Tourismus Fachbereich


Tourism is a multi-facetted, fast growing international industry sector and the focus of the Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) as the innovative, entrepreneurial research and training center with Bachelor and Master study programs in Eastern Switzerland. The ITF concentrates on the thematic areas destination management, consumer behavior, hospitality and sustainability.more
Fachbereich Management


Economic and administration tasks place great demands on senior management. Requirements include founded expert and methodical knowledge as well as high social competency. Management members must be capable of contributing to renovation and development of organisations. It is not sufficient to administrate and carry on existing concepts. Entrepreneurial thinking and actions are required. Further to the German website.
Fachbereich Informationswissenschaft 01

Digital Science

Graduates in information science are the link between information and people. Students of the information science study course find jobs in libraries, archives and documentation departments, in administration or in private industry. Further to the German website.


Our high standard of living is thanks on a great part to our engineers. Some examples illustrate this particularly well: instead of walking we can also travel by rail, car or aeroplane and thanks to mobile phones we can telephone from anywhere and everywhere. In order to continue to keep pace with technical progress however, we still need engineers. Further to the German website.

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Construction includes a wide spectrum of different professions and offers interesting possibilities for further education and specialisation. Students graduating as construction engineer or architect are capable of taking on challenging positions of great responsibility in construction, general construction planning, public administration or in the services sector. Further to the German website.
Fachbereich Medien

Multimedia Production

Students attending this course gain technical competency for a multi-media environment as well as language competencies and the capability of visualising content. Part of the education course involves producing content under realistic conditions in the especially created production facilities for media objects, following the Chur motto, "Study and produce". Further to the German website.

University Council, University Executive Board

The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur has been an independent legal entity under public law since 1 January 2006.

University Council

  • Brigitta M. Gadient, lawyer, co-owner of a legal and organisational consultancy firm, scientific adjunct, research assistant, Chairwoman
  • Alois Vinzens, lic. oec. HSG, CEO of Graubündner Kantonalbank, Vice President
  • Guglielmo L. Brentel, President, Zurich Tourism; President, Gastgeber 3.0 AG
  • Beat De Coi, President and CEO, Espros Photonics AG
  • Andrea Masüger, Chairman of Executive Management, CEO Somedia AG
  • Peter Peyer, SP politician and member of the cantonal parliament of Canton of Graubünden, trade union secretary
  • Jürgen Spindler, Dr., Head of the corporation division EMS-GRILTECH
Hochschulrat 2017
f.l.t.r. Guglielmo L. Brentel, Jürgen Spindler, Andrea Masüger, Brigitta M. Gadient, Alois Vinzens, Beat De Coi, Peter Peyer

University Executive Board

  • Jürg Kessler, Prof. dipl. Ing. ETH, lic. oec. publ., President
  • Martin Studer, Prof. dipl. IT-Ing. ETH, Prorector, Member of the Executive Board
  • Arno Arpagaus, Industrial Engineer FH, EMBA, Director of Administration, Member of the Executive Board
  • Sylvia Manchen Spörri, Prof. Dr. rer. soc., Director of Departement Lived Environment, Member of the Executive Board
  • Bruno Studer, Prof. Dr. phil II, dipl. El.-Ing. ETH, NDS BWI, Director of Department Applied Future Technologies, Member of the Executive Board
  • Josef Walker, Prof., lic. rer. pol. et dipl. chem., Director of Department Entrepreneurial Management, Member of the Executive Board
Hochschulleitung 2017
f.l.t.r. Martin Studer, Josef Walker, Sylvia Manchen Spörri, Jürg Kessler, Bruno Studer, Arno Arpagaus


Kessler Jürg, Prof., dipl. Ing. ETH, lic. oec. publ., Rektor
Tel. +41 81 286 24 25
Fax +41 81 286 24 00
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Studer Martin, Prof., Dipl. Informatik-Ingenieur ETH
Tel. +41 81 286 24 43
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