Collaborations and partnerships

Researchers at the Geneva School of Health Sciences collaborate with various partners to improve practices and increase scientific knowledge.

The Applied R&D projects are carried out in close collaboration with public and private healthcare institutions, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, other Swiss and European schools and universities, and with the industry.

At present, the HEdS is collaborating with around 50 different partners:

  • Healthcare institutions (public hospitals, private clinics, nursing homes, …)
  • Social institutions and services
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Patient associations and professional organizations
  • Foundations
  • Public administrations and services at municipal, cantonal and national levels
  • Private companies

Research carried out at the Geneva School of Health Sciences is supported by contributions from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency (formerly CTI, Commission for Technology and Innovation) private funds, the HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, as well as some internal funding.

Key partners
  • University of Geneva Hospitals (HUG)
  • Cité générations, Onex municipality (canton of Geneva)
  • Cité Séniors, Geneva municipality
  • Canton of Geneva Department for employment, social affairs and health (DEAS)
  • Canton of Geneva Department for security and economic affairs (DSE)
  • Hôpital de La Tour, Meyrin (canton of Geneva)
  • Institution genevoise de maintien à domicile IMAD (ex-FSASD), Geneva
  • Fédération genevoise des établissements médico-sociaux (FEGEMS)
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne
  • Groupement hospitalier de l’ouest lémanique (GHOL), Rolle, canton Vaud
  • Fondation Butini, Résidence de la Rive, Onex, canton of Geneva
  • Fondation Ensemble, Geneva
  • Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre, Geneva
  • Geneva Airport
  • Inselspital, Bern
Scientific partners
  • HES-SO School of Health Sciences of Western Switzerland: HETS, EESP, HESAV, HE-Arc, HEPIA, HEG, HEM, HEIG-VD, HES-SO Valais, HEIA-FR, HEdS-FR
  • University Institute for healthcare training and research (IUFRS)
  • Planète Santé, Geneva
  • Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Geneva
  • Department of Sociology, University of Geneva
  • Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva
  • Institute of, University de Geneva
  • Swiss Nurses’ Association (ASI)
  • Foundation Artanim, Geneva
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ)
  • Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen, canton Aargau
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel
  • EssentialMed Foundation, Lausanne
  • University of Lausanne, ISSP, IUMSP, IEM HEC
  • University of Basel, Faculty of Medicine
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur
  • University of Bern
  • European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • University of Michigan, USA
  • Old Dominion University, USA
  • University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • University of Avignon, France
  • Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • University of Strasbourg, France
  • Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
  • University of Oslo, Denmark
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes en santé publique, Rennes, France
  • Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre, Geneva
  • Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover
  • Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover
Industrial partners
  • Medacta International SA, canton Ticino
  • NESTEC SA (Nestlé)
  • Curea Medical GmbH, Germany
  • Pristem SA, Lausanne
  • Micro-Cameras & Space Exploration SA, Neuchâtel