Research and Training
Several educational streams - both "bachelor" & "master", academic and professionnal, are available in the micro and nanotech fields in numerous fields of engineering at the following educational institutes:
EPFL - Federal Polytechnical School in Lausanne
EPFL has 7 faculties and more than 13 complete study programs, including one in microtechnology. 5’000 students whereof 1’200 at the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering Technology.
University of Neuchâtel
The University of Neuchâtel has 5 faculties including one in sciences. It counts approx. 3’700 students. The LTF (The Time-Frequency Laboratory), created in 2007 is a part of the Institute of Physics in the Faculty of Sciences
University of Geneva
The University of Geneva has 7 faculties and more than 13’000 students, including 2’100 in sciences.
University of Fribourg
The University of Freiburg comprises 5 faculties including one in sciences and counts more than 10’000 students, including 1’200 in sciences.
University of Lausanne
The University of Lausanne has 7 faculties and more than 10’000 students, including 2’000 at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine.
HTI - Bernese College of Specialized Higher Education of Technology and Information Sciences, Bienne, Burgdorf et Bern
HTI offers 5 study programs at Bachelor’s level, one in Microtechnology, and one at Master’s level in Biomedical Engineering. This school counts 1’300 students.
HES-SO – University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
Dispersed over 31 sites in the 7 cantons of western Switzerland. 6 broad categories of education are offered, including engineering sciences. HES-SO totals 12’000 students, including 550 in Microtechnology and Industrial Systems. In engineering sciences, HES-SO groups the 5 schools mentioned below:
HE-Arc Engineering School, Le Locle, Saint-Imier et Délémont
HE-Arc Engineering offers 5 study programs, including microtechnology. It counts 450 students including about 120 in microtechnology programs.
EIG - School of Engineering of Geneva, Geneva
EIG offers 5 study programs, including microtechnology and counts about 450 students.
HEIG-VD-University of Engineering and Management of the Canton of Vaud, Yverdon-les-Bains
HEIG-VD proposes 9 study programs, including microtechnology and industrial systems and totals more than 1’500 students.
School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, Fribourg
EIAF proposes 5 study programs in engineering, with a specialty in telecommunications, and counts more than 850 students.
The HES-SO Valais proposes three areas of education leading to a Bachelor degree: Social Health, Engineering Sciences, Economics & Business Services. It counts more than 12’000 students, including 7’000 in the field of Engineering Sciences.