Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science in Lucerne is the youngest of its kind in Switzerland. Inspired by the amazing view on Lake Lucerne and the Alps, our research focuses on contemporary processes of transformation of the nation-state, democracy, and world politics in a globalizing and transnationalizing world from unique vantage points. Our students enjoy the personal yet intense learning atmosphere, the immediate access to current research as well as generous opportunities to develop their own research interests.

The political science department is particularly successful in research and in raising third-party funds. Students, who are often strongly involved in research activities, also benefit from it - as for example in the project "Immigrant Inclusion Index (IMIX)".


University of Lucerne
Political Science Department
Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 3.B04
Postfach 4466
6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 229 55 91
F +41 41 229 55 88

Office hours
Mon – Thu 09.00 – 12.00 and 13.30 – 17.00