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Today: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Grand Prix 2017 of the Institut Grand-ducal
Tonie Van Dam
Published on Monday, 20 November 2017
The Grand Prix 2017 in Geological Sciences from the Institut Grand-ducal was awarded by an international jury to Tonie Van Dam, Vice-President of the University of Luxembourg and Professor for ...
Vice-President of the University of Luxembourg in charge of research
Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017
The University opens the position of Vice-President in charge of research. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2017.
Esch-sur-Alzette wins bid to become European Capital of Culture 2022
Esch-sur-Alzette becomes European Capital of Culture 2022
Published on Friday, 10 November 2017
Two years of hard work, creativity and dedication have paid off: The southern town, home of the University's main Belval Campus, will become the centre of gravity for cultural activity in 2022.
BICS Challenge: University launches IT contest for high school pupils
BICS Challenge: IT challenge for high school students
Published on Friday, 10 November 2017
In response to the growing demand for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) qualified graduates in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the University is giving high school students the ...
Online tool reduces Erasmus+ bureaucracy
Online tool reduces Erasmus+ bureaucracy
Published on Friday, 27 October 2017
On 26 October 2017, the University of Luxembourg hosted a conference on the digitisation of the Erasmus+ mobility programme. 125 participants from 25 European countries, representing over 100 Higher ...
Research project: Constructing buildings with re-useable components
Constructing buildings with re-useable components
Published on Friday, 27 October 2017
The Institute for Civil Engineering and Environment (INCEEN) at the University of Luxembourg have signed a "memorandum of understanding" with the Suisse Federal Laboratories of Materials Science and ...
How the financial press influences investor behaviour
Roman Kräussl
Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have found that the financial press can have detrimental or positive effects on the behaviour of investors and their opinion on the economy as a result of ...
10 ans de partenariat en faveur de l’entrepreneuriat
La Chambre de Commerce et l'Université du Luxembourg en partenariat
Published on Friday, 20 October 2017
À l’occasion du 10e  anniversaire du Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, la Chambre de Commerce et l’Université du Luxembourg sont revenus le jeudi 19 octobre 2017 sur les piliers du ...
Research assesses the impact of armed conflict on electoral behaviour
Christophe Lesschaeve, Josip Glaurdić, Michal Mochtak
Published on Thursday, 19 October 2017
Prof. Josip Glaurdić of the University of Luxembourg has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the research project ELWar, a five-year venture assessing the ...
Researcher Addresses Gap in Messaging Privacy
Jiangshan Yu
Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about government mass surveillance, end-to-end encryption is now widely available through services such as Facebook’s WhatsApp. The technique ensures that ...
Prof. Stéphane Pallage proposed to become President of the University
Le Prof Stéphane Pallage
Published on Friday, 06 October 2017
Further to the deliberations of the recruitment committee set up by the Board of Governors on 6 May 2017 and following the favourable advisory vote of the University Council of 5 October, the Board ...
A new bus line at go to Belval
Public transport services are growing to improve mobility.
Published on Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Public transport services are growing to improve mobility.
Bacterial communities in the gut an indicator for Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease might originate outside the brain.
Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Parkinson’s disease is an insidious disease: by the time it manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions such as tremors or muscle rigidity, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly ...
Welcome Day 2017 : à vos marques, prêts, partez !
Welcome Day 2017 pour s’informer, rire et découvrir
Published on Monday, 18 September 2017
La rentrée 2017/2018 est arrivée. Faire ses premiers pas dans les couloirs universitaires, trouver son chemin dans les bibliothèques, découvrir les auditoires et ses groupes de travail – le ...
International conference: gathering Life Cycle experts in Luxembourg
LCM2017 Conference in Luxembourg
Published on Friday, 15 September 2017
The 8th International Conference on Life Cycle Management (LCM) took place from 3 to 6 September 2017 at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg. The three-day conference was organised by the ...
Mathematical processes in the brain influenced by language
Mathematical processes in the brain influenced by language
Published on Thursday, 14 September 2017
People can intuitively recognise small numbers up to four, however when calculating they are dependent on the assistance of language. In this respect, the fascinating research question ensues: how do ...
THE Rankings 2017-2018: Most international university worldwide
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 2018 edition
Published on Tuesday, 05 September 2017
In the 2018 edition of the “Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings”, the University of Luxembourg has achieved the rank of 179, which it shares with the University of Twente. ...
New FDEF Dean takes office
Katalin Ligeti
Published on Friday, 01 September 2017
Prof. Katalin Ligeti officially took office as Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) on Friday, 1 September 2017, marking a new chapter in both her career and the history of the ...
New platform makes a wealth of data accessible
ELIXIR-LU, A distributed infrastructure for life science information
Published on Thursday, 31 August 2017
With ELIXIR, the European Life Sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information, fifteen European countries have established a secure hub-and-node infrastructure in which biological data will be ...
Pain, emotions and the placebo effect
Marian van der Meulen, University of Luxembourg
Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017
In a pioneering study, researchers at the University of Luxembourg used fMRI technology to show that a person’s ability to reinterpret negative events and to control feelings influences how ...
Towards global FinTech research
Dirk Zetzsche, professor at the University of Luxembourg
Published on Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Three law professors from the University of Luxembourg, the University of Hong Kong (China) and UNSW Sydney (Australia) have joined forces to cooperate in researching the law and regulation of ...
L'Université déplore le décès du Professeur Dieter Ferring
Le Prof Dieter Ferring
Published on Tuesday, 08 August 2017
Le Conseil de gouvernance, le Rectorat et la Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l’Éducation ont le triste devoir de faire part du décès du Professeur Dieter ...
A solid foundation in research and teaching
2016 Annual Report of the University of Luxembourg
Published on Monday, 24 July 2017
In 2016, the University of Luxembourg was able to prove its quality as a research university to a greater extent than ever before.
10 Jahre BSSE: in der Gesellschaft verankert
10 Jahre BSSE: in der Gesellschaft verankert
Published on Friday, 21 July 2017
Eine neue Publikation der Universität Luxemburg „Der Bachelor in Sozial- und Erziehungswissenschaften und seine Praxisfelder“ zeigt faktenreich wie dieses Studienprogamm (BSSE) seit 11 Jahren ...
University enters partnership with Ferrero in Luxembourg
Tonie van Dam & Bruno Conti
Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017
The University of Luxembourg signed a new partnership agreement with Ferrero Group Headquarters in Luxembourg on 18 July 2017, providing a framework for student stipends, internships, PhD research, ...
Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance – Driven by values
Stefan Braum
Published on Thursday, 13 July 2017
The University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance during the past academic year continued its development in research, teaching, international relations and other outreach ...
Rolf Tarrach Prize 2017 for research on multifunctional materials
Physicist Mads Christof Weber receives the "Rolf Tarrach Prize 2017”
Published on Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The physicist Mads Christof Weber wins the Rolf Tarrach Prize 2017 for his outstanding doctoral thesis in physics and material science.
30 ans d’Erasmus+ : « Il faut se jeter dans la piscine froide »
30ème anniversaire d’Erasmus le jeudi, 6 juillet 2017 à la Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette
Published on Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Deux cents personnes se sont réunies le jeudi, 6 juillet 2017 à la Rockhal pour souffler les bougies du 30ème anniversaire d’Erasmus, à l’occasion d’un événement articulé autour du ...
Honda invests in car key security research with SnT
The smart device developed by the SnT
Published on Thursday, 06 July 2017
New key systems allow car owners to enter and start their vehicle without ever touching a key. But the technology is not entirely safe. That is why two ICT experts from the Interdisciplinary Centre ...
Text mining in historical newspapers to develop new research methods
The project Impresso: Media monitoring of the past. Mining 200 years of historical newspapers
Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017
The aim of the project “Impresso: Media monitoring of the past. Mining 200 years of historical newspapers” is to link digitised corpora of newspapers from Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and ...
Researchers refute textbook knowledge in molecular interactions
Alexandre Tkatchenko
Published on Friday, 30 June 2017
Van der Waals interactions between molecules are among the most important forces in biology, physics, and chemistry, as they determine the properties and physical behavior of many materials.
Modelling the brain with “Lego bricks”
Stéphane Bordas
Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, have developed a computational method that could be used to guide surgeons during brain surgery.
1,7 million Swiss francs for a new C²DH project
Published on Thursday, 08 June 2017
C²DH receives funding for a project on critical text mining in historical newspapers.
The art market bubble has burst
Roman Kräussl
Published on Tuesday, 06 June 2017
The most comprehensive global art market index, compiled by Prof. Roman Kräussl at the Luxembourg School of Finance at the University of Luxembourg, shows that the price for post-war and ...