The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur is an innovative and entrepreneurial higher education institution with around 1,700 students. It trains people to become responsible skilled professionals and managers. As an institution with strong regional roots, HTW Chur attracts students from beyond the canton and even from outside Switzerland with its welcoming atmosphere. With its applied research, it contributes to the development of innovations, knowledge and solutions for society. HTW Chur offers a range of bachelor's, master's and further education courses in digital science, engineering/architecture, management, multimedia production, photonics, technology and tourism. It is also actively involved in applied research and development and provides consultancy and other services across all its disciplines. The gaining of four stars as part of the “EFQM Recognised for Excellence” peer-assessment is a reflection of HTW Chur's overall development. The university of applied sciences is also certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 29990. In 2009, HTW Chur became the first public university in Switzerland to sign up to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education. Based in Graubünden, it has been part of the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (FHO) since 2000. The university's history dates back to 1963 with the foundation of the “Abendtechnikum Chur”, a technical college offering evening courses.
Applied research and services
HTW Chur is also actively involved in applied research and development and provides consultancy and other services for the region across all its disciplines. In doing so, it works in close cooperation with partners from the world of business and the general public. With its applied research, it contributes to the development of innovations, knowledge and solutions for society.