Portrait Linked with the Central Swiss Cantons
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 funded by the six central Swiss cantons, Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden and Zug. It comprises of the Lucerne Schools of Engineering and Architecture, Business, Computer Science and Information Technology, Social Work, Art and Design and Music.
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts fulfils its mandate in the four areas of education, continuing and executive education, applied research and development, and services. The bachelor's and master's degree programmes follow the requirements of business, culture and civil society and prepare students for the needs of the job market. Ambitious professionals can choose from a wide range of continuing and executive education courses.
Because of its research activities and specialised services, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is an important and reliable partner for enterprises in the private sector, federations/associations and public authorities. It maintains an extensive national and international network.
The University's mission, vision and framework of values describe its essential purpose as an educational institution, the values and principles that govern its conduct, and the objectives it pursues.
The “Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Foundation” was founded at the end of 2016. The purpose of the university is to fund the university ideally and financially and to support strategic projects that cannot be implemented within the conventional budget.
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is aware of its responsibility as an educational and research institution. It is committed to developing in an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable fashion. The principles of sustainable development are part of the overall strategy of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
High quality standards are an integral part of the identity of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It reflects on and continually improves its work in all areas of mandated activity. In September 2019, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts was granted institutional accreditation by the Swiss Accreditation Council. It now fulfils the requirements of the Federal Act on Funding and Coordination of the Swiss Higher Education Sector (Higher Education Act, HEdA).