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FHNW Foundation supporting five university projects

The FHNW Foundation is supporting five projects from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) with around 230,000 Swiss francs. These projects delve into subjects such as diabetes, robotics, and measurement technology. The foundation has supported 41 projects so far since it was founded in 2010.

The FHNW Foundation promotes innovative projects at the FHNW. The picture shows the Burgg-Windisch campus of the university.
The FHNW Foundation promotes innovative projects at the FHNW. The picture shows the Burgg-Windisch campus of the university. Image Credit: WEISSWERT C. Morine & M. Idermaur

The FHNW Foundation has selected five projects from the FHNW that it will financially support this year. In total, it is providing 231,420 Swiss francs for this according to a press release.

The selected projects are located within various colleges within the FHNW. One project from the College of  Life Sciences aims to research the effects of a change in diet on diabetes, for example. In the project from the College of Education, a promotional instrument for individualized learning is to be developed. The College of Economics is developing a technical blueprint for value-oriented robot design in its project. The College of Technology hopes to further develop its photoacoustic measurement technology in order to better analyze air composition. An interdisciplinary project between several colleges hopes to test the use of robots in social work.

The FHNW Foundation was established in 2010 and supports innovative projects in the areas of teaching as well as research and development at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. It is sustained by private individuals and companies. Companies such as  ABBAxpoRoche, and Siemens are among its benefactors. According to information from the foundation itself, it has previously supported 41 projects with around 1.9 million Swiss francs.

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