The spring semester begins today. What are you particularly excited about? What challenges are you facing? One current challenge that university teaching, among others, will have to deal with is the numerous possible applications of the chatbot 'ChatGPT'. I have asked the programme to write a semester greeting for the students of the University of Lucerne in my place.
Messages from the University Board
23th March: national Sexual Harassment Awareness Day (SHAD)
Numerous universities, research institutions and university-related organisations are launching the first national Sexual Harassment Awareness Day on 23rd March 2023. The project is led by the University of Lucerne. Events and activities such as online presentations and workshops will take place throughout Switzerland on this day. Among other things, the University is organising an interactive forum theatre on the topic of sexual harassment together with the PH Luzern. Information on the campaign can be found here: www.universities-against-harassment.ch
If you would like to get involved in the campaign team at the University of Lucerne or have ideas for events or other activities, please contact pia.ammann. @ unilu.ch
Sunday opening times for students during the exam preparation period
The library will have special opening times: 14th / 18th / 21st / 28th / 29th May and 4th / 8th / 11th / 18th June 2023 – from 9am to 5pm.
University of Lucerne and PHLU students can gain access via the night entrance, and with a valid CampusCard. More Info (pdf)
Master’s Information Evenings
The master's information evenings of each faculty will take place on Tuesday, 21st March 2023. Those interested in the Master's in Health Sciences can also attend selected courses from 20th to 23rd March and receive advice. More info
Swiss Study Foundation
The Swiss Study Foundation's Summer Academies are open to all students at Swiss universities. In interdisciplinary groups, participants are introduced to new areas of knowledge by experts. More Info.
Canteen 1574 new offers an evening buffet
The cafeteria team prepares fresh, varied meals with seasonal and regional products every day. The menu is primarily vegan-vegetarian with a limited selection of Swiss meat (buffet). As of today, there will also be an evening offering: the Free Choice Buffet is open from 5 to 7:30 pm, pay by weight at a preferential price. Cafeteria website with Menu
Invitation to the Lucerne City Run
All students are cordially invited to run with the Uni Lucerne team at the Lucerne City Run on the 29th April 2023. You can choose from three running categories with distances of between 1.5 and 7 kilometres. The focus is on the shared university team experience. All participants will receive a running shirt. Registration and information www.unilu.ch/stadtlauf
Save the Date: summer holiday week
From 7th to 11th August 2023, the supervised holiday week for kindergarten and school children of students and staff of the University and PH Lucerne will take place once again. Information on the programme and registration will follow in March 2023 on the Website of the Office of Equal Opportunities (courses and events).
Student Services Office Information
Semester fee, study level, contact data
The semester invoice for the spring semester 2023 was been sent by e-mail to your Stud.unilu address or your e-banking account in mid-January 2023.
Application deadlines for student exchange
If you are interested in taking part in an exchange semester, 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. All deadlines
The following language courses are offered in the spring semester for students whose native language is not German: German A1.1, German A2 and German B2/C1. Furthermore, we also offer, English speaking and writing C1 and above, Italian A1.2, and French B2.1. Online registrations are possible until the 22nd February.
News from the ZHB Lucerne library
Let's meet in the …Oberstübchen…?
Starting this semester, the library will provide two chatpods for online meetings and discussions. To distinguish the rooms, the two cabins and our four group rooms will be given names. Help us with this! Suggestions and inspiration can be found on this padlet. Just put your ideas there!
Cambridge Core – extensive access to e-books in the social sciences and humanities
Around 20,000 e-books from Cambridge University Press in the social sciences and humanities are now accessible online on Cambridge Core. The offer allows unrestricted use of the titles for study, teaching and research. All titles can be searched and downloaded directly on the Cambridge Core platform or via swisscoveryRZS Uni/PH (on-site WLAN or via VPN).
Courses offered by the library for competent handling of information for students, lecturers and researchers: search unerringly, find quickly, use in an organised way, share effectively. www.zhbluzern.ch/wissenplus
HSCL: the new sports offer is online
In addition to 141 weekly training sessions and 99 courses/camps, the Sentimatt strength and fitness room is available for individual strength training. Also on offer are health and sports consultations, massage, digital offers and events such as Volleynight on 24 March. Sports programm A-Z.
Psychological Counselling Centre Campus Lucerne
The Psychological Counselling Centre Campus Lucerne (PBLU) offers students and employees of the University of Lucerne up to five free counselling sessions. Counselling sessions can also be arranged at any time as a preventative measure, to strengthen yourself. You do not have to be in a psychological crisis. More information and registration via www.pblu.ch or info. @ pblu.ch
horizonte – Chaplaincy for students
Cordial invitation to the Pizza Evening with Prof. Markus Ries on 27 March. The next Serata culturale will take place on 19 April with Prof. Helen Keller. Meditations on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Room of Silence from 12.15 to 12.45 pm. Registration and information about all events: www.horizonte-luzern.ch
For the Study trip to Sicily from 6th to 13th September 2023 there are free places.
Lockers: Key rental from the Infodesk
On the 1st basement floor, there are 644 lockers available for rent. In order to arrange key rental, please first fill in the form Antrag Schliessfach and then go to the Infodesk on the ground floor of the university building. Costs and further information
News from the Studiladen
The Studiladen is a small business run by students at the University of Lucerne. Here you can find almost everything you need for a good start to the spring semester. Stop by or browse the online shop! The Studiladen team wishes everyone a good start to the new semester. www.studiladen.com
myAbility Talent Programme
The Swiss myAbility Talent® Programme in Zurich takes place between March and September and connects students and graduates with disabilities or chronic illnesses with top Swiss companies. Applications can be submitted until 3rd March.
Singing in the University Choir
Rehearsals for the new concert programme start at the beginning of each semester. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Aula Sentimatt in Lucerne. University students who enjoy singing are very welcome. The tenor, baritone and bass voices are especially looking forward to welcoming new members. 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 13th March 2023. More information via www.projektneptun.ch
Demo Day: On 2nd March from 09:30am to 2:30pm the Neptun team, as well as representatives from various laptop manufacturers and shops will be in the university building (foyer area) to demonstrate their devices and to answer your questions.
Help Point: For customers, there is a Help Point at the University of Lucerne for general technical support. For students, the first 60 minutes of support for their Neptun device are free of charge.
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: 23rd May 2023
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.