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Facts & Figures

The FHNW fulfils a fourfold mandate from the Swiss Federation and the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK): education/training, applied research and development, continuing education, and services to third parties.


  • 29 bachelor's degree programmes (Bachelor of Science/BSc and Bachelor of Arts/BA) with 9436 students
  • 18 master's degree programmes (Master of Science/MSc and Master of Arts/MA) with 1826 students

Applied Research and Development

  • 1'166 projects with industry partners contributing external funds of CHF 55.5 million and a self-financing ratio of 79 percent (direct costs)

Continuing Education

  • 3'320 qualifications issued, including
  • 473 for Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programmes
  • 212 for Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) programmes
  • 2'635 for Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) programmes
  • External funds of CHF 47.3 million with a self-financing ratio of 150 percent (direct costs)


  • 332 projects with external funds of CHF 6.9 million and a self-financing ratio of 125 percent (direct costs)

Please refer to the FHNW 2017 Annual Report (in German) for more information.

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