The Luxembourg government has made research & innovation, as well as higher education, one of the cornerstones of the nation’s vision for the future. Its research and innovation policy aims to stimulate competitiveness and economic growth, further boost the performance of the public research sector and enhance the country’s participation in international research programmes and collaborations.
Research institutions have sustained funding growth from successive governments: from 24 million Euros in 2000 to 1.5 billion Euros for the 2018-2021 period, Luxembourg is increasing research funding by nearly 300 million euros to a total of 1.7 billion euros for the 2022 – 2025 period, up 17.6% on the previous years.
This support has built an attractive and fertile research landscape, gaining high international recognition in specific domains (e.g. materials science, health, ICT or sustainability).
The focus of scientific leadership in key areas is attracting global talent seeking further training and leading to a critical mass effect, advancing Luxembourg’s strategy of building a knowledge-based economy.
Research and innovation in Luxembourg are characterised by excellent infrastructure and research facilities, a smart specialisation in key areas and various research actors.
Luxembourg research landscape in detail
In conversation with our young researchers: Helena KorjonenWhat does sustainability mean when it comes to food? What is needed for a more sustainable and resilient food system?…
The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History turns 5On 22 May 2017, the University of Luxembourg officially opened its third interdisciplinary research centre, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary…
In conversation with our young researchers: Katarzyna BobrowiczHow do children solve important problems? How do they select relevant information? Katarzyna Bobrowicz is a post-doctoral researcher at the…
In conversation with our young researchers: Mike ZappHow does university knowledge shape globalisation by producing various sociopolitical conceptions beyond the nation-state? Mike Zapp is part of the…
A new cyber policy chair at the University of LuxembourgThe University of Luxembourg and the Directorate of Defence of the the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs have partnered…
In conversation with our young researchers: Ramin ForghaniThe continuing spread of countries and companies having access to low Earth orbit makes it necessary for diplomacy to cover…