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Why choose the University of Lucerne?

  1. Despite its small size, the university holds an international reputation in several areas
  2. The convenient size of the University of Lucerne provides students with a great degree of freedom and permits innovative subject combinations
  3. The excellent student support system is a special feature of the University of Lucerne


Quick Facts:

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland

City Population: 79,478

Climate: Lucerne has a Marine West Coast climate/Oceanic climate with mild differences between highs and lows and there is adequate rainfall year round.

Nearest airport: Zurich Airport

Website: www.unilu.ch


The University of Lucerne is located in Lucerne, Switzerland, which is a compact city in central Switzerland that sits amid snow-capped mountains on the north end of Lake Lucerne. 1,460 undergraduates and 1,259 postgraduate students attend the university, which makes it Switzerland's smallest university, as well as the youngest, having been founded in 2000. It has three faculties: Theology, Humanities and Social Sciences and Law. The Lucerne School of Law is ranked amongst the top law schools in Switzerland.