Year of foundation: 2007
Approx. number of students: 8,000
Period of study: Mid September-End January; End February-End June
MCI partner since: 2009
The university campus for Food Technology and Biotechnology is located in Waedenswil, a suburb of Zurich.
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. While the municipality itself has approximately 380,500 inhabitants, the Zurich metropolitan area is an urbanised area of international importance constituted by a population of nearly 2 million inhabitants. Zurich is a mixed hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.
Zurich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres.The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Also, most of the research and development centres are concentrated in Zurich and the low rate of tax attracts overseas companies to set up their headquarters there. According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Zurich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe.
The ZHAW University of Applied Sciences located in the city of Winterthur, with facilities in Zurich and Wädenswil, is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland and is part from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Currently, the university has eight schools, covering architecture and civil engineering, health, linguistics, life sciences and facility management, applied psychology, social work, engineering and management and law. The Zurich University of Applied Sciences was founded in September 2007, when the previously independent institutions Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur, University of Applied Sciences Wädenswil, the School of Social Work and the School of Applied Psychology in Zurich merged.