The University of Luxembourg is the only university in Luxembourg, founded on 13 August 2003. Prior to that, there were several higher educational institutions such as the cour universitaire or the IST that offered one or two years of academic studies. Luxembourgish students had to go abroad in order to complete their studies at a university (usually to Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom). The new university makes it possible for these students to complete their studies in their own country, as well as attract foreign academic interest to Luxembourg.
The University is currently divided into three Campuses, namely:
Campus Limpertsberg hosting the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance and parts of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication as well as the central administration units of the University
Campus Kirchberg hosting further parts of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communications
Campus Walferdange hosting the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
It has an area of 4,443km², making it the largest Belgian province. At around a quarter of a million residents, it is also the province with the smallest population, making it the most sparsely populated province in an otherwise very densely populated country.
The Arelerland or Arlon region (in red on the following map of the province) alongside the border with the neighbouring Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has the particularity that many residents speak Luxembourgish instead of the Walloon (French) dialect(s) spoken elsewhere in the province.
The University of Luxembourg and the Ministry of the Economy announce the creation of an academic Chair in Digital Procurement ... opportunity to attract talent into the country and establish a centre of excellence for digital procurement at the University of Luxembourg', says Prof.