About us

Around 70 research associates and lecturers currently work at the HuCE Institute, and around 50 young engineers and PhD students are working on industrial and academic projects with professors from the various research groups.



We bring together new technologies and the expertise we have gained through our research to work in interdisciplinary teams on the development of new products for industry and hospitals. Research is done by people!


Close ties to industry and end consumers are key to achieving success in the field of applied research and development. Research is a source of inspiration for new solutions. This is why the ‘Institute for Human Centered Engineering’ is part of a diverse network of national and international partners.


University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland
The master’s degree programme in Biomedical Engineering, run jointly by BFH and the University Hospital of Bern, has led to numerous joint research projects and dissertations (see project listings of the various research groups at HuCE).
Contact: Prof Volker Koch (co-head of degree programme)

Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences
The master’s degree programme Master of Science in Engineering is offered in partnership with all Swiss universities of applied sciences. The specialisation are always taught at a specific university. Several master’s students are currently working on their master’s thesis at the Institute.
Contact: Prof Marcel Jacomet


National University of Applied Sciences (NUST), Zimbabwe
We have been working closely with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe for over ten years. Collaboration agreements are in place.
Contact: Prof Marcel Jacomet


Edith Cowan University, Australia
We can organise exchanges of students and lecturers between the ECU in Perth and BFH.
Contact: Prof Marcel Jacomet

University of Western Australia
We can organise exchanges of students and lecturers between the UWA in Perth and BFH. We are currently drawing up collaboration agreements between BFH and UWA.
Contact: Prof Christoph Meier