Delete search term


Quick navigation

Main navigation


«In a rapidly changing world organizations need innovative but yet reliable solutions. Our research activities develop and evaluate such solutions together with our practise partners»

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bergmann

As a department of a university of applied sciences, the ZHAW School of Management and Law has an official mandate to engage in applied research. Its research interests are guided by the needs of the business world. Our institutes and centers collaborate with private and public organizations to develop innovative, scientifically founded solutions for the current challenges faced by businesses and the public sector. True to our motto, “Building Competence. Crossing Borders.”, we not only harness our own resources. In our efforts to find effective solutions, we also cross international and interdisciplinary boundaries. To this end, we draw on the competencies of other ZHAW departments, our corporate partners, and over 150 partner universities worldwide. Findings from our research is consistently integrated in our teaching and consulting activities. These are characterized by a high degree of practical relevance and immediate applicability. Depending on requirements and financial means, a variety of different forms of collaboration are possible, ranging from student projects to commissioned research and state-funded (CTI) research projects.

Our Focus Areas

Forms of Collaboration

According to your needs, we offer a range of different forms of collaboration: These include student projects and theses as well as consulting projects and long-term R&D projects. More extensive projects frequently receive government research funding.

Type Your Benefits Typical Scope
Research and Consulting Projects Immediate results, carried out by experienced experts Dependent on customer and order volume
Research Projects with Public Funding Subsidized by public funding, longer-term collaboration Collaboration of several months or years
Student Projects Low fee towards expenses (CHF 750-2,000), support from highly qualified experts Collaboration of several weeks or months, project period and presentation of findings according to semester plan


The SML supports the Open Access Policy - in our digitalcollection you will find all our publications.