One of the main missions of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is to conduct research and contribute to the socio-economic and cultural fabric of society. We work together with companies and institutions in various ways via our courses: for instance, a student may do their Bachelor's thesis on an issue that concerns you, a group of students may do a project on such an issue, or a student may do an internship at your company as part of their bachelor’s degree. Another way we collaborate is by developing applied research projects for companies, cultural institutions, social welfare institutions and healthcare institutions.   

Thanks to our 9 research institutes and our focus on interdisciplinary research areas that combine the skills of our 5 schools, at HES-SO Valais-Wallis, we are able to offer services in a variety of fields. Furthermore, our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to carry out innovative technological projects. We can also work with you using external funding.  

If you are looking for talented people who will strengthen your teams for the future, take advantage of our careers platform. Providing continuing education is another of the key missions of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis. We can develop specific training programmes to meet your needs.


Key missions 

  • Enhancing synergy between the worlds of business and academia
  • Creating a go-to service for businesses seeking expertise
  • Providing services for companies, institutions and external partners

Services offered

  • Connecting you with the right service or contact person
  • Providing a catalogue of services for companies/institutions according to their specific fields of activity
  • Access to a global careers platform

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 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.