The Haute École Arc (HE-Arc), is a Swiss higher education institution and belongs to the network of universities of applied sciences. Since 2005, Haute École Arc has been bringing together the HES forces of the cantons of Neuchâtel , the Jura and the French- speaking part of the canton of Berne and networking schools with a long experience. The HE-Arc is part of the HES-SO H at the specialized school of Western Switzerland. In all, the school offers nine bachelor courses.
Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Engineering: Micro techniques, Industrial Design Engineering and Computer Science Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Management: Business Economics , Management Information Systems and Economic Law. Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Nursing. Bachelor of Arts HES-SO in conservation In addition, the school offers master classes: Master of Arts HES-SO in conservation. Master in Industrial Technologies (TIN) and in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students can also choose between specializations in postgraduate courses and in-service training. The applied research activities of the HE-Arc are mainly federated within five research institutes: the institute of applied micro-technologies (ima-arc), the institute of watchmaking and creation (ich-arc), the institute of systems Interactive and communicating (isic-arc), the institute of industrial micro-technologies (imi-arc) and the institute of management and information systems (imsi-arc).
The school is also active in the provision of services as well as in national and international relations. The Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration is a training and research centre that does not have commercial objectives and does not compete with independent conservators and conservators. Its skills are placed at the service of professionals who work for the preservation of cultural property. Its access to the resources of the Haute Ecole Arc allows the Conservation-Restoration domain to use a wide range of equipment for physico-chemical and functional analyses of materials. It offers advice on the choice of analyzes to be carried out and a technical and deontological framework essential for intervening on cultural property.
The HE-Arc CR has a set of portable equipment enabling it to carry out analyses in situ. The HE-Arc CR brings together conservationists and conservation scientists who are able to offer expertise in various fields of expertise. These professionals offer personalized advice for the choice of the analyzes to be carried out and a scientific, technical and ethical framework essential for intervening on cultural properties. Conservation aptitudes are acquired through theoretical courses, practical studio and laboratory work, internships, visits, on-site work and individual as well as team projects. International exchanges with other European training institutions are possible through the Erasmus programme. Students can begin their Bachelor studies in any of the three Swiss CRC institutions (except for the textiles specialisation that is offered in Riggisberg) and from the 3rd year onwards can change to the institution that is specialized in the chosen orientation.