Universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education

The mandate of the universities of applied sciences (UASs) and universities of teacher education (UTEs) complements the mandate of the other institutes of higher education. Their primary focus lies on practice-oriented teaching as well as research centring on application and implementation. On this web page, the SNSF has assembled information relevant to the universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education.

​It was relatively recently that the universities of applied sciences (UASs) and universities of teacher education (UTEs) in Switzerland were given an extended performance mandate. As a result, they have had to develop their research activities and have applied for more SNSF funding. Until recently, the specialised funding scheme DORE (DoResearch) promoted the work of researchers in the areas of health, social work and art.

Today, projects submitted by researchers from the UASs and UTEs receive funding across all funding schemes.

This web page will make it easier for researchers from the UASs and UTEs to identify funding schemes that are tailored to their needs. It includes FAQs, statistics and links to useful documents.

Contact

Dimitri Sudan
E-mail div4@snf.ch