The School of Life Sciences FHNW was founded in 2006 as part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW. At the intersection of biology, medicine, natural sciences, environmental science and engineering, the School has a unique profile. Business applications are central. State of the art infrastructure enables closing of the gap between cutting edge research and practical implementation. The benefits of this can be experienced by patients and seen in innovative products and therapies, as well as in environmentally friendly technology. The School has practice-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and its research is application-focused. It thus makes a significant contribution to the development of the Life Sciences sector.
In the surrounding region of Basel, the biggest Life Sciences location in Europe, the School works closely with firms, organisations and other universities. We have student exchanges and research collaborations all over the world.