Where people know your name. Where the entrepreneurial spirit comes alive. Where ambitions are nurtured. This is the University of Liechtenstein.
Located in capital Vaduz, it is a leading university in the Lake Constance region. Every year, talent from all over the world, seeking personal development and dynamic interactions, arrive at its campus. Taking part in its high quality programmes, they harness critical and creative thought. As graduates, they contribute to the prosperity, attractiveness and international reputation of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the region.
How did the university achieve this? It starts with a commitment to quality. It also has some advantages in its small size. There are just 30 students in a lecture hall, instead of 300. There is one lecturer for 11 students. It’s customary to share, discuss and work together in this community of 800 students who come from around 40 nations. With this family-like environment, students are not just another face in the crowd, but a key part of a community. “The students at the University of Liechtenstein come from all over the world, so you get an idea of what it means to work in an international environment,” says graduate Martin Bringmann.
Situated between Austria and Switzerland, Liechtenstein is known for its medieval castles, alpine landscapes and villages linked by a network of trails. It’s also the sixth-smallest country in the world. Popular with holidaymakers and sport enthusiasts, attractions here are many and varied — perfect for students to relax and unwind.
More impressive is the university’s track record in developing one’s professional and personal skills. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes that are in accordance with Swiss and international quality standards. Subject areas range from finance, to information systems and architecture.
Students are free to achieve their goals — the university enables students to identify problems and formulate tasks independently. Support will be provided throughout, as well as additional opportunities and perspectives. “I always had very personal support from my teachers. We all worked together as a team and everyone was helpful,” says BSc in Business Administration student Raphael Rohrer. There are study abroad opportunities with 80 partner universities worldwide too, from South Korea to India, China to Iceland.
The result of the university’s future-oriented teaching and experiential learning? Graduates who are ready to take full advantage of the university’s direct access to the career opportunities in the Lake Constance region, right at the heart of Europe. The university has deep links with global corporations, SMEs and architecture firms, optimising opportunities for your professional future.
Dynamic master’s programmes
Several master’s programmes in English are offered at this innovative thinking space for business and architecture. The internationally-recognised Master’s degree programme in Finance is currently one of the few English programmes offered in the German-speaking region. It focuses on asset management, risk management and international finance. Thanks to its CFA, GARP and CAIA oriented curriculum, students can expect to be well prepared for all three professional exams after they complete the programme’s four semesters.
“The master´s degree programme impressed me with its interesting curriculum, the internationality of the programme and the proximity to Liechtenstein’s financial market and global corporations,” says student Johannes Gassner. Coursemate Elina Makhmutova, from Russia, agrees. “The programme offers a great range of opportunities such as the acquisition of skills in the financial area with the support of a highly skilled team as well as an extensive network,” she says.
For those aspiring to shape a more sustainable future, the Master’s degree programme in Architecture will be an apt qualification. It reflects the diverse and complex challenges facing architecture as a socially responsible profession today. Students will be able to develop and test visionary architectural and spatial designs in the Project Studio, gain insights from mentors, collaborate with award-winning faculty and more. “The best thing about UniLi: the diverse cultural backgrounds are reflected in your fellow students’ designs and supported by the friendly tutors. The harmonious atelier is easy to work in and great to hang out in,” says student Celia Ka Sui Mok from Hong Kong.
For students who get excited at the mention of anything tech and data, the Master’s Programme in Information Systems is the right fit. The programme focuses on the design, adoption, and use of information systems and covers the areas of business process management, data science, and data and application security — expertise that are sought after by employers today. Students get to work on projects with guest lecturers from well-known companies like ALPLA, Gebrüder Weiss, Hilti, Hoval, and Ivoclar Vivadent as well as non-profit organisations like the Liechtenstein National Museum. “The Master’s Programme in Information Systems taught me how important the contact and exchange between IT consultants and users is. The challenging projects and tasks we were assigned allowed me to develop further and opened up numerous interesting opportunities,” shares student Manuela Weiss.
At the University of Liechtenstein, you can truly take advantage of your opportunities — learn more here.