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Studying and living in Wädenswil.

Campus Grüental - Campus Reidbach

The university provides cutting-edge laboratories and technology facilities. This creates a stimulation teaching and learning environment in a magnificent setting.

The university community of Wädenswil has ample facilities and a lively small-town feel. Study at a place idyllically situated on the left bank of the Lake of Zurich.

You’ll enjoy breath-taking views over the lake and the Alps, as well as a friendly atmosphere on a campus with plenty of green space.

Mensa and self-catering

Enjoy the fine fare prepared by Michael Krauer and his team for ZHAW employees, students and visitors. Enjoy meals and snacks, all at student-friendly prices. Microwaves are available for those who prefer to bring their own food.

Of course we provide free WiFi for our guests.

Culture and art

After-hours programme

A wide range of leisure activities in art, sports an languages – most of them free of charge – are available to help you achieve a good study/life balance.

ZHAW employees are also welcome to attend (depending on the number of participants).


The forum provides an opportunity to look over the fence into different subject areas, and to keep up with thinking and attitudes regarding current issues. For these occasions prominent people from culture, economics, politics and science are invited. The forums are open to the public.

Art on the campus

Cultural expedition

Student hang-out

Food-growing collaboration


Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ)

From bodyforming to rowing, from basketball to conditional workout – stay fit and keep moving, not just on weekdays but also with weekend tours and holiday sports camps. Students with a valid student ID card can use the ASVZ facilities. Employees should apply for membership with their ID card at the Academic Office.

Wädenswil gym


Take the plunge into self-employement after your studies! The Wädenswil founder organisation, grow, is located in the immediate vicinity of the ZHAW in Wädenswil. In addition to its infrastructure, grow offers specialist know-how exchange and assistance in the initial phase of a start-up.

Student organisation

The Student Association of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (VSZHAW) represents students when discussing issues with the authorities, the university administration, and the student associations of other universities.

As a student you automatically become a VSZHAW member when starting your study programme. The tuition fees for each semester include a fixed membership contribution.

The School representative, who acts as the linchpin between the university administration and the students, organises monthly meetings of class representatives. He raises any problems faced by students at the assemblies of delegates, which take place on a regular basis.

Do you and your class have a great idea which you’d like to put into practice? VSZHAW helps to fund cultural activities organised by and for students. Submit your application, at least one month in advance and with a detailed budget breakdown, to

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