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We would be pleased to carry out research and development for you, and also advise and support you with your questions.

Our main objective in our research is a sustainable improvement in outcomes for our clients and the transfer of knowledge to our teaching and consulting. We develop scientifically-based, innovative solutions to current challenges in collaboration with private and public organisations. Our competence centres draw on the interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise of our extensive network of international partners in practice and academia. The insights gained from our latest research continually flow into our teaching practice in undergraduate and continuing education.   
Depending on the issues raised and the available budget, you can choose between different forms of research cooperation, from student projects and commissioned research to government-sponsored research projects along with other practice partners.

Core competencies

Digital Economy and Transformation & Social Business

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Empirical business and social resarch

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Financial Management

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Marketing and Communication

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Nonprofit- and Public Management

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Human Resource Management

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Business Development

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Typical research activity

  • Study for company / organisation ("contract research")
  • Research project supported by the Federal Government or other funding organisation (CTI / SNF, Gebert Rüf, etc.)
  • International research project supported by the EU

Typical service activity

  • Secondary analyses of all types (including data analyses)
  • Steering of strategy, organisational or cultural development
  • In-house development
  • Key note and workshop
  • Coaching and monitoring of processes
  • Expertise and audit

Student projects

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News FHNW School of Business

Apr 27, 2020

Making the Right Choice for A New Career Blueprint

Manuel Wieland is a project manager at Aegerter & Bosshard AG, a company whose core business is in civil engineering in Basel, Switzerland. Manuel also doubles ...

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Apr 17, 2020

Managing the Unmanageable

The year 2020 has already been an extraordinary year for all International Student Projects. After the four successful seminars in Switzerland, all the ...

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Apr 08, 2020

Flexible Learning in Higher Education

Classroom learning has been put on hold with the global outbreak of Coronavirus, but the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland ...

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Events FHNW School of Business

Sep 02, 2020, Olten

Transformation Day

Transformieren ins Digitale Zeitalter – Warum? Wie? Wohin?

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Sep 07, 2020, Brugg-Windisch

Summer School Entrepreneurship

Auf dem Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen

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Oct 22, 2020, Brugg-Windisch

Lange Nacht der Karriere

Potentielle Arbeitgeber kennenlernen

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Contact research

Prof. Dr. Patrick Renz
Prof. Dr. Patrick Renz Head of Institutes FHNW School of Business
Telephone : +41 62 957 28 37 (direct)

Contact for services

Prof. Dr. Christian E. Weber
Prof. Dr. Christian E. Weber Head of Institute for Competitiveness and Communication
Telephone : +41 62 957 26 19 (direct)

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