University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Geneva
The IBIO (Institute of Bioengineering/Institut de Bio-ingénierie) oversees the use of engineering techniques in the field of life sciences, while following the progress made by life sciences towards industrial development that benefits both health and the environment. The Institute undertakes research in the biomedical field and is also active in the environmental field, bridging the gap between life sciences and industrial technology.
- The IMEC (Institute of Materials Manufacturing Processes and Fluid Mechanics/Institut des Procédés de Fabrication des Matériaux et de la Mécanique des Fluides) focuses on product design, integrating environmental factors and the energy balance from the creation of a product to the end of the product’s life. The Institute applies fluid mechanics expertise to the field of thermodynamics and its applications in industrial energy.
- The INES (Institute of Built and Natural Urban Spaces/Institut de l'Espace urbain bâti et naturel) works on questions relating to urban planning, infrastructure, buildings and the environment. The Institute guides urban construction and physical organization towards a real implementation of sustainable development objectives.
The School of Engineering at Lullier’s three Bachelors programmes - on horticulture, landscape architecture and natural resources management - are designed to support careers related to the earth, nature and landscape.
Research activities in these three areas are carried out at the ITNP (Earth-Nature-Landscape Institute/ Institut Terre Nature Paysage) through 10 interdisciplinary groups that seek innovative solutions related to landscape and environmental development, greening urban areas, conservation and ecosystem management, pedology, life description (fauna and flora), applied genetics, plant health, and environmentally sound production technology.