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The ZHAW is one of the largest and most productive universities of applied sciences in Switzerland, with a strong presence both nationally and internationally. Among the ZHAW’s distinguishing features are interdisciplinarity and a close connection to everyday working practice.
Just under 7000 students are enrolled at the ZHAW in a total of 26 Bachelor’s degree programmes, 10 consecutive Master’s programme and one postgraduate course of further study. The university also offers a broad range of continuing education courses, including around 30 Master's of Advanced Studies programmes. Over 20 institutes and 30 centres at the ZHAW network their resources to provide business and industry with customised services.
The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW, German: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften), located in the city of Winterthur, with facilities in Zurich and Wädenswil, is the largest University of Applied Sciences and the third largest Hochschule after the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich in the Zürich metropolitan area.
Currently, the university has eight schools, covering architecture and civil engineering, health, linguistics, life sciences and facility management, applied psychology, social work, engineering and management and law.
At the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, we have set ourselves an ambitious goal. By focusing on application at a consistently high level, we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of our mandate: teaching, research and development, continuing education, consulting and services.
Like the other universities in the Canton of Zurich, we stand on firm scientific foundations; unlike them, we are essentially guided by professional practice. Both our lecturers and our students have extensive experience of the professional world; they never lose touch with it, however intensive our programmes may be. By continuously applying science to concrete situations, we ensure that our students are able to use what they learn even before they leave university, while their lecturers’ professional expertise guarantees that theory and practice are carefully interlinked. This provides our graduates with an outstanding preparation for their careers, making them extremely attractive to future employers.
The ZHAW is founded on tradition, experience and success. It was inaugurated in September 2007 and represents the merger of four previously independent institutions: the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur, the University of Applied Sciences Wädenswil and the School of Social Work and the School of Applied Psychology in Zurich. The ZHAW now comprises eight Schools, covering architecture and civil engineering, natural sciences and technology, language and communication, psychology, health and social work, and business and management. This range of specialised fields allows the multidisciplinary ZHAW to foster interdisciplinary synergies that generate a wealth of positive impulses for both teaching and research.