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HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute

Part of BFH-HAFL, the HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute contributes to the development of sustainable agricultural, forest and food systems in developing and transition countries.

BFH-HAFL offers BSc and MSc degrees in international agriculture, forestry, and food, nutrition and health. Our degrees build on a strong network, combine the latest scientific findings with practical knowledge and offer the possibility to conduct fieldwork on a topic of interest. We seek to address global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and conservation, natural resource management, food and nutrition safety and security, gender and youth, governance and policy frameworks.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

Our research and consultancy work centres around three key pillars: integrated landscape management and food systems, project cycle management and impact assessment, and knowledge management and capacity building. Our experience and expertise span over 100 ongoing and historical projects across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

... and why

Sustainability is more than a buzzword for us. It is the core of our degree programmes, research and consultancy projects. We believe that sustainable landscapes and food systems require transdisciplinary solutions. BFH-HAFL’s hands-on approach and our innovative learning environment support you to better grasp the complexity of sustainable development and deepen your knowledge of an individual subject.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agricoltura e selvicoltura
Formazione e formazione continua
Ambiente e gestione delle catastrofi
Salute e alimentazione
Diritti umani, diritto e governance
Tecnologia dell'informazione e della coomunicazione
Mass media e comunicazione
Monitoring e valutazione
Sviluppo del settore privato
Sviluppo sociale
Gestione della catena dell' approvvigionamento

Studying at BFH-HAFL:
Would you like to contribute to a healthy and sustainable diet for a future population of 10 billion people? Would you like to be involved in shaping the future of agriculture? 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 the 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

Istituto di formazione e di ricerca

Field(s) of activity

Cooperazione allo sviluppo


Zollikofen, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation


Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Tra 50 e 200

Outside Switzerland:

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