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Research activities by subject area

The ZHAW’s research and development as well as business services are thematically very broad. Which areas interest you?

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system

You can also find our publications and projects organised according to over 100 subject areas here. We use the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system to classify these. If you know the number of your subject area, you can use it for your search.

Subject area according to DDC

  • 000: Generalities and science
  • 003: Systems
  • 004: Computer science
  • 005: Computer programming, programs and data
  • 020: Library and information sciences
  • 070: News media, journalism and publishing
  • 100: Philosophy
  • 150: Psychology
  • 155: Differential and developmental psychology
  • 158: Applied psychology
  • 170: Ethics
  • 200: Religion
  • 300: Social sciences
  • 301: Sociology and anthropology
  • 302: Social interaction
  • 303: Social processes
  • 304: Factors affecting social behavior
  • 305: Social groups
  • 306: Culture
  • 307: Communities
  • 320: Politics
  • 327: International relations
  • 330: Economics
  • 331: Labor economics
  • 332: Financial economics
  • 332.1: Banks
  • 332.6: Investment
  • 333: Economics of land and resources
  • 333.7: Land, recreational areas and energy
  • 337: International economics and commerce
  • 338: Production
  • 338.927: Environmental economics and sustainable development
  • 340: Law
  • 341: Law of nations
  • 342: Constitutional and administrative law (CH)
  • 343: Property, finance, tax and commercial law (CH)
  • 344: Labor, social, education and cultural law (CH)
  • 345: Criminal law (CH)
  • 346: Private law (CH)
  • 347: Civil procedure law (CH)
  • 349: Comparative law and foreign law
  • 350: Public administration
  • 360: Social problems and social insurance
  • 361: Social work and welfare
  • 361.763: Nonprofit organization
  • 362: Health and social services
  • 363: Environmental and security problems
  • 364: Criminology
  • 365: Penal institutions
  • 370: Education
  • 371: Schools and their activities
  • 378: Higher education
  • 380: Communications and transportation
  • 400: Language, linguistics
  • 401.4: Lexicology and terminology
  • 401.9: Psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics
  • 404.2: Bilingualism and multilingualism
  • 410.285: Computational linguistics
  • 411: Writing systems
  • 412: Etymology
  • 414: Phonology and phonetics
  • 415: Grammar
  • 418: Standard language usage
  • 418.0071: Language teaching
  • 418.0087: Barrier-free communication
  • 418.02: Translating and interpreting
  • 420: English
  • 430: German
  • 440: French
  • 450: Italian
  • 460: Spanish and Portuguese
  • 490: Other languages
  • 500: Natural sciences and mathematics
  • 530: Physics
  • 540: Chemistry
  • 570: Biology
  • 571: Physiology and related subjects
  • 572: Biochemistry
  • 577: Ecology
  • 580: Plants (Botany)
  • 590: Animals (Zoology)
  • 600: Technology
  • 610: Medicine and health
  • 610.73: Nursing
  • 613.2: Dietetics
  • 615: Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • 615.82: Physical therapy
  • 615.8515: Occupational therapy
  • 616: Internal medicine and diseases
  • 616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics
  • 616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
  • 616.89: Mental disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry
  • 617: Surgery
  • 617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
  • 618: Gynecology, obstetrics and midwifery
  • 618.4: Childbirth
  • 618.97: Geriatrics
  • 619.92: Pediatrics
  • 620: Engineering
  • 620.11: Engineering materials
  • 621.04: Energy engineering
  • 621.3: Electrical engineering and electronics
  • 621.8: Machine engineering
  • 624: Civil engineering
  • 630: Agriculture
  • 634: Orchards, fruits and forestry
  • 635: Garden crops (Horticulture)
  • 640: Home economics and family living
  • 647: Management of public households
  • 648: Housekeeping
  • 650: Management
  • 657: Accounting
  • 658: Allgemeines Management
  • 658.1: Organization and finance
  • 658.2: Facility Management
  • 658.3: Human resource management
  • 658.4: Executive Management
  • 658.5: Production management
  • 658.8: Marketing management
  • 659: Advertising and public relations
  • 660: Chemical engineering
  • 660.6: Biotechnology
  • 663: Beverage technology
  • 664: Food technology
  • 670: Manufacturing
  • 690: Building and construction
  • 700: The arts and entertainment
  • 710: Landscape architecture and area planning
  • 711: Area planning
  • 712: Landscape architecture
  • 720: Architecture
  • 725: Public buildings
  • 726: Sacred buildings
  • 727: Library, educational and research buildings
  • 728: Residental buildings
  • 800: Literature and literary studies
  • 808: Rhetoric and writing
  • 808.0666: Technical Communication
  • 900: History
  • 910: Geography and travel