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The University of Lucerne (UNILU; German: Universität Luzern) is a public university with a campus in Lucerne, Switzerland. 1460 undergraduates and 1258 postgraduate students attend the university, which makes it Switzerland’s smallest university.
Despite its size, it holds an international reputation in several areas. For instance, the Institute for Jewish-Christian Research has acquired renown. The university evolved over time: Since the early 17th century, courses in philosophy and theology have been taught in the city. The faculty of Theology was established in 1938, whereas the department of history was founded August 1, 1989. In 1993, the faculty of humanities was established. After a popular vote, the University of Lucerne was established in 2000.
In the aftermath of the Reformation, and due to the loss of Basel as a traditional seat of learning in Catholic Switzerland, the Jesuit College of Lucerne was founded in 1574 at the suggestion of Charles Borromeo, Archbishop of Milan. It was widely expected that this institution would one day grow to become a university, however, with the founding of the University of Fribourg in 1889, Lucerne’s chances of hosting a university decreased significantly. This was the prevailing situation until the 1920s when, after a hiatus of almost 400 years, the opportunity to establish a Swiss Catholic university with faculties in Fribourg and Lucerne was pursued, but to no avail.
- Humanities and Social Science
- Interdisciplinary Research Institutes and Research Centres