Higher education

Creation of the University of Luxembourg in 2003

Higher education was instituted in the mid-19th century, and a university centre was set up in the 1970s. When the university was created in 2003, several institutions of higher education were merged into the university: the Higher Institute of Technology (Institut supérieur de technologie - IST), the Higher Institute for Teacher Training and Education Research (Institut supérieur d’études et de recherches pédagogiques - ISERP) and the Institute of Educational and Social Studies (Institut d’études éducatives et sociales - IEES).

Its founding principles

  1. Internationalisation = 6,400 students from 122 different countries
  2. Multilingualism = bilingual or even trilingual studies
  3. Mobility = a mandatory semester abroad as part of every bachelor's programme
  4. Research = 8 main focuses, 11 research units, 7 doctoral schools

Advanced Technician Certificate (BTS - Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) since 1990

  • Short vocational courses = 2 to 3 years
  • 6 fields of training and 30 different BTS programmes
  • Direct access to the labour market
  • Validation of experience acquired

Diversity of part-time higher education

The offer of part-time higher education is expanding to allow professionals who would like to continue or resume their studies in order to earn a university degree.

Accredited private foreign institutions in Luxembourg (law 2009)

  • LUNEX - International University of Health, Exercise and Sports Differdange
  • LSB - Luxembourg School of Business

Private foreign institutions entitled to organise higher education programmes in Luxembourg (law 1976)

  • SHU – Sacred HeartUniversity


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