Research at the University of Liechtenstein

Excellent research is a prerequisite for innovations and promising ideas. The reputation and profile of the University are largely determined by excellent research results and by committed researchers whose work is recognised in the international academic community. Research at the University of Liechtenstein aims at  contributing to the transformation into a more sustainable society and at developing innovative, sustainable, and regionally specific answers to the challenges of global trends such as climate change, mobility, or digitalisation. Thus the university makes a significant contribution to the attractiveness, prosperity, and innovative strength of the region by offering new perspectives and transferring its research results. It strengthens the reputation and future-oriented development of the Principality and the Alpine Rhine Valley. It provides the country with excellently trained and responsible specialists and executives and thus contributes to the value creation and recognition of the country.

Research attitude

University research is committed to the principles of rigor, relevance, integrity, and engagement. Its theoretical, conceptual, or experimental approach is determined by the demand for truth, openness, transparency, and critical reflection on its own actions. University research is based on an unbiased problem awareness of social challenges. It aims to generate knowledge, and initiate changes towards a sustainable society.

By law, research is a mandate of the university and contributes significantly to the university's international profile. The University of Liechtenstein is a research-led university. Basic and application-oriented research form the foundation for teaching, continuing education and knowledge transfer and aim to promote the next generation of academics.

Research strategy


Research at the University of Liechtenstein is guided by overarching guidelines that are currently being defined and formulated in a participatory process.

Research culture

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An appreciative research culture is cultivated at the University of Liechtenstein.

Key topics

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Research at the University of Liechtenstein is oriented towards the following core themes: Digitalisation and Innovation, Spatial Development and Sustainability, and Responsibility and Society.


Overview of current scientific publications of researchers at the University of Liechtenstein.

Research Projects

Overview of current results of research projects on which researchers of the University of Liechtenstein have worked.

Research awards

Outstanding achievements are honoured by research awards.



The University of Liechtenstein offers doctoral programmes in architecture and planning as well as in economics.

Young Talents


Young researchers of the University of Liechtenstein at doctoral level (after preliminary study) can independently submit small research proposals to the Research Fund of the University of Liechtenstein.



Young researchers can obtain the authorisation to teach as part of their habilitation at the University.

Research Delegate

The Research Delegate coordinates the activities of the University of Liechtenstein in the promotion of research and young researchers and develops the strategy in these areas together with the schools. The Research Delegate is responsible for quality assurance and development in research.

Research Funding Office

The Research Funding Office provides organisational and administrative support related to research and is the main contact point for national and international funding programmes, awards, and research contracts.

Commission for Research (FOKO)

The Commission for Research (FOKO) advises the Rectorate on matters concerning research.

Ass.- Prof. Dr. Johannes Schneider

9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein


Mitarbeiter Forschungsförderung
Theo Émile Ravet-Brown, MSc

9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein


Mitarbeiterin Bereich Forschung
Dr. Nadine Székely
9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Mitarbeiterin Forschungsförderung
Claudia Gurschler
9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein