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The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is a powerful driver of business and cultural life in Central Switzerland. Innovative curricula and a state-of-the art infrastructure are geared to the needs of our students and their future employers.
Research and close co-operation with industry, business, and cultural institutions at a local, national and international level, are part of our success.
When you think of Switzerland the following key words might crop up: Alps, middle of Europe, watches, chocolate, skiing, cows, Swiss Army knives, neutrality, Red Cross, yodelling. It is a small but extremely diverse country where you will find high-tech precision industrial leaders next to rustic farmers who still churn their own butter in the Alps just like Heidi’s grandfather. It is a landlocked country that wins the Americas Cup in high-seas sailing. It has less than 8 million inhabitants but manages to nurture four official languages, each subdivided into dozens of dialects.
Switzerland is clean, peaceful, orderly. Trains run on time, schools provide quality education, the natives tend to be reticent but friendly and will generally be very pleased to practise their English. While prospective students might be less immediately interested in the successful enterprises, complex democracy or famous bank system – the spectacular scenery, the culture and variety of outdoor sports will certainly appeal.
Switzerland enjoys a mostly moderate climate with four distinct seasons. In the winter temperatures are around freezing point during the night and especially in mountainous areas there is a blanket of snow for at least three months. The summers can be relatively hot, with mid-summer temperatures of over 30 degrees centigrade.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.