Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of seven regional, public-funded universities of applied sciences founded in 1997 in its current form. The University was called University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland (German: Fachhochschule Zentralschweiz) until 15 October 2007. Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is a Swiss public vocational university with campuses in Lucerne, Horw, Emmenbrücke and Rotkreuz. Prior to Rotkreuz, a small campus in Zug for finance was held.

The University offers English and German based education with levels from undergraduate to graduate. Bachelor, Master and certificate programs are available in fields like design, music, fine arts, animation 2D/3D, object design, banking & finance, international management & economics, sustainable energy systems, to list a few from the other variety courses they offer.

Beginning with Winter Semester 2018, the university announced that students can now study yodeling. This announcement drew press coverage due to its association with the German term Jodeldiplom, a term for a useless or vanity-driven degree. At the end of the course of study, the students will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts in music.