Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Science and Technology - Partnership

Human-IST MAS Partnerships

As part of the Human-IST Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Science and Technology program we offer companies and institutions the unique opportunity to become MAS Partners. As a MAS Partner, they benefit from a number of advantages:

  • One of our high quality MAS students will be available to carry out an internship in the company or institute to work on an applied research project for 1 year part time (approximately 2 days/week).
  • The topic of the project will be chosen by the partner, based on their needs, in agreement with the program direction.
  • The project will be co-supervised by a designated contact point in the company or institute, as well as a member of the Human-IST research team. This gives the partner access not only to the skills and knowledge of the student, but also to those of a senior Human-IST researcher.
  • Participation in an innovation seminar involving the 6 MAS students, senior Human-IST research staff, and MAS partners, during which brainstorming and discussions on various topics will occur. All participants in these seminars will be asked to sign NDAs, to ensure confidentiality of the topics discussed.
  • The company or institute logo will appear on the MAS program website and publicity materials for 1 year.
  • The company or institute will have a consulting role in the definition of new courses for the MAS program for the duration of the partnership.

More details about the MAS Partnership are available in the Human-IST MAS Call for Partners.

Becoming a Human-IST MAS Partner

The fee for becoming a Human-IST MAS Partner for one year of the MAS program is 32’000 CHF. Please note that to qualify for becoming a MAS Partner, an agreement must be signed and payment for the totality of the fee made at the latest by June 1st, for participation in the program that starts in autumn of the same year.

If you are interested in becoming a MAS Partner, or would like more information about the program, please send an email to