University Student Life
The University of Luxembourg
Located in the heart of Europe, the University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international and research-oriented institution with an interdisciplinary atmosphere and a close-knit academic community. It provides students and PhD candidates with a highly specialised environment in which they can closely interact with academic staff, join research activities and network at an international level.
Founded in 2003, it has the mission “to achieve the highest standards of international excellence in research and teaching, while also fully meeting its distinctive responsibilities as the country’s sole public institution of higher education” (Mission statement).
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.
Studying at the FSTM
Over 2000 students are enrolled in 8 bachelors, 17 masters, 1 doctoral school and lifelong learning programmes. Students are being mentored by a team of 80 international and renowned professors and senior lecturers. The FSTM offers an excellent working environment and opportunities with multilingual and small-group courses, early involvement in research projects and close connections with institutions and industries. Read more
Doing research at the FSTM
Composed of 5 departments, the FSTM takes part in cutting-edge projects and innovation in collaboration with local and international partners. More than 270 professors, postdocs, Ph.D. students, scientific and technical staff conduct interdisciplinary research within a dynamic and multilingual environment. Read more
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) is the University’s research and innovation centre for ICT and engineering. It conducts internationally competitive research in six priority areas: Secure and Compliant Data Management, Fintech, Cybersecurity, Space Systems, Autonomous Vehicles and the Internet of Things.
Since its launch in 2009, SnT has undergone rapid development, recruiting top scientists from around the world, launching over 70 EU and ESA projects, developing a Technology Transfer Office, creating four spin-off companies, protecting and licensing IP, and shaping a dynamic interdisciplinary research environment.
SnT is home to the Interdisciplinary Space Master (ISM), which was developed in partnership with the Luxembourg Space Agency. Most of the ISM courses take place at SnT’s facilities on the Kirchberg Campus (Luxembourg City), where the five technical laboratories of the Master are also located.
Kirchberg Campus & Belval Campus
The University facilities are located across three different locations in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, namely the Kirchberg, Limpertsberg and Belval campuses.
Courses of the ISM mainly take place at SnT’s facilities on the Kirchberg Campus (Luxembourg City) with the exception of a few being held at the Belval Campus (Esch-sur-Alzette). The two campuses are 24 km (15 miles) away from each other.
Public transportation within the entire country of Luxembourg is free of charge.