FOCUS INDIA is a flagship project within the bachelor degree program of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Organized by students for students in their final year, it allows them to apply and enhance the skills learned in school. Through the close collaboration with industrial partners, Focus India will be in its twelfth consecutive successful year. For the past years this project has enriched numerous students with valuable skills. Not only the project team members have profited from this unique experience, also PR-team members as well as delegation members have broadened their horizons and have gone on to start remarkable careers or graduate programs after their graduation.

Digitalisation. Innovation. Transformation.

This year‘s theme focuses on how digitalisation can transform a company’s digitised resources into drivers of profitable growth and success. Addressing how India creates a digital infrastructure available to every citizen and how digitalisation provides new opportunities to make products and solutions smarter will also be incorporated in our project. Additionally, we emphasise innovative thinking and encourage entrepreneurial spirit which are crucial factors for a company’s successful development and growth.

Resulting from the interaction between students and companies, both sides benefit from each other by combining and exchanging theory with practical experience. Through this, you get the unique chance to make use of our very diverse and talented graduate network from various academic fields and are offered an effective way to bring targeted publicity to students, which might be your future employees.

Together with expert guest speakers the students will discuss the characteristics of doing sustainable business in India and get the unique opportunity to connect with prestigious companies.

13.02. – 17.02.2017

During the trip to India, the participants will be visiting local and international companies and discover the Indian culture in overwhelming cities such as: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Pune.

06.04. – 23.04.2017

At the closing event, all of the flagship projects will reflect on their insights and experiences gained during the preparatory seminar and on-site seminar. The closing event will take place in Olten.



Nathania Setz
Nathania SetzPartnership & Project Coordination
Denise Maeder
Denise MaederOn-Site Seminar & Finance
Katrin Schneider
Katrin SchneiderPreparatory Seminar & Project Coordination
Roberto Duarte
Roberto DuarteCommunication & Delegation Coordination
Carolyn Hoechle
Carolyn HoechlePublic Relations
Andrea Huskic
Andrea HuskicPublic Relations
Prof. Pieter Perrett
Prof. Pieter PerrettProject Supervisor