Serge Imboden

"Happiness is not to have what you want, but to appreciate what you have" (unknown)

Curriculum vitae

Serge Imboden is professor and researcher at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) since October 2009. Before he was director of a privat school of Commerce, Head of Vocational and Educational Training of Swisscom AG, than Head of Vocational and Educational Training of the Canton of Wallis and Deputy Director of the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET) as well as Head of the Department for Professional and Educational Training. He was vice-president of the Schweizerischen Berufsbildungsämter-Konferenz (SBBK), president of the Conférence romande des chefs de service de la formation professionnelle (CRFP) and member of the swiss committee of research in Vocational and Educational Training.

Serge Imboden has a degree of Teaching in secondary II level and a Master in Science in Education at the University of Fribourg. He also obtained a Diploma in Computer Science of Higher Vocational Educational Training at the University of applied sciences of Sierre and an Executive Master in Telecommunication and Information technologies at the University of Fribourg. In 2017 he obtained his PHD (Dr. rer. pol.) in Economics at the University  Konstanz.

In his leisure time he is a passionate sportsman, hobby photograph and beekeeper. He is a certified mountain hiking guide, a spinning instructor and has completed various official educations in fitness, football, swimming or skiing. He has also obtained a patent in paragliding and diving. Currently he is undergoing training to become a certified beekeeper.


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