An overview of FFHS
The Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (Fernfachhochschule Schweiz – FFHS) is a nationally recognised university. Since 1998, it has been offering part-time Bachelor and Master’s degrees and continuing education programmes. With more than 20 years of experience in distance learning, it is the leading e-learning university in Switzerland and is an alternative for students looking to combine work, family and study.
FFHS has four locations in Zurich, Basel, Bern and Brig. It has 140 employees and more than 400 lecturers who communicate their specialist knowledge to the round 2,500 students (status: 2020) in a practice-oriented manner. In its four research institutes, FFHS performs application-oriented research in the areas of web science, management & innovation, health and e-learning under a performance mandate from the federal government.
Since 2004, FFHS has been affiliated to the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana - SUPSI) and incorporated into its overall strategy.
Since 2017, FFHS has had a UNESCO Chair of Personalised and Adaptive Distance Education.