The ZHAW (Zurich University of applied  Sciences) is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. At the Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)  we are working to promote the sustainable use of natural resources and a responsible attitude towards people and their environment by training the environmental engineers of the future, providing a wide range of further education courses and carrying out applied research and development. Topics of particular interest include the assessment and monitoring of factors affecting the landscape such as use and production, the promotion of regional added value and the conservation of the landscape as a valuable resource for humans, animals and plants.