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Strategic Initiatives

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland tackles the challenges of our time and makes important contributions towards future-oriented solutions.

The FHNW aims to demonstrate this in four current thematic fields: The population is getting ever older, there is a shortage of skilled scientific and technical workers, a sustainable approach to energy is essential, and the economy's competitiveness must be strengthened. Several schools are collaborating in each of the four Strategic Initiatives on these topics, with the aim of promoting interdisciplinary collaboration at the FHNW.

In accordance with the mandate of the operating cantons, the FHNW plays the role of a "driver of innovation for society and business". The Strategic Initiatives are expressly seen as an instrument in this mandate. The University Board approved the following four initiatives at the beginning of 2015. They are due for completion at the end of 2017.

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