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The FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland has a global network and attaches great importance to international cooperation. It offers a diverse and practical programme for people from all over the world who are interested in training and continuing education.

The FHNW is a highly innovative education and research institution with strong regional ties as well as national and international networks. The nine schools at the FHNW equip students to identify the risks and opportunities presented by global and national trends in a rapidly changing world, to work on groundbreaking solutions to pressing issues as part of multidisciplinary teams, and to act in an ethically conscious way.


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The FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland is an educational institution that bases all of its teaching, research, continuing education and services on an appreciation of internationalisation, thus preparing its students for the economic, environmental and social challenges facing global societies. Students, teachers and researchers at the university are considered key players in these contexts who are able to develop and implement research-based, ethically insightful and conscientious findings and solutions to global challenges.

Internationality and internationalisation are seen as key dimensions of our programme of studies and as opportunities to foster an approach to education that aims to develop “global expertise” by means of a targeted, specialised and interdisciplinary curriculum.

The schools at the FHNW are aligned with the the principles of “education 21”. They take into account the four principles of Education for Sustainable Development Goals proposed by UNESCO in 2014 and reflect these in their corresponding curriculums.

Studying at FHNW

When you study at FHNW we provide an international setting in which to prepare you for a globalized working environment.

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Offers for Outgoing Students

Opportunities for shorter and lengthier stays abroad during your studies.

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International Short-term Programmes

Are you not able to or do you not want to spent a whole semester abroad?

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Continuing Education

FHNW provides a well-founded, diverse and individual range of continuing education programmes.

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International Research

Research is always geared towards international developments. This is why research projects at FHNW are not just organised within the national context of ...

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Information on Switzerland

Would you like to study in Switzerland? The information provided here is designed to help you.

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