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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

  • 1'067 projects with industry partners contributing external funds of CHF 47.6 million and a self-financing ratio of 71 percent (direct costs)

Continuing Education

  • 3'252  qualifications issued, including
  • 507 for Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programmes
  • 205 for Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) programmes
  • 2'540 for Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) programmes
  • External funds of CHF 47.2 million with a self-financing ratio of 144 percent (direct costs)


  • 314 projects with external funds of CHF 6.2 million and a self-financing ratio of 129 percent (di-rect costs)

Please refer to the FHNW 2016 Annual Report (in German) for more information.

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