Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art

    • 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.

      About Switzerland

      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.

      About Lucerne

      Lucerne lies on the shores of the Lake of Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) and is the capital of Central Switzerland. The nearby Alpine foothills offer an impressive view of the ice-capped peaks of the Alps and the well-preserved medieval town centre of Lucerne. Lucerne boasts world-famous landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge (Kappelbrücke) and the Water Tower (Wasserturm). Apart from tourist attractions, the town also offers a modern infrastructure with a wide range of cinemas, museums, theatres, restaurants, clubs and an extensive and well-run public transport system. Lucerne is conveniently located and well-connected to many other places of interest and major cities such as Zürich, Bern, Basel, and Geneva. Several skiing and hiking areas are close, and the Lake of Lucerne offers a variety of water sports (sailing, rowing, surfing, swimming).