Urs Wagenseil

Prof. Head of Competence Center Tourism, Lucerne University of applied Sciences & Arts, Lucerne, switzerland
He teaches the next generation of leaders in Tourism


About Hochschule Luzern

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of seven public universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. It was founded in 1997 and brings together the six departments of Technology & Architecture, Economics, Information Technology, Social Work, Design & Art and Music. It is the largest educational institution in Central Switzerland and is supported by six cantons: Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden and Zug.

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts fulfils a performance mandate in four areas: Education, training, research & development and services. It offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes that are geared to the needs of business, culture and society and prepare students for the demands of the job market. It offers ambitious professionals an extensive and diverse range of continuing education courses.
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is currently training more than 6,200 students and more than 4,500 people take advantage of the continuing education opportunities.

With its research work and specialised services, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is an important and reliable partner for private companies, associations and public authorities. It has a broad national and international network.



Urs Wagenseil began his professional career in 1990 at Kuoni’s headquarters in Zurich in 3 different locations. In 1995 he took over the management of Reisebüro Wettstein AG in Rapperswil-Jona and subsequently worked as Sales Manager International Corporate Accounts at Diners Club Schweiz AG.

From 1999 to 2005 he was Tourism Director in Lenzerheide. For 12 years now, he has been in charge of tourism at the ITW and works in university teaching as a project manager for research and consulting projects (all at home and abroad).