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Groundbreaking research increasingly requires to cross disciplinary boundaries and to tear down thought silos. Scientists of multidisciplinary backgrounds more and more work together in interdisciplinary teams to address today’s grand challenges and research questions.

Three interdisciplinary centres

The University of Luxembourg has set up three interdisciplinary centres (IC) to ease the cooperation between different scientific disciplines and to exploit the benefits of collaborative research. The ICs bring together teaching and research on cross-cutting issues in several disciplines promoting innovative approaches and new perspectives.

This interdisciplinary approach helps to increase Luxembourg’s footprint by achieving high credibility and international recognition in the academic world. It fosters interaction between academia and industry in the country.

The SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust conducts internationally competitive research in information and communication technology (ICT) with high relevance creating socio-economic impact. In addition to long-term, high-risk research, SnT engages in demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector.

The LCSB - Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine is accelerating biomedical research by closing the link between systems biology and medical research. Collaboration between biologists, medical doctors, computer scientists, physicists and mathematicians is offering new insights in complex systems like cells, organs, and organisms. These insights are essential for understanding principal mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and for developing new tools in diagnostics and therapy.

The C2 DH - Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History will be composed of researchers and experts committed to investigating, analysing and promoting the contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe. The interdisciplinary centre will give new momentum to historical research in Luxembourg. It will pave the way for new methodological and epistemological approaches by applying digital methods to the discipline of contemporary history.