About OST

OST is the University of Applied Sciences for the six cantons of Eastern Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. 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.


We are an innovative, highly successful and conscientious organization of experts whose effective planning, determination, swift action and flexibility set us apart from other institutions. We pride ourselves on our close proximity to our stakeholders, our focus on fostering interdiscplinarity and our exceptionally high standards in the communication and transfer of knowledge to students. In addition, we are at the leading edge of teaching and research across a variety of key topics at the national level. All of this enables us to make a lasting social and economic contribution to Eastern Switzerland and beyond.


By offering qualitatively exceptional degree programs and leading-edge executive education courses, we equip students with the skills necessary to take on demanding specialist and managerial tasks – in business, the public sector and the voluntary sector. Through the combination of state-of-the art applied research and development with solution-oriented services, we help organizations to develop sustainable solutions.