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Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere.

  • 860 professional experts (scientific and research staff) support the 241 professors, assistant professors and lecturers in their teaching
  • Academic staff originates from 20 different countries
  • 6,172 students originate from 115 different countries
  • Close to the European institutions and to Luxembourg’s financial center
  • Multilingualism: programmes generally taught in two languages French/English or French/German, some in three and some entirely taught in English

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The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is located in the heart of Western Europe between Belgium, Germany and France. It has two natural regions: the Oesling in the north and the Gutland, comprising the Moselle valley in the east and the mineral basin in the south. The total area of the country is 2,586 km, with the Oesling covering 828 km and the Gutland 1,758km.

Luxembourg City lies 300 m above sea level. The capital offers a striking contrast between the modern quarters perched on a rocky plateau with a sheer drop and the three lower quarters of Grund, Clausen and Pfaffenthal. The quarter housing the European institutions has been located on the Kirchberg plateau to the north-east of the city since the 1960s.

The name Luxembourg (Lucilinburhuc) first appears around 963 in a deed of barter in which Count Siegfried acquired from the abbey of St Maximin of Trier a small fort situated on a rocky outcrop dominating the Alzette valley, commonly called the Bock. This fortified site became a foothold, allowing the counts of Luxembourg to accumulate territory over the course of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. By the late 13th century, the County of Luxembourg occupied a vast area stretching from the Meuse to the Moselle.

Luxembourg is now well represented on the European and international scene. As a member of the European Union and the euro area, it is characterized by its active advocacy of European integration.

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