1. Individual support and access to lecturing staff
Programmes at Lucerne UASA give students the opportunity to apply what they learn in practice. In addition to closely dovetailing theory and practice, lecturers are also able to provide intense individual support. With their practical professional background they are able to add a hands-on perspective to specific problems and talk about their own personal experience. Lecturers at Lucerne UASA incorporate the very latest insights into their teaching and involve students at the early stage of research processes.
2. Varied and flexible education
Lucerne UASA offers a broad range teaching and research. In an increasingly interconnected world, this has huge benefits: problems can be approached from varied perspectives and it is possible draw on knowledge from different areas of expertise. Research and teaching are conducted on an interdisciplinary basis, giving students a mindset geared towards creativity and a holistic approach to problem-solving.
Since there is a choice of scheduling models, programmes can be tailored to student's specific needs. A bachelor's degree programme can either be taken in the classic format over six semesters or else over a prolonged period on a work-study or part-time basis. In this way students can work while attending university, enabling them to keep in direct touch with professional practice and finance their studies at the same time.
Further information on the range of programmes
3. Interdisciplinary studies
Lucerne UASA offers interdisciplinary programmes in partnership with the University of Lucerne and the University of Teacher Education Lucerne. This allows students to acquire skills and knowledge extending beyond their own subject area.
The interdisciplinary programmes focus on a diverse range of subjects: whether culture, business, technology, law, politics or ethics – the various modules promote interdisciplinary collaboration and give rise to exceptional insights. Some of the programmes also focus explicitly on key cross-disciplinary skills – an additional boost for students when they embark on a career.
4. Career entry
Lecturers at Lucerne UASA have all acquired their knowledge through practice and research and pass it on directly to students. The practical research carried out by teaching staff ensures they are excellently networked in the worlds of science and business. Since the degree programmes attach high priority to practical relevance, students have very good prospects of embarking on a career right away. Lucerne UASA provides active support for students when it comes to career entry and professional development, not least through programmes offered by the
5. Central location with international flair
The Lucerne UASA campuses all offer excellent public transport connections, being situated very close to the railway stations in Lucerne, Horw, Emmenbrücke, Zug and Rotkreuz.
Lucerne is a vibrant city to live in too, with tourist sites such as Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument, diverse shopping facilities and local markets. Beyond the medieval fortifications there is magnificent natural scenery to enjoy, including Mount Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. For further information, see Lucerne Tourism. Rents are lower than in cities such as Zurich, while if anything the quality of living is in fact higher.
Lucerne UASA opens up fresh horizons for its students geographically, too:
those studying here form part of a large, diverse community of some 6,200 students – not just from Switzerland but from a wide range of different countries.
Exchange semesters, intensive courses abroad, international students: studying in Lucerne is very much about embracing other cultures, too. Here you will find details of what the International Office has to offer.
Studying in Lucerne
Lucerne appeals not only to those eager to gain a sound education. Here in the heart of Switzerland, students benefit from a broad range of cultural and leisure activities as well as a unique natural setting among mountains and lakes. At the same time, other cities such as Zurich, Basel and Bern are within easy reach and well worth a visit.
An exchange semester is the best way to establish international contacts and make valuable friendships, and Lucerne UASA does everything to ensure that students retain fond memories of these intercultural encounters for the rest of their lives.