Education & Science
The Liechtenstein school and training system stands for a modern field of education, which supports and accompanies its students on their path more and more characterized by lifelong learning.
All State schools in Liechtenstein can be attended free of charge. In addition to the state schools there are two private schools and a special school, where physically or mentally challenged children are taught and assisted.
Concerning tertiary education, the Principality of Liechtenstein has three internationally focused educational establishments available: The University of Liechtenstein, the Private University of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Liechtenstein Institute. Whereas the University of Liechtenstein is concentrating on the core competences economics and architecture, the Private University of the Principality of Liechtenstein specialises in postgraduate studies of medical science and jurisprudence. The Liechtenstein Institute – founded in 1986 – is doing Liechtenstein specific research in the areas of jurisprudence, economics, social and political sciences as well as history.
However, the bigger part of Liechtenstein’s students study abroad, mainly in Switzerland and Austria.