The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW is a state-accredited university of applied sciences: this unique concept in Swiss tertiary education is designed to meet professional needs in education, research and consulting.
The FHNW was formed from a merger in 2006 of diverse tertiary institutions long established throughout the northwestern region of Switzerland: three Universities of Applied Sciences (Aargau, Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, and Solothurn), the School of Education of Solothurn and the School of Education and Social Sciences of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft and the Academy of Music Basel. Switzerland’s Federal Council authorized the establishment of the FHNW in 2003 and approved all of its existing programs of study.
Situated amidst leading international clusters the FHNW's nine schools maintain close links with society, culture and industry: its high quality graduate, postgraduate and continuing education focuses on applied knowledge. Research and consulting activity is practice oriented.
- School of Applied Psychology
- School of Business (*)
- School of Engineering
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Social Work
- Academy of Art and Design
- Academy of Music
- School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics
- School for Teacher Education
For more information, please visit our website www.fhnw.ch
(*) School of Business: One of the biggest schools of FHNW