the facts

Foundation Founded in 2003 as the first and only University of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, a small state in the heart of Europe between France, Germany and Belgium.
Profile The University of Luxembourg is multilingual, international and strongly focused on research. Its students and researchers have chosen a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to European institutions, international enterprises and the financial centre Luxembourg.
Faculties and Interdisciplinary Centres
  • Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
  • Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
  • Faculty of Language & Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)
  • Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
Multilingualism Generally, bilingual degrees (French/English - French/German), some trilingual degrees as well as degrees taught entirely in English; researchers originating from 60 different countries; foreign language courses for students; multicultural environment in a multilingual country.
Degree programmes 11 Bachelor and 29 Master programmes, 11 other qualifications, five doctoral schools.
Degrees delivered Approx. 5000 degrees delivered since the creation of the University.
International relations 60 general university agreements for student exchange with universities in Europe, Asia and North America as well as 300 ERASMUS agreements for different programmes. Undergraduate students have to spend at least one semester abroad.
Number of students 6300 students (3440 Bachelor, 1140 Master, 460 PhD, 1260 others) end of 2012. About 53 percent foreign students, originating from 100 countries.
Academic staff 213 professors and associate professors, supported by +- 670 professional experts.
Current research priorities International Finance; Secure, reliable and trustworthy information and communication technology (ICT); Systems Biomedicine; European and business law; Learning and Development in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts.
Publications A total of 1161 scientific works published in 2012, thereof 465 publications in refereed journals.
Patents Five ongoing patents; 21 applications pending, thereof 16 submitted in 2012 and five in 2011.
Funded chairs 6 on-going chair agreements supporting external research revenues for 1,7 million euros.
Third party funded research revenues A total of 27 million euros in 2012 (+ 26 per cent over the last year), thereof 3 million euros from EU and 18 million euros from the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR).
Internal research funding Almost five million euros per year awarded to individual research groups funded by the University.