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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.


  • 34 bachelor's degree programmes (Bachelor of Science/BSc and Bachelor of Arts/BA) with 11,006 students
  • 20 master's degree programmes (Master of Science/MSc and Master of Arts/MA) with 2,606 students

Applied Research and Development

  • 1,306 projects with industry partners
  • external funds of CHF 65.9 million and a self-financing ratio of 82.8 percent (direct costs)

Continuing Education

  • 3,785 qualifications issued, including
    • 385 for Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programmes
    • 209 for Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) programmes
    • 3,191 for Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) programmes
  • External funds of CHF 48.1 million with a self-financing ratio of 148.4 percent (direct costs)


  • 412 projects
  • external funds of CHF 8.3 million and a self-financing ratio of 121.4 percent (direct costs)

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