The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur offers a high standard of education, a modern infrastructure and due to our excellent student-staff ratio, we are able to offer students a high level of personal attention. Our English-language tourism study programmes attract international students from all over the world who want to benefit from Switzerland's long tradition and international reputation in the field of tourism education. The Canton of Grisons is largest touristic region in Switzerland. Integration into this region combined with the largest tourism faculty in Switzerland, allows for interesting and noteworthy case studies direct at the university’s doorstep.
HTW Chur is a member of the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (FHO Fachhochschule Ostschweiz) together with the FHS St Gallen, the HSR Rapperswil and the Interstate technical college in Buchs. The FHO is accredited by the Swiss Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology OPET.
Studying in Switzerland
The education system in Switzerland is renowned throughout the world for its quality. There are three types of higher education institutions in Switzerland.
- Universities and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, EPFL)
- Universities of Applied Science / Advanced technical colleges
- Teacher training colleges
In contrast to traditional universities, universities of applied science provide practice-oriented education and are specialised in applied research and services.