We deal with key issues in the fields of language, communication and media so that linguistics can be effectively applied in business and society.
We use scientific methods to clarify psychological problems in the field of applied psychology. Individuals and companies can utilise our findings in their living and working environments.
Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering
Our degree and continuing education programmes have close connections with research, thus providing synergies between architects and civil engineers.
We are the largest training and research centre in Switzerland for occupational therapy, midwifery, nursing and physiotherapy, as well as for research and development in these fields.
Life Sciences and Facility Management
We are one of the leading Swiss competence centres in the fields of nutrition, health, society and the environment.
School of Engineering
We guarantee excellent degree and continuing education programmes in engineering disciplines. Key R&D focus areas are energy, mobility, information and health.
School of Management and Law
"Building Competence. Crossing Borders." – that’s our credo. It reflects our global mindset and our commitment to quality education, research, and consulting.
We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in social work, as well as continuing education courses, services and research in our focus areas.
Youth’s purchases of mobile phones worse for the environment than their use
If young people in Switzerland were to use their phones one year longer, this would reduce the impact on the environment by 25 per cent. ZHAW researchers have calculated that the production of a mobile phone accounts for 77 per cent of the...
Successful launch of cooperation with Brazilian university
In late June 2018, members of the Research Group for Life Cycle Assessment and the Geography of Food Research Group visited the Universidade Federal de Grande Dourados in Brazil - a first series of collaborative projects has now been launched.
Farmbot, the gardening robot
Planting, watering, measuring soil moisture, weeding and photographing plants automatically.
Transfood - a new research partnership with Brazil
What effects do Swiss agricultural imports from Brazil have on the environment and on society in the country of origin? A team of researchers from Brazil and the ZHAW are finding out in the new Transfood project.
Project week Wind energy with the University of Highlands and Islands in Scotland
We were able to hold an international project week with the topic “Wind Energy” in cooperation with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) at the start of the semester 2017.
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