As higher learning institutions find their footing in the new normal, this leading university at the heart of Europe is ready for hybrid teaching in the winter semester.
The University of Luxembourg will implement a blended learning approach depending on class size and health safety guidelines. Lectures involving larger groups of students will be provided in classroom, virtual, and remote formats, while smaller group teaching will be held face-to-face.
In-person classes will be prioritised for first-year students. This is to ensure they can properly settle into their new academic environment.
Besides that, the university will provide collaborative learning spaces within the limits of health and safety regulations, so students can still enjoy the campus experience.
According to Sheena Shah, who studies the Bachelor in European Cultures, the university moved swiftly and efficiently to introduce remote teaching — and it is now paying off in the hybrid learning model.
Why hybrid learning?
“While the social aspect of meeting in person for class is missing and has been hard on everyone, remote teaching allows us to manage our time efficiently and work from the comforts of our own home,” Shah said.
“The professors in my programme really went above and beyond to make remote teaching work. Splitting us into smaller groups in different calls for group work to then go back to the main call to discuss our findings proved to be an effective way to generate discussion and ensure everyone’s participation.”
Beatriz Ribau, who is pursuing an undergraduate law degree at the university, agrees. At first, it was challenging to adjust to online classes but she feels it has made her a better learner.
“We faced some technical difficulties during this phase but professors and even programme directors were always there to support us,’” she said.
“Despite the fact that we were at home, with no classmates to talk to like in a real lesson, I never felt lonely because I had the entire university by my side.”
Other initiatives to support students during these uncertain times include psychological help services and equipment loans to students who may need them.
University of Luxembourg: A leading university in Europe
On top of its buzzing metropolitan environment, Luxembourg is a safe and peaceful place to study at. Bilingual and trilingual study programmes attract students from over 125 countries to Luxembourg’s only university.
Located at the heart of Europe, it is perfect for students from countries such as Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, France, and Spain who are looking for a fulfilling study abroad experience closer to home.
The campuses are close to European institutions and Luxembourg’s financial centre. They offers cutting-edge facilities and expert faculty in an optimal learning environment that encourages a balance of independence and teamwork.
Here, you will find a complete suite of programmes from bachelor’s degrees all the way to master’s and doctoral programmes. Undergraduate and postgraduate students alike benefit from the university’s strong industry links and easy access to the national and international labour markets.
The employability rate speaks for the calibre of the higher education experience at this leading university in Europe — 85% of the University of Luxembourg graduates find a job within six months of graduation.
It is no surprise that the university places fourth among the world’s millennial universities, and 12th on Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2020.
What can I study?
Are you ready to embark on a safe, effective, and ultimately rewarding hybrid learning journey? European students can still get into several high-quality programmes in the 2020/21 winter semester — apply now.
- Bachelor in Computer Science
- Bachelor in Applied Information Technology
- Bachelor in Mathematics and Physics
- Bachelor in Engineering
- Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences
- Master in Parliamentary Studies
- Master in Contemporary European History
- Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy
- Master in Theater Studies and Interculturality
- Interdisciplinary Space Master
- Master of Science in Engineering – Sustainable Product Creation
- Master in Sustainable Development – Energy and environment sector
- Master of Science in Civil Engineering – Megastructure Engineering with Sustainable Resources
- Master in Engineering Sciences – Energy and economic efficiency
- Master in Geography and Spatial Planning
- Continuing education Luxembourgish language and culture
- Complementary training of Business Auditors
- Complementary training of Accounting Experts