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ZHAW students and employees in Wädenswil benefit from a wide range of leisure activities. Make your free time creative, active and, above all, fun.


Zurich Academic Sports Association ASVZ

The Zurich Academic Sports Association (ASVZ) offers a wide ranging sports programme: volleyball, basketball and badminton training take place at three locations in Wädenswil, and strength and endurance training in our Strength and Cardio Centre. ZHAW students are automatically eligible to participate and benefit from the entire range of ASVZ activities, its free attractive courses and camps.

Club sports

The regional sports clubs offer a wide variety of options, ranging from recreational to elite sports. Be it individual or team sports, games or endurance sports, there is something for everyone. The following clubs would all be pleased to hear from you.


German for Foreign Speakers / German as a Foreign Language

Der Kurs richtet sich an Studierende und Mitarbeitende, deren Muttersprache nicht Deutsch ist und die ihre Deutschkenntnisse vertiefen wollen. Wir üben Leseverstehen, Hörverstehen, schriftlichen und mündlichen Ausdruck sowie Grammatik und Stilistik.

The course is aimed at non-native German speaking students and employees who want to improve their German skills. We practice reading, listening, writing and speaking, as well as grammar and stylistics.


¡Hola! Learn the language that is becoming increasingly important in music, culture and business. Spanish is a language spoken by more than 300 million people on both sides of the Atlantic.


French: precision, finesse, elegance, charm! 200 million speakers throughout the world. This course will help you express yourself better in this beautiful language by refreshing your previously acquired base knowledge.
There are two courses available to consolidate and expand your potential:

These courses are available to students from all semesters.


L′italiano è da sempre la lingua dell′arte e del buon cibo in tutto il mondo. Ora lo puoi imparare o migliorare in un′atmosfera di pura italianità.

Italian has always been the language of art and good food all over the world. The language is learnt through immersion in a purely Italian atmosphere.

Art, Culture, Society


Do you like to sing? Great, because we need every voice for the choir: bass, baritone, tenor, alto or soprano, students or staff, everyone is welcome!

ESN - Student Exchange

At the ZHAW in Wädenswil there is also an ESN (Erasmus Student Network) branch: We look after domestic and foreign exchange students and support LSFM students who are interested in an exchange semester at another university.

Would you feel like to work in a dynamic team, cultivate relationships, take care of exchange students, hold parties...?

ZHAW Theatre Group - Will you join us?

We practise theatre improvisation, invent from the moment, play and tell whatever comes to mind. We slip into different characters, try things out and let ourselves be surprised. Improvisation promotes your spontaneity and creativity. Without you even noticing it, you will be trained in performance skills and work on your voice and expression.

Students and lecturers with or without theatre experience are welcome!

Drawing, painting and design

Do you like to be creative with pencil, ink, colourful paint, paper, cardboard and other materials, or even with imperfect items that others throw away? Then we can experiment together.

Unstructured, simple and spontaneous, we express what we feel in the moment with a stroke of a pencil or a splash of colour.


Physical Computing Lab with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Planting robots, building automation, voice control, media server? No problem! In the laboratory we develop and support projects with Raspberry Pi and Arduino. These affordable minicomputers can easily control sensors and actuators with the capabilities of a Linux system. Freely available open source code facilitates entry into the world of the Internet of Things. The laboratory encourages free experimentation and serves as an incubator for research projects.

Clubs / Associations

Learn and enjoy

Collective gardening

The collective garden offers the students the opportunity to gain experience in vegetable and herb cultivation and to share knowledge. Growing some of your food yourself is one of many steps to putting the theoretical principles of sustainability into practice. The garden is organically farmed and maintained by everyone throughout the year.