Study and innovate in Valais to reach the top

HES-SO Valais-Wallis, University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland offering practical and innovative courses - Joining HES-SO Valais-Wallis means studying in the heart of the Swiss Alps with modern infrastructure, multilingual and interdisciplinary programs, innovative courses like Team Academy, and high employability. The environment is enriched by applied research, international exchanges, and a commitment to sustainability.
Study and innovate in Valais to reach the top

Take your higher education higher

When you study at HES-SO Valais-Wallis, you live and study in the heart of the Swiss Alps and benefit from modern and efficient infrastructures. You get the opportunity to participate in multilingual courses enhanced by the inspiring natural, economic, industrial, social and cultural environment of the canton of Valais. 

You get the opportunity to train on the Team Academy programme, which is unique in Switzerland, and benefit from the interdisciplinary learning provided by the close proximity of the various schools and the different degree programmes. You get to contribute to applied research and development.


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With its eleven degree programmes, two study programmes and nine research institutes, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is a leading hub of skills and innovation, preparing students for the world of work with courses that place the emphasis on the practical. 

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis has over 2,800 students and is made up of five schools: School of Art, School of Management, School of Engineering, School of Health Sciences, School of Social Work.

Good reasons to study at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis:

Practical

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis offers professionally-oriented training anchored in practice, enhanced by applied research and participation in actual projects.

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis maintains strong partnerships with local companies and organisations, offering students opportunities for internships, participation in actual projects and learning in real-life situations as well as a real professional network. Classroom learning and the practical needs of industry are intrinsically intertwined, enabling graduates to integrate quickly and successfully into the professional world. In this way, the institution strives to forge close links with the local economy in order to promote a beneficial symbiosis between higher education, innovation and economic growth in the canton.

International

University exchanges, international mobility, internships and semesters abroad, bachelor’s theses completed in partnership with prestigious universities in other countries, double diploma.

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis encourages higher education with a global outlook. Our international partnerships offer students stimulating university exchanges, broadening their horizons and supporting their academic and personal development through the discovery of new cultures.

Great employability

96% of graduates find a job within a year of graduating (Source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office). Excellent career opportunities and prospects. Recognised diplomas. Alumni network.

At the HES-SO Valais-Wallis, our commitment to the success of our students is bolstered by our Career Design Center. This innovative centre offers our graduates personalised support to guide them towards rewarding career opportunities.

Relevant

Recognised bachelor’s and master’s degrees which are accepted across Europe and legally protected.

Thanks to our solid roots in the Swiss educational landscape and our affiliation with the swissuniversities academic network, our courses offer you not only recognition in Switzerland and abroad, but also compliance with European standards. In addition, qualifications are also protected by Swiss federal law. Our degree courses are based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which enables establishment of degree equivalence with universities.

Modern

State-of-the-art learning environment: high-tech laboratories and research centres, classrooms, aula, lecture hall, libraries, media libraries, cafeterias, etc.

Our modern campuses are designed with infrastructures specially adapted to each field of study. Our institution is committed to providing students with an educational environment that is resolutely focused on the future and where the latest technological advances are made available to enrich the learning experience. A judicious combination of state-of-the-art facilities and innovative teaching methods allows us to create a space conducive to exploration, creativity and excellence.

Sustainable

Committed to a sustainable society. Ecolabels and projects committed to the environment.

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis is distinguished by its commitment to sustainability and its focus on raising the awareness and developing the skills of younger generations to take up the challenges of the socioecological transition. By integrating ethical principles into its courses and studies, it prepares future professionals to rise to the challenges of the modern world. Through sustainability-focused research projects, it makes an active contribution to solving local and global environmental problems. 

Flexible

Full-time, on-the-job or part-time depending on the courses. Small class sizes and close student-teacher relationships provide the best conditions for learning. Continuing education and specialisation at universities in Switzerland.

In addition to their varied professional experience, our professors are also actively involved in cutting-edge research projects. This unique combination of higher education and research ensures that the teaching content is constantly updated to reflect the most recent advances in each field of study. Students at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis benefit from personalised interaction with professors in small classes.