1. Central campus
The campuses of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne, Zug and Horw are all in the immediate vicinity of railway stations. This saves a huge amount of time when travelling on public transport. Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts sites.
Lucerne is much more than a centre of education: the town is both charming and not too large. Highlights include the Chapel Bridge, watch boutiques, cafés and street markets. Beyond the medieval fortifications lie mountains and Lake Lucerne – perfect for relaxing in a natural environment. See Lucerne Tourism.
Relatively inexpensive: rents here are around 13 per cent lower than cities such as Zurich. And the quality of life is arguably higher.
2. Varied and flexible education
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers a broad range of specialisations when it comes to tuition and research. This is of great advantage in a world that is increasingly networked. Issues can be explored from a number of perspectives, and solutions benefit from a variety of areas of expertise. The research and tuition here are interdisciplinary in nature. The constant need to look beyond one's horizons encourages students to adopt creative and holistic ways of arriving at solutions.
Flexible degree programmes: thanks to a choice of study-track models, the University's programmes can be tailored to the needs of individual students. While a bachelor's degree is usually completed in six semesters, students can take longer with a work-study or a part-time study plan. Students may continue working while studying towards a degree, executive, or continuing-education qualification. This gives them the practical orientation they require and helps them finance their studies.
3. Interdisciplinary studies
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is in partnership with the University of Lucerne and the University of Teacher Education Lucerne (PHLu) and offers interdisciplinary studies (Interdisciplinary Learning Programmes ISA). This allows students to acquire skills and knowledge that extend beyond their immediate discipline and helps them think laterally.
The Interdisciplinary Learning Programmes address a wide range of cultural, economic, technical, legal, political and ethical themes. Taught as modules, the contents are designed to foster interdisciplinarity and impart boundary-crossing knowledge. The Interdisciplinary Learning Programmes also offer modules in key interdisciplinary skills to help the students when they embark on their professional careers.
4. Ideal prospects for a chosen profession
The teaching staff at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts all have a practically oriented, research-based background, the benefits of which they pass on to students. The research work carried out by lecturers affords them access to valuable networks in industry, commerce and the arts. This context optimises students' chances when it comes to applying for a job, as does the fact that their studies are practically oriented. Moreover, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts provides its students with proactive support to gain a foothold on the career ladder or take their career to the next level.
The economic region centred on Lucerne is booming. There is a corresponding need for highly qualified managers, designers, engineers, architects and corporate specialists with a real-world orientation. Another factor is that Lucerne's economic region is a close neighbour with that of Zurich, which is always in great need of personnel: this is great news for graduates of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
5. International flair
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts also sets out to offer its students new geographic horizons. Exchange semesters, double degrees, intensive courses abroad, and foreign students in Lucerne: studying in Lucerne brings with it openness to other cultures.