HTW Chur
University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
HTW Chur
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University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur



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University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur

About the HTW Chur

Founded in 1963, the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur belongs to a collaboration of Universities of Applied Sciences which form the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (FHO). HTW Chur, located at two main sites, provides an excellent learning environment characterized by an intimate atmosphere, a state-of-the-art learning infrastructure, modern facilities, two libraries, two cafeterias, student-oriented classes, and highly qualified professors and lecturers who are involved in subject-specific research as well as relevant external professional practice.

HTW Chur comprises six academic faculties: Tourism, Construction & Design, Engineering, Information Science, Management, and Media. Each faculty contains a bachelor’s degree program, an institute for research projects, and opportunities for further education. Additionally, the faculties of Engineering, Information Science, Management, and Tourism offer a master’s degree program.

About the Institute for Tourism and Leisure

HTW Chur has a long-standing tradition of excellence in education, especially in the discipline of tourism. The Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) encompasses all tourism activities of the HTW Chur. Its staff has expertise in research methods and many years of experience in leading regional, national, and international tourism projects, which is highly advantageous for teaching and research.

We utilize our knowledge gained from research projects by transferring it to practical and needs-based consultancy projects. The ITF benefits from a strong regional integration, as well as from international networks and partnerships. The ITF focuses on four main overlapping thematic aspects: destination development, customer management, hospitality, sustainability and e-tourism.

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University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur: Study in a Swiss tourism location

City of Chur
Chur is one of the oldest cities of Switzerland and, with a population of around 37’000, it is a small town with considerable charm, history and culture. The atmosphere in the old part of town is unique and, as the capital of the Canton, Chur boasts a vibrant cultural scene with various theatres, musical ensembles, museums and cinemas.

Chur is centrally located with easy and hourly public transport access to Zürich and St. Gallen. The bordering European countries France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy can all be reached by car within a few hours.

Surrounded by the spectacular Swiss Alps, Chur is the only Swiss city to have its own winter sports area. You can take the gondola directly from the city to the Brambrüesch skiing area which lies between 1’200 and 2’200 metres altitude. Chur is also the ideal base for visits to internationally renowned nearby ski resorts, such as Arosa/Lenzerheide, Flims/Laax, Davos/Klosters, or St. Moritz and numerous smaller ski resorts close by, should you want a more relaxed and local atmosphere.

The surrounding Alps also provide plenty of opportunities for summer activities such as hiking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting or just to enjoy the sunshine and landscape.

Canton Grisons (Graubünden)
Grisons is the largest Swiss canton yet also the canton with the lowest population density (27 persons/km2). With just over 5 million visitors, Grisons is the most important canton for Swiss tourism and tourism is also an important economic activity for Grisons as it directly and indirectly contributes around 30 per cent of all jobs in the canton.

Nature and snow sports are the main drawing cards for tourists and make Grisons a renowned alpine tourism destination. With its 615 lakes, over 900 summits (Piz Bernina the highest with 4’049m) and 150 valleys it is a playground for all kinds of alpine endeavours, including hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, sport climbing and mountaineering in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, back-country and cross-country skiing, sledging and snow shoeing in the winter.

Grisons also features three UNESCO World Heritage sites and the only national park in Switzerland.

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Students mainly live in shared apartments. Available apartments and rooms are advertised on campus bulletin boards or on the school’s online accommodation platform. A first class public bus system makes it possible to travel to anywhere in the city within approximately 15 minutes.

Student Association
Students also have the opportunity to get involved in the student-run student association, which includes: Events, athletics, student lobby, and other various activities.

University Sports
Following the proverb: Mens sana in corpore sano (A healthy mind in a healthy body), the HTW Chur encourages its students to utilise the extensive sporting opportunities provided.

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University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur

Pulvermühlestrasse 57
CH-7004 Chur
T   +41 81 28 62 42 4

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