Mission statement HEIG-VD


Switzerland has a long-standing tradition of multiple languages, international trade and humanitarian missions. The fairly young Universities of Applied Sciences in Switzerland focus on professional education at University level, including state-of-the-art technologies, applied research as well as international cooperation in the areas of student and staff exchange.
HEIG-VD, the School of Engineering and Management, transforms knowledge into products and services with high added value, by linking the latest theoretical knowledge with the demands of professional practice. Through all its activities, our school promotes innovation and competitiveness in companies, and helps renew the economic fabric of the Canton and surrounding regions.


HEIG-VD aims to be recognized as one of the principal leaders in innovation in Switzerland, seeing itself as a crucible between teachers, students and companies towards the emergence of new competencies. It trains professionals, at the forefront of knowledge and technology, equipped with the necessary tools, enthusiastic to meet the grand challenges of tomorrow's society.
We strongly believe that an understanding of cultures other than our own is an indispensable part of today’s education and tomorrow’s reality in an increasingly interdependent global society, especially so in such a multicultural country as tiny Switzerland.

HEIG-VD therefore offers study abroad programs as part of the curriculum to its students and welcomes every year a number of international students for regular classes or projects.


For HEIG-VD achieving excellence requires the following values:

  • Bold & Pragmatism
  • Respect & Openness
  • Commitment & Responsability