University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland

  • St. Gallen
  • Buchs
  • Chur
  • Rapperswil
University of Applied Science

University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland


We are an interdisciplinary university of applied sciences with a strong focus on practice and application. Around 7,000 students are currently enrolled in our Bachelor- and Mastercourses Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration, Health and Social Work departments, as well as in executive education courses. We oversee 38 research and consulting institutes and are actively involved in the national and international knowledge community.

Research and Consulting Services for the Business World

For companies and institutions, we provide application-oriented support for questions related to the business world at different levels. Depending on the question, an Institute or centre of excellence can be entrusted with a project or a student project work can be commissioned.

  • Consulting Services of Institutes and Competence Centres
  • Application-oriented Research and Development Projects
  • Project Work by Students
  • Bachelor and Master’s Theses

Executive and Continuing Education

The range of Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) and certificate study programmes (CAS) as well as the advanced training courses at FHO are aimed at specialists from industry.

Studying at FHO-FHS St.Gallen (see

With our full-time and part-time study opportunities in Business Administration, Social Work, Health, Business Information Management and Industrial Engineering, you can design your education in a flexible way, according to your professional objectives. The Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes prepare you for future challenges in your professional life with practical orientation and an interdisciplinary network. Several in-depth majors allow you to tailor your studies to your individual interests.

Studying at FHO-HSR Rapperswil (see

We offer studies at Bachelor’s and Master’s level in technology and planning sciences at a breathtakingly scenic campus on Lake Zurich. We teach Bachelor and Master students in practice-oriented study programmes such as civil engineering, electrical engineering, renewable energies and environmental engineering, computer science, landscape architecture, mechanical engineering and innovation, spatial planning and industrial engineering.

Specialty: We have our own dormitories, where especially international students can be hosted.

Studying at FHO-NTB Buchs (see

We are an important provider of engineering and technical education and services in the Rhine Valley on either side of the border (Switzerland, Fuerstentum Liechtenstein, Austria). We offer a BSc in Systems Engineering, allowing students to specialize in their second and third years when they choose between Mechanical Engineering, Photonics, Microtechnology, Electronics and Control Engineering, Information and Communciation Systems, Computer Science. A range of Master’s degrees cater for students who wish to take their studies further and for engineers in the field who are interested in professional development.

Studying at FHO-HTW Chur (see

We are an innovative and entrepreneurial higher education institution offering specialist study programmes in technical and management subjects. Chur is known as Switzerland’s oldest city and is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. HTW Chur offers a range of bachelor’s, master’s and further education courses in architecture, digital science, engineering, management, multimedia production, photonics, technology and tourism. The relationship between studying, research and practice forms an important part of all the study programmes.

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