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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.


  • 31 bachelor's degree programmes (Bachelor of Science/BSc and Bachelor of Arts/BA) with 10,780 students
  • 20 master's degree programmes (Master of Science/MSc and Master of Arts/MA) with 2,549 students

Applied Research and Development

1, 297 projects with industry partners contributing external funds of CHF 63,0 million and a self-financing ratio of 80.5 percent (direct costs)

Continuing Education

  • 3,736 qualifications issued, including
    • 348 for Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programmes
    • 126 for Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) programmes
    • 3,262 for Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) programmes
    • External funds of CHF 48,7 million with a self-financing ratio of 149.2 percent (direct costs)


384 projects with external funds of CHF 6,9 million and a self-financing ratio of 122 percent (direct costs)

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

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