Welcome in the CHYN
When created in 1965, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) was focused on karst studies, the emblematic limestone structures of its native region. Today, the CHYN is among the world foremost institutions in almost all fields of modern hydrogeology and geothermics.
Its mission fulfills key issues for society: improvement of knowledge of renewable groundwater and energy resources, development of strategies for their sustainable management and transmission of knowledge through specialized education programs.
To reach its objectives, the CHYN works closely with partner universities and research centres, such as EAWAG or University Laval, major international organizations like the ICRC and the UN, as well as public agencies such as the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).