Topics relating to people and their institutions are at the centre of research and teaching at the University of Lucerne. The University of Lucerne’s focus on human sciences makes it unique in Switzerland.
The University of Lucerne has Faculties of Theology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Management, Health Sciences and Medicine, Behavioural Sciences and Psychology, a Graduate Academy and a Further Education Academy. There are also plans for university-wide research centres for "Digital Innovation" and "Health, Integration and Well-Being".
The roots of the University of Lucerne go back to the 16th century, but it has only existed as a modern university since 2000. Today, Switzerland's youngest university has around 3300 students and over 600 employees. Around 600 people are completing further education to receive certificate qualifications.
With its guiding principle "Moving Human Sciences", the University of Lucerne demonstrates the power and potential of the human sciences. It also highlights a desire to promote human sciences as a discipline. The human being is the central focal point, not only due to the content-related orientation, but also in the sense of being a personal university in its daily interactions.