Gender Equality

With our aspiration to provide clear information about gender equality at the University of Luxembourg, these pages serve both female and male researchers and employees to share thoughts and knowledge on the issues in relation to gender in higher education institutions. Additionally, we want to offer guidance, referrals, and support. 

At the University of Luxembourg, gender equality is a matter of fairness and it is central to supporting scientific excellence. We promote and advance Gender Equality as an important transversal effort, through implementing the Gender Equality Policy approved by the Board of Governors on 21 May 2021. Our main aim is to:

  1. Promote gender diversity in research and academic careers;
  2. Supports women, as the underrepresented gender, in leadership positions;
  3. Ensures that training, promotions, evaluation procedures of the University of Luxembourg employees are gender-responsive.

The Gender Equality Officer and the Gender Equality Committee lead the implementation of the Gender Equality Policy.

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Our principles

Implicit biases (in practices, in procedures and in our minds) may persist despite the best intentions.
The University supports parents in academia and more broadly it aims creating an environment where staff members can have a successful career and achieve work-life balance.
The University commits to a professional environment with equal opportunity and fair treatment. We provide clear procedures to solve any discriminatory or harassment episode.
Gender inclusive communication avoids discriminatory and gendered words and expressions, masculine role titles, and avoids stereotypes.
Gender equality doubles the pool of talents, thus it is encouraged and supported in recruitment, detention and career opportunities.
Teaching and research, related to gender, leads to social transformations with lasting effects in the mind of future generations.


Relevant links

  • Guidelines for the implementation of gender-sensitive recruiting procedures at the University of Luxembourg (2 July 2012)
  • Les Délégué_e_s Facultaires dans le Règlement d'Ordre Interne 2017 (extract)
  • Convention sur la compatibilité entre garde d'enfants et travail de recherche dans le Règlement d'Ordre Interne 2017 (extract)
  • Breastfeeding and pumping rooms


Gender an the Pandemic 8 March 2022

At the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Gender Equality Office at the University of Luxembourg organised an exclusive online event on Gender and the Pandemic. We were extremely honoured to have H.R.H. the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg amongst our invitees. The event was a great opportunity to learn about current issues affecting women, to celebrate their achievements and to discover ways to empower women worldwide. It truly was an inspirational and thought-provoking event