend a semester in Switzerland. Even though Switzerland is currently not a full member of ‘Erasmus+’, the ‘Swiss European Mobility Programme’ secures that exchanges and cooperation with European partner universities continue to flourish.