School of Life Sciences FHNW, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Introduction

School of Life Sciences


Life Sciences sound exciting... and they are!


The School of Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland is situated at the heart of one of the world’s leading Life Sciences regions, ‘tri-national’ Basel, which borders on Switzerland, France and Germany.


We constantly compare our teaching and research with international quality standards and encourage transdisciplinarity as well as co-operation with networks and diverse partners. Our aim is to apply the fascinating Life Sciences in an economic context and, along with our research partners, to establish a distinctive international university profile.


Our colleagues are industry and scientific research specialists. They investigate the latest technological trends in Life Sciences and deal with various scientific issues using the most modern equipment and within the Life Sciences industry. Our researchers and students generate solid contributions to research, which bridge the gap between advanced Life Sciences and their practical applications.


We are a learning organisation with the courage for change, fostering innovation and knowledge geared toward current and future markets. As a result, we continually develop our courses. We have made it our mission to support young entrepreneurs creating spin-off companies and to work to form collaborations with them.


Continuing education


Practical applications are at the heart of our continuing education programmes. It is important to us that what you learn is what you will actually need in your subsequent career and no-one is better qualified to impart this know-how than working professionals. Our lecturers are experts with industrial, public sector and scientific backgrounds. These experienced professionals also have a say regarding the contents of our continuing education programmes. During the courses you will work on specific projects and in your papers you will deal with real-life problems. Needless to say, our modern infrastructure is at your disposal throughout your study programme.


Research and Development


In the context of applied research and development (R&D), the close cooperation between the School of Life Sciences FHNW and regional, national as well as international commercial enterprises facilitates access of public institutions to state-of-the-art research results and the transforming of ideas into practice-oriented products and processes.


Our research and development is interdisciplinary and focuses on these three research areas:

  • Molecular Technologies: technologies for the analysis and synthesis of active substances and biological systems
  • Therapeutic Technologies: technologies for the development and production of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in an environment-compliant way
  • Environmental Management: holistic environmental management for the sustainable use of resources and the conservation of an environment worth living in


Interdisciplinarity means that life science-related areas are mapped in all of our four institutes (Chemistry and Bioanalytics , Ecopreneurship , Medical and Analytical Technologies and Pharma Technology). Our faculty members are from the academic disciplines of chemistry, biology, pharmaceutics, physics and engineering. They work on projects in the research fields of our institutes.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Environmental Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Basel + 1 more

The Major in Environmental Technologies deals with applied technologies and strategies in the areas of water and waste management. This includes the optimization of process, material and energy flows with the aim of minimizing harmful emissions into the environment. [+]

MSc in Environmental Technologies

 

Qualified experts for the growing life sciences market.

The MSc study programme gives graduates specialist knowledge enabling them to integrate quickly and effectively into the global industrial life sciences sector and to plan their next career step. MSc graduates in life sciences have a broad training and in-depth knowledge, combined with ample practical experience. During the eight months of their MSc thesis they have demonstrated that they can work independently on demanding projects.

 

Environmental Technologies

Applied environmental science and technology

The Major in Environmental Technologies deals with applied technologies and strategies in the areas of water and waste management. This includes the optimization of process, material and energy flows with the aim of minimizing harmful emissions into the environment. The technologies covered are based inter alia on biotechnological processes and on membrane technology, for example, in water treatment and environmental remediation. Principles to develop sustainable water use cycles as well as the assessment of treatment effectiveness and efficiency of chemical and biological methods are part of the programme. In the context of environmental protection in industry the concepts of clean technologies (CT) and integrated product policy (IPP) will be studied, including aspects such as eco-efficiency of processes and utilisation of waste streams as secondary resources. The students will also learn to perform technology-related environmental risk assessments and mitigation measure planning.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Basel + 1 more

Students enrolled in the MSc in Molecular Technologies (Chemistry, Bioanalytics) major will become experts in synthetic chemical and analytical issues. Subjects covered range from the analysis and structural elucidation of substances to the design and application of molecular and cellular assays in high-throughput settings. [+]

MSc in Molecular Technologies (Chemistry, Bioanalytics)

Qualified experts for the growing life sciences market

The MSc study programme gives graduates specialist knowledge enabling them to integrate quickly and effectively into the global industrial life sciences sector and to plan their next career step. MSc graduates in life sciences have a broad training and in-depth knowledge, combined with ample practical experience. During the eight months of their MSc thesis they have demonstrated that they can work independently on demanding projects.

Molecular Technologies

Synthesis and analysis of active compounds and biological systems

The major in Molecular Technologies is aimed at graduates in chemistry, bioanalysis and biotechnology.... [-]