Moving and advancing the human sciences – moving and inspiring with human sciences! These messages are conveyed by the motto 'Moving Human Sciences'. The motto aims to demonstrate the power and potential of the humanities, as they are the focus of the University of Lucerne. People and their institutions are at the centre, not only because of the university's subject matter, but also in the sense of being a personal university in daily interactions.
Messages from the University Board
Guest survey 'Mensa 1574'
The Mensa 1574 operator, ZFV-Unternehmungen, cordially invites all students to participate in the online guest survey (until the end of May).
Feedback is also welcome at any other time, via email to the canteen with the subject 'make me happy'.
Interim use Inseli: Wednesday night is 'Uni-Night'
On 1st July, the Inseli interim use starts with a catering offer and events. Every Wednesday evening is 'Uni-Night' with accessible educational formats for the general population. All university members are called upon to contribute ideas or organise events. These can be (pre-)readings, podiums, discussions, TED talks or seminars. Students can contact the student organisation SOL with concrete suggestions.
'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, 13th June from 9-11am. Bruno Staffelbach will be available for questions, and welcomes your concerns, wishes and suggestions. Please register via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUKB Lecture Series with Lena Schaffer
The professor of political science with a focus on inter- and transnational relations will talk about how climate policy is changing society and why resistance is emerging as part of the LUKB lecture series. All students are cordially invited.
Wednesday, 24th May 2023, 6pm, lecture hall 1 and livestream
Event and registration
Save the date: Homecoming party
After last year's great success, the Homecoming party will take place again on Thursday, 12th October 2023. Ticket sales start on 15th September at the Studiladen. More info (in German)
Master's programme in 'Ethics'
The new Master's programme in 'Ethics' will start in autumn 2023. The programme is aimed at Bachelor graduates of all disciplines and also appeals to career changers. More info
Building closed between 31st July and 15th August
From 31st July to 15th August 2023, the Uni/PH-building will be closed in order to allow for annual inspection and maintenance work to be carried out. The building can only be accessed by university staff via the night entrance point.
The canteen will be closed from 17th July to 15th August 2023.
Application deadline 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
Looking for mentors
The University of Lucerne offers a 'discovery semester' for refugees. As we already have a large number of applications, we are urgently looking for motivated and committed students who want to become involved as mentors. Within the programme, participants can attend up to five courses as audit students, furthermore, events and excursions will be organized and language tandems formed. With your help, the University of Lucerne would like to make a contribution to the support of refugees. We would be pleased to hear from you; registrations are possible at any time by emailing: mobility. @ unilu.ch
News from the ZHB Lucerne library
Sunday opening times for students during the exam preparation period
The library will have special opening times: 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, in German)
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: Lecture halls 11, 12, 13 and 14 and for group work the tutorium is reserved between 3rd to 30th June 2023.
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For group work at the library, meet now in the group rooms or chatpods named Thinky McThinktank, Chatty McChatpod, Meety McMeeting, Roomy McRoomz, Cabby McCabins, Libby McLibrary. More info (in German)
HSCL: Sports programme and holiday training
Summer holiday training starts after the end of the semester: from 5th June to 2nd July and after the HSCL summer break from 21st August until the start of the semester. Individual offers such as the sea kayaking evening tour, standup paddling, beach volley, rowing, windsurfing or sailing will take place continuously. HSCL-Website
Psychological Counselling Centre Campus Lucerne
The Psychological Counselling Centre Campus Lucerne supports students, doctoral students and employees of the University of Lucerne. Counselling is free of charge and open to all topics. In addition to individual counselling, the Psychological Counselling Centre Campus Lucerne also offers workshops in groups. Further information and appointment requests via www.pblu.ch or info@ pblu.ch
horizonte – Chaplaincy for students
'horizonte' offers students at the Lucerne campus time and space to meet other people. Fabian Pfaff and Lorenzo Scornaienchi are available for discussions and advice. www.horizonte-luzern.ch
Lockers: key return
Have you been renting a locker this semester? Please return your locker key by Friday, 30th June (latest) to the Infodesk. Please note: your locker must be fully emptied; please leave the door open and close the lock. Costs and further information
News from the Studiladen
Special offers in May: 25% on all Orell Füssli revision books; 50% on all scripts from spring semester 2023 (until 26th May). The Studiladen is a small business run by students at the University of Lucerne. www.studiladen.com
Young & Classic beim Lucerne Festival
With the Young & Classic offer, students up to and including 29 years of age can attend the concert on 19 August 2023 for only CHF 25 – and afterwards enjoy an aperitif with orchestra members and a backstage tour of the KKL Luzern.
2x2 tickets will be raffled: the online raffle is open until end June, please indicate your StudMAIL.
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: 19th September 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.