Careum foundation

«Thinking about the future of health and care»

As an independent institution for future-oriented issues relating to education in the healthcare sector, Careum aims to provide new impetus to continuing education and training in order to sufficiently prepare future actors in the healthcare sector for the tasks they will face.

Established in 1882 as the Stiftung Schwesternschule und Krankenhaus vom Roten Kreuz in Zürich Fluntern, a nursing college and hospital, the Careum Foundation now sees itself as an organisation which promotes dialogue between the stakeholders in healthcare, and which invests in young talents who are envisioning the future of health and care. The object of the foundation is: «The Foundation promotes education in healthcare and social welfare through innovation and development.»

Careum has three divisions: Careum Education Development, Careum Research, Careum Publishing. The Foundation also holds participations in three institutions covering different levels of education: Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences, Department of Health, Careum Bildungszentrum Zürich (Training Center) and Careum Weiterbildung (Continuing Education).

Careum is an independent foundation, financed by the income from the foundation assets. Large-scale projects are realised in association with partners.

Careum has made it its mission to provide a material impetus to the further development of the healthcare system. To achieve this, Careum calls upon people to think about the future of health and care and, as an independent foundation, it makes ground-breaking contributions in this area.

Careum endeavours to show how trends establish themselves in the healthcare sector and how they can be translated into specific education policy projects. The aim is to provide relevant inspiration, and to develop approaches that show how an active contribution can be made towards shaping the future of health and care, and particularly of education in this area.