In 2016, the University's research units (spread amongst the Lucerne Schools of Engineering and Architecture, Business, Information Technology, Social Work, Art and Design and Music) reported revenues of around CHF 51.4 million. The researchers, recognised for the relevance of their practical experience, maintain an excellent network of contacts within Central Switzerland and abroad.
The benefits of research collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
The volume of research conducted came to around CHF 51.4 million. Research accounts for 21% of the overall costs incurred by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The University generated additional revenue in excess of CHF 11.3 million through its services, equivalent to approximately 5% of overall costs.
In 2016, research projects were funded by the cantons, the Confederation and third parties to the sum of approximately CHF 45.7 million. Third-party funds came to more than CHF 25.7 million.
416 new research projects were carried out in 2016 involving partners in Switzerland and abroad.
The partners include:
Universities of Applied Sciences turn out highly qualified researchers. To promote networking between research staff, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts established in 2014 doctoral colloquia to directly support doctoral students.
The doctoral colloquia offered by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts provide an opportunity for its doctoral students and staff working on their doctorate, to meet at joint workshops to promote knowledge transfer between the various disciplines.
The head of the doctoral colloquia is Prof. Dr. Jürg Schwarz.
The workshops help establish a common culture of research and discourse, extending beyond the University’s disciplinary fields – positioned in close proximity to scientific and extra-scientific application contexts. The focus of the programme lies in providing practical support for those working on their doctorates through coaching, courses in theory and science methodology, and promoting networking both internally and externally.
This programme at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts puts the next generation at the core of its strategy in terms of training and qualification. The University acknowledges the role of young investigators for a University of Applied Sciences and Arts involved in both research and teaching. The University seeks to create an ideal environment helping future researchers to realize their ideas and start their scientific careers in both basic and applied research.