University of Luxembourg

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University of Luxembourg
Université du Luxembourg  (French)
Universität von Luxemburg  (German)
Universitéit Lëtzebuerg  (Luxembourgish)
University of Luxembourg.jpg
Building of the University of Luxembourg Belval Campus
TypePublic university
Established2003
RectorStéphane Pallage
Academic staff
1,420 (2021)
Students6,783 (2021)
950 (2021)
Location
Websiteuni.lu
University of Luxembourg logo (fr).svg

The University of Luxembourg (French: Université du Luxembourg; German: Universität Luxemburg; Luxembourgish: Universitéit Lëtzebuerg) is a public research university in Luxembourg.

History[edit]

The University of Luxembourg was founded in 2003 by combining four existing education and research institutes: the Centre universitaire, Institut supérieur d'études et de recherches pédagogiques, Institut supérieur de technologie, and Institut d'études éducatives et sociales.[1][2][3] The university is the only public university in Luxembourg.[3][4]

Description[edit]

The main building of the University of Luxembourg campus in Limpertsberg

The university has three campuses: the Belval Campus, the Kirchberg Campus, and the Limpertsberg Campus.[4]

The university is governed by a board of governors, a rector, and a university council.[5] The current rector of the University of Luxembourg is Stéphane Pallage.[6]

Academics[edit]

An aerial image of the University of Luxembourg campus in Kirchberg

The university offers fourteen bachelor's degrees, forty-two master's degrees, and doctorates.[4][3] Students at the university getting a bachelor's degree are required to spend one semester abroad. The university also offers sixteen vocational training and lifelong learning training courses.[4]

The university is multilingual. Courses are generally taught in two languages, being French and English or French and German. Some courses are taught in three languages and some courses are taught entirely in English.[4]

The university has three faculties, the Faculty of Science, Technology, and Medicine; the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance; and the Faculty of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, and three interdisciplinary centers, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust; the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine; and the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History.[4] All the faculties offer baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and vocational programs.[1]

COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

During the COVID-19 pandemic in Luxembourg as part of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the university switched to remote learning and later hybrid learning.[7][8]

Demographics[edit]

As of March 2021, the University of Luxembourg has 6,783 students, 950 doctoral candidates, 2,245 staff, 1,420 academic staff, and 283 professors.[9]

In 2021, the university had 4,858 had full-time equivalent students and a student–staff ratio of 19.[10] In 2021, 51% of students at the university were international students.[10]

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[11]601-700 (2020)
CWTS World[12]907 (2020-2021)
THE World[13]201-250 (2020)
USNWR Global[14]653 (2021)

In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Luxembourg number 653 in Best Global Universities and number 227 in Best Global Universities in Europe.[14]

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked the University of Luxembourg 201–250 in their 2020 World University Rankings and 12 in their 2020 Young University Rankings.[10][15]

The Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, ranked the University of Luxembourg 601-700 in their 2020 rankings.[16][17]

The Center for World University Rankings ranked the University of Luxembourg 907 in their 2020-2021 World University Rankings.[18]

Research[edit]

In March 2021, the University of Luxembourg had 1,000 ongoing research projects and 114 Horizon 2020 projects. In 2020, university researchers produced 2,104 publications.[9]

Notable people[edit]

The University of Luxembourg has more than 11,000 alumni.[9]

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Luxembourg 2016 | READ online". oecd-ilibrary.org. 2016. pp. 79–88. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  2. ^ "Luxembourg - Communications". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Lehmann, Maura (March 22, 2021). "Higher education in Luxembourg". RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "About the University". University of Luxembourg. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "Governance". University of Luxembourg. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "The rector". University of Luxembourg. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "University of Luxembourg switches to remote teaching for one month". RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg. October 26, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  8. ^ Morizet, Tim (September 7, 2020). "University reopens with hybrid system for its students". RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  9. ^ a b c "Facts". University of Luxembourg. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  10. ^ a b c "University of Luxembourg". Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  11. ^ "ARWU World University Rankings 2020 | Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 - Top 1000 universities - Shanghai Ranking - 2020". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  12. ^ "World University Rankings 2020-21 | CWUR". Center for World University Rankings. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
  13. ^ "About the University of Luxembourg". Times Higher Education World University Rankings. 2020.
  14. ^ a b "University of Luxembourg". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  15. ^ "University of Luxembourg among the world's best 250 universities". RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg. September 3, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  16. ^ "University of Luxembourg". Academic Ranking of World Universities. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  17. ^ "Shanghai ranking places the University of Luxembourg among the 700 best institutions in the world". RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg. August 18, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  18. ^ "University of Luxembourg Ranking 2020-21 - Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)". Center for World University Rankings. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  19. ^ "Prof. Dr. Alex Biryukov". University of Luxembourg. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  20. ^ "Individual Staff Members - Rischard, Jean-Francois". World Bank. Retrieved March 25, 2021.

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