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More than 700 projects are current underway within the 72 institutes and departments making up HES-SO. The scientific and artistic research projects carried out here are often conducted in partnership with regional organisations, and the results of our work are used directly by companies, the health sector, social and cultural organisations, government entities and even civil society.

Our research has both a national and international reach and is constantly being adapted to keep pace with new practices. Our projects are increasingly supported by competitive funding from Innosuisse, the Swiss National Research Foundation and the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme.

Applied research

The applied R&D conducted at HES-SO keeps up with professional practices and contributes considerably to technological, cultural and societal innovation and value creation.

By collaborating with local businesses, we can ensure that we develop innovative solutions that are useful for the local economy. And the studies we carry out in partnership with government agencies ensure that public policy is built on solid scientific foundations. We also work with the health sector and social and cultural organisations on projects that help them to evolve in a dynamic and creative manner.

Open to society

Through our open science strategy, we ensure that the knowledge we create is shared with others by making our data and publications accessible. Most of our research projects also involve non-academic partners, and we engage in citizen science.

Cross-cutting research

HES-SO covers six fields of research: design and visual arts, economics and services, engineering and architecture, music and performing arts, health care, and social work. Our research is increasingly at the intersection of numerous fields, addressing global issues using diverse methodologies. The findings from each of our regional sites – Bern-Jura-Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Geneva, Vaud and Valais – are shared across our entire network.

From research to teaching

Our research also enhances the teaching conducted within HES-SO. It helps us to train responsible and autonomous professionals who take a reflexive approach to their work and have the capacity to constantly enhance their skills.

Research news

Un nouvel outil de valorisation de la recherche pour la HES-SO

La HES-SO rejoint le site qui répertorie toutes les contributions à caractère scientifique des chercheur·es des universités et hautes…


Patrick Favre-Perrod nouveau directeur-adjoint de la HEIA-FR

La direction de la Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture (HEIA-FR) a nommé Patrick Favre-Perrod en qualité de Directeur-adjoint en charge de la…


Newsletter Open science 01-2021

Actualité Open science de février 2021


Nanosciences : la HEIG-VD et l’université de Franche-Comté lancent MACAFLEX

Le laboratoire des Applications de NanoSciences COMATEC-LANS de la HEIG-VD et l’institut UTINAM de l’Université de Franche Comté se sont associés afin…


A vos objectifs! Le concours FNS rend visible la recherche suisse

Le Fonds national suisse (FNS) reconduit son concours de photos et de vidéos scientifiques. Ce dernier est ouvert à tous les scientifiques des…


Journal de la recherche de la HETS-FR

La Haute école de travail social Fribourg publie une nouvelle édition de son Journal de la recherche. Il a pour but de mettre en lumière toutes ses…


Moins consommer grâce à des bâtiments plus intelligents

La Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie de la HES-SO Valais-Wallis prend la tête d’un vaste projet de recherche européen du programme Horizon 2020. Celui-ci va…


Retour sur la 8e journée de la recherche du domaine Economie et Services

Echanges d'idées et ateliers participatifs ont rythmé la 8ème édition de la Journée de la recherche du domaine Economie et Services, qui s’est…


Key research figures for 2019


scientific publications

professional publications

artistic projects

competitive research projects


in third-party funding

PhD theses co-supervised

Funding calls and opportunities

Autres événements de la recherche dans les agendas Fonds nationaux et Fonds internationaux et spatiaux

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