Social work – networked internationally
«The FHNW School of Social Work is a leading provider of social work education, research and consultancy. Locally and regionally anchored, and internationally well-networked, we offer widely acclaimed training and continuing education opportunities. We also undertake highly reputable research and development. Our core area of expertise is ‹Social Innovation›. We are committed to analysing, initiating, and monitoring innovation processes in close cooperation and continuous exchange with practice. We thus actively promote the professionalisation of social work and make a decisive contribution to developing an understanding of, and an innovative approach to, tackling social problems and challenges.»
Prof. Dr. Luzia Truniger,
Director, FHNW School of Social Work
The FHNW School of Social Work stands for «Social Innovation». We analyse and generate «Social Innovation» through interrelating scientific and experience-based knowledge in cooperative processes. We critically reflect on the knowledge that comes from experience, and harness it to building new knowledge capable of guiding action.
In our endeavour to fulfil our fourfold remit, we link the development of knowledge to its transfer in several focus areas:
- Consulting, Coaching and Social Management
- Integration and Participation
- Children and Youth Services
- Social Work Research and Cooperative Knowledge Creation
- Social Work and Health
- Social Planning and Urban Development
Our students benefit from individual guidance and close supervision. We actively promote the development of alumni networks, purposefully cultivate client relationships, and undertake disciplinary and interdisciplinary, national and international cooperation projects.