Central Switzerland has many faces. On the one hand, the region is rightly famed for its picture postcard scenery featuring deep-blue lakes, picturesque bays and magnificent mountains; this is the popular holiday destination known and loved by visitors the world over.
The region, however, is also a major economic force. World-famous companies have chosen Central Switzerland as their base of operations. It boasts major employers in the industrial, creative industry, aircraft construction, transport, market research, raw material extraction, chemical and tourism sectors. With campuses in Lucerne and Zug, the University has its finger on the region's economic pulse and acts as a beacon for the pursuit of excellence.
The University is rooted in the lively cultural environment of Lucerne, a city celebrated for its appreciation of music and arts. Regular collaborations with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Theatre, the Lucerne Festival Academy, Kunstmuseum Luzern, but also alternative-culture urban-context projects like Südpol or Fumetto, are just some examples of our extensive regional network.
Switzerland gives a high priority to education, research and innovation and is an appealing location from which to conduct international activities. Swiss education and training programmes specifically meet the needs of the labour market and society, which is one of their main strong points. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of nine Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts (UAS) in Switzerland and combines theory with practice on a high educational level. The Swiss University System
Lucerne is conveniently located and well-connected to many other places of interest and major cities such as Zürich, Bern, Basel, and Geneva. How to get to Lucerne