As a true centre of excellence and innovation, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis has 9 research institutes dedicated to applied research and development (R&D). The research conducted at these institutes serves to continuously update the training we provide with the latest findings and to promote the transfer of knowledge and the sharing of expertise. We run various projects both within and between disciplines in collaboration with industry partners and with other universities in Switzerland and abroad.
As a centre of excellence that serves the canton, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis strives to develop and strengthen a culture of interdisciplinary cooperation both within and outside its walls. With this in mind, it has defined three key areas for development that are in line with the canton’s priorities and that will help position the HES-SO Valais-Wallis as a leader both in Switzerland and internationally. These three priority areas are health, regional development, and age and intergenerational relationships. We are bringing together the expertise of our various institutes to produce innovative projects in these areas.