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    Great Engineering Department (ZHAW School of Engineering)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Winterthur (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Winterthur (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ZHAW part-time (more than an year)


    - Great research in engineering department: ICCLab is most rewarded cloud computing research facility in Switzerland due to its technology transfer to small and medium enterprises, high publication rate and
    - Good social security and job security: no hire & fire policy, thoughtful hiring processes
    - Diversity: absolutely no discrimination of old or handicapped people, university management is actively working towards proactive assistance for handicapped people
    - Personal, respectful relationships between professors and students (which is not usual in Swiss universities of similar size): possibility for students to work in research
    - Long tradition and good enterprise culture: traditional theme party ("Frackumzug": a large parade where graduates wear tailcoats to celebrate the diploma reception)


    - Sometimes lack of interdisciplinary projects due to long communication paths
    - Top level management seeks the wrong examples for inspiration: they try to copy the "guideline culture" of typical anonymous mass universities - not noticing that rules and guidelines of mass universities are in fact not applicable to ZHAW's culture - which is about people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on strengths of ZHAW: research projects that have an impact on society by teaching students and delivering technology to industry partners
    - Avoid the temptation to "guideline" everything: innovation needs a free market place and ideas of students and researcher are welcome

    Positive Outlook

ZHAW Interviews

Updated Aug 30, 2014
Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winterthur (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winterthur (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at ZHAW.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is about sending in your CV and resume to the ZHAW Master Research Unit either via postal or via electronic mail. After getting a positive answer on the mail a personal interview with your Master Research Unit leader and Advisor is scheduled. They tell you first in a short presentation how the work will look like. Then you are asked about yourself, your qualifications and your interest in ZHAW and how you fit into the team.

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Website www.zhaw.ch
Headquarters Winterthur, Switzerland
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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