The grape wine industry is confronted with ever increasing challenges. The ongoing climate change requires new cultivars and new production techniques; advances in modern technology call for new skills; the increasing complexity of the social and economic environment demands innovation and anticipation to satisfy rapidly changing needs.

CHANGINS offers significant career-advancing opportunities with the Master Life Sciences, specialization Viticulture and Enology. The program is offered in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, (HES-SO).

The Viticulture and Enology specialization provides a global vision and tools to analyze and resolve complex situations from grape to wine to management to market on a strategic and operational level. It teaches efficiency and effectiveness in the economic, ecological and political environment of the grape wine industry. The acquired skills allow conceptual changes allowing to advance grape growing, wine making, and wine business.

Successful candidates are awarded the Graduate Degree “Master of Science HES-SO in Life Sciences, specialization Viticulture and Enology” based on 90 credits ECTS.