In the past year, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and its Schools of Engineering and Architecture, Business, Information Technology, Social Work, Art and Design and Music) have launched a total of 459 projects; 229 involved external partners.
Revenue and Finance
Research and development generated CHF 50,5 million in 2018. Research accounted for 19% of the university’s total revenue. In addition, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts generated nearly CHF 9 million in revenue with its services - roughly 3% of its total revenue.
In 2018, roughly CHF 8 million in external research funding was made available by Innosuisse (formerly KTI). The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supported research projects with a total of CHF 2,8 million. Roughly CHF 9,7 million came from other federal contributions, e.g. via contracts from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
Third-party funding accounted for CHF 11,4 million. This category includes businesses from the corporate sector, not-for-profit organisations (e.g. foundations) and means from EU programmes.
The contributing cantons made roughly CHF 17,9 million available for research purposes.
You can find additional facts and figures about the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in the 2018 Annual Report.
The Standing Committee on Research and Development
The Standing Committee on Research and Development develops and coordinates all research and development activities at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It is headed by Prof Dr Viktor Sigrist, Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture and comprises the Heads of Research of the six Schools.