A very warm welcome! Whether you are a new or a continuing student: I wish you all a good, successful and fulfilling new semester. May you make good progress in the realisation of your plans, targets and visions!
The University of Lucerne is also making progress: new study programmes, a new centre, new study and examination regulations are the main keywords here.
News from the ZHB Lucerne Library
Importing student data into the library system
The data of all newly enrolled students is automatically forwarded to the ZHB’s library system, as long as consent was given for this data transfer during registration.
The password for all user numbers is your year of birth (4 digits).
Importing student data into the library system (pdf, in German)
(Simonetta Barnetta, Head of User Services)
A treasure trove with over 5 million journal articles
Thanks to the 'Nationallizenzen' project, access can now be gained to the journal archives of the following important scientific publishing houses:
- De Gruyter Journals
- Springer Journals
- Cambridge University Press Journals
- Oxford University Press Journals
The archive has been integrated into the iluplus.ch search engine.
The library’s website offers an overview of all the e-media on offer.
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: 12th December 2017
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.
Student Administration Office information
Lockers: Key rental from Infodesk
There are 644 lockers available for rent on the 1st basement floor. In order to arrange key rental, please fill in the form Antrag Schliessfach first and then go to the Infodesk on the ground floor of the university building.
Costs and further information
UniPortal: changes to personal data
Please communicate any changes to your personal data (postal address etc.) and student data such as exmatriculation as soon as possible via UniPortal https://portal.unilu.ch
Please take note of the fact that your semester fees’ invoice needs to be paid by 13th October 2017 in order to ensure the continuation of your enrolment status.
Lost property at the Infodesk
Lost property can be collected or handed in at the Infodesk on the ground floor, during opening hours.
Validating your Campus Card
Please remember to validate your Campus Card (via the blue box on the ground and basement floors). If you lose your card, or if it does not work, please visit the Student Administration Office in room 4.A04, open daily from 10am to 1pm.
(Susanne Vogt-Lamberts, Head of Student Administration Office)
Messages from University Management
How to react when an alarm is triggered within the university
In the event of an emergency you will be informed of any action you need to take by means of an announcement.
For your own safety we urge you to wait for the announcement and to follow the instructions given. Further information can be found here: www.unilu.ch/safety
After 5 years of operation, the Uni/PH-building’s house rules have been reviewed and revised by a working group consisting of representatives from the faculties, academic teaching staff, students and administrative/technical personnel.
With approximately 4’000 people inside the building at any given time, rules are necessary. Please read the house rules (pdf), which can be found on the website and which are also displayed within the building. Please also read the safety information which is also displayed in the building and electronically available here: Safety
(Esther Müller, Administrative Director)
Smoking breaks and ventilation breaks
Despite not being directly related to the subject of house rules, the topic of smoking near the main university entrance and the 2nd floor entrance was also discussed by the working group.
Measles: Information from Lucerne’s Department of Health
Canton Lucerne’s Department of Health kindly requests those that have not been infected with measles to vaccinate themselves against this disease. More information and instructions can be found here: More info (in German)
(Wolfgang Schatz, Secretary General)
eVoting Best Teaching Award
Each year SOL organises a vote for the 'Best Teacher'. The 'Credit Suisse Best Teaching Award' recognises outstanding performance in education, training and in the development of the University of Lucerne’s students. This award shows appreciation for- and rewards the teaching competence of the University of Lucerne's lecturers. The award is presented as part of the dies academicus ceremony on the 2nd November 2017.
From the 2nd to the 10th October four finalists will be elected via eVoting. All students have the possibility to vote for their favourite lecturer online. The best lecturer from each faculty will then be short-listed and an election committee comprising of students will then choose who should receive the 2017 Best Teaching Award. More information will follow shortly.
Students interested in joining the election committee should contact Marina Jung of SOL: sol_politik@ stud.unilu.ch
Application deadlines for student exchange
SEMP-Programme (Swiss-European Mobility Programme, exchange within Europe): 1st March 2018 for the autumn semester of 2018 and the spring semester of 2019
Partnership-Programme (exchange outside of Europe): 1st March 2018 for the autumn semester 2018
CH-Unimobil-Programme (exchange within Switzerland): 15th November 2017 for the spring semester 2018
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.
(Catrin Scheiber, Head of International Relations Office)
International Day on 16th November: Info fair for outgoing exchange students
The International Relations Office (IRO) together with the PH Luzern will once again hold an 'International Day'.
From 9.30am to 1pm on Thursday, 16th November, the study exchange possibilities for prospective outgoing students will be presented. Students interested in receiving more information relating to study abroad are welcome to attend this information fair which will take place in the foyer of the Uni/PH-building. Registration is not required.
(Catrin Scheiber, Head of International Relations Office)
Info session SNF on 7th December
On the 7th December you can receive tips and tricks pertaining to SNF project applications:
12:15 - 1pm: SNF project applications
1:15 - 2:30pm: SNF grants and career development options
Room 4.B46 (4th floor)
More Info (in German)
Please register for this session via: foko @ unilu.ch
(Research Promotion Unit)
Psychological Advisory Service Campus Lucerne
Lapses in concentration, and motivation, time pressures, crises that cause sleep problems, disruptive patterns of behaviour, a lack of self-esteem – these typical problems faced by students show how complex the challenges of studying can be. If you would like to utilise these challenges in a positive way, you are encouraged to get in contact with the 'Psychological Advisory Service Campus Lucerne' and make use of their professional support.
A personal advisory session can be arranged via an online contact form, e-mail or telephone.
For more information consult www.pblu.ch.
(Maria Lichtsteiner, Head of the Psychological Advisory Service)
University Sport Campus Lucerne (HSCL)
University Sport Campus Lucerne (HSCL) will offer 95 different types of sports in the autumn semester! As always, old and new types of sports and services ensure that the vast interests of over 13’000 students and staff are covered. You can now take advantage of the following sporting offers: cyclocross, ice hockey, esport, quidditch, salsa fitness and progressive muscle relaxation. For more details see www.hscl.ch
(Benedikt Nann, HSCL)
The latest edition of the magazine is available free of charge at several newsstands within the university building as well as online via: www.unilu.ch/uniluaktuell. The tablet version offers extended content, it’s well worth taking a look at it!
(Dave Schläpfer, Corporate Communication Services)
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 from now until the 2nd October 2017. More information is available via www.projektneptun.ch
Demonstration Day: On the 25th September from 10am to 2:30pm the Neptun team, as well as representatives from various laptop manufacturers and shops will be with us in the university building (foyer area) to demonstrate their devices and to answer your questions.
(Marco Antonini, Head of IT)
The University of Lucerne and Mobility Carsharing are partners. This partnership allows all enrolled students holding a valid Swiss driving licence to profit from the following special conditions: As a student you can buy an annual subscription for 70 CHF instead of the usual price of 290 CHF.
This scheme gives you access to a total of 2'950 vehicles and 1'500 locations across Switzerland.
Health insurance collective agreement
The University of Lucerne has a collective agreement with the Concordia health insurance schemes. This enables students at the University of Lucerne to obtain special deals on additional insurance. Ask Concordia directly for an individual offer.