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A-Z Students Guide, Institute of Facility Management

Electrical Sockets and Extensions

Switzerland has its own standard for electrical power plug sockets. You may need to purchase separate adapter plugs to fit any sockets from other countries. The Swiss electrical grid has a voltage of 230V and might not be compatible with power supplies from other countries.

Details about electrical voltages and plugs are available using the following link

Environment, Waste and Recycling

Most waste products are recycled in Switzerland, aluminium and tin cans, old batteries, light bulbs, glass, paper/cardboard, PET bottles, textiles, electrical and electronic equipment.

At the ZHAW PET containers are provided for PET bottles as well as containers for recycling cans and general paper.

Note: In Switzerland household waste disposal is not free. You have to buy specific waste bags that are available in most grocery stores to dispose of your trash. If you do not use these bags the waste will not be collected. Garbage trucks will collect the trash weekly, the day and time depending on your location. For more information about the system in Zürich, see this link. General information about recycling in Switzerland can be found using this link.


Evento is the ZHAW system used to manage and record marks for students on courses at the ZHAW. All marks for individual course modules are loaded onto Evento after they have been quality checked. (Note: This formal process may take several weeks). Each student can log on to Evento using their standard IT Login.

The PDF Guide for "How to find your Marks on Evento (PDF 1,7 MB)" guides you through the process of accessing your marks


Details regarding individual Exams for each of the MSc Course modules can be found in the individual course module descriptions here.

Examinations are held after the end of the semester.

Exam marks can be found by logging onto the ZHAW Evento system using your standard log in ID and password. The PDF "How to Access Your Exam Marks (PDF 1,7 MB)" gives a step by step guide to the process of accessing the marks on Evento