Society needs actors who act competently and responsibly, generate and exchange knowledge in networks - and recognize cultural diversity as added value.
Internationality is a distinguishing and quality feature of the ZHAW. Together, we create the conditions to exploit the creative potential in the internationalization of the range of courses offered. The ZHAW promotes the international and intercultural skills of its employees and students and thus contributes to sustainable social, economic, technological and ecological development. Always with the aim of broadening horizons and thus further developing the competencies of those involved and forming personalities.
Attractive courses for incoming and outgoing students
Intercultural competencies, foreign language skills and cosmopolitanism - are indispensable for effective cooperation in multinational teams and successful dealings with foreign customers. The International Office promotes these skills and is the hub for the organisation and administration of student exchanges worldwide.
⇒ Outgoing: from Switzerland to abroad
⇒ Incoming: from abroad to Switzerland
Strategic and international partnerships in Europe and worldwide
With a network of over 90 partner universities in 48 countries, the ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management has an excellent network of academic partners worldwide. This network helps us to promote international cooperation for students, lecturers and employees.
Internationalization in teaching and research
The ZHAW supports cooperation with international partner universities in teaching continuing education, research and services. This contributes to sustainable social, economic and technological development by nurturing the international and intercultural skills of its employees and students.
⇒ Partner universities
⇒ Exchange programmes
⇒ Staff mobility
Focus on Europe
Through its strong European and global partnerships, the ZHAW also supports the positioning of its local, regional and national economic partners in Europe and around the world.
Carefully selected and cultivated partnerships form the basis for both knowledge sharing and cooperation in education and training in order to provide appropriate services and progress in research and development.
Partnerhochschulen: Studieren im Ausland
Over 90 partner universities in Europe accept our students as guests. All of them also have offers for staff mobility. In the rest of the world, you apply as a free mover for a guest study program at your university of choice.
Swiss Programme for Erasmus+
An exchange within the Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP is possible at all universities of applied sciences and universities with which the Department of Life Sciences and Facility Management - Erasmus Code ZHAW (CH WINTERT03) - has signed a Bilateral Agreement. The list is constantly changing. Which university you can visit depends on your study programme.
Do you have any questions regarding student or staff mobility at the ZHAW LSFM? Then you are in the right place! The International Office (IO) team LSFM coordinates all outgoing and incoming exchanges and offers advice if you are interested or support in case of questions.
You can usually reach us by e-mail every day during the week and regular office hours: firstname.lastname@example.org. From Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. as well as 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. there is always at least one person available at our office GA 214 for on-site-support (Campus Grüental, main building)(PDF 917,2 KB).
Specialist advice within the degree programmes
If you have any questions regarding mobilities specifically related to your study program, please directly contact the responsible specialist adviser.