Liechtenstein - higher education system

Flag of Liechtenstein
Country: Liechtenstein
Population (mln): 0,34
Official language/s: German
Internet TLD: .li
Calling code: +423
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 12,8
Country codes in education system: LI
Expected duration of education (years): 16,6

Liechtenstein has only introduced its own higher education system in the mid nineteen eighties. Corresponding to the size of the country, this system is very small including only three nationally recognised university institutions. These are the public University of Liechtenstein ( Universität Liechtenstein, HL) and the both small private higher education institutions, the International Academy of Philosophy ("Internationale Akademie für Philosophie", IAP) and the University of Human Sciences ("Universität für Humanwissenschaften", UFL).

Indirectly, the Interstate University of Technology Buchs (NTB) located close-by in Switzerland can be considered part of Liechtenstein’s higher education system. It was founded by the current patrons of this educational institution, the two Swiss cantons St. Gall and Grisons and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Liechtenstein does not have any vocational schools and therefore relies on the corresponding institutions available in Switzerland.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND
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