The University of Lucerne’s logo leaves no room for doubt, universities are places of networked activities whilst also themselves being part of a network. The University of Lucerne places a great deal of importance on networking. Indeed, our university is socially and digitally well connected, as well as also being part of an inter-faculty, regional, national and international network. At the centre of this web of networks are our students.
News from the ZHB Lucerne Library
Workstation occupancy: electronic display screen to be trialed – Feedback requested
From the 14th May to the 16th July there will be a test run of the 'Seat Navigator' in the Eulensaal. The search for a free workstation can take up a lot of time. The ‘Seat Navigator’ could help ease this problem. The test run in the Eulensaal allows us to present a service that could potentially reduce the search for a free workstation in future. From the 14th May to the 16th July 2018 screens in the entrance area, at the Eulensaal as well as on the web will show the occupancy of the reading room in real time, just like we now often see in multi-storey car parks. During the test run we are very interested in hearing your feedback on the 'Seat Navigator' system, in order to establish whether the system should be extended to cover the whole library. Feedback slips can be found in the reading room as well as at the information desk.
(Simone Barnetta, Head of User Services)
Laptops to borrow – a new service offered by the ZHB
With immediate effect, zhb laptops will be available for borrowing at the Uni/PH building library as well as the Provisorium at Murbacherstrasse. On presenting your ID card you are permitted to borrow a laptop for use within the library and in order to:
• look through the library’s collection, all E-media and internet
• produce documents, make calculations and presentations
• edit images, diagrams and publications
• manage your references
Terminals to be removed: Save your data by the end of June
A the end of June the library’s terminal server environment with ThinClients will be taken out of service.
Please note: Any data on the terminal server environment must be saved e.g on a USB stick by this time. As an alternative, the laptop borrowing system (see above) can be used.
Messages from University Management
German course for non-natives: autumn semester
The course is particularly suitable for students from Italian- or French-speaking Switzerland, however other foreign students and exchange students are also very welcome to join. The course will run during the autumn semester in 6 blocks, on Wednesdays from 4:15pm to 7:30pm.
Alongside the language lecturer, university students will actively participate as tutors. This will allow a more intensive classroom supervision and a good German language immersion. Furthermore, there will be student events organised to further practise your German, including conversation courses, etc. Registration is already open.
Further information, course fee and registration (in German).
Sunday opening times for students
The library will have special Sunday opening hours on the following Sundays and public holidays – from 9am to 5pm: 27th and 31st May and 3rd /10th /17th and 24th June 2018
University of Lucerne and PH students can gain access via the night entrance, and with a valid CampusCard.
More info (in German, pdf)
Workstations for students during the exam revision period
Looking for a quiet space to read and study? During the exam period spaces will be reserved for students on the basement floor of the Uni/PH-building.
Basement floor: from the 1st to the 29th June the following study areas can be used by students: Hörsaal 11, Hörsaal 12, Hörsaal 13 and the Tutorium
Library (1st floor): A total of 670 individual workstations are available.
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: 18th September 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.
Building closed between 30th July and 12th August
From 30th July to 12th August 2018 the Uni/PH-building will be closed in order to allow the annual inspection and maintenance work to be carried out.
The building can only be accessed by university staff via the night entrance point.
Workstations (external) for Students 30th July to 10th August
During the closure of the building, the following workstations with WLAN eduroam will be available for use and reserved for Uni Lucerne and PH Lucerne students on a first come, first served basis:
Monday to Friday (excluding the 1st August public holiday)
PH Lucerne, Pfistergasse 20, Seminar room PF 006 on the ground floor (Mon-Fri 7am-7.15pm)
approx. 20 workstations
Workstations within the HSLU-Wirtschaft are also available for use by students from the University of Lucerne.
Electronic media (magazines, e-books and research tools) are accessible via EZProxy and research.
Available services between 30th July and 10th August
IT Services can be reached via the email address helpdesk and by phone during the usual opening times. @ unilu.chIT Services (in German)
The Student Administration Office can be reached by phone or by email studiendienste during the usual opening times. @ unilu.chStudent Administration Office
The Library’s summer opening times
From July to August, the library will close at 6:30pm (Mon-Fri). Normal opening hours apply on Saturdays (7:45am-3:30pm).
From 30th July to 11th August 2018 (building closed) no media can be viewed or taken from the library’s holdings.
The Mensa takes a summer break: 23rd July to 12th August
The Mensa will close for three weeks: from Monday, 23rd July to Sunday, 12th August. The vending machines and the staff recreation rooms will be serviced during these weeks.
Application deadlines for student exchange for the spring semester 2019
SEMP-Programme (exchange within Europe): 1st September 2018
Partnership-Programme (exchange outside of Europe): 1st September 2018
CH-Unimobil-Programme (exchange within Switzerland): 15th November 2018
Deadlines for all exchange programmes
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.
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) comes to Lucerne
Europe and the world will now feel that little bit closer for Lucerne students. Lucerne will soon officially join the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). The University of Lucerne and the PH Lucerne are looking forward to working with motivated students within ESN Lucerne. ESN connects home students with exchange students thus allowing students to gain international experience at home and a first glimpse into an academic exchange semester, an offer that is open to all university students. We are confident that the ESN Lucerne offering will make Lucerne an even more attractive study destination for foreign and local students alike.
Interested to know more? Please get in touch with Matteo: matteo.frey@ unilu.ch
Announcement 17th May (in German)
An 'All inclusive'!? Campaign: Students with disabilities
Lend your help in creating a programme on the topic of ‘inclusion’. It doesn’t make a difference whether you are yourself affected by this issue or whether you are simply interested in the topic: you are exactly what we’re looking for.
Psychological Advisory Service Campus Lucerne: new team
Dr. Christine Seiger and Jonas Bamert are the new persons responsible for providing advice in cases of psychological problems in the world of study or work. They have been warmly welcomed and have started providing their services at the new location within the ‘Alten Zeughaus’.
Both advisors work in a very systematical, solution-oriented way. They have worked within higher education for a number of years and have gained experience in various therapeutic and advisory settings. Appointments can be made at anytime via the website www.pblu.ch or via email info. @ pblu.ch
horizonte – Chaplaincy for students
Sabine Boser and Andreas Schalbetter, the university chaplains, are available to students for talks and advice.
Info-Flyer with contact details (pdf) (in German).
Information on events organised by horizonte can be found on the Website and Facebook.
HSCL: Sport offerings an HSCL annual report
Discover all the sports we have on offer with our weekly trainings, courses and camps, events and services on the HSCL website and the overview spring-summer 2018 (in German; pdf)
HSCL annual report 2017: in German; pdf