Current Academic Affiliations

The ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) is one of the leading business schools in Switzerland. Our internationally recognized bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, cooperative doctoral programs, and numerous continuing education programs are academically sound, interdisciplinary, and practice-oriented. Our guiding principle «Building Competence. Crossing Borders.» stands for high-quality education and training as well as openness to the world. The SML maintains numerous cooperations with over 180 selected partner universities worldwide.

Past Academic Affiliations

London School of Economics

LSE is a global community of people and ideas in the heart of central London. We’re a specialist social sciences university, ranking first in Europe and second in the world in the QS subject rankings 2021. LSE’s motto «rerum cognoscere causas» means «to know the causes of things». It was chosen to support the School’s founding purpose, «for the betterment of society».

Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis.

Humboldt University

Humboldt University of Berlin is a public research university. The university is known worldwide for pioneering the Humboldtian model of higher education, which has strongly influenced other European and Western universities. As one of Germany’s most prestigious institutions of higher education, Humboldt University of Berlin has been conferred the title of «University of Excellence» under the German Universities Excellence Initiative.

Hasso Plattner Institut Potsdam


The Hasso-Plattner-Institut offers its students unique practice- and innovation-oriented degree programs in IT systems engineering and data engineering. Academically constituted as a joint Digital Engineering Faculty of HPI and the University of Potsdam, excellent research and teaching are combined at the Griebnitzsee campus.