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Research / Services to industry in Quality Management and Food Law

The Centre for Quality Management and Food Law has the know-how necessary to conduct application-oriented research and development projects and provide services to industry. Current partners include industrial, commercial and service organisations. The high number of projects conducted for the private sector testifies to our capabilities.

Forms of cooperation

Student projects

Bachelor or Master students investigate your questions as part of their studies. The practical training and guidance provided by the lecturers of the ZHAW lead to actionable results, for which you pay an administration fee. The following types of student work are possible:

Semester report (5th semester, BSc course)


Bachelor thesis (6th semester, BSc course)


Master thesis (MSc course)

Research and service projects

We quickly and innovatively help you solve issues and problems arising from your everyday operations. Under certain conditions, the cooperation can be carried out within research projects supported by government research funding (Innosuisse (former KTI), SNF, EU).


The time required and the cost for the project can be discussed with us during a personal, no-obligation consultation. You are provided with a customized quotation based on the preliminary discussion.

In-house coaching

Specific courses covering food safety, food legislation and quality management, which will be tailored to your needs, can be arranged at your own premises.


Have we sparked your interest?

We look forward to your enquiry about student, research or services projects!

Key areas of focus

Our main areas of focus are food law, food safety and quality management. In the knowledge that excellence can only be achieved through close cooperation between practice and teaching, we provide a bridge between academia and industry.

Please see our German page for an overview of projects and publications.

Selected projects

UF Controller: Aquaponic process control system for urban farming


Please see our German website for details of our projects.

Link to the German page


Please see our German website for details of our publications.

Link to the German page