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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.


We are an innovative thinking space for business and architecture in the heart of Europe. Here, you study in accordance with Swiss and international quality standards.Personal, practical, future-oriented and with the best prospects for your academic or professional future.


Research at the University of Liechtenstein is conducted with the objective to acquire knowledge, which gets transferred for the benefit of business and societal development. The institutes conduct research within four selected focus areas. Research projects, which receive support from national and international research funding institutions, focus on areas with a high degree of relevance for Liechtenstein and the region. The scientific utilisation of newly acquired knowledge happens through publications in scientific books and journals. Research funding is of key importance in the support given to the younger generation of academics.


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 study, internships and teaching abroad. We offer help in finding suitable programmes for incoming and outgoing exchange students and guide you through the application process.  We also provide support to our international degree seeking 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


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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