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Institute of Architecture and Planning

Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Environmental Design, Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Summary

The Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein can look back on a tradition of more than half a century.

This means that the Institute benefits from continuity and from a multifarious global network, which is reflected in the international composition of the student body. In recent decades architectural teaching has undergone a radical shift from ‘mere’ building towards engagement with the economically, ecologically and socially relevant themes of sustainable building. The role of architecture today is increasingly seen in combination with the concept of planning. The term is associated with the totality of all the processes currently running in a given area, and their interaction with the environment. This entails a principal focus on the interface of spatial planning and sustainable economic and cultural effects.

Bachelor Programs

Seit mehr als 50 Jahren bildet die Universität Liechtenstein Architektinnen und Architekten aus. Unser Bachelorstudium ist eine solide Basis für die berufliche Zukunft. Die kleinen Gruppen und intensive Betreuung durch Dozierende und Praktiker fördern die Entwicklung des eigenen Baustils. Herzblut, Durchhaltevermögen und ein kreativer Kopf – das zeichnet unsere Studierenden aus.

Master Programs

The Master’s degree programme in Architecture reflects on the diverse and complex challenges facing architecture as a socially responsible profession today. An understanding of and an active engagement with cultural sustainability are at the heart of its curriculum.

Design Studios and electives
Diverse design studios give students the opportunity to engage with this topic on a variety of scales, applying a multitude of design and research methodologies and preparing them for the demands of the broad field of architecture and urban design. Together with a series of elective modules, they enable students to design their own curriculum and thus develop their personal interests in a detailed manner.

Personal and international
Small classes and design studios provide a personal, creative and productive learning and research environment. Currently, students of more than 30 different nationalities create a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere on a compact campus within a stunning alpine setting. A compulsory semester abroad at one of the institute’s international, high-profile partner universities helps students to test their acquired knowledge in a different cultural and academic environment and offers new perspectives and opportunities.

Careers with responsibility
Graduates from the Master’s degree programme in Architecture are well prepared for a career in architecture and its associated fields, and thanks to the sound practical and academic education, promising perspectives may also arise in various research areas and academia.

PhD Programs

The doctoral degree programme in Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein is geared to international standards and criteria. We build our reputation on education through research – and on education in research. Our aim is to develop and promote emerging researchers as an extension of the Master’s degree, and at other stages of their careers.

At the University of Liechtenstein budding researchers with a Master's degree or equivalent (diploma) in architecture or planning with excellent records can scientifically investigate subjects within the R&D frame of the university in one of the following research focal points:

  • Architectural Design Theory
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Urban Design and Planning

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Education

2011: Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, HFU Business School, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2009 - 2010: Study exchange at the San Francisco State University, USA

2007 - 2011: Bachelor studies in International Business Management (in English) at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, HFU Business School, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2006 - 2007: Studies of Law and English at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

2006: Stay abroad at the Takapuna Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand

2006: High School diploma at the B.O.R.G Dornbirn-Schoren, Austria

Career

Since 2016: Coordinator for Marketing and Organisation at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2013 - 2016: PR-/Online-Manager at Bachmann electronic GmbH in Feldkirch, Austria

2011 - 2013: Marketing, Communication and Organisation at Cree GmbH in Bregenz/Dornbirn, Austria

2010 - 2011: Internship in Corporate Communications at Zumtobel Group in Dornbirn, Austria

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