Welcome to the ZHAW

The ZHAW 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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«Our research project with the ZHAW couldn’t go any better. The collaboration is first-class and benefits all those concerned.»

Lilo Furrer, Manager of the Rheumatism Association, Zurich

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«Preparing students for what awaits them in the future.»

Guido Keel, Managing Director of the IAM Institute of Applied Media Studies, School of Applied Linguistics

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«The dynamic learning environment in both small and large groups helps me improve my ability to work in a team. Our lecturers' knowledge is invaluable because of their experience in the real world.»

Kristof Hertig, student, BSc in International Management