Curiosity, the urge to explore, the spirit of discovery - these are buzzwords that are ideally suited to the broad arena of education and training. But curiosity in itself is not enough to ensure educational, professional and economic success. Curiosity is a driving force that must be applied and transformed in the right way; it must be tangible and effective. And this is one of the benefits that the NTB offers students and industry. Our educational programmes and services contribute to transferring knowledge and skills into practice, tangibly and effectively.

 Lothar Ritter, Rector of the NTB

The University of Applied Sciences Buchs, generally known as the NTB is one of Switzerland’s renowned engineering schools. Teaching and practice are strongly linked, which contributes in a significant way to innovative development.

With 400 students, 40 professors and 120 academic research engineers, the NTB is comparatively modest in size. There are very good reasons for this, and major advantages. We place an emphasis on individual student support, a joint effort to boost students’ prospects, the dynamic integration of research, effective learning processes and a holistic approach to engineering. We take our time and focus on key content.

The NTB was founded in 1970 as the Neu-Technikum Buchs. The abbreviation NTB has remained unchanged, but otherwise there have been many changes and developments. Today the NTB is part of the University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland (FHO); it is supported by the cantons of St Gallen and the Grisons, and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Interdisciplinary collaboration within the NTB results in many multilayered fields of expertise. What belongs together, comes together: theory and practice, teaching and research, science and industry, know-how and experience from a wide range of fields. On the one hand, seven institutes cover an extremely broad spectrum in applied research and development; on the other, the Bachelor in Systems Engineering and a range of Master’s degrees offer a variety of educational pathways. All study programmes are geared to practical requirements, and also offer an ideal solution for those seeking continuing education in tandem with work.