Fernfachhochschule Schweiz MOOCs

Created in 1998, the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (Swiss Distance UAS) offers nationally recognised Bachelor and Master's degrees as well as a range of further education courses in economics, information technology, law and health. By allowing students to study anywhere and at their own pace, the Swiss Distance UAS enables students to combine work, family and study. 

The Swiss Distance UAS has regional centres in Zurich, Basel, Bern and Brig. It employs over 100 full-time and more than 400 part-time lecturers who focus on conveying subject-specific knowledge in a practice-orientated tuition to a total of about 2300 students (as of 2018). In 2004, the Swiss Distance UAS became an affiliated school of the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI). 

The Swiss Distance UAS offers degree courses in applied sciences based on blended learning. This means that about 80% of the formation takes place through supervised distance study, while the remaining 20% is done at the regional centres in Zurich, Bern, Basel and Brig. By offering innovative courses that combine different types of e-learning with traditional education methods, and by training professionals without removing them from their jobs, the Swiss Distance UAS has closed a gap in the Swiss educational system.

Our courses

Business & Management
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Data Analysis & Statistics Education & Teacher Training Ethics
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Education & Teacher Training
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Our instructors

Behnam Parsaeifard

Behnam Parsaeifard joined the Institute for Open, Distance and eLearning (IFeL) as a data scientist in November 2021. Prior to that, he had received his PhD in computational physics from the University of Basel and was a research intern at the Visual Inte…

Christof Imhof

Christof Imhof is a researcher at the Institute for Research in Open, Distance, and e-Learning at the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS). Currently, he is also a doctorate student in psychology at the University of Bern. His research foc…

Dr. Armon Pfister

Senior Lecturer and Coach, FFHS

Armon holds a Master's degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Zurich and a PhD in Economics with a focus on Marketing Sciences. He is Bachelor/Master/MAS lecturer at FFHS. He has broad psychological expertise …

Dr. Egon Werlen

Egon Werlen is the head of the research field “Emotion, Reading and Learning” in the institute for Research in Open-, Distance- and eLearning (IFeL) at the Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS), which also holds the UNESCO Chair on Personalised a…