University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur

 History and areas of study
With around 1600 students, the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur is a regionally based university with national and international flair, where Bachelor, Master and further education studies are offered in the six faculties of «Civil Engineering/Architecture», «Information Science», «Management», «Media Production », «Engineering» and «Tourism».

The HTW Chur has been part of the FHO Fachhochschule Ostschweiz since 2000 but has a long history being founded as the Evening Technical School Chur in 1963.

Applied Research and Services
The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur carries out applied research and development work as well as consulting and provides other services in the region, working in close cooperation with partners from the worlds of industry and local government.

It fulfils the function of antenna for the region in that knowledge and innovation potential is transferred to promote innovation in local commerce, industry and society. More information can be found under:

The HTW Chur has been an independent institute of the Canton Grisons and subject to public law since January 1, 2006.

Members of the University Board of Directors

  • Ludwig Locher, Direktor Ems-Chemie AG, President
  • Hans Peter Märchy, Dr. phil., Director, Office of Higher Education, Vice President
  • Beat De Coi, President and CEO Espros Photonics AG
  • Guglielmo L. Brentel, H&G Hotel Gast AG, President of hotelleriesuisse
  • Hanspeter Lebrument, Publisher, Südostschweiz Mediengruppe
  • Marianne Manzanell, entrepreneur, director Freymatic AG
  • Alois Vinzens, lic. oec. HSG, CEO Graubündner Kantonalbank
Members of the University Executive Board

  • Jürg Kessler, Prof. Dipl. Ing. ETH, lic. oec. publ., Vice-Chancellor
  • Rolf Hug, Prof. lic. phil. I, EMBA, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  • Arno Arpagaus, EMBA, Administrative Director
  • Sylvia Manchen Spörry, Prof. Dr. rer. soc., Department Chairman, Living Environment
  • Bruno Studer, Prof. Dr. phil. II, Dipl. El. Ing. ETH, NDS BWI, Department Chairman, Information
  • Josef Walker, Prof. lic. rer. pol. et dipl.chem., Department Chairman, Entrepreneurial Management
Chur as study location
Chur is not only the oldest city in Switzerland, it is also a very attractive place to study. With 35,000 residents, the capital city of the tri-lingual Canton Grisons is characterised by a mild climate and varied offers for gastronomy, culture and sport. There are train connections every hour to Zurich, St. Gallen and the Bündner Oberland. Chur can be reached easily by car via the national network of motorways and main roads.