From Lakeside to Lake Lucerne – Taylor’s Students Can Spend a Semester in Switzerland Studying Engineering and Architecture

New opportunities for Taylor’s students to spend a semester overseas on exchange are opening up as we initiate and develop more partnerships. Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of our newest European partners.


(L-R) Jayvien Lau (TU) with Prof Schulz (Lucerne UASA) at the Lakeside Campus
 
In Switzerland, engineering and precision are things that typically come quite naturally. Professor Dr Uwe W Schulz, the Head of the International Office at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (LUASA), recently visited Taylor’s University as a step in developing the student exchange partnership in engineering and architecture. Located at central Switzerland, the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture was established back in 1958. LUASA conducts applied research in building, architecture and engineering and focuses on two key specialisations - “Buildings as a System” and in “Energy for the Future”. Prof Schulz said that, “the practical degree programmes and interdisciplinary study programs offered by the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture are designed to prepare students for the everyday work they will face as engineers and architects”. He added that Laura Kuhn, one of our recent exchange students from Purdue University (USA) commented that, “What I learned here, is really practical and it’s really hands on”. He went onto point out that, “Lucerne and its environs are more than a study destination. Located in the heart of Switzerland, students benefit from a broad cultural and leisure offer as well as beautiful scenery encompassing mountains and lakes. Moreover, Lucerne is no great distance from other places in Switzerland such as Zurich, Basel or the capital Bern”. Ms Jayvien Lau, Head of Student Exchange, was pleased to host Prof Schulz visit to the Lakeside Campus.  Along with various colleagues, she provided him with comprehensive insights on the Taylor’s engineering and architecture programmes - including giving him a tour around the facilities we have that support the learning development of our students. Prof Schulz said that he was “Impressed with the campus and the facilities”. For more about Global Mobility at Taylor’s University click here, for more information on the School of Architecture, Building and Design click here and for the School of Engineering click here – (Global Matters 2017)