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The University of Luxembourg is a research-oriented University in a country that nurtures and promotes its research and innovation ecosystem, aiming at a knowledge-based economy at the heart of Europe. After only 18 years of existence, the University of Luxembourg has become an epicentre for creating new knowledge and technology, with both local and global socio-economic and cultural impact.

The University of Luxembourg wishes to overcome boundaries between disciplines and sectors, and considers that an increased interdisciplinarity is among the stakes of the University’s and Luxembourg’s next steps in its international research and innovation development. Based on this, the University has established in 2020 an Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), which has four main missions:

  • to leverage bold and interdisciplinary research at the very forefront of science
  • to symbolise the University of Luxembourg’s values of excellence, interdisciplinarity and internationality
  • to build bridges between the UL community, international visitors and Luxembourg society
  • to contribute to the attraction and retention of international talent

In its vision, the University of Luxembourg will leverage its research performance, intellectual environment and international outlook through the establishment of the IAS. The IAS further positions the University as a strong asset of and for Luxembourg, recognised for its own intellectual resources but also as a magnet for the international academic community.

IAS Luxembourg General Description (PDF)