2nd July 2018
New Research Cluster at the Department of Political Science

The Lucerne Cluster for Configurational Methods (LUCCS) has been established at the Department of Political Science. The cluster works on so-called “configurational” methods, which have gained considerably in popularity in the social sciences. LUCCS contributes to defining the state of the art in this field of research.

11th June 2018
PolSem raised a large number of third-party funds in 2017

The Department of Political Science at the University of Lucerne was particularly successful in attracting competitively awarded third-party funds in 2017. A total of almost CHF 4 million was raised. This was a continuation of earlier successes.


2nd May 2017
Apply now for Seed money funding from the Graduate School

The Graduate School is offering seed money funding two new researchers starting October 1st, 2018. Application deadline is the 10th of August, 2018.

1st May 2018

In this paper, Prof. Andreas Furrer examines Smart Contracts (“SC”), statements of will and the parties' intention to create legal relations.

16th April 2018
1st Conference of the Swiss Society of Health Economics

The first conference of the Swiss Society of Health Economics will take place on September 14, 2018 at the University of Lucerne under the theme “Health Economics and Health System Reforms".

27th February 2018
New Database Offers More Intelligence on Religious Affiliation in Europe

Religion and religious diversity are disputed across many European societies. A new, publicly available database produced by researchers of the University of Lucerne offers more intelligence on religious affiliation. In most European countries, the religious composition of its population is remarkably stable. However, Eastern and Western countries are drifting apart somewhat in recent times. In general, a trend of pluralisation prevails in Western Europe, whereas influential Eastern countries are becoming more homogeneous in terms of religious affiliation.

30th January 2018
The Patient’s Voice in Drug Development

In this lecture series, professionals from industries, academia and patient organizations will share their visions how the patient perspective can become an integral part of the drug development process, and how this relates to public interests, regulatory requirements, the law and international initiatives.

25th October 2017
Why the participation in the NMWHRMC was a personal success

The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is directed towards everyone who is interested in Human Rights Law, International Law and Humanitarian Law. After being selected to represent the University of Lucerne during this Moot Court competition, we were looking forward to the following six months, during which we worked intensively on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law issues- fields of law we are both committed and passionate about!