The University of Liechtenstein was established in 1961 through the initiative of business and the State under the name Abendtechnikum Vaduz. It is funded by the State and various business organisations. In addition to the departments of Mechanical Engineering, the departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering were opened in 1963.
Since 1985 the departments of Continuing Education and Technology and Knowledge Transfer have been continually developed, and out of the Abendtechnikum grew the Liechtensteinische Ingenieurschule (LIS). In 1992 the LIS was recognised as a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule), and the Department of Business Information Systems was established. In 1997 the LIS was converted to a foundation under public law. The foundation continues to be funded by the State and business organisations.Due to the strategic reorientation, the technical departments for Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering were closed in 2002. Out of the Department of Business Information Systems, the Department of Business Sciences including the Institutes for Entrepreneurship, Financial Services and Information Systems was created and expanded in stages. In March 2002 the university campus was relocated to its new site at the renovated premises of the former Spoerry textile factory in Vaduz.
The University of Liechtenstein has developed steadily, and is now an internationally renowned centre of higher education. As such, it offers attractive opportunities for study in the heart of Europe. Our activities focus on imparting knowledge relevant to life, and on exciting, research-led innovation, and we are organized accordingly. Anonymity and the ivory-tower mentality are concepts alien to the University of Liechtenstein. People know each other personally on campus. Throughout their courses, our students receive committed personal support and attention. The pleasant campus atmosphere, human interaction and unique location in the Principality of Liechtenstein all contribute to our outstanding teaching and research. This is a place where personalities blossom.
We are proud to be able to offer our students, researchers and lecturers such an environment, which is unique in many ways. But the best way to find out about genuine career prospects based on courses at the University of Liechtenstein is to visit us. We will be delighted to provide advice and support.
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