The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is funded by the six central Swiss cantons, Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden and Zug. It comprises of the Lucerne Schools of Engineering and Architecture, Business, Information Technology, Social Work, Art and Design and Music.
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts fulfils its mandate in the four areas of education, continuing and executive education, applied research and development, and services. The bachelor's and master's degree programmes follow the requirements of business, culture and civil society and prepare students for the needs of the job market. Ambitious professionals can choose from a wide range of continuing and executive education courses.
Because of its research activities and specialised services, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is an important and reliable partner for enterprises in the private sector, federations/associations and public authorities. It maintains an extensive national and international network.
The University's mission, vision and framework of values describe its essential purpose as an educational institution, the values and principles that govern its conduct, and the objectives it pursues.
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts pursues a policy of continuous improvement and follows the guidelines of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), a model with international recognition. The University's activities, products and services across domains such as education, continuing and executive education, research and development, services for third parties and support processes, undergo periodic evaluation from the standpoint of its students, graduates and lecturers, as well as from its commercial, academic and community partners and external professionals. In 2016, the University received the 'Recognised for Excellence 5 star' award.