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Ombudsman's Office

The Ombudsman's Office is available to all members of the university for reports and complaints in internal university matters and is staffed by an independent person of trust who is not bound by instructions. The use of the ombudsman's office is free of charge.

The Ombudsman's Office is intended to strengthen trust in the organs, functionaries, and organizational units of the University of Liechtenstein, to lead to efficient informal solutions in the event of conflicts, and to assume a triage function in the event of suspected abuses at the university.

It contributes to protecting the reputation and academic integrity of the university, as well as the personality, personal integrity, and dignity of university members in connection with employment and study relationships. The ombudsman's office is intended to prevent or deal with violations of these legal interests.

The Ombudsman's Office deals with complaints of conflict situations in employment or study relationships. It also acts as a whistle-blowing office for reports of suspected legally and ethically incorrect behaviour and as a person of trust for reports of suspected misconduct in science.

On the other hand, the Ombudsman's Office is not a general advisory office and, in particular, does not provide legal advice. For general counselling as well as for emergency situations of a psychological, social or health-related nature, members of the university can contact the Counselling Office.

Further information on the objectives, principles, tasks, and responsibilities of the Ombudsman's Office and on its procedures can be found in the Regulations Governing the Ombudsman's Office of 10 February 2020 and the Code of Conduct for Members and Organs of the University of Liechtenstein of 10 February 2020.

Regulations

Regulations concerning the ombudsman service (9.3.2020) [English version to follow]

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for University Members and Members of Executive Bodies of the University of Liechtenstein (9.3.2020) [English version to follow]

 Contact

With attorney and mediator Christoph Büchel, lic. iur. HSG, LL.M (Bruges), the Ombudsman's Office is staffed by an independant trusted person who is not bound by instructions.

Complaints and reports can be submitted in writing using the contact form or the e-mail address below and will be treated confidentially.

 

Christoph Büchel lic. iur. HSG, LL.M. (Bruges)
Partner of the law firm Wilhelm & Büchel Attorneys at Law
ombudsstelle@ombudsstelle-uni.li