Facts and Figures
The School of Health Professions was founded in 2006 and has steadily grown since then.
We employ 276 staff members (34 men, 241 women) for 187.7 full-time positions (cut-off date: 31 December 2015)
|Areas of service||Full-time positions|
|Management, Support and Communication||22.25|
Registered Bachelor students and students in clinical placements
|Year (cut-off date: 15 October)||Number|
Total number of registered Master students*
|Year (cut-off date: 15 October)||Number|
* Together with the University of Brighton (GB), the Syddansk Universitet (DK); the Hogeschoolvan Amsterdam (NL) and the Karolinska Institutet (S) the Institute of Occupational Therapy offers the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Students registered in this study programme are not included in the above table.
Students enrolled in a continuing education programme leading to a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)*
* These students may be enlisted in more than one course or study programme, if the courses are part of a modular DAS or MAS.
Positioning in Europe
Our School of Health Professions is one of Switzerland’s largest and most renowned centres for training and research in Occupational Therapy, Midwifery, Nursing and Physiotherapy. Against this background we strive for a "top ranking" in all areas among Europe's very best institutes in education and research, which will enhance our national and international reputation.
Excellence and quality
The School of Health Professions strives for quality in teaching and research and has an ambition for excellence. We are delivering top performance and excellence in teaching, research and development, in addition to high quality in continuing education and services by respecting the framework of the Excellence Model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).
At the School of Health Professions, we jointly create and enhance a common identity and culture by taking into account the variety of "gender" and "diversity". Furthermore, our management is guided by a common understanding of leadership.
Interprofessional and multidisciplinary
We support the idea that substantially job-related qualifications and vocational identification form the basis for interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaboration and openness, which makes the School of Health Professions a place where professionalism is practised in pursuit of a stronger interprofessional and intersectoral collaboration to help prevent fragmented and inefficient health care.
We are aware of the importance of social integration. By offering teaching and research opportunities, we contribute to the development of professionalism in our professions and provide current and future health care in the region of Winterthur, Zurich, across Switzerland and internationally.
Globalising teaching and research
Our School of Health Professions has established an international network of partner universities offering the opportunity to exchange teaching, research and study positions at these universities to gain high linguistic, intercultural and interdisciplinary skills. We welcome the opportunity for teaching staff, research associates and students from partner universities to teach, research and study at our vibrant and innovative School.
Personal and staff development
The School of Health Professions gives their staff members the development they need by offering options and opportunities for personal and professional development and improvement. We support and encourage career planning and development within the possibilities of the Institutes' objectives and resources. Hence staff members are highly motivated to put their commitment into practice every day.
Health promotion and prevention
We consider health promotion and prevention crucial components of our corporate culture and keep them alive in our School of Health Professions for staff members and students to experience a health-promoting environment. They have high health literacy themselves.
Applying new technologies
The School of Health Professions is in the forefront of and continually evaluates user-friendly use of new technologies in selected areas of teaching (for example blended learning), research (such as eHealth) and administration (Web conferencing etc.). By continually incorporating and embracing new technologies, we position ourselves as an innovative and sustainable partner in the health landscape.
(The selected order does not imply any priority or weighting.)