BFH Cooperation and Development Platform

We bring together the activities of various different departments at BFH in the field of international cooperation. This allows us to take an interdisciplinary approach to international questions.

Specialising in cooperation with emerging and developing countries, our activities are guided by the UN’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and make a concrete contribution to the sustainable development of both the economy and society.


Our approach focuses on capacity development, enabling people to define relevant issues themselves and to develop context-specific solutions. We work closely with partners from the fields of education, business, politics and society.

We offer the following services:

  • Development of technologies and products
  • Consultancy and implementation of vocational training systems
  • Support through participative approaches
  • Coaching and consultancy in the context of international cooperation


Our activities in the field of international cooperation focus on five globally relevant core areas:


Promotion of formal and informal vocational training systems at all levels

Production and ecosystems

Sustainable agriculture and forestry, timber and construction industries, food security, climate change

Sustainable economy

Improvement of employment, working conditions, production systems and safety at work


Health promotion and disease prevention, inter-professional approaches and outcome optimisation in healthcare

Inclusive societies

Strengthening of local participation and communities, gender equality and empowerment of girls and women



The BFH Cooperation and Development platform brings together the activities of various different departments at BFH in the field of international cooperation.

The following departments are involved in the platform through the organisational units, focus areas, teaching or projects shown:

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering BFH-AHB

Health Professions BFH-G

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences BFH-HAFL

Business BFH-W


There are wide-ranging opportunities for cooperation. We are happy to provide information and look forward to hearing from you: