The ad personam Jean Monnet Chair

The ad personam Jean Monnet Chair awarded to Prof. Rene Leboutte in 2009 aims to support teaching and research in contemporary European history using new information technologies. It seeks to strengthen links with European institutions, in particular the European Parliament Archive and Documentation Centre (CARDOC), the archives of the European Investment Bank and the Virtual Centre for Knowledge about Europe (CVCE).

The UNESCO Chair in Human Rights

The UNESCO Chair in Human Rights was held by Prof. Dr Jean-Paul Lehners from 2011 to 2019. He was succeeded in 2019 by Prof. Dr Robert Harmsen. The aim of the chair is to promote research, teaching and documentation on human rights. With its Chairs, UNESCO seeks to raise awareness about its work and objectives within universities. It also aims to encourage exchanges between academics and increase the involvement of universities from the Southern Hemisphere within the international scientific community.

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Pearl Chair on Social Inequality

The Chair on Social Inequality is held by Prof. Dr. Louis Chauvel and Prof. Dr. Conchita D'Ambrosio. They examine social inequality within a Luxembourg, European and International context. The PEARL Chair is funded by the Fonds national de la Recherche Luxembourg (FNR).

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Chair in Urban Regeneration

Established by the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, the Chair is dedicated to urban planning and urban regeneration of Esch-sur-Alzette. The aim to set up research and teaching activities in these domains, by prioritising questions of regional and crossborder interest on public space, mobility or socio-economic dynamics of the habitat. The chair is held by Prof. Dr Markus Miessen.

Chair of Legislative Studies

The Chair of Legislative Studies funded by the Chambre des Députés du Luxembourg is held by Philippe Poirer, lecturer in political science. The chair mainly supports research activities in the domains of democracy, legislation and comparable politics in Europe. Research activities include European governance at the national and European level, Parliament and citizen participation, referenda and petitions, code of conduct, status of the elected bodies, and Europeanisation of the organisational norms of democracy, the election process and parliamentarianism, ethics and science.

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