Number of students at the University of Liechtenstein grows
16 November 2021
The University of Liechtenstein is continuing to grow its student numbers in the winter semester 2021/22 too. There are currently 692 enrolled students. The number of PhD students at the young university has reached a high of more than 40.
The University of Liechtenstein is recording a stable, high number of students. In the current winter semester 2021/22, 692 students are enrolled for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree courses, according to a press release. This means that the numbers are just below the record high of the same period of the prior year.
Last fall, the number of registrations rose to the highest level in the university’s 50-year history of 709. The reason for this was that many school leavers could not take a gap year after graduating from high school due to the coronavirus pandemic. The travel restrictions also meant that many stayed in their home region of Liechtenstein and started a degree locally.
This one-time effect has decreased this year, and students can move around again more freely. Markus Jäger, Rector of the University of Liechtenstein, is quoted in the press release, saying: “We are delighted, especially against the background of the coronavirus effect, that our university has clearly been able to maintain its visibility and attractiveness in the region and internationally as a location for degree courses and has found its established place in the university landscape after just a few years.”
Additionally, the number of students registered for a PhD course is higher than it has ever been, at 47. This figure was 40 the previous year. The university once again has more than 300 students taking a master’s degree, as with the prior year. This figure shows that focusing efforts on the master’s course has been successful.
According to a quote from President of the University Council Klaus Tschütscher in the press release, the University of Liechtenstein’s aim is to “train a highly skilled workforce, in particular for the domestic labor market, thus counteracting the ever growing lack of skilled workers in the region”.
The university provides education on the subjects of architecture and spatial development, entrepreneurship, finance, commercial law, and information systems.