Some thoughts on what comes next
New semester - new opportunities! I welcome you to the next stage of your studies. Up until the Easter break, the courses will be held digitally, and in March it will become clear how things can continue after that. You probably feel the same as I do, and have learnt to appreciate the value of face-to-face encounters anew.
Messages from the University Management
News from the Studiladen
The Studiladen organises and prints the documents for the spring semester 2021 and guarantees delivery to your home. Orders can be placed via the online shop: simply select your degree programme and semester. The documents will be delivered to your home free of charge.
The Studiladen is currently closed for sales. www.studiladen.com
Master’s Information Evening and Master’s Week
The master’s information evenings for each of the four faculties and the department will take place on Tuesday, 23th March 2021. Furthermore, anyone interested in the master’s programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences can also take part in Master’s Week, which runs from the 22nd to 26th March. During Master’s Week students can attend any of the regular master’s lectures offered by the faculty, gain information on any of the master’s programmes offered, and receive individual support and advice. The same applies to the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine. More information
The University of Lucerne’s process of institutional accreditation has passed another milestone. On Monday, 11th January 2021, the virtual pre-visit took place in preparation for the on-site visit on 9th to 11th March 2021.
Student Administration Office Information
Invoice semester fee
Please remember to pay your semester fees by 19th March 2021 at the latest in order to keep your 'enrolled' status. On 14th January 2021, the bills were sent by e-mail to your stud.unilu.ch address or directly to the specified e-banking account. After payment, the enrolment confirmation can be downloaded from the UniPortal.
Application deadlines for student exchange
If you are interested in taking part in an exchange, please take a look at the website of the International Relations Office (IRO) and contact the mobility coordinator within your home faculty in good time.
Overview of deadlines for all exchange programmes
Students are also invited to take a look at the Mobility during Corona website, as well as info on Virtual courses.
The following courses will be continued in the spring semester: Speaking and writing B2/C1, Italian A1.2 and French B1. For students whose mother tongue is not German, we offer the following courses: German A1, German B1 and German B2/C1. All language courses take place via Zoom. Online registrations are possible until 25th February.
Would you like to see additional languages and course levels? Contact us via international@ unilu.ch
From the autumn semester 2021, the International Relations Office IRO will be the official support office for all international students at the University of Lucerne. All regularly enrolled international students will now have the opportunity to take advantage of the existing services (e.g. Orientation Week at the beginning of the semester, German courses, events). All international students who have been studying at the University of Lucerne for one or more semesters are cordially invited to contact the IRO with any questions or concerns they may have: mobility@ unilu.ch
Digital sports programme
The HSCL has set up a digital sports programme. You can take part in many training sessions led by HSCL training instructors: Climbing, Pilates, Zumba etc. and find sample lessons and video tutorials on the HSCL YouTube-Kanal.
Psychological Counselling Center Campus Lucerne
The Psychological Counselling Center Campus Lucerne (PBLU) offers free psychological counselling sessions for students. The content of the counselling sessions does not have to be related to your studies. Due to the current situation, both online talks and personal talks can be arranged at any time via info More info: @ pblu.chwww.pblu.ch.
To help you cope with stress, we are offering an online workshop on 8 March on the topic of 'mindfulness'.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment: confidants
The three Lucerne universities offer a joint service for persons affected by sexual harassment. Any form of sexual harassment at a place of work or study is unacceptable and will result in appropriate measures and sanctions. Anyone affected can expect to receive quick and competent support from one of the four designated persons of trust. More information
horizonte – Chaplaincy for students
It is a matter close to the heart of the university chaplaincy team to offer personal encounters again after the Easter break. For the spring semester, a lot is therefore already planned. For more information see our Website or Facebook and Instagram. For conversation and couselling Valerio Ciriello SJ, Lorenzo Scornaienchi and Wilfried Dettling SJ are available free of charge and confidentially.
News from the ZHB Lucerne library
Swisscovery RZS: Uni/PH-View, courses and consulting services
The multi-layered architecture of the new library system, namely swisscovery RZS (Central Switzerland) and swisscovery (nationwide) allows for uncomplicated searches and makes it easy to switch between nationwide and local holdings. Members of the University of Lucerne can easily access the licensed electronic resources with their own view – easy remote access to the licensed e-media and downloads.
Course and consulting offers, swisscovery RZS
'Wissen+' is being offered to students, lecturers and researchers, in fact to anybody interested in information literacy in the Digital Age. Events are announced via: www.zhbluzern.ch/wissenplus
Stream movies for free
Students can watch arthouse films, documentaries and series at home for free via the streaming service filmfriend. Just enter your library login and off you go!
Filmfriend could not yet be linked to the Switch edu-ID. Therefore, log in with your previous library login (user number/password).
Summer Academies Swiss Study Foundation
The Summer Academies of the Swiss Study Foundation offer students the opportunity to explore hot topics beyond their own studies and to place them in a broader, interdisciplinary context. The participation fee for an academy is CHF 200. More Info
myAbility Talent Programme
The Swiss myAbility Talent® Programme in Zurich takes place between February and July and connects students and graduates with disabilities or chronic illnesses with top Swiss companies. Applications can be submitted until 28th February.
Uni-Magazin: new articles on an ongoing basis
The Uni-Magazin is available in the library of the Uni/PH building and can also be subscribed to free of charge. New articles are published on an ongoing basis www.unilu.ch/magazin.
Visiting professor and master's seminar at the IJCF
Rabbi Prof. Dr. Elisa Klapheck is visiting professor at the Institute for Jewish-Christian Research IJCF in the spring semester. Her lecture is dedicated to emancipated women from Jewish religious and cultural history. More info
In the spring semester there will be a master's seminar with a literary workshop with the renowned translator Anne Birkenhauer. More info
Neptun: Hardware at reduced prices
'Projekt Neptun' offers a selection of Apple, Lenovo and HP-laptops, tablets, printers and screens at significantly reduced prices. The devices are available for purchase until the 15th March 2021. More information via www.projektneptun.ch
Video consultations are offered instead of demonstration days.
External conferencies and surveys
PCOS study: female participants wanted
As part of a doctoral thesis in medical school, Julia Estermann from the University of Bern is looking at how well women with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) are cared for by their gynaecologists. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder in women of sexual age. The aim is to improve the care of PCOS patients. Survey link (in German): https://is.gd/pcos_study
Semester Info in German or English
Distribution of the Semester Info is done in either German or English.
If necessary, you can change your language within UniPortal (German or English). The language you opt for will then apply to all of the bilingual communication that is sent out by the University of Lucerne.
Next edition: 25th May 2021
The Semester Info provides you with official announcements and information from the Executive Board of the university at the beginning and end of each semester. The faculties will contact you directly with information about lectures and your course of study.