Education in Basel
Education is our most important resource. As a business and research location, Basel is dependent on highly trained professionals and creative minds. The Canton therefore invests heavily in the schools, the University and the University of Applied Science.
The University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland. With its numerous research institutes, it has been an international leader for many years. The University of Applied Science North-Western Switzerland (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz) is the link between research, society and business. The public schools prepare children and young people for an successful professional career, while the international schools reflect die the diversity of highly qualified families in and around Basel.