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University closes the Residence des Dominicaines

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Published on Thursday, 08 July 2021

The University of Luxembourg has decided to close the Résidence des Dominicaines, a residence for about 60 students located in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg, at short notice.

The water analyses carried out at the request of the University in this student residence have concluded that there was a high level of turbidity in some hot water samples, as well as contamination of some samples with legionella bacteria.

Although the level of contamination is not considered critical, the University decided as a precautionary measure and to protect the health of the residents to relocate all residents at short notice. The health inspectorate has been informed of the situation.

The residents were briefed at an information meeting held on 1 July. In a first step and in the short term, they have been relocated to hotel rooms and aparthotels, at the expense of the University. They are currently being relocated to other university residences.

To compensate for the inconvenience of the move, the University has waived two months' rent for all residents.

In case the rental costs of the proposed new university accommodation exceed the current rent at the Dominican residence, the difference will be covered by the University until the end of the student's study programme.