WPZ Research (www.wpz-research.com) is an independent research institute, which supports the knowledge transfer from basic and applied research to science and economic policies. In particular, WPZ Research supports evidence based political consulting in the fields of science, economics and education.
The main research areas are:
- Innovation policies
- Development of companies
- Fiscal and tax policies
- Regional economic policies
- Higher education research
- Evaluation of political measures
To strengthen research on the development of higher education systems the Centre of Competence for Higher Education has been founded, which is also part of WPZ Research. Furthermore, WPZ Research holds a close cooperation with the WPZ of the University of St. Gallen, mainly in the field of innovation, development of companies and competitiveness policies.