ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

At the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, the goal is focusing on application at a consistently high level, therfore aiming to achieve excellence in all aspects of the mandate: teaching, research and development, continuing education, consulting and services.

Short Courses

Business & Management (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)



The ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences was formed in 2007 with the merger of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (ZHW), the University Wädenswil (HSW), the University of Applied Psychology (HAP) and the University of Social Work.


The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. Our degree programmes are practice-oriented and scientifically based. Several of our 27 Bachelor’s and 16 Master’s degree programmes are unique in Switzerland.


At its three locations in the canton of Zurich, the ZHAW carries out research projects which either lead directly to new developments in companies in Switzerland and globally, or which bring improvements for our society. Researchers at the ZHAW are therefore in close contact with business partners and with public institutions. Our partners gain from the specialist knowledge of our experts and have access to our excellent research infrastructure.


Whether you would like an evaluation of your current situation and potential, career advice or job application coaching, our career services can help you make a smooth transition between university and the professional world.


Student services

The business and consultancy services provided by the ZHAW are tailored to your specific needs. We offer support in solving complex issues in the context of existing knowledge, and our expertise and modern infrastructure is available to you for analyses, simulations, expert opinions, training courses, workshops, etc.

Library services

  • E-books E-media portal
  • Print media and more NEBIS recherche
  • E-journals Electronic Journals Library (EZB)
  • Electronic articles and more Databases
  • Definitions, translations and more electronic reference works
  • ZHAW Publications ZHAW digitalcollection

ICT services

We offer various wi-fi services to visitors at our locations. Wireless LAN networks (WLAN) are available to members of other Swiss universities, participants in the eduroam (education roaming) programme, WiSP (wireless service provider) clients and all other visitors.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus and Location plans
  • Campus Lagerplatz/Stadt-Mitte, Winterthur
  • Campus St.-Georgen-Platz, Winterthur
  • Campus Technikumstrasse, Winterthur
  • Campus Zentrum, Lagerstrasse, Zurich
  • Campus Zentrum, Technopark, Zurich
  • Campus Zentrum, Toni-Areal, Zurich
  • Wädenswil