Since 2019, EDHEA is officially integrated into the HES-SO Valais-Wallis (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland – Valais). Joining the university has brought advantages for the School, its Bachelor’s and Master’s students, and its upper-secondary pupils.
The HES-SO, which is spread across the seven cantons of Western Switzerland, has more than 21000 students in its 28 Schools. It offers around 70 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in six fields of study: Art & Design ; Business, Management and Services; Engineering & Architecture; Music and Performing Arts; Health Sciences; and Social Work. The HES-SO Valais-Wallis itself comprises 2800 students across its Bachelor’s, Master’s and secondary education programmes.
With the backing of the HES-SO, the institution provides practice-oriented tertiary-level university education. This structure offers the opportunity to build academic collaborations between Schools and to enter into partnerships, with a set-up that allows innovative and even visionary projects to flourish.