Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

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Lucerne University
of Applied Sciences and Arts
Hochschule Luzern (HSLU)
Hochschule Luzern Logo.svg
Type Public university
Established 1997
Rector Sabine Jaggy
Academic staff
439 (2007)
Administrative staff
789 (2007)
Students 4,000[1]
Location Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
47°00′50″N 8°18′22″E / 47.014°N 8.306°E / 47.014; 8.306Coordinates: 47°00′50″N 8°18′22″E / 47.014°N 8.306°E / 47.014; 8.306
Campus Lucerne, Horw, Zug
Nickname HSLU

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (German: Hochschule Luzern) (HSLU) is one of seven regional, public-funded universities of applied sciences founded in 1997.[2] The University was called University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland (German: Fachhochschule Zentralschweiz) until 15 October 2007.[3] Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is a Swiss public vocational university with campuses in Lucerne, Horw and Zug.[4]


  • School of Engineering and Architecture (Hochschule Luzern – Technik & Architektur)
  • School of Information Technology (Hochschule Luzern – Informatik)
  • Business School (Hochschule Luzern – Wirtschaft)
  • School of Social work (Hochschule Luzern – Soziale Arbeit)
  • School of Art and Design (Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst)
  • Lucerne School of Music was formed in 1999 when the city's Conservatory of Music, Academy of Church Music, and Jazz School merged into a single university-status institution, called Hochschule Luzern – Musik.[5]

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The University offers English and German based education with levels from undergraduate to graduate. Bachelor, Master and certificate programs are available in fields like design, music, fine arts, animation 2D/3D, object design, banking & finance, international management & economics, sustainable energy systems, to list a few from the other variety courses they offer.[6][7][8]

Beginning with Winter Semester 2018, the university announced that students can now study yodeling. This announcement drew press coverage due to its association with the German term Jodeldiplom, a term for a useless or vanity-driven degree.[9][10] At the end of the course of study, the students will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts in music.

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