Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Year of foundation: 2006
Approx. number of students: 8,000
Period of study: End October-Mid February; Mid March-End June
MCI partner since: 2006



The Cities



Windisch (for Mechanical Engineering)

Windisch is a municipality in the district of Brugg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.
Windisch is situated at the site of the Roman legion camp Vindonissa. The modern city was founded in 1309 in memory of the regicide of King Albert I of Germany in the previous year. Albert was on the way to suppress a revolt in Swabia when he was murdered on May 1, 1308, near Windisch on the Reuss River, by his nephew John of Swabi, afterwards called ""the Parricide"" or ""John Parricida"", whom he had deprived of his inheritance.

Olten (for Social Work)

Olten is located in the canton of Solothurn and has approx. 16,000 inhabitants. Olten's station is within 30 minutes of Zurich, Bern, Basel, and Lucerne by train, and is a rail hub of Switzerland.

Every year, on August 1, a large firework show occurs from boats floating down the river. Olten is also home to a wooden foot bridge, one of the towns landmarks. In Olten's train station restaurant, the Gruppe Olten (Olten Group), a group of writers that included Max Frisch and Friedrich Dürrenmatt, was founded, as was the Swiss Alpine Club in 1863.

Muttenz (for Biotechnology + Industrial Management)

Muttenz is a municipality with a population of approximately 17,000 in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. It is located in the district of Arlesheim and next to the city of Basel.

The Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (University of Applied Sciences Nordwestschweiz) includes nine institutes of higher education in four different cantons. Biotechnology is taught at the "Hochschule für Life Sciences" in Muttenz.



The University



The Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (University of Applied Sciences Nordwestschweiz) includes nine institutes of higher education in four different cantons. Social Work is located in Olten at the "Hochschule für Angewandte Psychologie".

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