Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Luzern, Switzerland
More than 4000 students are now enrolled in Bachelor and Master programmes at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It comprises several campuses, all of them centrally located in, or close to, the city of Lucerne.



The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of seven universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. It was founded in 1997 under the Intercantonal Council of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Central Switzerland (FHZ).


  • A bachelor's degree programme at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers a practically oriented education and a flexible curriculum. It serves as an ideal career springboard.
  • A master's degree allows students to broaden their skill sets. The qualification opens up new career prospects and is seen as a calling card for executive-level careers. Master's students are able to tailor their curricula to suit their needs.


Each School within the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has its own research department:

  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Art and Design
  • Music


The Human Resources department provides support for hiring personnel and takes measures to support their professional development. The HR officers give advice on a wide variety of issues including social insurances and remuneration. It responds to queries from all levels of the hierarchy.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)


Student services

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts helps make life as straightforward and pleasant as possible for its students, with its canteens, libraries, sports facilities, software, advice, language courses, childcare facilities and a great deal more. The Lucerne campus provides the perfect environment for study.

Library services

The libraries of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts are a great source of information and literary material for anyone undertaking research, teaching or studying. The University's Schools each have one or more; they are open to all with an interest in their services.

ICT services

Advice desks and IT services; links to the ILIAS learning platform; webmail; the EvaSys evaluation and survey tool; infrastructure information and more: one page contains all the key information and resources of relevance to students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Student Life

Campus life

Lucerne resonates as a centre of education, but it is also a centre of tourism and culture. Benefiting from their proximity to Central Switzerland’s thriving economy, students in Horw, Lucerne and Zug also have direct access to the economic powerhouse that is in the nearby Zurich region. The lake, the mountains and the delightful town of Lucerne itself ensure an ideal backdrop for learning, teaching and research.

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