IFSAR Institute of Social Work and Social Spaces

The IFSAR Institute of Social Work and Social Spaces at the OST - Ostschweizer Fachhochschule sees itself as a competence platform for social work and its related disciplines. We are active in the field of research and development, and we offer services for social institutions, local/public authorities, companies and various professions. These services encompass scientific support, evaluations, concept development and process moderation. They are all based on the latest scientific findings and methods, as well as on a contemporary and innovative understanding of education.

We are now bundling our competencies and activities in the four focus areas «Housing and Neighbourhoods», «Public Life and Participation», «Growing up and Education» and «Integration and Work». Here, we can draw on many years of expertise in the areas of social spaces and the professional development of social work.


IFSAR Institute for Social Work and Social Spaces
Rosenbergstrasse 59, Postfach
9001 St.Gallen

+41 71 226 18 50