BFH’s Guiding Principles
In the midst of society
We are a university with a social responsibility. In the midst of society, we address the issues it raises, develop blueprints for the future and generate sustainable impact with creative pioneering achievements. We are a driving force and a dynamic player in public discourse and social transformation processes.
Diverse and connective
We are a diverse, multidisciplinary university with shared objectives. We foster multi-perspectivity, diversity and inclusion in response to the complexity and ambiguity of our times. We connect people, languages, cultures and academic disciplines to develop practical approaches and professions jointly.
Shaping and moving
We are personalities with high scientific, design and action-oriented standards. With the people around us, we reflect and think ahead, we enter new territory, we question and develop. We are explorative, independent and committed. With our expertise, we take a stance and become visible. We set things in motion and we are on the move.
Responsible and enterprising
We act today to increase individual and social opportunities for tomorrow. As an enterprising university, we support those who take the initiative, lead the way responsibly, reflect ethically and act courageously. Together we stand for humanistic values.
Anchored and interlinked
As a multilingual and cross-cultural university with a distinctive profile, we radiate from the region into the world. Regionally, we are anchored in the political centre of Switzerland – socially, economically and culturally. On a national level, we take on a leading role in selected topics. Globally, we are engaged in international and intercultural communities of knowledge and education.
Open and enabling
We are a friendly and welcoming university. We promote a culture of possibilities and opportunities, of dialogue and sharing – always with a view to the bigger picture. We encounter each other in a constructive, appreciative and interested fashion, working together and standing up for each other.