About OST

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.



We are an innovative, high-performing, conscientious organization of experts offering strong execution, rapid action and flexibility. Thanks to a strong local presence for our stakeholders, exceptional transfer orientation and interdisciplinarity, and a leading national role in our chosen key areas, we are able to achieve a sustainable social and economic impact for eastern Switzerland and beyond.


With high-quality courses and further education that keep up with the latest developments, we enable people to undertake challenging specialist and managerial roles in society and business. We draw on leading application-oriented research and development and solution-oriented services to help organizations develop sustainable solutions.