The University of Luxembourg is highly respected for its interdisciplinary education and multilingual approach to teaching.
It is among the top 250 universities worldwide, achieved first place for its “international outlook” in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 and is ranked 17th in THE’s World Young University Rankings 2019.
Founded in 2003, this multilingual university is now home to 850 scientific and research staff, supporting 242 professors, assistant professors and lecturers.
Located in a multilingual and multicultural country, the University serves as the ideal location for learners who wish to improve their language skills and live in the heart of Europe.
And with its close-knit campus, the University attracts students from over 125 countries and academic staff from 20 countries; thereby combining varied cultures, backgrounds and experiences into one cosmopolitan study experience.
Interdisciplinary and insightful
The University offers 14 Bachelor’s and 42 Master’s degrees, 16 lifelong learning courses and vocational training opportunities, as well as four doctoral schools. They are offered in three faculties and are connected to world-class research centres.
Usually, the degrees are bilingual (French/English or French/German). Some degrees may also be taught entirely in English, but all are designed with the aim of producing employable and agile graduates.
Motivating students to engage with multilingual education, the University also offers an on-site Language Centre where they benefit from conversation classes, tandem learning partners, an e-learning platform and more.
Alternatively, if students want to enhance their entrepreneurial skills while studying for their degree, the University has set up its very own Incubator that aims to inform participants on what it takes to be successful in their ventures.
There are incubator workshops, networking events and inspirational round table talks regularly held at the University too. Together with the academic programmes offered here, they make a potent combination that ensures Luxembourg graduates acquire promising career prospects.
A multicultural business hub
Surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg is a prime location for international students, especially those who wish to explore professional opportunities in the region.
In recent years, the country has become a “European focal point” for the next generation of space technologies and startups.
And with one of the highest GDP per capita in the world, many graduates have chosen to remain in the thriving country of Luxembourg.
The University is closely connected to Luxembourg’s world-leading financial and services business hub, as well as the international institutions located in the country. These industry links enable the University to hire lecturers with research and business backgrounds, inspire students to take on internship placements, and invite prominent figures to conduct talks at the campus.
Moreover, student mobility is strongly promoted at the University.
It is compulsory for all Bachelor students to take one semester abroad. Many exchange study opportunities are also available for Master and PhD students.
Meanwhile, the Career Centre is a one-stop hub that guides students through their internships, assists with job-searching and provides support in stressful times.
Life after Luxembourg
Immersed in a supportive, international and interdisciplinary campus during their degree, graduates from the University of Luxembourg are headed towards a promising future ahead.
Not only will they enhance their language know-how and heighten their cross-cultural communication skills, they will also have the confidence to take on new roles in growing industry sectors.
For instance, Master in Management of Information Systems Security (MSSI) graduate Laurent Crozier gained the skills he needed to advance his IT (Information Technology) career at the University and then landed a job in the country’s expanding IT sector.
Laurent said: “I have passed numerous IT certifications, particularly in information security, but I was looking for a university degree to deepen [my knowledge in] this subject and develop my managerial skills. I also wanted to follow this training while continuing my professional activity, exchanging with highly qualified experts and finally expanding my network.”
“Only the University of Luxembourg offered such training, so I decided to take up the challenge!”
“In short, Luxembourg is a country where life is good, both personally and professionally. This quality is measured by the treatment of foreign workers who decide to settle there and of students who wish to study there, and Luxembourg is particularly successful in this area.”
“The university acts as a driver of opportunities by providing its students with the chance to participate in job forums, meet potential employers and actively participate in the creation of a professional network. As a result, I managed to get a summer internship in the prestigious law firm Arendt & Medernach,” says Lilia.
So, if you are ready to start living in Luxembourg, and if you want to move your career forward while studying in a multilingual environment, click here to find out more about the application process.
A country of opportunity awaits.