HES-SO your partner in Europe
The HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts is the largest UAS in Switzerland and the second largest higher education institution of the country, with more than 21'000 students, 25 schools located in 7 cantons.
HES-SO is organised in six faculties: Business Management & Services, Design & Fine Arts, Engineering & Architecture, Health, Music & Performing Arts and Social Work, HES-SO offers a large range of education programmes: 46 Bachelor degrees, 22 Master degrees and 255 continuing education courses.
It employs 10'000 collaborators, with approx. 700 FTE dedicated to R&D activities. Strongly anchored in the regional economy, HES-SO collaborates closely with SMEs, and its R&D also extends to certain aspects of industrial-scale production.
HES-SO undertakes research projects with a wide range of partners in Switzerland and abroad. We have been involved in European Framework Programmes since 1998. In FP7 we participated in 32 collaborative projects, including 3 as coordinator. In Horizon 2020 (H2020) we are beneficiaries in 15 projects, covering the three Pillars of the programme.
International collaboration is an integral part of HES-SO’s stragegy for research and education. We are keenly interested in initiating new partnerships and reinforcing our presence within the European research community.