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University of Liechtenstein

The University of Liechtenstein is a leading university in the international Lake Constance region. It is a place for personal development, interaction as well as critical and creative thought, and a hub of innovation for shaping the future.

PhD Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The University of Liechtenstein was established in 1961 through the initiative of business and the State under the name “Abendtechnikum Vaduz”. It is funded by the State and various business organisations. In addition to the departments of Mechanical Engineering, the departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering were opened in 1963.


  • Bachelor's degree programmes
  • Master's degree programmes
  • Doctoral degree programmes


Research is carried on at the various departments of the University of Liechtenstein in five principal areas. These principal research areas and departments are of international significance, while also having reference to themes and issues of Liechtenstein politics, industry and society. 


At the University of Liechtenstein, academic personnel have various career options available to them. 

The Bachelor’s degree course, and above all the Master’s degree course, serve as a preparation for subsequent academic activities. Having completed their doctorate, young academics can continue their studies as a postdoctoral student or assistant professor.


Student services

The International Office is responsible for informing, advising and supporting students, staff and lecturers on all matters related to internationalism. We offer help in finding suitable programmes and guide you through the application process.

We also provide support to our international students and guests of the University.

Housing services

The new student dormitory is placed very near to the university in the Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse 15-17, 9490 Vaduz Liechtenstein.

The student dormitory consists of two three-storey buildings. Buildings: “A” and “B” are laterally reversed.

There are six single and three double rooms at every level, a large shared kitchen / living room area, a laundry room and three shared bathrooms.

Library services

The library of the University of Liechtenstein is open to students, academic staff and the public. It is the university`s heart for literature research and offers expert knowledge, information and research support services for teaching, further education and research.

Collection focus
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Architecture, spatial planning and construction engineering

Medical services

Individuals, who are living longer than three months in Liechtenstein are legally required to purchase healthinsurance.

EU students legally insured in their own country are exempt from purchasing mandatory insurance upon presentation of the European Health Insurance Card or a provisional substitute confirmation.

Both may be requested from the health insurance provider in your home country.

Student Life

Sports facilities

To get fit through the semester, Unisport keeps you moving. We offer continuous trainings in many team sports like soccer, basketball and volleyball.

Also there are some courses for your personal fitness and work-life balance for instance Pilates, Yoga or body toning.

In summer there is a wide range of options from football and boccia to paragliding over the Rhine Valley. Liechtenstein also offers ideal settings and facilities for biking, inline skating, jogging, swimming, climbing, golfing, riding and archery. Liechtenstein provides more than 400 km of well-marked hiking trails. In inclement weather, sports facilities are available for squash, climbing or tennis.

Student clubs

The following organisations can be found at the University of Liechtenstein: 

  • Buddyprogramme
  • Club Alpbach
  • Data Science Club 
  • Erasmus Student Network Liechtenstein
  • JCI - Junior Chamber International Liechtenstein Werdenberg


The University of Liechtenstein meets the requirements for Swiss universities. This is the conclusion drawn by the Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ). The Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) agreed to and thus approved the proposition of including the University of Liechtenstein in the Intercantonal Agreement on Universities (IUV).

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