Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

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Former names
Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil
Type Public
Established 1972
Budget CHF 85.368
Rector Margit Mönnecke
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 1600
Location Rapperswil-Jona, St. Gallen (canton), Switzerland
47°13′25.00″N 8°49′05.00″E / 47.2236111°N 8.8180556°E / 47.2236111; 8.8180556Coordinates: 47°13′25.00″N 8°49′05.00″E / 47.2236111°N 8.8180556°E / 47.2236111; 8.8180556
Campus Urban
Website www.hsr.ch
HSR on Obersee lakeshore
HSR Rapperswil - Seedamm 2015-05-27 17-56-17.JPG

HSR (German: Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil) or University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil is a technical university in Rapperswil, a locality of the city of Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. HSR is part of the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland.


The university is located in Rapperswil nearby Seedamm respectively Rapperswil railway station and Knie's Kinderzoo on upper Lake Zürich (Obersee).


Archaeological relicts have been found at the Technikum island settlement,[1] and the remains of a first wooden bridge (1523 BC, reconstructed in 2001) to Hurden located on the Obersee lakeshore nearby the Technical University (HSR) respectively the so-called Heilig Hüsli at the northwestern part of the Seedamm area. The three neighbouring Prehistoric settlements, as well as the early lake crossings, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Sites Switzerland: Rapperswil-Jona–Technikum (CH-SG-02)". palafittes.org. Retrieved 2014-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Prehistoric Pile Dwellings in Switzerland". Swiss Coordination Group UNESCO Palafittes (palafittes.org). Retrieved 2014-12-07. 
  3. ^ "World Heritage". palafittes.org. Retrieved 2014-12-07.