Strickhof is the practical oriented competence centre for agricultural education, professional development and advisory service. Strickhof is the company oriented professional school of the canton Zurich with the cross-linked sectors agriculture, nutrition, nature and health.


ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich, especially the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, does by AgroVet-Strickhof research and teaching in farm animals sciences. And therefore helps to gather knowledge about the global challenge like the world food affairs and the climate change to solve these problems. Interdisciplinarity and collaboration in practice are very important to succeed.

ETH Zurich

Institute of Agricultural Sciences

University of Zurich

The aim of the Vetsuisse Faculty is the improvement of the health of the farm animal through interdisciplinary research within breeding, keeping and nutrition. Thanks to development and establishment from preventative procedures on this fields the use of antibiotics should be reduced and the quality of foodstaffs improved.

Vetsuisse Faculty

Research & Education

At AgroVet-Strickhof, forward-looking research and education carried out in the domain of livestock. The research covers both fundamental and applied research. 

These sites are a requirement for the research into agricultural livestock:

  • Lindau and Wülflingen; Valley (circa 500 m above sea level)
  • Früebüel; Foothills of the alps (circa 1000 m above sea level)
  • Alp Weissenstein; Mountainous area (1900 - 2600 m above sea level)

The possibility to carry out research on agricultural livestock and to study the flora at three different altitudes is a key advantage of AgroVet-Strickhof and is unique worldwide. Together with the Metabolic Centre and the Cattle Centre, this opens up a great potential for the intended research and educate by the ETH Zurich, University of Zurich and Strickhof. Provided that resource efficiency and sustainability are given, both intensive production oriented, and extensive environmentally oriented farming can be developed. The cooperation between the three institutes with varying competences allows AgroVet-Strickhof to develop into a leading competence centre for livestock research. The participation of the plant science units and the ecology and environment units in research and teaching at Agrovet-Strickhof are also part of the strategy.

Our core competences

  • Agricultural education, professional development and advisory service
  • Education on university level for agricultural sciences und veterinary medicine
  • Network for regional, national and international research projects
  • Knowledge platform for specific questions