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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

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FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz) was established as a merger of three universities (FHSO; FHBB; FHA) on 1 January 2006. FHNW is engaged in four product areas: (1) degree courses, (2) further education, (3) services and consultancy and (4) applied research and development. FHNW is composed of 9 schools each having several institutes. The transfer of new technologies and ideas into practical use affording advantages for companies, organisations, society and people is a main objective of FHNW. In the MATURE project, the Institute for Information Systems IWI, which is part of FHNW’s School of Business, will be involved. IWI has a specific focus on business process oriented knowledge management and e-learning. It has a strong partner network mainly consisting of Swiss SMEs and public administrations and is involved in national and international research activities. Among others, there has already been collaboration with University of Paderborn, Swisscom Mobile, Swiss Federal Railways and other industrial partners for about 3 years in the MoKEx project, integrating knowledge management and e-learning into everyday work situations. FHNW has also been involved in the IST projects OntoGov (Ontology-enabled e-Gov service configuration) and FIT (Fostering self-adaptive e-Government Service Improvement using Semantic Technologies).


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Hochschule für Wirtschaft
Riggenbachstrasse 16
4600 Olten