Founded in 2003 as the first and only public university of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg



The University of Luxembourg is a European research university with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character. It is a modern institution with a personal atmosphere, close to European institutions, innovative companies and the financial place.

With nearly 6,200 students and about 1,700 employees from all over the globe, the University offers a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses.

The mandatory semester abroad for Bachelor’s students reflects the importance attached to mobility. Student exchange agreements and research cooperations exist with more than 100 universities around the world.

Our priorities for research are Materials Science, Computer Science & ICT Security, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education and Contemporary and Digital History.

Our growing cross-disciplinary themes include Health and Systems Biomedicine as well as Data Modelling and Simulation (see Central research priorities 2018-2021).

The research teams and about 640 PhD students work in three faculties and three interdisciplinary centres:

Faculties and Interdisciplinary Centres




Mainly bilingual degrees (French/English - French/German), some trilingual degrees as well as degrees entirely taught in English by lecturers originating from 20 different countries

Language courses for students and staff

Multicultural environment in a multilingual country

International relations


More than 100 student exchange agreements and research cooperations with universities in Europe, Asia, North America.

Bachelor’s students have to spend at least one semester abroad.

Degree programmes


12 Bachelor’s degrees and 42 Master’s degrees, 13 vocational training and lifelong learning courses, doctoral education (4 doctoral schools)

Number of students and nationalities



Nearly 6,200 students (3,000 Bachelor, 1,500 Master, 640 PhD, 1,000 others) end of 2016

A total of 113 different student nationalities:
        45% of students have a Luxembourgish nationality;
        54% a nationality from other EU28 countries;
        16% from non-EU28 countries.

(sum is > than 100% because of double nationalities)

3,200 mobile students (graduated with a high-school diploma delivered outside the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)

Degrees delivered


Nearly 12,500 degrees delivered since the foundation of the University (2003-2016)

Enrolment fee


No additional tuition fees for foreign students

Enrolment fee generally 400 euros in semesters 1 and 2, 200 euros for all other semesters



Total staff: 1,700 (PhDs with work contract included)

Academic staff: 250 professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, supported by 850 professional experts

Central research priorities 2018-2021


Supporting Existing Pillars of Excellence
     - Materials Science
     - Computer Science & ICT Security
     - European and International Law
     - Finance and Financial Innovation
     - Education
     - Contemporary and Digital History

Growing Cross-Disciplinary Themes
     - Health and Systems Biomedicine
            . Biomedicine and IT
            . Biomedicine, Socioeconomics, the Environment, and Behaviour
            . Research and Healthcare
            . Biomedicine and Law and Ethics
     - Data Modelling and Simulation (formerly known as Computational Sciences)
            . Modelling and Material Sciences
            . Modelling and Mathematics
            . Modelling and Socioeconomics and the Environment
            . Modelling and Digital Humanities
            . Modelling and Finance and Law

University rankings


Ranked number 179 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2017-2018
Ranked number 11 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2017



1,139 scientific publications, of which 570 in refereed journals, published in 2015

Funded chairs


8 ongoing chairs in 2016

3rd party funded research revenues


43 million euros in 2016, thereof 29.1 million euros from the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) and 5.8 million euros from the EU

Total budget


215.2 million euros in 2015



Tel.: (+352) 46 66 44 5148 or (+352) 46 66 44 9451, unilupress@uni.lu, www.uni.lu