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Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Comprising of the Lucerne Schools of Engineering and Architecture, Business, Information Technology, Social Work, Art and Design and Music, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is the largest educational institution in Central Switzerland. It is led by its President, Markus Hodel. 

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of seven universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. It was founded in 1997 under the Intercantonal Council of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Central Switzerland (FHZ).


The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is a university of applied sciences that is supported by the six cantons of Central Switzerland. With 6,500 students attending bachelor's and master's degree programmes, almost 4,400 students attending continuing and executive education programmes, and 459 new projects in research and development, it is the largest educational institution in this region, the heart of Switzerland.


The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts conducts practically oriented research and development with practice partners such as regional and national companies, non-profit organisations, communities and cantons as well as federal offices and EU institutions.

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Student services

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts supports commercial enterprises, public authorities and federations/associations with research-based solutions, product testing, expert opinions, conceptual work and coaching. Customers are able to delegate time-consuming and costly development work to professional researchers.

Library services

iluplus – the search portal operated by the libraries affiliated to the IDS Luzern (the Lucerne branch of the Information Network of German-speaking Switzerland) – makes it easy to find items.

ICT services

Advice desks and IT services; links to the ILIAS learning platform; webmail; the EvaSys evaluation and survey tool; infrastructure information and more: one page contains all the key information and resources of relevance to students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers students a myriad of opportunities for study and for creating a great life for themselves. 

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I will start my studies in September so I can't say so much. Buy during this difficult months of Corona the University managed to organise everything in a very efficient way . All the people have always been really kind and disposable, like I already was a memeber of the School.

A teacher pursuing further education.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I started the university in the month of February. I was a classroom teacher for almost 5 years and during the 4th year of teaching, I knew that I wanted to pursue my masters; to be better at teaching, to be more confident in applying for leadership positions and to see if I were able to find a job that can contribute to the society better than teaching. Hence my ultimate...

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Well, as a foreign student from Ghana West Africa and getting the chance to pursue a master program at the University of Luzern Switzerland, it was an exciting moment for me even though I lived in swiss for the past 4 years before thinking of going back to school again because I thought I needed to have a baby before going on with my masters. My first year in Luzern uni...

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