Archway at the Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne (Photo: Julian Becker)
Voting poster from 2000 (Source: University archive)

The sensational success of 21st May 2000

The Lucerne cantonal department of education and Hochschule Luzern together developed a modest referendum proposal for a university, which also received the support of the cantonal government and parliament. The proposal envisaged a small university with three faculties: theology, humanities and law.

Dr Ulrich Fässler, the FDP politician and new cantonal director of education, then enthusiastically and persuasively promoted the university project to the people of Lucerne.

You can find out more about the sensational success of 21st May 2000 in the audio contribution or in the complete text "The sensational success of 21st May 2000".