Founded in 2003 as the first and only public university of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual European research university. It is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to European institutions, innovative companies and the financial place.
With nearly 6,200 students and about 1,600 employees from all over the globe, the University offers a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses.
The mandatory semester abroad for bachelor’s students reflects the importance attached to mobility. Student exchange agreements and research cooperations exist with 78 universities around the world.
Our priorities for research are computational sciences & ICT, systems biomedicine, law and European law, international finance and educational sciences.
The research teams and about 600 PhD students work in three faculties and two interdisciplinary centres.
Faculties and Interdisciplinary Centres
Mainly bilingual degrees (French/English - French/German), some trilingual degrees as well as degrees entirely taught in English by lecturers originating from 20 different countries
Language courses for students and staff
Multicultural environment in a multilingual country
78 student exchange agreements and research cooperations with universities in Europe, Asia and North America
Undergraduate students have to spend at least one semester abroad.
Number of students and nationalities
6,172 students (3,043 bachelors, 1,408 masters, 613 PhDs, 1,108 other) end of 2015
A total of 115 different student nationalities:
3,100 mobile students (non-residents of their country of study or students that received their secondary education in another country)
Nearly 9,500 degrees delivered since the foundation of the University (2003-2014)
No additional tuition fees for foreign students
Enrolment fee generally 400 euros in semesters 1 and 2, 200 euros for all other semesters
Total staff: 1,602 (PhDs with work contract included)
Academic staff: 241 professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, supported by 860 professional experts
Central research priorities 2014-2017
Ranked number 193 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2015-2016
1,096 scientific publications, of which 566 in refereed journals, published in 2015
6 ongoing chairs
3rd party funded research revenues
42 million euros in 2015, thereof 29 million euros from the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) and 5,2 million euros from the EU
204.7 million euros in 2015