University of Applied Sciences

On 1 September 2020, the established universities, FHS St.Gallen, HSR Rapperswil and NTB Buchs, merged to form OST, a new, powerful university of applied sciences in Eastern Switzerland. We are a dynamic and innovative university that generates fresh new impulses for Eastern Switzerland, significantly contributing towards the economic and social development of our region.


OST is the university of applied sciences for the six cantons of Eastern Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. We are the region's educational hub, with around 3,800 students in six departments, 1,500 professionals in executive education, and more than 1,000 ongoing research projects. OST brings together 170 years of tradition in education and research.