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University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Geneva

HES-SO Genève
HES-SO Genève Chemin Château-Bloch 10 CH-1219 Le Lignon
Tel: 
(+41 22) 388 65 00
Fax: 
(+41 22) 388 65 59
Description
The University of Applied Sciences brings together 7 higher technical schools which offer 24 BA courses in total. It trains professionals in the following fields: engineering, economics, the service industry, design and the visual arts, health, social work and music. The University’s diverse campus hosts 3700 students, 450 teachers and 250 technical and administrative staff.
Organization: 
Academic institutions
Established: 
1997
Staff: 
700
Chief/Director: 
Director General: François Abbé-Decarroux
Activities: 
The BA courses in engineering provided by the Schools of Engineering in Geneva and Lullier place considerable emphasis on sustainable development. Three institutes actively work in this area at the School of Engineering in Geneva:

  • The IBIO (Institute of Bioengineering/Institut de Bio-ingénierie) oversees the use of engineering techniques in the field of life sciences, while following the progress made by life sciences towards industrial development that benefits both health and the environment. The Institute undertakes research in the biomedical field and is also active in the environmental field, bridging the gap between life sciences and industrial technology.

  • The IMEC (Institute of Materials Manufacturing Processes and Fluid Mechanics/Institut des Procédés de Fabrication des Matériaux et de la Mécanique des Fluides) focuses on product design, integrating environmental factors and the energy balance from the creation of a product to the end of the product’s life. The Institute applies fluid mechanics expertise to the field of thermodynamics and its applications in industrial energy.
  • The INES (Institute of Built and Natural Urban Spaces/Institut de l'Espace urbain bâti et naturel) works on questions relating to urban planning, infrastructure, buildings and the environment. The Institute guides urban construction and physical organization towards a real implementation of sustainable development objectives.

The School of Engineering at Lullier’s three Bachelors programmes - on horticulture, landscape architecture and natural resources management - are designed to support careers related to the earth, nature and landscape.

Research activities in these three areas are carried out at the ITNP (Earth-Nature-Landscape Institute/ Institut Terre Nature Paysage) through 10 interdisciplinary groups that seek innovative solutions related to landscape and environmental development, greening urban areas, conservation and ecosystem management, pedology, life description (fauna and flora), applied genetics, plant health, and environmentally sound production technology.

Cooperation: 
The University of Applied Sciences collaborates with more than 120 training institutions, universities, research laboratories and professionals.
Publications: 
See the website.
Keywords: 
biotechnology
education
energy
health
human settlements
land & landuse
population
production
technology
wildlife