The motto of this year’s Lucerne Festival is 'Childhood'. In the festival’s programme, the president, Dr. Hubert Achermann, and the director, Mr. Michael Haefliger, write: "In every child lies a little genius. No other phase of our lives is so full of fantasy, creativity and sheer freedom from traditions and dogmas than childhood". This made me think of our university. Are not elements like fantasy, creativity and freedom prerequisites for good research and teaching? And what about us?
Messages from University Management
New guidelines for gender equality and equal treatment for all 'Sprache und Bild'
The guidelines for gender equality and equal treatment for all 'Sprache und Bild' serve as an instrument to aid staff members and students of the University of Lucerne in their communication. It includes practical tips and recommendations for a more concise, gender equal, use of language. The booklets are available in the university building and can be collected either from the Office of Equal Opportunity (room 3.A24) or from each dean’s office.
Booklet 'Sprache und Bild' in German (pdf)
Master’s Information Evening and Master’s Week
The master’s information evenings for each of the four faculties will take place on Wednesday 17th October 2018. 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 15th to the 19th of 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.
More information: Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics and Management
Health week 12th-16th November
Healthy nutrition will be the focus of the health week for students and staff of the University of Lucerne. From the 12th-16th November the cafeteria will offer special menus, there will be special offers in the foyer, a presentation on nutrition and more. www.unilu.ch/gesundheit
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
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
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)
Midday library tours
These midday library tours give an introduction into how the library in the Uni/PH building works. The tours take place on Wed-Fri 19th-21st September and Wed-Fri 26th-29th September 2018, from 12:15-1 pm. Meeting point: Infodesk of the library, 1st floor. Prior registration is not necessary. www.zhbluzern.ch
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 will be presented as part of the dies academicus ceremony on the 8th November 2018.
From the 1st to the 8th 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 2018 Best Teaching Award. More information will follow shortly.
Students interested in joining the election committee should contact Nadja Egli of SOL by the 26th September, at the latest: sol_politik@ stud.unilu.ch
Application deadlines for student exchange
SEMP-Programme (Swiss-European Mobility Programme, exchange within Europe): 1st March 2019 for the autumn semester of 2019 and the spring semester of 2020.
Partnership-Programme (exchange outside of Europe): 1st March 2019 for the autumn semester 2019.
CH-Unimobil-Programme (exchange within Switzerland): 15th November 2018 for the spring semester 2019
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.
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: 11th December 2018
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.
HSCL: Sport offerings
Discover all the sports we have on offer with our weekly trainings, courses and camps, events and services. New sports on offer include M.A.X. plus and Smolball as well as the courses Indian Classic Dance and Yin Yoga and Meridiane.
Come and join in! Overview autumn semester (pdf)
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.
Psychological Advisory Service Campus Lucerne
Stressed because of your studies or personal life? The Psychological Advisory Service Campus Lucerne can help you. Dr. Christine Seiger und Mr Jonas Bamert can advise you on a range of issues, including for example, handling mental blocks, anxiety, stress, worries or personal difficulties. The service is free of charge and confidential. For more information consult www.pblu.ch.
horizonte – Chaplaincy for students
Sabine Boser and Andreas Schalbetter, the university chaplains, are available to students for talks contact details (pdf, in German). Information on events organised by horizonte can be found on the Website and Facebook.
All inclusive!?: Studying without barriers
The motto for the academic year 2018/19 is 'All inclusive?!' From October the Office of Equal Opportunity together with various other participants, will organise a series of events on the topic of studying without barriers and inclusion. For example: a coffee meeting for students with disabilities, an information lunch for staff, an event on the topic of visual impairment, a tour around the university building and a film evening. The events are designed to inform and captivate staff, students and lecturers alike. More information & programme (in German)
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 1st October 2018. More information 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.
All students of Swiss Universities with a valid Swiss driver’s licence can benefit from special conditions.
Health insurance collective agreement
The University of Lucerne has a collective agreement with the Concordia health insurance scheme. This enables students at the University of Lucerne to obtain special deals on additional insurance. Contact Concordia directly to receive an individualised offer.