As in Belgium, primary and secondary education is governed by the Ministry of Education, which prescribes the curriculum in all schools in the Grand Duchy.
Information about these courses can be obtained from the following sources:
Ministère de l’Education nationale, la Formation professionnelle et des Sports
29 rue Aldringen
The University of Luxembourg
Students originating from 96 countries, lecturers from 20 countries, plus multilingual study programmes: multicultural flair is part of day-to-day life at the University of Luxembourg.
In the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, the small state in the heart of Europe between France, Germany and Belgium, a new public university was founded in the year 2003: the University of Luxembourg. The University has positioned itself as a multilingual, internationally focused research university and offers students an extraordinary environment – thanks to the multilingualism of the microstate, but also thanks to the European institutions and the close contact to the renowned financial centre and to international enterprises located in Luxembourg. Naturally, the University makes use of these connections: about 500 financial experts, legal experts and other practitioners support our professors in their teaching.
The multicultural flair of the country is alive on campus too: the University’s 4900 students originate from 96 different countries and lecturers from about twenty countries. Whether English/German, English/French or German/French: many programmes are taught in two languages, some even in three.
Moreover, the University also offers several Masters taught entirely in English.
Great value is set upon mobility: all undergraduates have to spend at least one semester abroad. The mobility is done in the frame of exchange programmes within Europe or overseas. Interchange agreements already exist with universities in 22 countries. In addition, students are offered foreign language courses.
The University of Luxembourg has set itself the goal of being one of the motors of economic diversification in the Grand Duchy. Initial contacts between science and economy have been very promising: Above all the “Luxembourg School of Finance Foundation”, the endowed chairs, a Master in cooperation with the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, a first “spin-off” company, many research projects in cooperation with the industry or internships for our students.
The personal ambience is also typical for Luxembourg and its small university. Everyone knows everyone else on campus. The 171 professors and lecturers are easy to reach. Many courses take place in the form of seminars, and bachelor students are guided in tutorials.
The University of Luxembourg pursues three goals: teaching, research and knowledge transfer at the highest international level. The programmes are built directly on the Bologna system. Students can currently choose between 11 Bachelor- and 21 Master courses:
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication offers Bachelors in the domains of engineering, informatics and life sciences as well as Masters in informatics, systems biology, engineering, mathematics and sustainable development.
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance concentrates on Bachelor programmes on economic sciences, law and business informatics. The Masters focus on banking and finance, European law, “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” as well as data security management.
The Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education offers Bachelors in educational and social sciences, psychology and European cultures. The Master’s programmes range from philosophy, psychology, European history, mediation and gerontology to cross-border communication and cooperation, European spatial development as well as educational sciences in a multilingual context and Luxembourg Studies.
How about research? It currently deliberately focuses on seven future-oriented areas which are security and reliability of information technology, life sciences, material science, European and business law, international finance, educational science and Luxembourg studies.
Our international teams of researchers work in research units, which focus on specific projects. These units are also responsible for the support of our doctorate students. About 300 young scientists are at present working on their PhD. Furthermore, the University has recently founded an interdisciplinary research centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT for short) as well as the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB).
More info on the internet www.uni.lu
Student affaires office: +352 46 66 44 – 6222/6617,
Enrolment fee is usually 100€/semester.
Other Sources of Information on Luxembourg:
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Washington, D.C. 20008
Luxembourg: A Country Study Guide. International Business Publications, 2000.
Barteau, Harry C. Historical Dictionary of Luxembourg. Scarecrow Press, 1996.
Davis, Kathryn A. Language Planning in Multilingua Contexts: Policies, Communities & Schools in Luxembourg. John Benjamins Publishing Co., 1994.
Dolibois, John E. Pattern of Circles: an Ambassador’s Story. Kent State University Press, 1989.
Gaul, Roland. The Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg. 2 vols. Schiffer Publishing, 1995.
Newton, Gerald. Essays on Politics, Language & Society in Luxembourg. Edwin Mellen Press, 2000
For other sources of information on Luxembourg consult the website of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg.