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.
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.
Studying and working abroad
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.
TEDD Sino-Swiss Workshop on Tissue Engineering
Preceding Annual Meeting Symposium TEDD organizes Sino-Swiss Workshop on Tissue Engineering with visiting scientists from China, USA and Hong Kong.
TEDD Annual Meeting 2019: Cell Sources and Stem Cell Generation for Drug Development
This year’s TEDD Annual Meeting brings together experts from diverse fields with a shared interest in advanced 3D models. Join us for this meeting to...