The semester, just like the calendar year is drawing to a close. This time of year is steeped in tradition. One of these traditions is the end of semester exam period. Another tradition is meeting up with family to celebrate the holidays. A third tradition is the end of year review and the look ahead to the new year. Besides their synchrony, these three traditions share similarities on an emotional level: they can all be stressful. Will I pass my exams? Must I really learn so much? Will there be arguments with my siblings again this Christmas? What will the new year bring for me?
Messages from the University Management
Login: move to SWITCH edu-ID now
At the end of January 2019, the University of Lucerne will be moving over to the new 'edu-ID' authentication and authorisation infrastructure from SWITCH. From this point onwards online services such as OLAT, UniPortal or EZproxy will only be accessible via an edu-ID.
Create your SWITCH edu-ID now to ensure seamless access to online services. If you already have an edu-ID, you need to link it up to your university account.
More information: www.unilu.ch/edu-id | Create an edu-ID: migrate2eduid.unilu.ch
Sunday opening times for students
The library will have special opening times: Sunday, 16th/23rd December and 6th/13th January – from 9am to 5pm.
University of Lucerne and PH students can gain access via the night entrance, and with a valid CampusCard. More Info (in German, pdf)
German course for non-natives in the spring semester 2019
This semester 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 for 6 blocks, on Wednesdays from 4:15pm to 7:30pm. Registration is already open. Further information, course fee and registration
Lockers: Key return
Have you been renting a locker this semester? Please return your locker key by (latest) Wednesday 31st January 2019 to the Infodesk. Please note: your locker must be fully emptied; please leave the door open and close the lock.
Costs and further information
Walkway in front of the post office
The post office management kindly asks you to refrain from walking across the parking area in front of the post office 'Luzern 2 Universität'. The danger of being hit by vehicles reversing out of their parking spaces is even greater in the dark and when it is raining.
In the interest of your own safety, we therefore ask you to either use the pavement along 'Frohburgstrasse' or the pathway alongside the university building.
News from the ZHB Lucerne library
27th-29th December: normal opening hours.
Sunday opening times for students: 16th/23rd December, 6th/13th January, from 9am to 5pm. More Info (in German, PDF)
EXTERNAL CONFERENCES, SURVEYS, SUMMER SCHOOL
GUESSS Survey: Reminder
The GUESSS project’s aim is to investigate the career choice intentions and plans of students in over 50 countries and more than 1’000 higher education institutions (40 of which are in Switzerland). For this we are reliant on your support. All students who fully complete the online questionnaire will automatically be entered into a cash prize draw. There are ten prizes worth 100 CHF to be won! Completing the questionnaire should only take 10-15 minutes. Link to the questionnaire
Mercator Fellowship: Scholarship Call 2019/20
The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually awards five scholarships to higher education graduates from all disciplines preparing to enter leading positions in international organisations and NGOs. The monthly stipend amounts to 3’500 CHF. The deadline for applications is 31.01.2019 and is open to all Swiss citizens.
Call 2019/20 (in German pdf).
More information: Swiss Study Foundation
Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context
Applications are now open for the 'Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context' under the patronage of UNESCO held on June 3-8, 2019. PhD, Doctoral and MA students from different disciplines interested in the ethic questios in a global context can apply for the Summer University. The participants will achieve an internationally recognized certificate and 3 ECTS credits will be rewarded. Information & application: www.unilu.ch/summer-university-en
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 February 2019
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.
Application deadlines for student exchange
SEMP-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 April 2019 for the autumn 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.
OPENING TIMES OVER THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERIOD
Opening times for the building, library and cafeteria – Accessability of the Student Administration Office, IT Services and Infodesk
HSCL: Sports offerings
Our attractive range of sports offerings can also be accessed outside of term time. The winter holiday course (FTW19) starts on the 7th January.
Don’t hesitate to follow us on Instagram and to tag your personal pictures relating to HSCL sports with #hscl.
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. More information
Psychological Advisory Service Campus Lucerne
The semester is drawing to a close and we may find that Christmas and exam stress are upon us… If you feel in need of support, please contact us for an advisory session. The Psychological Advisory Service advises students and staff dealing with acute pressures and problems, e.g dealing with stress and overexertion, acute psychological difficulties, anxiety, crises, mental blocks and personal worries and difficulties. The service is free of charge and confidential. For more information go to www.pblu.ch.
Your advisory team, Dr. Christine Seiger and Jonas Bamert MSc
horizonte invites all students to the event 'Uni-versale Weihnachten' on Wednesday, 12th December, 6:25pm, meeting point: in front of the Uni/PH-building. After a welcome address from the vice rector Prof. Dr. Markus Ries, there will be uni-theatrics, music, lights, poetry, punch and mulled wine at the 'Inseli'! Flyer (pdf)
University choir performance on the 20th January in the KKL
The Music Makers – we are the dreamers of dreams
Together with the Pro Musica Vocale Aargau, the G.F. Händel-Chor and the Camerata Musica, the Unichor will present the highlights of English music from the 19th and 20th centuries on the KKL stage.
Sunday, 20th January 2019, 6:30pm Concert flyer (pdf)
The current edition of the university magazine 'cogito' focuses on the topic of 'Himmel' (sky) – as viewed from different scientific perspectives. From Friday, 14th December on 'Cogito' can be found in the dispensers within the university building and is also available online: www.unilu.ch/magazin