We are starting a new academic year – a wonderful moment! Many of our students and staff know the feeling of tingling excitement, joyful impatience, great expectations, peppered with new resolutions along with a pinch of fear of the uncertainty that comes with replacing the known with the unknown.
Messages from the University Executive Board
Master’s Information Evening
The master’s information evenings for each of the four faculties and the Department will take place on Tuesday, 25th October 2022. The evenings offer an insight into the study programmes and the opportunity to ask questions. Those interested in the Master's in Healh Sciences can also attend selected courses in October. More info
26th September: Info event on the Master's programme 'Ethics' with BBQ
The new Master's programme in 'Ethics' will start in autumn 2023. The programme is aimed at Bachelor graduates of all disciplines. An information event will be held on 26th September at 6.15 pm, followed by a BBQ at the pergolas on the 2nd floor. More info
Homecoming Party 13th October
After two years of corona restrictions, campus life at the University is making a comeback. All students and alumni of the University of Lucerne are cordially invited to the 1st Homecoming Party.
When: Thursday, 13th October 2022, from 6:00 p.m. (doors open) until 10:30 p.m.
Where: Uni/PH building, Frohburgstrasse 3, Lucerne
Ticket purchase via Studiladen. More info www.unilu.ch/homecoming
Mensa 1574: Catering and price adjustment
Mensa 1574 offers varied catering with seasonal and regional products, freshly prepared every day. The menu is primarily vegan-vegetarian; in addition, there is a limited selection of Swiss meat and fish (buffet). The price for the buffet remains unchanged. For students, the 'VegVeg' menu continues to cost CHF 8, while the 'Soul' and 'Bowl' menus have increased by 50 centimes. The price for the free choice buffet remains the same. Hot drinks cost 30 centimes more or the same as before if you bring your own cup (eco-discount). The reason for this is the significant increase in purchase prices and supply costs. Notices ZFV (pdf, in German)
Cafeteria-Website with Menu
Health Week 7th-11th November
Exercise, relaxation and nutrition contribute significantly to feeling healthy and general wellbeing. During the health week on the topic of 'all-round health', various consultations are offered for free on the subjects of nutrition, the back, endurance and lung function. There will also be two exciting presentations on 'Sleep' and 'Nutrition'. More info
'Open Door' at Rector's Office
Once per semester, the rector will open his door at a specified time. The next opportunity will be Tuesday, 15th November from 9-11am. Bruno Staffelbach will be available for questions, and welcomes your concerns, wishes and suggestions. Please register via e-mail to rektorat. @ unilu.ch
New QMS manual
Last autumn, the starting signal was given for the development of a quality strategy and a new quality management system (QMS). The QMS is based on a manual that contains the guidelines of the quality strategy. The QMS manual is available together with further information on the QM website (in German).
Student Services Office Information
Invoice semester fee
Please remember to pay your semester invoice in order to keep the status 'enrolled' (payment deadline 19.09.2022). After payment, you can download the confirmation of enrolment from the UniPortal. New students receive the confirmation of enrolment when they enrol in person.
Current contact data
Please make sure that your current address, telephone number and private e-mail address are entered in the UniPortal. You can enter changes directly at any time.
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
'Exchange – von Luzern in die Welt' Listen to the podcasts of former exchange students
Students from the University of Lucerne and the PHLU share their experiences of their exchange semester. They talk about the unexpected, the challenging and why they would recommend an exchange experience to everyone.
Buddy Programme for International Exchange Students
For the Buddy Programme for international exchange students at the University of Lucerne, organised by Erasmus Student Network Lucerne (ESN), we are looking for motivated and committed students who would like to accompany the Incoming Students on their 'Swiss adventure'. Applications are possible at any time by emailing your interest directly to ESN luzern or to the International Relations Office at @ esn.chmobility. @ unilu.ch
The following courses will be offered in the autumn semester: English B2/C1 (speaking and writing), Italian A1.1, and French B2.1. For students whose mother tongue is not German, we offer the following courses: German A1.1, German A2.1, and German B2/C1. Online registrations are possible up until the 20th September. For any further questions, please contact international@ unilu.ch
News from the ZHB Lucerne library
Use and services of the library
On the ZHB library website at unilu.ch you will find information on how to create a library account. The courses on competent use of information and information on guided tours of the library can also be found at www.unilu.ch/library
Sunday opening times for students during exam preparation
The library will have special opening times: 4th/8th/ 11th/18th December 2022 and 8th/15th January 2023 – from 9am to 5pm.
University of Lucerne and PH students can gain access via the night entrance, and with a valid CampusCard. More info (pdf)
Semester guides, citation and use of e-resources
The semester guides are now also available digitally. More information on this and on the online help 'Cite them right online' as well as how to use e-resources from anywhere can be found in the article.
HSCL: Sports offer
The autumn and winter sports programme with 136 weekly training sessions, courses, health and sports consultations and massage offers can be discovered via the sports programme A-Z and via the search engine. Register now! Details see HSCL-Website.
Psychological Counselling Centre Campus Lucerne
Free psychological counselling sessions can be arranged at the Psychological Counselling Centre Campus Lucerne PBLU. In addition, there are various workshops and now also a psychological discussion group for students, in which challenging topics can be addressed in a psychological group setting. Information and registration via www.pblu.ch or info. @ pblu.ch
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. More info
horizonte – Chaplaincy for students
The next lecture in the lecture series 'The Mafia: a threat to Switzerland' will take place on 12th October at 5.15 pm. All interested parties are cordially invited to attend.
With 'Pizza with my Prof' there is the opportunity to get to know a professor outside of the lecture hall (next event with Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann). More info and all events: www.horizonte-luzern.ch
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 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
Campus Orchestra: Come play with us!
Music is an excellent balance to your studies. The Campus Orchestra Lucerne with musicians from the student body, staff and alumni of the Lucerne universities works on a concert project every semester. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings during the semester. String players, horn players, trumpeters and percussionists are particularly welcome. www.campusorchester.ch
Call for applications for the LSUE 2023
The call for applications for the fifth 'Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context LSUE' is now open. From 1-6 June 2023, experts will meet with Master's students from all over the world at the University of Lucerne to discuss moral questions and ethical challenges across academic disciplines in a sustainable and systematic way in a global context. Master's students from all disciplines can apply until 15th December. 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 3rd October 2022. More information via www.projektneptun.ch
Demo Day: On 22nd September 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.
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.
All students of Swiss Universities with a valid Swiss driver’s licence can benefit from special conditions. More info
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. More info
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: 13th December 2022
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.