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Welcome to the ZHAW

The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. It offers teaching, research, continuing education and other services that are both practice-oriented and science-based.

Research & development at the ZHAW focuses on key societal challenges, with a particular emphasis on energy and societal integration. With its expertise in sustainable development and digital transformation, the ZHAW imparts forward-looking knowledge and takes an active part in shaping the digital and ecological transformation. With locations in Winterthur, Zurich and Wädenswil, the ZHAW is firmly anchored in its region whilst collaborating with international partners.

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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