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Department Transversalis

Foto Karin Altermatt
«Sound foundational knowledge, as well as the ability to think independently while recognising how things interconnect, are crucial for one’s study and career.»

Karin Altermatt, Head of the Department Transversalis

Teaching

Knowledge within and across disciplines is constantly increasing, being refined and either validated or refuted. This knowledge must be continuously updated and revised, and for that to happen, a stable foundation is required.

The task of the Department Transversalis (ATV) is to provide students of all disciplines with this foundation: in mathematics and natural science, technical, linguistic, foreign language and communication courses.

The ATV is responsible for a large part of the foundation studies in the School of Life Sciences and Facility Management.

Departments

Continuing education

Our focus in further education is on ethics in natural sciences and promoting MINT at primary and secondary schools.

Programmes for interested parties:

Gentechnik und Ethik

Programmes for teachers:

Das Geheime Leben in der Pflanzengalle

English teacher's Master Class

Evolution: Sekundäre Anpassungen von Saurien ans Wasser

Tatort Wald - den Eulen auf der Spur

Von der Milch zum eigenen Mozzarella

What we also offer our students

Services we offer employees

MINT Support

Vocational training

At the Department of Life Sciences and Facility Management of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, we offer two apprenticeships each year, one in the field of Biology and one in the field of Chemistry.