Schwanenplatz, Lucerne (Photo: Wolfgang Schatz)
Plakat Uniabstimmung 1978
Voting poster of the year 1978 (Source: State Archives Lucerne)

The university debacle of 1978

After a period of 15 years of planning for a university in central Switzerland, the Lucerne electorate rejected the proposed university in a referendum on 9th July 1978. The plan had envisaged five faculties: humanities; science and psychology; law; economics and political science; and theology.

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