Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences

On September 1, 2020, three reputable higher education institutions – FHS St. Gallen, HSR Rapperswil and NTB Buchs – joined their strengths to form the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences («OST»), a competitive new university of applied sciences for the six cantons of Eastern Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. We are an innovative and dynamic university with forward-thinking concepts and innovations, providing a major economic and social contribution to the development of Eastern Switzerland.

With around 3,800 students spread across six Schools, 1,500 professionals pursuing executive education, and over 1,000 current research projects, we are Eastern Switzerland's regional educational hub. OST draws on more than 170 years of tradition in education and research.