Training and research

Pays du St-Bernard, Montagne alternative, chalet, valais

Valais attaches great value to the quality of the courses it offers covering many sectors.

Located in the centre of Europe, the canton has several aces up its sleeve: bilingualism, pleasant living conditions which are conducive to learning and a low cost of living. Infrastructure based on state-of-the-art technology provides the best possible basis for the acquisition of new skills under the best possible conditions.

HES-SO Valais-Wallis

The emblematic Valais campus of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland is positioned midway between research, teaching and innovation. It offers ten courses of study and consists of the College of Engineering, the College of Management and Tourism, the College of Social Work, the College of Health and the College of Design and Art. With nine research institutes, HES-SO Valais is currently engaged in more than 1,000 projects. It attracts thousands of students every year and has 500 employees.

Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (Swiss Distance UAS)

Since 1998, the Swiss University of Applied Sciences Distance Learning (HESD) has been offering on-the-job Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes as well as continuing education in the fields of business, IT, engineering, law and health. This study model offers an alternative to all those who wish to combine work, family life and studies.

Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences, Valais, Switzerland

Private schools

The Association of Private Schools in Valais represents the main private educational establishments in Valais. The seven member institutions offer a wide range of educational training from primary to tertiary level, with highly qualified teaching staff. Students can study in a uniquely inspiring setting and in various languages (French, German, English). Some 4,000 students attend these schools and institutes every year to obtain qualifications recognised in Switzerland and throughout the world.

Privatschulen, Education & research, Valais, Switzerland

Campus Valais/Wallis

Campus Valais/Wallis The Valais campus of the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) represents a key strategic projects for the canton. This innovative partnership covers the entire value creation chain, from basic research (EPFL) to applied research and development (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) to economic development (The Ark Foundation). The aim of the cluster is to set up a joint campus bringing together 11 EPFL chairs and the HES-SO Valais-Wallis School of Engineering in Sion. It also promotes synergies with the various research institutes located in Valais.

The Valais campus of the Federal Polytechnic College of Lausanne (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL