Datalab is a virtual organization at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, spanning several departments and institutes.

We are convinced that doing data science in all its facets is the sexiest profession one can pursue. We have a passion for our subject and love to see it transformed into either of

  • business value through innovative research projects, aiming mainly (but not exclusively) at Swiss SMEs
  • new data scientists through passionate teaching of data science foundations and advanced topics; we educate our students towards being researchers as well as practitioners. This also includes joint programmes with universities for PhD students.

Our goal is to be a nationally leading and internationally recognized center of excellence for research, teaching and services in the area of data science. The Datalab closely cooperates with industry, enabling innovation and technology transfer.

In order to reach these goals, we foster interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of ideas between our members and associates.


Dr. Robert Vorburger (Head of Datalab Board)
ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Einsiedlerstrasse 31a
8820 Wädenswil