University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

he University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons is an innovative and entrepreneurial higher education institution with over 2,000 students. It trains people to become responsible andvskilled professionals and managers. As a university of applied sciences with strong regional roots, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons attracts students from beyond the canton and even from outside Switzerland with its welcoming atmosphere. With its applied research, it contributes to the development of innovations, knowledge and solutions for society. University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons offers a range of bachelor’s, master’s and further education programmes in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Digital Science, Management, Multimedia Production, Photonics, Technology and Tourism. It is also actively involved in applied research and development and provides consultancy and other services across all its disciplines. Institutional accreditation in accordance with the Federal Act on Funding and Coordination of the Swiss Higher Education Sector (HEdA) as well as the gaining of four stars as part of the “EFQM Recognised for Excellence” peer-assessment and certification under ISO 9001 and ISO 29990 provide an important basis for University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons’s overall development. The innovative University of Applied Sciences of Graubünden has been part of the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (FHO Ostschweiz) since 2000. The university’s history dates back to 1963.

University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons has defined three focus areas in its strategy and conducts teaching, further education, applied research and consulting in each of them.

Applied Future Technologies

The research is based on a common data life-cycle model that can be applied in this general form to all kinds of data from the worlds of business, science and public management. Data pass through different life phases that are closely associated with one another. To simplify things, this cycle can be divided into two key phases, which are in turn addressed by two research focus areas. The first main phase can be encapsulated by the term ‘data organisation’ and includes the following steps: planning, the generation of digital objects (digitalisation of analogue cultural assets), data entry, quality management, documentation and data provision (e.g. in the form of an archive). The second main phase can be placed under the banner of ‘analytics’. During this phase, data (e.g. statistical) is assessed and viewed in relation to a specific question that needs to be answered as part of an analysis. In an iterative process, the evaluation and analysis must be related to one other and consolidated in order to generate decision-relevant information for a certain application context. Main subjects: application of key technologies, data organisation and data analysis, multimedia data, smart sensors.

Lived Environment

Influenced by key sectors such as tourism, construction and energy management, there has been an emergence of economic, working, leisure and cultural spaces that are networked to varying degrees. The complex problems associated with their development require holistic approaches and solutions that cannot be managed alone by a single discipline. Working on an interdisciplinary basis, UAS contributes to a better understanding and the further development of this heavily tourism-influenced living environment and collaboration. At the same time, approaches from the area of sustainable development and requirements relating to digitalisation are integrated.

Entrepreneurial Management

Entrepreneurially minded individuals stand out due to the fact that they implement ideas and change something. Young entrepreneurs can do this through their activities at an existing private company or at a public sector or charitable institution. Therefore our aim is to develop distinctive skills. These young entrepreneurs are creative, innovative and develop their company on an ongoing and sustainable basis. The objective of promoting entrepreneurial activities and their distinctive skills in all areas of society lies at the heart of the activities conducted in this focus area.