The University of Liechtenstein was established in 1961 through the initiative of business and the State under the name “Abendtechnikum Vaduz”. It is funded by the State and various business organisations. Over the years, the institution has developed from a university of applied sciences to a university in 2011.
The University of Liechtenstein acts as an innovation centre for shaping the future. In numerous projects and programs, it provides impetus for the economy, politics, and society.
800 students from 40 nations. One of the best student-tutor-ratios in Europe. 30 instead of 300 fellow students with you in class. These are just a few facts about the University of Liechtenstein. And even more importantly, we are an innovative thinking space for business and architecture in the heart of Europe. Here, you study in accordance with Swiss and international quality standards. Personal, practical, future-oriented and with the best prospects for your academic or professional future.
Research at the University of Liechtenstein is conducted with the objective to acquire knowledge, which gets transferred for the benefit of business and societal development. The institutes conduct research within four selected focus areas. Research projects, which receive support from national and international research funding institutions, focus on areas with a high degree of relevance for Liechtenstein and the region. The scientific utilisation of newly acquired knowledge happens through publications in scientific books and journals. Research funding is of key importance in the support given to the younger generation of academics.
The career service job exchange offers a variety of job opportunities (internships, entry level, etc.) for students in Liechtenstein, the region and worldwide. In order to support students optimally in their career planning, career service offers workshops and individual career coaching with experienced consultants. In addition, we provide assistance to students with questions about formal requirements and regulations regarding employment in Liechtenstein and many other topics.
On top we have a "Career Day Finance” that serves as a platform for companies from the financial services sector and students - for getting to know each other personally and exchanging ideas.
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The University of Liechtenstein assists students when looking for a place to stay in Liechtenstein. Additionally, we provide relevant information regarding living in Liechtenstein and its surrounding countries. Apart from our own student dormitory, we offer students a platform to look for private rooms and flats in Liechtenstein. Additionally, there is a facebook group where students can look for flatmates or shared appartments. The new student dormitory is placed very near to the university in the Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse 15-17, 9490 Vaduz Liechtenstein.
The library of the University of Liechtenstein is open to students, academic staff and the public. It is the university`s heart for literature research and offers expert knowledge, information and research support services for teaching, further education and research.
Collection focus is on Economics, Law and Architecture, spatial planning and construction engineering.
Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest state in Europe and is located in the center of the European Alpine arc, between Switzerland and Austria. Liechtenstein is the sixth smallest state in the world. There are about 38,000 inhabitants in 11 municipalities. The capital is Vaduz. The university is also located here. The campus, located above Vaduz at the site of the former Spoerry cotton mill, is easily reached by public and private transportation. Everything in the country is easy to reach, and if you get the city fever, Milan and Munich are only a good 2 hours drive away.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we are finally able to offer you a (smaller) sports programme in person again. We will kick it off with Yoga, Strala-Yoga, Calisthenics & Freeletics. Please respect and follow all safety measures and bring your own mats! We hope to gradually reintroduce our regular sports programme but have to proceed very very cautiously. Nomally we have volleyball, football and other teamsports….!
The University of Liechtenstein has a large number of student organizations and associations. We are always interested in new members and motivated students who would like to participate or help at events. (AIESEC, Buddyprogramm, Club Alpbach, Data Science Club, Erasmus Student Network Liechtenstein, Finance Club, foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik, Landsmannschaft Invictus zu Vaduz, JCI - Junior Chamber International Liechtenstein Werdenberg, Rotaract, START Vaduz, Toastmasters, Unichor….)
Since December 2012, the Faculty of Business Administration is a member of AACSB, the premier global management education network, and is currently applying for AACSB accreditation.
Already in April 2010, the Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ) certified that the University of Liechtenstein fulfils the Swiss criteria for quality in Higher education.
The size of the country itself doesn't give you much, but the masters program in Finance is a very qualitative one
Positive Aspects: Low Tuition fee, international environment, dedication of staff towards helping students, Country's nature for sports and hobbies, Programme content, high standard of living. "Negative" Aspects: Not so many students, high living costs, difficulty to find job without german language, small place.
I really liked the teaching methods, because it had a different perspective of discussing architecture which was new and I gain a lot from it. Off course there were some course which I was not so interested, but most of them was given in a high level with interesting/fun/useful topics.