The Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL) is a non-profit foundation (Art. 552ff PGR) and is based in the municipality of Triesen.
Following the "Approval for the Establishment and Management of the University of Human Sciences in the Principality of Liechtenstein" on 29 August 2000, the university was opened on 3 October 2000.State recognition was granted by the government on 4 April 2003. The recognition was granted on the basis of a "peer review and in consideration of the notable pioneering achievements". In summer 2004, the university underwent a fundamental reorganisation. The former teaching and research specialisations in the fields of psychology and philosophy were replaced by medical science and law.
As a result of this reorganisation, in August 2006 the then University Council submitted an application to the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein for a change of name. The name change to "Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein" was finally accepted in a letter dated 2 April 2008.