Uniting education and applied research

Thanks to its ten degree programmes and nine research institutes, HES-SO Valais-Wallis represents a real hub of skills and innovation: preparing students for the working world, contributing to economic and social development, as well as creating employment in the canton. Counting around 2,800 students, HES-SO Valais-Wallis is composed of five schools: the School of Engineering, the School of Management and Tourism, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Social Work, and the latest arrival, the School of Art and Design.

With the School of Engineering (HEI) and its three applied research institutes, HES-SO Valais-Wallis has become an essential link in the Energypolis Campus’s value chain through skills developed in biotechnology, renewable energy, management of multi-energy networks, and electric mobility. Every problem tackled and each solution developed all take into account any environmental impact.

The new health campus at Valais Hospital in Sion should be fully operational in 2023. Care within the health sector is constantly changing, particularly when it comes to the technical evolution and modification of social structures. The School of Health Sciences (HEdS) aims to offer exceptional educational services and provide a bridge between technical advances in healthcare systems and the human, social and community aspects.

“Energypolis, an innovative partnership that’s unique in Switzerland, brings together fundamental research, applied research and economic development on one site.

It is a great development opportunity which allows us to unite education with research in engineering and health. The proximity of EPF/HES increases synergy and interdiscipinarity, principally in the sectors of energy, life sciences and health, all dedicated to economic development.”

François Seppey, Director of HES-SO Valais-Wallis