School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences BFH-HAFL

Boost your international career with a BSc or MSc degree in the fields of international agriculture, international management of forest industries or food, nutrition and health.

Under the umbrella of HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute we contribute to developing sustainable smallholder agricultural, forest and food systems in developing and transition countries. Our research and expertise span over 70 ongoing and historical projects in more than 40 countries. Our degrees build on this strong network, combine the latest scientific findings with practical knowledge and offer the possibility to conduct fieldwork in an international subject of interest.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Zero Hunger
Quality Education
Clean Water and Sanitation
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life on Land

How we work

We connect people, nature and technology with a view to sustainable development. As a ground-breaking think tank, we produce and convey knowledge for today’s and tomorrow’s world – and we do so sound, inventive and flexible. We teach and research in agricultural, forest and food science and prepare our students with hands-on skills for a sustainable future. We use applied research and provide services around the globe to develop solutions to address current issues and future challenges.

... and why

Sustainability is more than a buzzword for us. It is the core of our degree programmes, research and services projects. We believe that current and future land-using food systems require innovative solutions and that education is the key. The strong practice orientation of BFH-HAFL and the innovative and interdisciplinary learning environment support you in better grasping the complexity of sustainable development and in deepening your knowledge in an individual subject.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Land- und Forstwirtschaft
Umwelt und Katastrophenmanagement
Monitoring und Evaluation

Studying at BFH-HAFL:
Would you like to contribute to a healthy and sustainable diet for a future population of 10 million people? Would you like to be involved in shaping the future agricultural sector? Do you wish to improve the ecological integrity of global forest systems? And are you interested in economic, environmental and social linkages? In our BSc and MSc degree programmes, you will acquire your needed expertise.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation

Bildungs- und Forschungseinrichtung

Field(s) of activity



Zollikofen (BE), Switzerland

Region(s) of operation


Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Zwischen 50 und 200

Outside Switzerland:

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