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Welcome to the ZHAW

The ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. Teaching, research, continuing education and other services are both scientifically-based and practice-oriented.

In our work in research and development, we concentrate on important societal challenges, with a particular focus on energy and social integration. With locations in Winterthur, Zurich and Wädenswil, the ZHAW is firmly integrated in the local region whilst also collaborating with international partners. There are eight Schools in the University: Applied Linguistics, Applied Psychology, Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering, Engineering, Health Professions, Life Sciences and Facility Management, Management and Law, and Social Work.

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Portrait of Isabel Helfenstein
"I chose the ZHAW because a lifelong career needs a good start. The strong link between theory and practice is laying down the foundation for my future."

Isabel Helfenstein, student, BSc in Midwifery

Portrait of Morgan Kavanagh
“I work in a multicultural environment – so many of my colleagues are from other countries, particularly from Britain and the States. But in my private life, my friends are more likely to be Swiss.”

Morgan Kavanagh, Lecturer

Portrait of Kevin Steiner
"I decided to study at the ZHAW because of its connections with a large number of partner universities worldwide where students can spend a semester abroad."

Kevin Steiner, BSc student in Business Administration