Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, HSLU, German: Hochschule Luzern In 1997, seven regional, public-funded universities of applied sciences were created in Switzerland. Their degree programmes are approved by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs. More than 4100 students are now enrolled in Bachelor and Master programmes at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It comprises several campuses, all of them centrally located in, or close to, the city of Lucerne. Our five schools, which specialize in engineering and architecture, business, social work, art and design, as well as in music, are powerful drivers of business and cultural life in central Switzerland. Innovative curricula and a state-of-the art infrastructure are geared to the needs of our students and their future employers. The University also offers postgraduate courses that confer a Certificate, Diploma or Master of Advanced Studies upon completion. Research and close co-operation with local industry, business, and cultural institutions are part of our success.