Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Task Force
Send your internal and external queries concerning the war in Ukraine to email@example.com.
Financial and organisational support
The Federal Council has decided to grant the S permit to refugees from Ukraine. This entails the right to work and study in Switzerland. Researchers and students from Ukraine can find information about the HSLU’s support measures on this Website.
Points of contact for the Cantons of Lucerne and Zug
The Cantons of Lucerne and Zug have established points of contact for refugee accommodation and support, to respond to queries and to channel and coordinate notifications and offers from the population. People wishing to provide private accommodation for refugees may contact them as well.
Moreover, the Canton of Lucerne has established a First Contact Point at the Inseli in Lucerne. Ukrainians seeking shelter may check in there when first arriving in the canton, even if they have not previously registered at one of the federal asylum centres. Staff from the Office of Asylum and Refugee Affairs will welcome them, find suitable accommodation for them and help them get there.
Information from the State Secretariat for Migration
Information about entering, registration, and staying in the country is available in German and Ukrainian on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration.
German Language Courses
The German language courses for non-native speakers and other language programmes offered by the HSLU Language Centre
are open to refugees as part of their studies or employment at HSLU. Additional courses might be added if necessary.
A free online course for German-Ukrainian can be found here: jicki.de/deutsch-ukrainisch
Donations for Student Refugees
The Lucerne School of Art and Design has already welcomed thirty students from its partner university in Lviv: they will be able to continue their studies here as exchange students. To support these students directly, an emergency relief account has been set up by the Foundation of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts: https://sites.hslu.ch/stiftung/soforthilfe-fuer-studentinnen
Please make sure to state “Ukraine DK
” as your payment reference.
However, we also collect funds for other students from Ukraine. To help them get started with emergency relief payments and to pay for assistance they might need, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has launched an additional fundraising campaign: https://sites.hslu.ch/stiftung/soforthilfe-fuer-gefluechtete-hslu
Please make sure to state “Ukraine HSLU
” as your payment reference.
Relief Campaigns and Rallying for Peace
HSLU member show their solidarity in a multitude of ways: students have staged charity concerts, lecturers at the School of Social Work have been holding daily vigils for peace for ten days and architects have been sharing their design for “Modular Learning Worlds for Children Refugees”, which is already in use in various places.
Campus Lucerne’s Psychological Counselling Service is providing psychological support. However, there might be considerable waiting times for appointments. For immediate crisis intervention, students and employees may call this hotline and talk to psychologically trained specialist staff (Tel. 0041 (0) 52 208 03 25).