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Rapport dactivits I Annual report I Jahresbericht 2014

RAPPORT DACTIVITS
ANNUAL REPORT
JAHRESBERICHT

www.uni.lu

2014

LE MOT DU RECTEUR

Une question dambition et de volont

This is my last preface to the annual report of the


University of Luxembourg. Ihave decided to take one
short paragraph of each of the prefaces of the nine
previous years, because it will give the reader amore
accurate view of the ten years Ihave been President
of the University than writing anew text, which would
always be tainted by how our memory changes the
past conveniently. Here we go.
2005 About the creation of the University
intgrer dans ma pense la singularit qui
caractrise une trs jeune universit, la premire
dans un pays qui, derrire une fine couche
dacceptation, trs majoritairement nen voulait pas;
prendre note de cette vue dominante, mais un peu
irraliste, dune recherche avec un return on
investment dans les plus courts dlais; accepter
limpatience tout fait logique des tudiants;
assimiler le rle important jou par les instituteurs et
professeurs de lyce dans le monde de lducation,
mme suprieure, au Luxembourg
2006 About the development of the
University
The university is developing at afrenetic rhythm, at
apace which is arguably almost unreasonable. But
we are all impatient, we want to advance this
beautiful project, to set the basis on which atop
quality university will emerge in due time.
2007- About quality
In fact quality is aseldom feature of human activity
and reports get smaller with rising quality, because
the quality standards of selfevaluation of an
institution or person rise faster than the quality of
the institution or person itself.

2008 About the complexity of auniversity


Die globale Universitt ist eine sehr komplizierte
Einrichtung, mit zum Teil widersprchlichen Zielen,
und wir sind leider weitaus weniger intelligent als wir
annehmen und bruchten. Schlieen wir mit einem
vermutlichen Einsteinzitat: Zwei Dinge sind unendlich:
Das Universum und die menschliche Dummheit. Aber
beim Universum bin ich mir nicht ganz sicher. Ziel
einer universitren Ausbildung ist es, dem Menschen,
der so erfolgreich falsche Probleme erzeugt, zu
helfen, ab und zu einmal wahre Probleme zu lsen.
2009 About multilingualism
Englisch wird langsam, aber sicher die dominante
MasterUnterrichtsprache, vor allem in Nordeuropa.
So wird es auch bei uns sein. Wir mchten aber, dass
auf Bachelorniveau Zweisprachigkeit - in einer der
drei Kombinationen unserer drei Lehrsprachen - die
Regel ist. In Zukunft wird im beruflichen Leben
Englisch nicht mehr relevant, sondern
selbstverstndlich sein. Relevant wird dagegen sein,
welche anderen Sprachen man darber hinaus
beherrscht.
2010 About the importance of Belval
En premier lieu le projet de la Cit des Sciences
Belval. Il prend chaque jour une envergure plus
large, le Fonds Belval nous sollicite souvent, le
nombre de runions asubi une augmentation
exponentielle et nous travaillons tous darrachepied
pour que lUniversit puisse faire le premier
dmnagement en 2014 et offrir les premiers cours
la Maison des Sciences Humaines en septembre de
cette annel. Cest un grand dfi quon relve avec
engouement.

LE MOT DU RECTEUR

2011 About the autonomy of the University

2013 About excellence in recruiting

La European University Association adailleurs trs rcemment


publi sa deuxime tude sur lautonomie des universits en Europe.
Concernant le Luxembourg, les rsultats sont les suivants: il occupe
la dernire position pour lautonomie organisationnelle (sur un total
de 28) mais se classe premier pour lautonomie financire et se
retrouve la huitime position tant pour lautonomie des ressources
humaines que pour lautonomie acadmique.

Mir mussen un eisem Profil schaffen, well mi wi zwou oder dri


Disziplinen, wou mir an fofzng oder zwanzeg Joer weltwit eppes
sinn, ass net realistesch, an dat ass ewell scho ganz ambitiis.
Firdohinner ze kommen, ass et nideg, mmer di bescht Leit op
eis Universitit unzezien a mir mengen, datt mir domat um
richtege Wee sinn.

Wir haben die Weichen fr den Auf- und Ausbau einer modernen
Universitt gestellt. Jetzt mssen wir den Weg der Exzellenz
konsequent weiter gehen.
2012 About my vision for the University

2014 About the future

Cest un choix stratgique et politique: une bonne universit, qui


offre une bonne ducation universitaire, comparable beaucoup
dautres, ou une universit haut de gamme, qui donne au pays une
marque de qualit dans un nouveau domaine, qui jouera un rle
essentiel dans le dveloppement social et conomique du pays et
qui, la longue, pourrait devenir une source de revenus. Cest une
question dambition et de volont. De mon ct je nai aucun doute
sur ce que le Luxembourg mrite et peut atteindre.

Eine Universitt braucht 30 Jahre, um zu reifen und zu einem


Trumpf fr das Land zu werden. Ihre bisherige Entwicklung ist so
positiv, dass sie weiterhin konsequente Untersttzung verdient hat.
Wir haben die Weichen fr den Auf- und Ausbau einer modernen
Universitt gestellt. Jetzt mssen wir den Weg der Exzellenz
konsequent weiter gehen und drfen diesen Pfad nicht verlassen.
Bonne chance, chre Universit!

Rolf Tarrach
Recteur 2005 - 2014

LE MOT DU RECTEUR

RAPPORT ANNUEL 2014


LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

P. 7

RAPPORT DACTIVITS DU CONSEIL DE GOUVERNANCE


ET DU CONSEIL UNIVERSITAIRE

P. 19

LQUIPE RECTORALE

P. 25

FACULT DES SCIENCES, DE LA TECHNOLOGIE


ET DE LA COMMUNICATION

P. 43

FACULT DE DROIT, DCONOMIE ET DE FINANCE

P. 57

FACULT DES LETTRES, DES SCIENCES HUMAINES,


DES ARTS ET DESSCIENCES DE LDUCATION

P. 69

LES MOMENTS FORTS EN IMAGES

P. 81

LES CENTRES INTERDISCIPLINAIRES: SnT, LCSB

P. 91

LE CORPS ACADMIQUE

P. 101

LE BILAN FINANCIER

P. 107

LES CHIFFRES CLS

P. 113

RECHERCHE

P. 115

RESSOURCES HUMAINES

P. 116

BIBLIOTHQUE

P. 117

AFFAIRES JURIDIQUES

P. 118

TUDIANTS

P. 119

LISTE DES FORMATIONS ANNE ACADMIQUE 20132014

P. 125

DOCTORANTS PROMOTION 2014

P. 130

LA GOUVERNANCE
DE LUNIVERSIT

LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

LORGANIGRAMME

Conseil de
Gouvernance

Rectorat /
Administration
centrale

Commission
Consultative
Scientifique

FSTC

FDEF

Facults

FLSHASE

Conseil
Universitaire

SnT

LCSB

Centres Interdisciplinaires

LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

LE CONSEIL DE GOUVERNANCE
RLE
Le Conseil de gouvernancearrte la politique gnrale et les choix stratgiques de lUniversit, et exerce le
contrle des activits de lUniversit.

PRSIDENCE
Il est plac sous la prsidence de Monsieur Marc Jaeger depuis le 16 janvier 2012.

COMPOSITION
Il est compos de 7 membres dont 4 au moins exercent ou ont exerc des responsabilits universitaires. Le
recteur de lUniversit, le Commissaire du Gouvernement, un reprsentant du corps enseignant et un
reprsentant des tudiants participent galement aux runions du Conseil de gouvernance, avec voix
consultative.

Les membres

Les participants
avec voix
consultative

Le secrtariat

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LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

Marc JAEGER
Prsident du Conseil de gouvernance

Prsident du Tribunal de lUnion Europenne

Yvonne FLOUR
( partir du 05-04-2014)

Viceprsidente du Conseil dAdministration de lUniversit Paris 1Panthon Sorbonne

Michel GOEDERT

Directeur de la division de neurobiologie, Medical Research Council


Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Grard HOFFMANN

Prsident du Conseil dadministration et administrateur dlgu de Telindus


Belgacom ICT

Kristin INGLFSDTTIR
( partir du 05-04-2014)

Rectrice de lUniversit dIslande

Alain KINSCH
( partir du 05-04-2014)

Country Managing Partner dErnst & Young Luxembourg

Maurice QUNET
(Jusquau 08-03-2014)

Ancien conseiller dEtat en service extraordinaire, Ancien recteur


dAcadmie, Chancelier des universits de Paris

Laurence RIEBEN
(Jusquau 08-03-2014)

Ancienne vicerectrice de lUniversit de Genve

Charles RUPPERT
(Jusquau 08-03-2014)

Ancien dirigeant dentreprises


Viceprsident Honoraire du Conseil dEtat

Danilo ZAVRTANIK

Recteur de lUniversit de Nova Gorica, Slovnie

Rolf TARRACH

Recteur

Germain DONDELINGER

Commissaire du Gouvernement

Jrg GERKRATH
(Jusquau 08-03-2014)

Reprsentant du corps enseignant

Raymond BISDORFF
( partir du 05-04-2014)

Reprsentant du corps enseignant

Gilberto FERNANDES CARDOSO


(Jusquau 08-03-2014)

Reprsentant des tudiants

Olivier JOSEPH
( partir du 05-04-2014)

Reprsentant des tudiants

Massimo MALVETTI

Secrtaire du Conseil de gouvernance

Anne CHRISTOPHE
( partir du 06-12-2014)

Secrtaire adjointe du Conseil de gouvernance

Karin LANGUMIER

Assistante du Secrtaire du Conseil de gouvernance

LE CONSEIL UNIVERSITAIRE
RLE
Le Conseil universitaireassiste le Rectorat dans llaboration du plan pluriannuel de dveloppement et dlibre
sur les affaires pdagogiques et scientifiques de lUniversit.

PRSIDENCE
Il est plac sous la prsidence du recteur.

COMPOSITION
Le Conseil universitaire se compose de 2 reprsentants des enseignantschercheurs par facult, lus par les
enseignantschercheurs; 2 reprsentants des tudiants par facult, lus par les tudiants; d1 reprsentant
des personnels administratifs et techniques par facult lu par les personnels administratifs et techniques;
d1 reprsentant du corps intermdiaire des assistants et des assistantschercheurs par facult, lu par les
personnels du corps intermdiaire; 1 reprsentant du personnel scientifique des bibliothques, lu par les
personnels des bibliothques; de 2 directeurs de centres interdisciplinaires, lus par les personnels nomms
ou affects aux centres interdisciplinaires, 1 dlgu la promotion fminine.
Le recteur, les vicerecteurs et les doyens sont membres doffice du Conseil universitaire.
Le directeur administratif assiste aux sances du Conseil universitaire avec voix consultative.
Les membres au 31
dcembre 2014

Rudi BALLING

Directeur LCSB

Christel BALTESLHR

Dlgue lgalit des chances

Raymond BISDORFF

Reprsentant du corps acadmique FSTC

Stefan BRAUM

Doyen FDEF

Heleen DE GEEST

Reprsentant du corps intermdiaire FDEF

Marlena FILIMON

Reprsentant du corps intermdiaire FSTC

Antoine FISCHBACH

Reprsentant du personnel scientifique, administratif et technique FLSHASE

Franois-Xavier FLOTTERER

Reprsentant des tudiants FSTC

Jrg GERKRATH

Reprsentant du corps acadmique FDEF

Paul HEUSCHLING

Doyen FSTC

Adelheid HU

Reprsentant du corps acadmique FLSHASE

Andreas IRMEN

Reprsentant du corps acadmique FDEF

Guillaume KARDJOE

Reprsentant des tudiants FDEF

Jacques KLEIN

Reprsentant du personnel scientifique, administratif et technique FSTC

Franck LEPREVOST

Vice-recteur organisation et relations internationales

Galle Mlodie LOUPPE

Reprsentante des tudiants FLSHASE

Georg MEIN

Doyen FLSHASE

Ludwig NEYSES

Vice recteur recherche

Phu-Hong NGUYEN

Reprsentant des tudiants FSTC

Bjrn OTTERSTEN

Directeur Centre Interdisciplinaire SnT

Beth PARK-FURLONG

Reprsentante du personnel scientifique des bibliothques

Gilbert SCHULLER

Reprsentant des tudiants FLSHASE

Georges STEFFGEN

Reprsentant du corps acadmique FLSHASE

Rolf TARRACH

Recteur

Edoardo TIBERI

Reprsentant des tudiants FDEF

Eric TSCHIRHART

Vice recteur acadmique

Tonie VAN DAM

Reprsentant du corps acadmique FSTC

Anne-Marie VESDREVANIS

Reprsentant du personnel scientifique, administratif et technique FDEF

Membre avec voix


consultative

Alfred FUNK

Directeur administratif

Secrtariat

Massimo MALVETTI

Secrtaire du Conseil de gouvernance

Karin LANGUMIER

Assistante du Secrtaire du Conseil de gouvernance


LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

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LE RECTORAT
RLE
Le rectorat est lorgane excutif de lUniversit du Luxembourg.
Il se runit aussi souvent que les intrts de lUniversit lexigent, sur convocation du recteur, ou par le membre
du rectorat que le recteur dsigne. Le rectorat ala facult de recourir lavis dexperts sil le juge ncessaire.

PRSIDENCE
Les runions du rectorat sont prsides par le recteur ou par le membre du rectorat que le recteur dsigne.

COMPOSITION
Le rectorat se compose du recteur, dau plus 3 vicerecteurs et du directeur administratif.
Le rectorat de lUniversit du Luxembourg se compose des membres suivants
Rolf TARRACH

Recteur

Franck LEPRVOST

Vice-recteur organisation et relations internationales

Ludwig NEYSES

Vicerecteur pour la recherche

ric TSCHIRHART

Vicerecteur acadmique

Alfred FUNK

Directeur administratif

Lquipe de direction de lUniversit du Luxembourg se compose des membres suivants


(en plus des membres du rectorat)
Paul HEUSCHLING

Doyen de la FSTC

Stefan BRAUM

Doyen de la FDEF

Georg MEIN

Doyen de la FLSHASE

Bjrn OTTERSTEN

Directeur du SnT

Rudi BALLING

Directeur du LCSB

Massimo MALVETTI

Secrtaire du Conseil de gouvernance

Les chargs de mission et les conseillers du recteur

12

LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

Christel BALTESLHR

Dlgue lgalit des chances

Lucinne BLESSING

Charge de mission auprs du Recteur ( partir du 1/11/2013 jusquau 31/3/2015)

Massimo MALVETTI

Charg de mission auprs du Recteur pour la Culture Scientifique et Technique

Michel MARGUE

Charg de mission auprs du Recteur pour les sciences humaines et le multilinguisme

Michael SCHEUERN

Conseiller auprs du Recteur pour le projet Belval

LA COMMISSION DES LITIGES


RLE
Elle est en charge de lvaluation, de la recevabilit et du bienfond des rclamations et contestations ne
relevant pas des attributions rserves de lEthics Review Panel et de la Commission Consultative dEthique.

PRSIDENCE
Les runions de la Commission des Litiges sont prsides par Katalin Ligeti.

COMPOSITION
Elle est compose dau moins trois membres permanents dsigns par le recteur, aprs approbation du Conseil
universitaire. Ces membres ne doivent pas avoir de lien direct avec les litiges traiter. Des membres supplmentaires
peuvent tre dsigns par le recteur pour le traitement dun litige particulier.
Membres

Dates de Nomination

Katalin LIGETI

01/10/2012

Steffen ROTHKUGEL

09/01/2013

Georges STEFFGEN

09/01/2013

LA COMMISSION CONSULTATIVE DTHIQUE


(ETHICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE)
RLE
La commission consultative dthique est un organe consultatif du Conseil universitaire, instaur par ce dernier.
Elleintervient la demande du Conseil universitaire ou du rectorat. La commission consultative dthique est
chargede veiller au respect des valeurs thiques et morales dans la vie universitaire. La commission consultative
dthique est en charge de veiller viter toute forme de discrimination, que ce soit au niveau du sexe, des origines
ethniques, de la nationalit, de ltat civil, dun handicap ou de lge ou de toute forme de harclement.

PRSIDENCE
La Commission Consultative dthique lit son prsident en son sein.

COMPOSITION
La Commission Consultative dthique est compose dau moins 5 membres.
Membres

Dates de Nomination

Matthew HAPPOLD

21/06/2011

Dietmar HEIDEMANN

21/06/2011

Georges STEFFGEN

26/02/2013

Leon VAN DER TORRE

21/06/2011

Olivier FRANCIS

07/03/2012

Orsola RAZZOLINI

26/02/2013

Claude HOUSSEMAND

16/04/2013
LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

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LA COMMISSION CONSULTATIVE SCIENTIFIQUE


RLE
La commission consultative scientifique est obligatoirement consulte sur:



les orientations des politiques de recherche et de la documentation;


les orientations des programmes des enseignements;
la rpartition des crdits allous la recherche;
le contenu du programme pluriannuel dtablissement.

PRSIDENCE
La prsidence est assure par Monsieur Grard C. Rowe

COMPOSITION
Les membres de la commission sont nomms par le recteur, sur avis du Conseil universitaire. Elle est
compose de 2 membres internes et de 2 membres externes par facult.

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LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

Membre

Reprsentant

Dbut du mandat actuel

Iris Behrmann, Universit du Luxembourg

FSTC interne

01/11/2010

Martin Bordemann, Universit du Mulhouse

FSTC externe

01/11/2010

Mohamed Darouach, Universit de Lorraine

FSTC externe

01/11/2010

Sylvie Freyermuth, Universit du Luxembourg

FLSHASE interne

01/11/2010

Even Loarer, Conservatoire national des arts et mtiers

FLSHASE externe

01/11/2010

Claudine Moulin, Universitt Trier

FLSHASE externe

01/11/2010

Pierre Picard, Universit du Luxembourg

FDEF interne

01/11/2010

Gerard C. Rowe, Europa-Universitt Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

FDEF externe

01/11/2010

Alexander Rust, Universit du Luxembourg

FDEF interne

01/09/2012

Jean-Pierre Schoder, Banque Centrale du Luxembourg

FDEF externe

01/11/2010

Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, Universit du Luxembourg

FLSHASE interne

01/11/2010

Yves Le Traon, Universit du Luxembourg

FSTC interne

01/11/2010

LA DLGATION DU PERSONNEL
RLE
La Dlgation du personnel de lUniversit vise linstauration dun premier dialogue social luniversit,
aboutissant notamment llaboration dune premire convention collective.

PRSIDENCE
Elle est assure par Madame Virginie Mucciante.

COMPOSITION
La liste at soigneusement constitue de personnels motivs pour reprsenter les employs de lUniversit
et dfendre leurs intrts dans le cadre dun dialogue social constructif. La composition de la Dlgation
comprend 15 titulaires et 15 supplants et respecte le mieux possibleles diffrentes fonctions, les diverses
disciplines, les campus.

Les
membres

Les
supplants

BOURGAIN Arnaud

Secrtaire

Aprofesseur

COLIN Thierry

Membre

Support informatique

DIERENDONCK Christophe

Membre

Adjoint de recherche

EDLMAIR Christina

Membre

Coordinateur

EKWEGBALU Nadjia

Membre

Support administratif

GERKRATH Jrg

Membre

Professeur

GUSTIN Michel

Dlgu la scurit

Technicien

HIEZ David

Dlgu lgalit

Professeur

KELSEN Pierre

Membre

Professeur

KLEIN Jacques

Vice-prsident

Adjoint de recherche

MARGHERITA Antonia

Membre

Collaboratrice Scientifique

MARINHO Cristina

Membre

Support administratif

MELCHIOR Brigitte

Membre

Support administratif

MENETREY Sverine

Membre

A-professeur

MUCCIANTE Virginie

Prsidente

Support administratif

RUIZ Ismael

Membre

Support informatique

BERTINELLI Luisito

Supplant

A-professeur

BRISTOT Pascal

Supplant

Support technique

CHARPENTIER Nathalie

Supplant

Support administratif

DANIEL Barbara

Supplant

Support administratif

GREGER Manfred

Supplant

Professeur

KLEIN Gilbert

Supplant

Auxilliaire technique

MENDES Pedro

Supplant

Support administratif

ROLVERING Catherine

Supplant

Auxilliaire technique

SINHA Jasmin

Supplant

Support administratif

SMERKE Alexander

Supplant

Employ polyvalent

WILLEMS Julie

Supplant

Support administratif

WIRTZ Solange

Supplant

Support administratif

WOLF Claude

Supplant

Charg de cours

ZOCCOLO Antoine

Supplant

Support informatique

LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

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GENDER MAINSTREAMING COMMITTEE


RLE
Le Gender Mainstreaming Committee (GMC) acomme but de sengager dans des missions visant les
questions du genre telles que:
promouvoir et sensibiliser aux questions du genre dans les facults, les centres interdisciplinaires et
ladministration de lUniversit,
favoriser la promotion et la coordination dactivits du genre dans les domaines de lenseignement et de la
recherche,
conseiller et aider instituer des politiques de ressources humaines tenant compte des questions du
genre,
veiller dans le recrutement du personnel au respect de lquilibre entre tous les genres,
dvelopper des dispositifs organisationnels et infrastructurels visant amliorer la rconciliation entre la
vie professionnelle et la vie prive, notamment en ce qui concerne la garde denfants et dautres personnes
dpendantes,
sensibiliser aux questions dabus de pouvoir, de harclement moral ou sexuel,
consulter ou conseiller sur demande la commission des litiges, la commission consultative dthique, le
Ethics Review Panel et le conciliateur de luniversit sur des problmes du genre.
Le GMC peut attirer lattention du rectorat sur des rgles et procdures concernant les questions du genre
mettre en place pour amliorer la vie universitaire entre les personnels et tudiants de lUniversit du
Luxembourg.

PRSIDENCE
La prsidence du GMC est assure par le/la dlgu(e) lgalit des chances.

COMPOSITION
Un reprsentant du rectorat est invit permanent aux runions du GMC. Les reprsentants des tudiants au
Conseil universitaire ainsi que le dlgu lgalit de la dlgation du personnel sont galement invits
permanents aux runions du GMC.

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LA GOUVERNANCE DE LUNIVERSIT

RAPPORT DACTIVITS
DU CONSEIL DE GOUVERNANCE
ET DU CONSEIL UNIVERSITAIRE

RAPPORT DACTIVITS DU CONSEIL DE GOUVERNANCE


LES INVITS DU CONSEIL DE GOUVERNANCE AU COURS DE LANNE
Le samedi 25 janvier 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance areu Monsieur Bjrn Ottersten, directeur du Centre
interdisciplinaire pour un expos sur le thme: Concept for Entrepreneurship Initiative & Seed Funding .
Le samedi 8 mars 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance areu Monsieur Thomas Barra, responsable pour Belval.
Le samedi 5 avril 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance areu Monsieur Alfred Funk directeur administratif concernant
lapprobation du budget 2014.
Lors de sa sance du 6 dcembre 2014, il areu Monsieur Rainer Klump, futur recteur de lUniversit du
Luxembourg partir du 1er janvier 2015.

RUNIONS
En 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance sest runi 8 fois sous la prsidence de Monsieur Marc Jaeger.
Le Conseil de gouvernance sest runi les 25 janvier, 1er mars, 8 mars, 5 avril, 24 mai, 12 juillet, 27 septembre et
6 dcembre 2014.

PRINCIPALES DCISIONS
Recrutement du Lors de sa runion du 1er mars 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance apropos au Gouvernement de nommer
nouveau recteur Monsieur Rainer Klump comme futur recteur de lUniversit du Luxembourg partir du 1er janvier 2015.
Proposition de nomination accepte par le Gouvernement et nomination GrandDucale de Monsieur Klump en
date du 6 mai 2014.

Nominations de
Professeurs

Promotions
internes

Centres
interdisciplinaires
Budget

Massimo Bricocoli Professor in Social Business and Social Management


Rejko Krger Professor in Neurosciences
Stephan Leyer Professor in Engineering Sciences - Area Mechanical Engineering
Ivan Nourdin Professor of Mathematics - Area Stochastic Modelling
Christina Siry Professor in Learning and Instruction
Paulo Verissimo PEARL Research Program on Information Infrastructure Security and Dependability

Alexei Biryukov Professor in Computer Science


Mark Cole Professor of Media and Telecommunication Law
Andreas Hadjar Professor in Sociology of Education
Nicolas Jonard Professor in Economics and Management
Roland Sanctuary Professor of Physics
Christine Schiltz Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Tonie van Dam Professor in Physical Geodesy

Renouvellement de Rudi Balling comme Directeur du Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine.

Lors de sa runion du 12 juillet 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance aapprouv la demande de budget 2015 de
lUniversit ltat pour un montant total de 145mio.

RAPPORT DACTIVITS DU Conseil de gouvernance ET DU Conseil universitaire

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Congs
scientifiques et
attribution du
titre de professeur
mrite

Au cours de lanne 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance aattribu 6 congs scientifiques diffrents professeurs
des trois facults. Le titre de professeur mrite at attribu un professeur de la Facult des Sciences, de
la Technologie et de la Communication et un autre de la Facult de Droit, dconomie et de Finances.

Approbation et
renouvellement de
conventions

convention concernant la continuation de la chaire ATOZ en droit fiscal europen et international


avecATOZ Foundation
convention instaurant la chaire ADA en droit financier avec Appui au dveloppement autonome a.s.b.l.
convention de partenariat privilgi avec la Chambre de Commerce
convention de coopration avec la Fondation du Mrite Europen
convention destine renforcer la collaboration avec le Luxembourg Income Study
(City University of New York)
conventions de partenariat avec lIndian Institute of Technology Madras, lUniversit nationale technique
dUkraine Kiev, lUniversit technique de Vienne, la Shanghai Normal University, le Worcester Polytechnic
Institute (tatsUnis), lUniversit de Bonn, la Chulalongkorn University (Thalande) et la Waseda University
(Japon)

Contrat
dtablissement
Pluriannuel
2014 2017
Projets de
recherche internes

Cration de
nouvelles units

Dans sa sance du 8 mars 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance aapprouv la signature du contrat pluriannuel
2014 2017 liant ltat et lUniversit du Luxembourg.

En sa sance du 6 dcembre 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance aapprouv la liste des projets internes de
recherche financs partir de 2015 avec un financement global de 5.060.000 pour la priode 2015 - 2018.

Le Conseil de gouvernance, en sa sance du 27 septembre 2014 adcid de la cration dune unit:


Planningand Analytics Office, rattache au recteur; il a galement dcid de renforcer le Secrtariat
duConseil de gouvernance.
En cette mme sance, le Conseil de gouvernance agalement dcid de la cration de lunit International
Relations Office ainsi que de lunit Belval Office .

Nouvelles
formations

En sa sance du 25 janvier 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance aapprouv:


le Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences
le Master in Psychology (Nouvelle Filire)
En sa sance du 6 dcembre 2014, le Conseil de gouvernance aapprouv:
lextension du Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation ainsi que la cration du certificat
correspondant la premire anne de ce Master
la cration des certificats de formation continue:
>> Certificate in Production Animal Health
>> Certificate Smart ICT for business innovation
>> Certificate in Public Performance Auditing
>> Certificat en Langue, Culture et Socit Italiennes
>> Formation Continue Ltzebuerger Sprooch aKultur (filire:Sprooch aLiteratur)

Nouvelles coles
doctorales

Attribution de
la Mdaille de
lUniversit

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Le 12 juillet, le Conseil de gouvernance a approuv la Doctoral school in Social sciences: Social Change and
Sustainable Socio-economic development ainsi que la IPSE Doctoral school : Identits, Politiques, Socits,
Espaces .

Le Conseil de gouvernance, en sa sance du 6 dcembre 2014, aapprouv lattribution de la mdaille de


lUniversit du Luxembourg Monsieur Germain Dondelinger, Commissaire du Gouvernement au sein du Conseil
de gouvernance de lUniversit du Luxembourg pour son mrite.

RAPPORT DACTIVITS DU Conseil de gouvernance ET DU Conseil universitaire

RAPPORT DACTIVITS DU CONSEIL UNIVERSITAIRE


Le Conseil universitaire sest runi neuf fois en 2014, dont trois fois en sance extraordinaire.
Dans sa runion du 7 janvier, le Conseil a analys la proposition dun projet pilote destin favoriser la cration
dentreprises par des membres de lUniversit travers un fonds de dmarrage. Il a galement dcid de
dbattre rgulirement de sujets dintrt gnral, indpendants des ncessits de lordre du jour. La
discussion a t poursuivie dans la runion du 20 fvrier. Le projet pilote a reu un avis favorable du Conseil
universitaire le 1er juillet.
Lors de sa runion du 20 fvrier, le Conseil a accueilli le Professeur Rainer Klump, de lUniversit de Francfort,
propos par le Conseil de gouvernance pour prendre la succession du recteur Rolf Tarrach partir du 1erjanvier
2015. Aprs une prsentation de sa personne et de son programme, le Conseil a eu un change de vues trs
fructueux avec Monsieur Klump. Dans un vote secret, le Conseil a exprim un avis par dix-sept voix favorables,
aucune voix contraire et deux abstentions cette candidature.
La runion extraordinaire du 7 mars a port sur le projet de Contrat dtablissement pluriannuel propos par le
Gouvernement. Lavis exprim a t ngatif par neuf voix contraires, quatre voix favorables et deux
abstentions. Dans sa runion extraordinaire du 27 mars, le Conseil a mis un avis favorale la proposition
budgtaire pour 2014, et a discut la procdure de suivi du 2e rapport dvaluation externe.
Dans sa runion du 9 mai, le Conseil universitaire a dbattu de la proposition dalignement des salaires de
certaines catgories du personnel et invit le rectorat a soumettre une proposition amende. Il a suivi une
prsentation de Monsieur Robert Harmsen et entam une discussion sur la possible cration de comits au
sein du Conseil.
Dans sa runion du 1er juillet, le Conseil a donn un avis favorable au projet de budget pour 2015 et un certain
nombre de mesures dconomie. Il a galement instaur un groupe de travail pour le suivi de lvaluation
externe, compos de R Bisdorff, H Degeest, L Neyses et T Van Dam qui a labor un avis sur les rponses des
facults, des centres interdisciplinaires et de ladministration centrale aux recommandations de la Commission
dvaluation externe. Le groupe de travail a galement renseign la Commission sur lvolution du mode de
fonctionnement du Conseil universitaire, notamment lors dune rencontre avec la Commission.
Le rapport de suivi pour la Commission dvaluation externe a fait lobjet dune discussion gnrale lors dune
sance extraordinaire le 9 septembre.
Dans sa runion du 16 septembre, le Conseil a donn un avis positif la cration du Belval Office et du
Planning and Analytics Office. Il sest galement exprim par 16 vois favorables et deux abstention sur
lattribution de la Mdaille de lUniversit 2014 Monsieur Germain Dondelinger.
Le 25 novembre enfin, il a donn un avis favorable la rorganisation de laudit interne. Il a galement avis
positivement les propositions de nouvelles formations pour lanne acadmique 2015-2016.

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LQUIPE
RECTORALE

LQUIPE RECTORALE

ORGANIGRAMME
quipe de direction

Rectorat

quipe rectorale

Rectorat

Rectorat

Secrtaire du
conseil de
gouvernance et
charg de mission
auprs du
rectorat faisant
fonction de
secrtaire gnral

Recteur

Doyens
des Facults

Directeurs des
centres
interdisciplinaires

Secrtaire du
conseil de
gouvernance et
charg de mission
auprs du
rectorat faisant
fonction de
secrtaire gnral

Vice-recteur
la recherche

Service
recherche

Vice-recteur
organisation &
relations
internationales

Service
informatique
de luniversit

Vice-recteur
acadmique

Service des
tudes et de la
vie tudiante

Directeur
administratif

Service des
finances et
de la
comptabilit

Service de
communication

Cellule pour le
dveloppement
durable

Conseiller pour le
site dEsch-Belval

Bibliothque

International
relations
office

Service des
infrastructures
et de la
logistique

Charg de mission
pour la culture
scientifique et
technique

Service des
ressources
humaines
Charg de mission
UGR et Ecoles
doctorales
Belval Office
Coordinateur
espace cultures
Affaires
juridiques
Dlgu lgalit
des chances

Audit interne
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RAPPORT DACTIVITS DU RECTEUR

Un dveloppement plein dlan et de dtermination


En 2014, au terme de 10 annes dexistence,
lUniversit continu son dveloppement avec lan
et dtermination. Elle sest investie en particulier
dans la poursuite de lexcellence de la recherche et
des enseignements, et de beaux succs sont venus
couronner nos efforts.
Cest ainsi que plusieurs enseignantschercheurs ont
t distingus par des prix importants, dont je cite ici
quelques exemples: Le professeur Lionel Briand at
laurat du prestigieux IEEE Reliability Society
Engineer of the Year award de la Reliability Society
de lIntitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers;
le professeur Andr Prm, ancien doyen de la Facult
de Droit, dEconomie et de Finance areu un
doctorat honoris causa de lUniversit de Laval,
Canada; Le Dr. Reijko Krger, spcialiste
mondialement connu de la maladie de Parkinson,
at nomm Professeur PEARL au LCSB,
LeDr.Paulo Verssimo at nomm Professeur
PEARL au SnT.
Les Drs Stephanie Kreis et Rosa AndrsEjarque,
quant elles, ont reu un important financement de
la Fondation Cancer pour le projet Overcoming drug
resistance in melanoma cells.
Nos jeunes chercheurs ont galement t mis
lhonneur, par exemple au travers du Prix de la
Meilleure Thse de lAssociation des Amis de
lUniversit qui at remis par sa Prsidente,
Madame Erna HennicotSchoepges, au Dr en
physique Marc Radu de la facult des Sciences, de la
Technologie et de la Communication. Ce prix dune
valeur de 10.000EUR tait financ par CBP
QUILVEST.

ENCOURAGER LEXCELLENCE DE
NOS TUDIANTS
Jaimerais galement saluer les performances de nos
tudiants de Bachelor et de Master: Trois tudiants
de lUniversit du Luxembourg ont gagn la finale du
Concours europen des Droits de lHomme Ren
Cassin qui sest tenu en avril dans la grande salle
daudience de la Cour europenne des droits de
lhomme Strasbourg. Des mois de prparation
intense ont t couronns par la victoire pour Martin
Brayer, Maxime Lassalle et Guillaume Benot,
tudiants en Master en droit europen. Nous nous
attachons encourager lexcellence de nos tudiants,
comme en tmoigne par exemple le Top Student
Prize qui apermis en 2014 nos 9 meilleurs
tudiants de sjourner 3 semaines la Sophia
University, Japon, pour une introduction la culture
japonaise.

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UN ESPRIT DE PARTENARIAT
LUniversit du Luxembourg appuie galement son
dveloppement sur ses rseaux avec le monde de
lconomie. En 2014, la Chambre de Commerce
luxembourgeoise asign avec nous une convention de
coopration qui prvoit un soutien financier trs
important en faveur de la Facult de Droit, dEconomie
et de Finance. Ce partenariat permettra de dvelopper
les formations en matire dEntrepreneurship and
Innovation et de renforcer leffectif du groupe
Management au sein de lUniversit du Luxembourg.
Cest dans un esprit de partenariat avec des
entreprises industrielles, des banques ou le
gouvernement que sinscrit le 3me SnTPartnership
day au cours duquel un robot humanode at
prsent. LUniversit fait se rencontrer ainsi la
recherche fondamentale et les dfis technologiques
de lindustrie.
LUniversit acr plusieurs chaires grce des
partenariats: La Ville dEsch a dcid en 2014 de
financer une chaire en Social Business and Social
Management, laquelle at nomm le professeur
Massimo Bricocoli.
La socit ATOZ areconduit le financement de la
ATOZ Chair in European and International Tax Law.
Lappui au dveloppement autonome (ADA) adcid
le financement dune chaire en droit financier, chaire
dautant plus importante un moment o il ny
ajamais eu de plus grande attention porte la
responsabilit sociale, ou de ncessit de recherche
de qualit sur des produits financiers socialement
responsables.
Nous avons cr de nouvelles structures: Deux
nouvelles coles doctorales, la Doctoral school
Identits, Politiques, Socits, Espaces et la
Doctoral school in Social sciences: social change and
sustainable socioeconomic development de la
Facult de Lettres, Sciences humaines, Art et
Sciences de lducation (FLSHASE) permettront
dorganiser les tudes doctorales dans ces
disciplines.
Le Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing
(LUCET), at cr la FLSHASE.
LUniversit agalement poursuivi ses travaux en vue
de concrtiser sa mission de services la socit :
Nos cours ont continu rencontrer un grand succs
auprs des auditeurs libres, avec plus de 400
participants en 2014; un nombre croissant dlves
participent galement aux actions que nous
organisons pour eux. En 2014, nous avons inaugur le

laboratoire scolaire du Luxembourg Centre for


Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) en prsence de LL.AA.
RR le GrandDuc Hritier et la GrandeDuchesse
Hritire et du Ministre Monsieur Claude Meisch. Il
sagit dun lieu dapprentissage extrascolaire au sein
duquel les lycens de 15 19 ans peuvent se faire
une ide pratique de la recherche biomdicale.
Lanne aaussi t rythme par de grands
vnements, comme la confrence Tackling
unemployment in Europe increasing mobility,
enhancing flexibility, optimizing education qua
tenue Monsieur Yves Mersch lors de la rentre
acadmique et de la remise de diplme de docteur,
ou encore le Third Transatlantic Dialogue,
Connecting through culture avec la participation
de lAmbassadeur des EtatsUnis. LUniversit
agalement accueilli le prsident de la Rpublique
Fdrale dAllemagne, Monsieur Joachim Gauck, qui
avisit les locaux de lUniversit Belval lors de sa
visite dEtat.

propos par lUniversit impliquera dimportantes


adaptations de notre plan quadriennal. Pour ce faire,
quatre groupes de travail sous la direction des
diffrents Vicerecteurs travaillent sur les dossiers
Charte pdagogique, Mdecine, Collaboration avec les
CRP et Propositions nouvelles ou modifies.
Nous avons galement dcid dimplmenter un
nouveau progiciel de gestion intgr. Notre choix
sest port sur SAP, qui nous permettra dobtenir de
meilleures donnes de pilotage, notamment en
termes de gestion budgtaire.
La gouvernance de lUniversit aconnu des
changements en 2014, avec la constitution dun
nouveau Conseil de gouvernance: Le Gouvernement
anomm Madame Yvonne Flour, Viceprsidente de
lUniversit Paris 1 PanthonSorbonne, Madame
Kristn Inglfsdttir, Rectrice et Prsidente du
Conseil de gouvernance de lUniversit dIslande et
Monsieur Alain Kinsch, Country Managing Partner

LUniversit du Luxembourg entre prsent dans une deuxime


phase de dveloppement, lors de laquelle elle devra consolider
ses accomplissements et trouver des rponses innovantes aux
nouveaux dfis
Il est essentiel pour lUniversit du Luxembourg de
continuer affirmer sa prsence dans les grands
rseaux internationaux. Dans ce contexte, nous avons
t trs heureux daccueillir la runion de la
Hochschulrektorenkonferenz sur la European
Research Area (ERA). Une soixantaine de prsidents,
de recteurs et de membres duniversit allemandes
se sont retrouvs lUniversit du Luxembourg pour
changer leurs vues sur la mise en uvre de lEspace
Europen de la Recherche.
Ce mme sujet at voqu lors de la visite de
Euraxess on Tour, qui apermis aux acteurs de la
recherche luxembourgeoise de se retrouver pour
couter lallocution de notre Ministre de tutelle,
Monsieur Claude Meisch, dans laquelle il aexplor la
mobilit des chercheurs vers le Luxembourg.

dErnst&Young, membres du Conseil de


gouvernance en substitution de Madame Laurence
Rieben, Monsieur Charles Ruppert et Monsieur
Maurice Qunet. Monsieur Marc Jaeger, prsident
du Tribunal de lUE, at reconduit comme
prsident du Conseil de gouvernance.
Aprs ses onze premires annes dexistence,
lUniversit du Luxembourg entre prsent dans une
deuxime phase de dveloppement, lors de laquelle
elle devra consolider ses accomplissements et
trouver des rponses innovantes aux nouveaux dfis.
Ce sera la mission du nouveau Recteur, le Professeur
Rainer Klump, nomm au 1er janvier 2015, auquel je
souhaite beaucoup de succs.
Rolf Tarrach
Recteur 2005 - 2014

LUniversit du Luxembourg agalement accueilli le


rseau UNICA (Network of Universities from the
Capitals of Europe), pour une runion laquelle le
Secrtaire dEtat Monsieur Marc Hansen aparticip.

LE DBUT DU NOUVEAU PLAN


QUADRIENNAL
2014 marque le dbut du nouveau plan quadriennal de
lUniversit. Cest sur cette base que nous avons sign
un nouveau contrat dtablissement pluriannuel avec le
gouvernement. Le contrat quadriennal 2014-2017 avec
le Ministre at sign avec un budget prvu de
565M. La rduction de 105 M sur le montant
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RAPPORT DU VICERECTEUR ORGANISATION ET RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES

Substantial steps forward and a completely new IT infrastructure


The 2014 report focuses on international relations,
the IT Department, and the High Performance
Computing (HPC) facility. It goes without saying that
Belval was at the forefront of our minds this year,
and was the subject of numerous meetings.
The establishment of the International Relations
Office (IRO) was asubstantial step forward.
Responsibility for Euraxess, staff mobility and alumni
were moved from SEVE to the IRO, along with other
tasks being defined for the IRO.

38 AGREEMENTS SIGNED
Activity was varied. Atotal of 38 university
agreements/annexes and 28 cotutelles were
prepared and signed during the year, along with an
evaluation of all existing agreements. The Erasmus+
programme was launched by the EU leading to
several meetings with Anefore.
Then there were information meetings at the
different faculties on Erasmus+, the global exchange

Our cooperation with China, Russia, Japan, Australia,


Poland and Ukraine intensified through several visits.
Intranet pages were developed and information was
disseminated to all target groups via social media,
email and anewsletter. The cooperation with UniGR
intensified so that it is now represented at weekly
meetings.
The IT department (SIU) provides support for all
ITrelated matters and infrastructure at the
University. Its primary activity in 2014 was the
coordination, control and (together with partners)
the creation of the completely new IT infrastructure
for the Cit des Sciences in Belval. Associated
infrastructure work for the new Centre de Calcul has
already been partly completed, and one server room
has been put into operation. Thus, since December
2014 network connectivity is available in selected
parts of the Belval site.
A significant portion of the necessary installation and
configuration of the new network for the Cit des
Sciences has been finalised and for general use in

The Universitys HPC platform is already the main facility of this


type in the Luxembourg public research landscape, comparing
well to similar centres in the Greater Region
programme, Erasmus Mundus and the Fulbright
programme. Student exchange has increased within
the global exchange programme. Work intensified in
the 3 Erasmus Mundus programmes managed by the
IRO: North Africa, Brazil and Israel. Regular meetings
are held every month with Erasmus Mundus
students.
The EUAtlantic programme Cansys was finalised,
and the final report sent to the EU Commission.
Meetings were held with the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and the Ministry of Culture on several
occasions, resulting in one cooperation project with
Vietnam for the FSTC and an enlargement of the
scholarship programme to incoming mastersdegree
students. An application was submitted to Anefore
regarding the strategic partnership ParIS and this
was awarded. Assistance was also provided for other
Erasmus+ applications.
The University was represented at an ACA
conference in January, UNICA conference in May, and
an EAIE conference in September. At the latter we
increased our visibility with astand, with the
assistance of the Luxembourgish embassy in Prague.
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early 2015. Detailed preparations regarding IT support


activities during the different phases of the 2015
move have started.
All necessary IT infrastructure for the new BioTech II
building to be used by the LCSB (especially network
installations and internal cabling) has been designed
and installed, enabling users to start working there
from December 2014. Apublic tender for an extension
of akey component of the existing centralised storage
infrastructure (a major new storage device) has been
defined and carried out, and will become available for
general use early in2015.
The SIU also provided technical support for the SAP
project: setting up the necessary server and storage
infrastructure, and helped with the integration of the
SAP system into the existing IT environment. The
implementation of anew Intranet site for people at
the University and the development of the ACME
student information system was continued with. In
particular, they added anew classroom management
system integrated with the internal reservation
system, which also provides the automatic planning
facilities needed for the Belval site.

The internal support organisation was reorganised,


giving it anew, more flexible and open system. This
was necessary preparation for the move to Belval
and also aresponse to the growing challenge of
providing optimal IT support for almost 1,500 users
on 5 sites,. The SIU also organised atotal of 1,645
ITrelated acquisitions and deployed around 500 new
computers and 19 printers.
In the information and computational science age,
most university research units and centres need to
process avery large amount of data and perform
complex tasks. Arobust HPC facility is amust,
particularly for Key research priorities such as
systems biomedicine and security, reliability & trust.
Initiated in 2007, the UL HPC platform is already the
main facility of this type in the Luxembourg public
research landscape, comparing well to similar
centres in the Greater Region. The UL HPC facility
also aims to serve other public research institutions
in Belval. UL HPC has to be of an international
standard in order to serve ICs and faculties with
international ambitions. Despite amassive cut in
the initial budget in 2014, our university was able to
obtain the following achievements (% are given
w.r.t. 2013):
Two new members (V. Plugaru and JF. Le Filltre)
have joined S. Varrette and H. Cartiaux as UL HPC
system administrators.

As of Dec. 2014, the platform used to serve


281active users [+14.6%]
The used computing effort in 2014 is measured as
1,417 CPU Years1, up from areported 1,067 in 2013
[+32.8%]
As of Dec. 2014, the UL HPC features 49.9 TFlops
ofcomputing power (over 4316 computing cores)
[+22%] and 3 PetaBytes for storage (including
1.7PB for backups) [+50%]
A list of publications generated thanks to the
platform is now maintained on the UL HPC website
and reports at least 106 research articles in
international conferences and journals.
Franck Leprvost

ACPU Year (processor year) is the amount of


computing work done by a1 GFlops (109 floating
point operations per second) reference machine
in ayear of dedicated service (8760 hours).

RAPPORT DU VICERECTEUR ACADMIQUE

La transmission du savoir universitaire renforce


A la rentre 2014, lUniversit aune population stable
de presque 6300 tudiants, un chiffre raisonnable
dans le contexte de nos quipements actuels.
LUniversit continue accueillir ses tudiants dans
des programmes de formation universitaires lis
une extraordinaire mobilit; plus des deuxtiers de
nos tudiants sont partis en mobilit audel de la
Grande Rgion, et ils sont de plus en plus nombreux
partir trs loin, avec un grand bagage de
dcouvertes universitaires dailleurs.
Le nombre de doctorants continue daugmenter,
avec plus de 560 chercheurs en formation doctorale;
cest un succs pour lUniversit et sa stratgie de
formation la recherche. Les outils de suivi des
doctorants sont oprationnels et permettent un
contrle de la progression dans le travail de
recherche afin dassurer une communication
efficiente entre le doctorant, le directeur de thse, et
le comit dencadrement de thse, et de garantir
ainsi le meilleur succs au candidat pour son
insertion dans une entreprise ou une autre institution
de recherche aprs sa diplomation.

LANCEMENT DU PORTAIL DE
LEMPLOI
Campus Carrires aencore renforc son activit
aprs le lancement du portail de lemploi
destination des entreprises et des
tudiantsjob4students.uni.lu;cest un grand succs,
les propositions de stages ysont nombreuses ct
doffres demploi de la part de partenaires du monde
conomique de premier plan, tels quAmazon, SES
Astra, la BIL, Clearstream, Auchan, Ajilon, etc En
2014, pas moins de 260 offres de stages, 450 offres
de jobs tudiants, et prs de 200 offres de contrat
dure dtermine ou indtermine (soit plus de
900 offres, en augmentation de 20% par rapport
2013) ont ainsi t proposes nos tudiants.
Les premiers rsultats des tudes demployabilit ont
montr la ncessit de lacquisition de comptences
transversales pour les tudiants candidats un emploi
ou un stage afin de renforcer leur insertion dans le
monde du travail; un accent at particulirement mis
sur lacquisition de savoirtre tels que la prise de
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parole en public, les techniques de communication en


environnement multiculturel, la confiance en soi, ou
encore la gestion des conflits en entreprise.
Les workshops et forums continuent tre proposs
aux tudiants, et les premires formations en
comptences transversales sont intgres aux
programmes dtudes. Les entreprises ont encore
montr leur intrt pour collaborer avec lUniversit,
cest une chance pour nos tudiants, et cela montre

avec des partenaires publics et privs, surtout dans


le sud du Luxembourg o plusieurs rsidences ont
ouvert en2014. Les communes du sud du
Luxembourg continuent treactives dans ce
domaine et accueillent avec enthousiasme les
rsidences tudiantes en construction: le Ministre
du Logement est aussi dune grand aide en ce sens,
au mme titre que le Fonds du Logement. Belval,
une premire rsidence tudiante aouvert en
septembre 2014 avec 224 logements, incluant une

Les entreprises ont encore montr leur intrt pour collaborer


avec lUniversit, cest une chance pour nos tudiants, et cela
montre lattractivit de nos programmes pour lconomie.
lattractivit de nos programmes pour lconomie. En
septembre 2014, Unicareers, le salon de recrutement
de lUniversit aaccueilli plus de 3000 visiteurs qui
ont pu rencontrer 86 entreprises prsentes, venant
de secteurs aussi varis que lindustrie, la banque, la
finance, le droit, ou la distribution. LUniversit
souhaite poursuivre son implication dans
lemployabilit de ses tudiants avec le projet de
cration dun lieu unique de ressources,
lEmployability Center.
Dans le mme sens, les offres de formation continue
(formation tout au long de la vie) poursuivent leur
dveloppement en collaboration avec des acteurs dj
prsents Luxembourg ou venant collaborer avec
lUniversit pour offrir ces programmes des personnes
souhaitant disposer de nouvelles qualifications. Ainsi,
lUniversit du Luxembourg renforce la transmission
du savoir universitaire au monde de lentreprise par la
formation continue, sa vocation tant galement de
contribuer au dveloppement conomique, social,
culturel et au plein emploi.
La formation continue lUniversit du Luxembourg
sadresse aux particuliers, salaris, demandeurs
demploi et professions librales. Ils peuvent acqurir
un diplme ou une nouvelle qualification, accder
lenseignement suprieur, voire suivre une
formation finalit culturelle. LUniversit du
Luxembourg rpond galement aux entreprises et
organismes qui souhaitent faire progresser leurs
personnels ou collaborateurs, et communique aussi
son offre de formation continue sur le portail
national lifelonglearning.lu. Pour la rentre
acadmique 2014, travers ses trois facults,
lUniversit propose quatre formations qualifiantes,
et 16 formations de type continues.

PLUS DE 735 LOGEMENTS


TUDIANTS
LUniversit dispose maintenant de plus de 735
logements tudiants rpartis sur 35 rsidences, soit
un saut quantitatif de plus de 200 chambres, et
lUniversit continue le dveloppement de son offre
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guesthouse pour les chercheurs invits; uneseconde


est en construction pour une ouverture en
septembre 2016.
Plus de quinze associations tudiantes se sont mises
en place sous lgide du Bureau de la Vie Etudiante
quiest maintenant pleinement oprationnel, grce
sesmembres dynamiques et pleinement impliqus
dansledveloppement de la vie tudiante
luniversit et dans la socit. Les offres de
Campus Sport et Campus Art compltent dune autre
faon lengagement de nos tudiants.
Eric Tschirhart

RAPPORT DU VICE-RECTEUR LA RECHERCHE

Ayear of challenges and triumphs alike


The year proved to be areal rollercoaster for the
first time since its foundation in 2003 the University
was confronted with azero budget increase which
means a4% reduction in real terms,largely due to
the changing economic circumstances. All of
asudden, our researchers were confronted with
asituation only few were prepared for, the ones who
had previously been working in one of the vast
majority of countries in the world where similar (and
mostly worse) measures of economy had been
implemented. What asurprise, then, when we took
stock at the end of the year our external research
income had risen again to an alltime high and we
now have arecord number of prestigious fellowships
(e.g. ERC, Pearl, and ATTRACT). Congratulations to all
our professors and other academic staff, research
facilitators and the teams supporting them for
asterling success in ayear of challenges!

OUR SUCCESS STORIES


EXTERNAL FUNDING
As in 2013, the University continued to increase the
external research funding, atotal of 192 project
applications were accepted. By way of example, we
increased EU funding from 4.1 million in 2013to
5.2 million in 2014 which is about 25% of total
external research funding, arecord by international
standards. This figure is of key importance as it
actually brings money into the country rather than
being financed from direct or indirect government
sources. The rise also shows that our support
systems with astrategic central Research Service
and the Research Facilitators who toil at the Faculty
coal front are the right structures to produce
success.

INTERNAL FUNDING
Internal Research Projects. We had long and
entirely justified discussions whether the necessary
cuts should be extended to the PULs (projets
internes de lUniversit du Luxembourg). In the end,
the management team along with our Governing
Board decided to keep that funding at the planned
level of about 6 million. We were also able to
increase the success rate to 42 %, up from 26 % in
2013 by introducing caps in the grant sums and
through aslight cut in the sums awarded. The review
process was made even tougher in terms of reducing
conflicts of interest to the absolute minimum and,
importantly, we now ask the international reviewers
to review the applications with regard to international
excellence only, irrespective of priorities thus giving
all our best researchers afair chance. This is the way
the best research universities worldwide produce

their successes. Tandem Projects. For the first


time, our Tandem Projects which we redefined as
crossing the boundaries of the Research Units
proved to be areal success, probably due in part to
appropriate changes in the review criteria and in part
to better publicity within the University. 3 out of 6
strong applications could be funded thus kicking off
what we hope will truly underpin our interdisciplinary
claims.
The list of success stories is by no means complete
and further fine examples are to be found in the
Chapter of the Research Service.

FUTURE ACTIVITIES OF THE


RESEARCH SERVICE
Our three core missions are: helping to develop
research strategy, research support (e.g. PULs, RISE)
and quality assurance.
Support Never change awinning team is the motto
for the coming year, but that does not mean that
well become complacent. We have been able to
extend the RISE scheme (i.e. support for EU funding
applications) to 2015. We are also working on
increasing the Tandem segment of the PULs by
increasing the weighting we give to the
interdisciplinary aspects.
Quality Assurance (QA) Well soon complete our
QA system in research. Key steps were made last
year by introducing an obligatory internal or external
prereview before submission of aPUL or ATTRACT
project. For external projects, the prereview is
voluntary and organised by the faculties. We will
further refine and extend this system.
Research Strategy This is an area where we
anticipatemajorchangesinthelightofthenewgovernmental
funding paradigm. The Research Service guides
strategy, but many people are involved, not least our
researchers.
Suffice it to say that the rollercoaster that was 2014,
difficult as it may have been, has made it clear to all
of us that we have the power, stamina, creativity and
excellence to find new ways of sustaining our
research efforts.

OUR SUCCESS STORIES


EU FUNDING SUPPORT
UL- RISE. Just in time for the start of the new 7 year
70 billion Euro EU funding programme HORIZON 2020
(H2020), the Research Service developed RISE, the
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Rapid Incentive Scheme to motivate our researchers


to apply for H2020 funding. Researchers who intend to
apply for H2020 (or, indeed, European Research
Council, ERC or MarieCurie staff) funding can obtain
either 10.000 (as apartner in aH2020 consortium)
or 20.000 (as the coordinator) to support their
H2020 application by any means the researchers
wishes. The reviews of the initial outline are returned
within arecord period of 3 days and RISE funding
granted or refused with aunique opportunity for
reviewer feedback within two weeks time! The scheme
proved to be very popular with 31 submissions and 19
accepted ULRISE applications. As atestament to the
success of the scheme, UL researchers have already 8
EUgrants (including H2020 and other EU
programmes) awarded with avalue of 5.2Mio within
the first big wave of H2020 calls launched in 2014.

DIGITALISATION
With the support of the IT Department, the Research
Service has developed the electronic submission and
approval platform for the project announcement
sheets, the EPAS platform and has started
implementing the webbased submission platform
for the Internal Research Projects known as the
ULPULs. The official launch is expected for the next
PUL call.

LIBRARY
The University Library (BUL) continues to work on
enhancing user services and the user experience.
Since March 2014, the opening hours of the
Limpertsberg and Walferdange (Central) Libraries

The rollercoaster that was 2014, difficult as it may have been,


has made it clear to all of us that we have the power, stamina,
creativity and excellence to find new ways of sustaining our
research efforts.
COMMUNICATION
As part of an intensified communication strategy of
the Research Service, the Research Ticker, the
biweekly News Mail to all researchers at the UL has
proved to be very popular and ameans of informing
all researchers about ongoing activities and novel
funding opportunities. In addition, numerous
debriefings with the Research Facilitation Group
were organised. Also, the Away Days, with the
VicePresident for Research, the Research Service
and the Research Units significantly contributed to
improving the communication between the Senior
Management, the Faculties and Research Units.

TRAININGS
Transferable Skills Courses. The transferable
skills course training organised within the doctoral
education programme is awellbalanced system
which offers aplace and arole to all participants in
doctoral education to meet and discuss with PhD
candidates and external trainers of different fields
and further the knowhow in other areas not directly
related to the PhD project. In 2014, atotal of 304
PhD candidates participated in 24 courses organised
by the Research Service. Additional grant writing
trainings such as the Horizon 2020 Winter School
were organised. In total 8 trainings took place with
126 UL- researchers trained.

have been extended to 65 hours aweek (Monday to


Friday from 8am to 9pm). Previously, these libraries
were open only 50 hours aweek. As well, in
collaboration with the doctoral schools, the BUL is
now offering PhD students tailored courses on
information and research skills.
The BUL continued its efforts to improve its journals
collection system,and to better respond to the needs
of users by subscribing to new titles and by giving
preference to electronic journals. During the summer,
more than 15,000 volumes were cleaned, reclassified
and relabelled with the help of students.
The BUL is preparing for the opening of anew library
in the Maison des Sciences Humaines in
September 2015. ARadiofrequency identification
(RFID) system, which allows the automation of
certain activities such as loans and returns, was
selected. Part of the collection was fitted with RFID
chips in anticipation of this new service.
2014 was ayear of consolidation for ORBilu. After its
introduction in 2013, our authors have become used
to adding their publications to ORBilu. This can be
seen not only by the growth in the number of
references but also in the increasing visibility they
are gaining. Various communication campaigns were
launched both internally and externally, including
avideo for the general public (https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=MdxMKVJWETY), to increase
awareness and promote the work of our authors.
Ludwig Neyses

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RAPPORT DU DIRECTEUR ADMINISTRATIF

Bessere Transparenz undDatenbearbeitung


Strategisches Hauptanliegen der Direction
Administrative (DA) muss es sein, den Wandel der
Universitt Luxemburg von einer kleineren
Einrichtung zu einem mittelgrossen Akteur aktiv
voranzutreiben. Dies bedeutet vor allem,

Subsidiarittsprinzip besser Rechnung zu tragen.


Entscheidungen ber mehr Flexibilitt in
Finanzfragen sind bereits gefllt und werden in 2015
den dezentralen Einrichtungen mehr Spielrume
bieten.

die Finanzflsse transparenter zu machen,


Entscheidungen evidenzbasierter bzw.datengetriebener zu unterlegen,
ein besseres Gleichgewicht fr zentral und
dezentral zu entscheidenden Fragen zu finden,
sowie Prozeduren deutlich zu markieren und zu
hinterlegen und
das interne Karriere- und Anreizsystem zu
verbessern.

Seit dem Sommer wurden Routinegesprche mit


dem Fonds Belval und dem Ministerium eingefhrt.
Die wchentlichen Runden werden intensiv vom
Belval Office vor- und nachbereitet. Diese Form der
koordinierten Gesprche hat Vertrauen geschaffen,
die Arbeitsatmosphre verbessert und half, das
Verstndnis fr unsere Anliegen zu vertiefen.
Erfreulich sind die zahlreichen Aktivitten des Belval
Office im Bereich Kommunikation und Change
Management. Obgleich zu Beginn des Jahres 2015
liegend, darf hierzu auch die - erstmals im
Konferenzzentrum in Belval durchgefhrte
eintgige Personalversammlung mit zahlreichen
Workshops zu relevanten Fragen (Mobilitt,
Raumkonzepte) gezhlt werden. Daneben gab es in
2014 Klausurtagungen, viele Gesprchsrunden mit
Nutzern und Akteuren des Site Belval sowie
Informationsveranstaltungen und Fhrungen in Belval
und den anderen Standorten.

Die Transparenz sowie die Objektivierung von


Entscheidungen wurden deutlich verbessert. Erste
Modelle, noch ohne SAP, konnten die Entwicklung
von Ausgaben, namentlich bei der Lohnmasse,
besser und frhzeitiger darlegen. Hiervon profitierte
zunchst der Conseil de gouvernance. Die gesamte
Universitt wird aber auch die Vorteile einer
Strukturvernderung erfahren knnen, und zwar dank
der Grndung einer Planungs- und Analyse Einheit,
zentral beim Rektor. Die Mglichkeit, einheitlich
Daten zu bearbeiten wird auch die Daten selber
robuster machen und die in Zukunft noch wichtigere
Reportingpflicht gegenber Staat, ffentlichen

Grundlage fr ein gutes Karrieresystem sind


Vergtung, Weiterbildung und Anreize. HR hat
umfangreiche Vorarbeiten in 2014 geleistet, damit in

Gute Administration wirkt im Verborgenen. Sichtbar zu machen


gilt es aber die enormen Anstrengungen der Mitarbeiter, die
weit ber das bliche Ma hinaus ttig sind...
Einrichtungen und Geldgebern mageblich
untersttzen. Dadurch soll das Vertrauen in die
Gesamtinstitution gestrkt werden.
Die notwendige Infrastruktur wird durch die Einfhrung
von SAP erweitert. Im HRBereich konnte dies bereits
mit dem Jahresende erfolgreich realisiert werden.
Dieser Prozess, an dem viele Mitarbeiter mit groem
Engagement gearbeitet haben, wird in 2015 fortgefhrt.

DEM SUBSIDIARITTSPRINZIP
RECHNUNG TRAGEN
Die Gewichtung von Zentrale und dezentralen
Einheiten ist sicher ein Thema im Strategieprozess
des neuen Rektors. Aber sie wird begleitet von einer
ber den DA geleiteten Arbeitsgruppe, die das
Rglement dOrdre Intrieur der Universitt
entschlacken und flexibler machen soll, um dem

den kommenden Jahren des P4 ein vllig neues


Vergtungs- und Anreizsystem erarbeitet werden
kann. Der Prozess wurde vom Rektorat bewilligt und
wird auch die Mitarbeiter bzw. die Personalvertretung
einbinden. Zwar wurde auch an der Convention
collective gearbeitet, endgltige Resultate stehen
aber noch aus. Ein neues Bonussystem steht ganz
oben auf der Priorittenliste fr 2015.

BERARBEITUNG VON
PROZEDUREN PRIORITR
Ein wichtiger Erfolgsfaktor fr 2015 wird die
berarbeitung von Prozeduren sein, eine Manahme,
die wegen der SAPAktivitten etwas zurckgestellt
werden musste.
Der Aufgabenumfang in der Verwaltung, aber auch in
den Fakultten und Zentren hat in den letzten
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Jahren stark zugenommen. Die bersichten auf


Seite118 zur Juristischen Abteilung spiegeln somit
die Situation der Gesamtinstitution sehr gut wieder.
Das interne Audit wird ab 2015 beim Conseil de
gouvernance angesiedelt sein. Wichtig war es, in
2014 dafr zu sorgen, dass eine gut aufgestellte
Einheit entsteht, was gelungen ist.
Drei weitere Aufgaben prgten darber hinaus das
Jahr 2014:
So wurde der Rektorwechsel und die Verabschiedung
des frheren Rektors intensiv begleitet und damit
auch darauf hingewirkt, die Auendarstellung der
Universitt mglichst optimal zu gestalten.

Besonders interessant und bereichernd gestaltete


sich die Mitarbeit in der (von Vizerektor Neyses
ausgezeichnet geleiteten) Arbeitsgruppe um eine
mgliche Einfhrung der Medizin in Luxemburg.
Schlielich sollte die starke Einbindung vor und
whrend des Besuchs der externen Evaluatoren nicht
unerwhnt bleiben.
Gute Administration wirkt im Verborgenen: sichtbar
zu machen gilt es aber die enormen Anstrengungen
jener Mitarbeiter, die weit ber das bliche Ma
hinaus ttig sind, einfach weil sie wollen, dass es
vorangeht. Dafr ein ganz besonderes Dankeschn!
Alfred Funk

RAPPORT DU CONSEILLER AUPRS DU RECTEUR POUR LE SITE BELVAL

Gebude mit groem Potential


Vernderung und Neubeginn ist wohl die geeignete
berschrift fr die Bilanz des Jahres 2014, ist doch
das Mandat des BelvalBeraters auch an die
Amtszeit des Rektors gebunden und mit der neu
geschaffenen Struktur Belval Office sind erstmals
hauptamtliche Mitarbeiter fr das BelvalProjekt
engagiert.
Die Aufteilung der Verantwortungsbereiche und die
Einarbeitung des neuen Koordinators erfolgten
zeitgleich mit den Diskussionen zur Finanzierung der
Ausbauarbeiten, die mit dem Gesetz vom 10. Juli
nunmehr endlich gesichert sind. Die Auftragsvergabe
fr die Installation des ITNetzwerkes - mit einem
Investitionsvolumen von etwa 25.000.000. und etwa
zwlfmonatigem Vorlauf das Schlsselprojekt fr
eine Betriebsaufnahme - und die kaufmnnische
Betreuung der gesamten Ausbauarbeiten waren die
Schwerpunkte in der zweiten Jahreshlfte.

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Im Herbst konnten die ersten Veranstaltungen im


Konferenzzentrum der Maison du Savoir
stattfinden. Sowohl die Organisatoren als auch die
Gste sind von den neuen Infrastrukturen begeistert.
Dies ist eine sehr schne Besttigung einer fast
zehnjhrigen Ttigkeit fr das Projekt Belval mit dem
Ziel, die Anforderungen der knftigen Nutzer
gemeinsam mit den zustndigen Ministerien und
dem Fonds Belval in die Konzepte und
Bedarfsprognosen einzuarbeiten.
Auch wenn die Entwicklung der Universitt und die
Entwicklung der Infrastrukturen in Belval nicht immer
im Gleichklang sein konnten, so haben die Gebude
das notwendige Potenzial, eine zuknftige
Entwicklung der Universitt im vollem Mae zu
untersttzen.
Michael Scheuern

RAPPORT DE LA RESPONSABLE POUR LE DVELOPPEMENT DURABLE

Enhanced international visibility


2014 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CELL
FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The remit of the Cell is fostering integration of
campus operation, interdisciplinary education,
research and outreach.2
Operations: In view of the move to Belval, we
established a formal UL transport working group,
catalogued room for improvement in public transport
to the campuses, developed a proposal for a
needs-based parking management scheme in a
participatory process, and launched a second staff
transport survey with over 500 responses. We
integrated activities to improve waste sorting on
campus with the SIL and research in engineering on
design thinking into our Certificate in Sustainability
and Social Innovation, and planned further student
engagement activities.
Education and research: The interdisciplinary
Certificate accepted 30 from 48 applicants, including
students from the Universities of Trier and
Saarbrcken, and professionals from private and
public sector organizations and the EU institutions.
We developed an innovative approach to evaluation
for individual and organizational learning for our
problem-based peer group work that is guided by
teams of academics and practitioners. We also
established in a co-lead the interdisciplinary
sustainability strand of the IPSE doctoral school.

Ourresearch on sustainability science as social


learning provides the framework for a special issue in
the Journal Current Opinion in Environmental
Sustainability (IF=3,1) with twelve case studies from
five continents edited by Dr Knig.
Outreach:As a member of the Conseil Suprieur
pour un Dveloppement Durable, the Head of the Cell
coordinates a project on scenarios for education in
Luxembourg in 2030. International visibility was
further enhanced as chair of a Working Group of the
International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)
Conference held 2014 at Harvard University, chair of
all sessions on Education in Sustainability at the
Sustainability Science Congress organized by the
International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
in Copenhagen with 800 participants, and keynote
speaker at the International Symposium on
Sustainable Campus Creation at Hokkado University
in Japan, with over 200 Asian participants. How
universities are engaging on existential challenges of
the 21st century is increasingly recognized as
strategically important and attracting an ever greater
number of university leaders at the rector and vice
rector level to actively contribute to these sessions.
Ariane Knig
2

For more details please see latest biennual


report on Sustainability at the UL at
www.uni.lu/sustainability.

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RAPPORT DE LA CHARGE DE MISSION AUPRS DU RECTEUR

Two new Doctoral Schools and a HR benchmark study

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DOCTORAL EDUCATION

ETHICS REVIEW PANEL (ERP)

In 2014 two new Doctoral Schools (DS) were


approved in the Social Change and Sustainable
Social Developments and IPSE: Identits, Politiques,
Socites, Espaces units. This now brings the total to
seven. Three more DS will submit their application in
2015, ensuring full coverage of all UL research. The
DScommittee (heads and secretaries, and academic
secretaries) met 5 times. The Doctoral Education
Committee (DS committee plus Deans and the
vicepresidents for education and research) met
once. Several additional sessions were organised
concerning specific DS. The transferable skills
courses received very positive evaluations. 305
doctoral candidates participated in 26 transferable
skills training sessions (1-3 days each). In addition, 17
shorter training sessions were offered (e.g. on Orbi).

The ERP met 10 times to review 31 new and 36


revised applications for ethics approval and to
discuss specific ethics issues. Information sessions
were held on each campus and individual guidance on
ethics was given when requested. Detailed guidelines
on addressing ethics in research and education and
more detailed procedures are under development.
Advice was given on the proposal for UL research
activity insurance. Aclaim of misconduct was
investigated but could not be substantiated and was
rejected. The ERP chair had various meetings to
discuss individual issues brought before her including
ethics training courses, collaboration with CNER and
CNPD, secure storage of research data, UL Code of
Conduct, and collaboration with the UK Research
Integrity Office.

UNIVERSITY OF THE GREATER


REGION (UNIGR)

HR STRATEGY FOR RESEARCHERS


(HRS4R)

The UniGR is aconsortium of six Universities, which


is gradually establishing itself (www.unigr.eu). Of the
56 UniGR activities, 25 were organised by the ULs
UniGR team and involved UL staff, with UL staff
participating in 51 UniGR activities. The ULUniGR
team supports five EU projects: two are ongoing
(Interreg: Intermat and Robotix) and three are under
development (incl. Erasmus+, Interreg and H2020).
Other highlights included: the creation of the
UniGRCenter for Border Studies, coordinated by
FLSHASE; the live streaming of 13 UL Border Studies
lectures for UniGR students and researchers;
aconference on concrete recycling involving 120
researchers, industrial partners and political
representatives this eventually led to an Interreg
application.

In May 2013, the University was amongst the first 50


institutions to receive the ECs Human Resource
Excellence in Research logo for its plans and
progress in aligning its HR policies with the European
Charter and Code for Researchers (see http://wwwen.
uni.lu/research/hr_strategy_for_researchers). The
small working group set up to monitor and adjust the
HRS4R plan met five times. Considerable progress
has been made in the areas of training and ethics.
Furthermore, an international HR benchmark study
was conducted on best practice in HR processes and
procedures. Adetailed implementation plan is under
development.
Lucinne Blessing

RAPPORT DU CHARG DE MISSION POUR LE MULTILINGUISME

An essential part of the strategic development of the University


Due to its specific location, history and mission the
language policy of the University of Luxembourg
foresees three languages as languages of instruction:
English, French and German. Multilingualism is thus an
essential part of the strategic development of the
University and aspecific feature that distinguishes it
from monolingual universities or those that introduce
English as the only medium of instruction. In order to
ensure that students, faculty staff and administrative
staff benefit from the potential of amultilingual
University, the necessary measures to implement the
systematic management of trilingualism have been
taken.
Le projet prvoit un Centre de langues rattach au
rectorat et dirig par le charg de mission pour le
multilinguisme ainsi quun professeur en
multilinguisme comme conseiller pdagogique et
scientifique. Un calendrier tablissant les diffrentes
tapes de limplmentation de la politique des

langues de lUniversit at tabli. Les activits


denseignement seront lies la recherche en
apprentissage des langues en ducation multilingue
effectue lUniversit. Trois chargs de cours en
linguistique applique et enseignement des langues
acadmiques un pour chaque langue officielle de
lUniversit ont t recruts et seront
oprationnels partir de mai 2014.
2013 wurden 31 Sprachkurse in Deutsch, Englisch,
Franzsisch und Luxemburgisch fr das
Verwaltungspersonal und fr das akademische
Personal angeboten (280 Teilnehmer).
220Studierende konnten 15 Sprachkurse in den drei
Unterrichtssprachen besuchen. Um die
Verwaltungsprozesse der Sprachenkurse zu
erleichtern, wurde das System der elektronischen
Einschreibung optimiert.
Michel Margue

RAPPORT DU CHARG DE MISSION POUR LA CULTURE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE

Une panoplie de confrences autour des sciences


Metaxy , la mission culture scientifique et
technique de lUniversit du Luxembourg, a organis
en 2014 les activits suivantes:
trois Grandes confrences par Zeev Seltzer
(U Toronto), Pete Worden (NASA Ames Research
Center) et Jean-Marie Hombert (U Lumire
Lyon2).
seize leons des Jeudis des sciences avec
des intervenants nationaux et internationaux.
trois sries de cours Amphi ouvert : Petite
histoire des sciences (cinq leons de Arnaud
Fischer), Les mcanismes de lvolution (sept
leons de Philippe Vidal), 2e partie de uni10
(six leons avec des professeurs de lUniversit
loccasion du 10e anniversaire de lUniversit.

cole dt Leonardo pour lycens, sur le


thme Danger
2e sance des Mompecher Gespricher sur
Platon, avec Robert Theis.
programme open@uni.lu pour auditeurs libres
(plus de 170 participants au semestre dhiver
2014)
Participation au comit dorganisation de
Science & You (Nancy) et au comit de
pilotage du projet CERCo - Construire Ensemble
une Rgion de la Connaissance en Lorraine.
Massimo Malvetti

six sances Uni iwwer Land avec Benot


Majerus et Michel Pauly Ptange, Goeblange,
Eppeldorf, Vichten, Fouhren et Saeul.

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RAPPORT DE LA DLGUE AUX QUESTIONS FMININES ET DU GENRE

Positive Resonanz auf gendersensibles Engagement


In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Gender Mainstreaming
Committee (GMC) wurde zu Jahresbeginn das Plakat
Stop Harassment verffentlicht. Die Positionierung
der Universitt gegen sexuelle Belstigung traf
ausnahmslos auf positive Resonanz. Allerdings verlor
das Thema nicht an Bedeutung. Beratungen fr
Mitarbeiter_innen und Studierende der Universitt
Luxemburg zu gendersensiblen Fragen blieben ein
wichtiger Bestandteil der Arbeit der
Genderbeauftragten.
Im Rglement dordre intrieur (ROI) wurde das
GMC 2014 in seiner Funktionsweise und
Zusammensetzung statuarisch geregelt.
Die zusammen mit dem GMC, der Personalabteilung
und der Personalvertretung, sowie Vertreter_innen
des LCSB diskutierten Verbesserungsvorschlge
hinsichtlich der bestehenden Regelungen fr
schwangere Mitarbeiterinnen sollen im Jahr 2015
umgesetzt werden, ebenso wie die Planungen einer
Kindertagesttte am neuen Standort in Belval.
Im September wurde der von Dr. Erik Schneider und
Prof. Dr. Christel BaltesLhr herausgegebene
Sammelband Normierte Kinder. Effekte der
Geschlechternormativitt auf Kindheit und
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Universitt, Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach, und dem


EUParlamentarier, Herrn Charles Goerens,
vorgestellt.
Am 25. November 2014, dem Internationalen Tag zur
Beseitigung von Gewalt gegen Frauen, konnte in
Anwesenheit des Rektors, Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach, und
in Zusammenarbeit mit Femmes en Dtresse die
Broschre mit den Inhalten einer Konferenz aus dem
Jahr 2011 mit damals mehr als 200 Teilnehmenden
zum Thema Psychische Gewalt gegen Frauen
vorgestellt werden.
Die Untersttzung der studentischen Inititative
Luxembourg Gender Voice Initiative (LGVI) stand
ebenso auf der Agenda wie die Vertretung
Luxemburgs in der EUHelsinki Group on Women
and Science.
Der Frauenanteil innerhalb der Professor_
innenschaft betrug am 31. Oktober 2014 15,5
Prozent. Insgesamt waren Frauen im akademischen
Lehrkrper mit 27 Prozent vertreten. Nach wie vor
leitet das Bro der Genderbeauftragten
Stellenausschreibungen fr Professuren an
gendersensible Netzwerke weiter.
Christel Baltes-Lhr

FACULT DES SCIENCES,


DE LA TECHNOLOGIE
ET DE LA COMMUNICATION

GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
The two governing bodies of the Faculty are the deans office and the Faculty Council.
Regular meetings with course directors and heads of research units support the Deans office in the decision
finding process and they serve as advisory bodies.

DEANS OFFICE
Head of the deans office is the Dean Paul Heuschling (second mandate since 20.10.2013). The vicedean is
Denis Zampunieris (second mandate since 20.10.2013). The head of faculty administration, Anja Lenninger, and
the quality and process officer, Cassandra Mikicic, the dean and the vicedean meet regularly to organise the
daily business of the Faculty.

THE FACULTY COUNCIL


The Faculty Council is an important discussion forum and the decisiontaking body of the Faculty. The Faculty
Council met 9 times in 2014 to validate: teaching programmes; recruitment profiles; external thesis supervisor
nominations;, and the 2015 budget proposal. Invited guests included the president of our University, Rolf
Tarrach (20 February), the Belval project coordinator, Thomas Barra (27 March), the administrative director,
Alfred Funk (15 May), and the future President Prof. Rainer Klump (9 October).
Current members of the Faculty Council:
Dean & ViceDean
Paul Heuschling
Denis Zampuniris
RUcoordinators
Iris Behrmann
Olivier Francis
Yves Le Traon
Ludger Wirtz
Martin Schlichenmaier
Course directors
Manfred Greger
Pierre Kelsen
Thomas Sauter
Frank Scholzen
Anton Thalmaier

Academic staff members


Susanne Siebentritt
Andreas Zilian
Peter Plapper
Christoph Schommer
Leon van der Torre
Gender representative
Tonie van Dam
PSAdT representatives
Gilbert Klein
Berta Rato
Intermediate academic staff representative
Alejandro Molina Snchez
Student representative
FranoisXavier Flotterer

THE HEADS OF RESEARCH UNITS


The FSTC is substructured into five research units.
Computer Science and Communications Research Unit: Yves Le Traon
Research Unit in Engineering Science: Olivier Francis
Mathematics Research Unit: Martin Schlichenmaier
Physics and Materials Science Research Unit: Ludger Wirtz
Life Sciences Research Unit: Iris Behrmann

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THE COURSE DIRECTORS


In 2014, the FSTC offered 4 bachelors programmes, 10 masters programmes, 2 doctoral schools and 2
nonBologna type programmes.

BACHELOR PROGRAMMES
Bachelor en Sciences et Ingnierie (acadmique): Roland Sanctuary

Filire Mathmatiques: JeanLuc Marichal

Filire Physique: Roland Sanctuary

Filire Ingnierie: Manfred Greger
Bachelor en Sciences de la Vie (acadmique): JeanLuc Bueb

Filire Biologie: JeanLuc Bueb

Filire Mdecine: JeanLuc Bueb
Bachelor en Ingnierie (professionnel): Danile Waldmann

Filire Mcanique Gnrale: Stefan Maas

Filire Mcatronique: Stefan Maas

Filire Gnie Civil - Urbanisme et Amnagement du territoire: Danile Waldmann

Filire Gnie Civil - Construction: Danile Waldmann

Filire Gestion des Chantiers en Europe: Danile Waldmann

Filire Electrotechnique: JeanJacques Scheuren

Filire Tlcommunication: JeanJacques Scheuren

Filire Energie et Environnement: Frank Scholzen
Bachelor en Informatique (professionnel): Nicolas Navet

MASTER PROGRAMMES

Master in Information and Computer Sciences (acadmique): Pierre Kelsen


Master in Integrated Systems Biology (acadmique): Thomas Sauter
Master en Dveloppement Durable (professionnel), filire Energie et Environnement: Stefan Maas
Master in Mathematics (acadmique): Norbert Poncin
Track Financial Mathematics: Anton Thalmaier
European Master of small veterinary medicine (professionnel) (and: Certificate): Iris Behrmann;
JeanLuc Bueb (Deputy Course Director)
Master en management de la scurit des systmes dinformation (professionnel): Yves le Traon
Master in Condensed Matter Physics (acadmique): Tanja Schilling
Master professionnel en Sciences de lIngnieur:Efficacit nergtique et Economique: Stefan Maas
Master of Science in Engineering: Sustainable Product Creation (acad.): Peter Plapper
Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Megastructure Engineering with Sustainable Resources (acad.):
Stefan van Baars

OTHER PROGRAMMES
Formation spcifique en mdecine gnrale: Paul Heuschling
Certificate on Principles of Biobanking for Clinical, Biological and Environmental Biospecimens and
Bioresources: Paul Heuschling

DOCTORAL SCHOOLS
Doctoral School in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine: Serge Haan
Doctoral School in Computer Science and Computer Engineering (DSCSCE): Raymond Bisdorff

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REPORT OF THE DEAN

BRIDGING UNITS AND INSTITUTIONS


Main points: The Faculty continued to develop
research priorities that crossed the traditional limits
between research units, Faculties and even
institutions. One example relates to computational
sciences (ranked as atop priority for the UL) which
bridges all FSTC research units. The two ICs also
collaborate on this priority. The priority physics and
materials science was developed in collaboration
with the public research centre LIST. Sustainable
development and entrepreneurship and innovation
were developed together with the other faculties.
In 2014, the teaching and learning strategy of the
FSTC was defined. This process was led by the deans
office and involved the course directors and the
FSTC,. It is the basis for the further development of
the quality assurance process and the standards
guarantee for our awards and degrees.

Teaching: As mentioned above, the FSTC has


developed its T&L strategy. Amajor constituent of
this is an extended offering of continuous
professional development events. The CPD offering is
organised mostly around topics central to the
strategy: assessment, curriculum development, use
of Moodle, new technologies and PhD supervision.
The CPD series attracted many internal staff
members, but also colleagues from other faculties
and the centres.

Ressources: Five new members of the academic


staff joined our Faculty in 2014

Three new masters programmes in engineering


sciences started in September:

Slawomir Kedziora, associate professor


Reijko Krger, professor
Jan Lagerwall, professor
Ivan Nourdin, professor
Paulo Verissimo, professor

Master of Science in Civil Engineering


Megastructure Engineering with Sustainable
Resources
Master of Science in Engineering
Sustainable Product Creation
Master Professionnel en Sciences de lIngnieur
Efficacit nergtique et conomique

Research: FSTC researchers continued to be very


successful in the acquisition of third party funding.
The total amount for new EU projects was over 2
million. Ahighlight of this is the participation of FSTC
researchers in two of the first H2020 projects
approved in Luxembourg; aMarie Curie International
Training Network awarded to Prof. Sauter (LSRU) and
aResearch and Innovation Action award for Prof. van
Dam (RUES). In addition, success rates remained very
high for FNRAFR PhD grants (50% for our Faculty),
AFR Postdoc grants (70%), and other FNR funding
schemes (50% for CORE, 33% for OPEN).
An ATTRACTfellow application was successful in
2014: Thomas Schmidt joined the Physics and
Materials Science Research Unit in early 2015.
Key research collaborations with industry include the
ArcelorMittal Chair for Facade Engineering, and
numerous informal agreements with Delphi, Paul
Wurth, Chaux de Contern, Guardian, Goodyear,
Dupont de Nemours, Rotarex, just to name afew.
FSTC PhD candidate Dr Marc Radu won the Best
thesis of 2013 competition for his work on
Crystallization in hard sphere systems which was
written under the supervision of Prof. Tanja Schilling
in the Physics and Materials Science department.

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Priorities: The 3rd FourYearPlan, which started in


January 2014, foresees two major research priorities
for the FSTC: computational sciences (top priority)
and materials sciences (second priority). Prof.
Stphane Bordas is responsible for the first priority,
while Prof. Susanne Siebentritt is in charge of
developing the latter one.

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Student numbers remained stable in total: about


1,300, including 280 PhD candidates. Registrations in
the bachelors programmes dropped slightly, whereas
masters degree student numbers increased
considerably (15%). The lifelong learning programmes
also showed an increase, but numbers in these
programmes remain below 100 students.
Paul Heuschling

RESEARCH UNITS
Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU)
Objectives

Combining cellular, molecular and computational approaches, research at Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU)
focuses on the fundamental understanding of biological processes relevant to human diseases to make use of
them for biomedical applications. Our research aims at further deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying
inflammation and cancer. In particular, we are interested in the analysis of signaling networks which are
disturbed in disease situations, with the aim to identify targets for potential therapeutic intervention.
In addition to the six research teams, three core positions have been established for general support of the
whole unit: A biosafety officer assists in maintaining a safe working environment. A bioinformatician supports
all projects involving computational approaches. The light microscopy facility has been increasing its capacities
in bioimaging by implementing the new spinning-disk microscope, mainly funded by the Fondation Cancer.
Several collaborative projects with the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) have started or
continued in 2014. So has the joint planning for the new building: mid 2015 the LSRU will move into shared
buildings with the LCSB in Belval, which will have a synergistic impact on our scientific interactions and on the
critical mass in Molecular and Systems Biomedicine research.
The RU is responsible for the Bachelor in Life Sciences (BASV: bachelor in Biology, plus 1st year in Medicine;
http://basv.uni.lu) and the Master in Integrative Systems Biology (MISB; http://misb.uni.lu), a partner of the
EU-Atlantis study program in Cancer and Systems Biology, CanSys. RU members assured ~2000 teaching units
in the academic year 2013/14. The LSRU further organizes the Formation spcifique en Mdecine Gnrale,
theEuropean Master and the Certificate of Small Animal Veterinary Medicine as well as the certificate
Principles of Biobanking (co-organised with the IBBL). In partnership with the LCSB and the LIH (Luxembourg
Institute of Health), the RU organises a doctoral school in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine, currently comprising
65students. In 2014, 22PhD students were trained in the LSRU; 3 obtained their PhD degree (+1 in co-supervision
with the CRP-Sant). TheRU organises the Tuesdays seminars in Life Sciences as well as monthly LSRU Science
seminars around topics related to the research subjects of the unit. Together with LIH colleagues, LSRU members
co-organised the FNR-funded Lecture Series Cancer Research.

Head

Academic Staff

Iris Behrmann, professor

Iris Behrmann, professor


Jean-Luc Bueb, professor
Serge Haan, professor
Paul Heuschling, professor

Stephanie Kreis, senior lecturer


Thomas Sauter, professor
Eric Tschirhart, professor

The academic staff of the LCSB (Rudi Balling, Antonio del Sol, Ines Thiele, Jens Schwamborn, Jorge Goncalvez,
andReijko Krger) is also affiliated to the LSRU.

Other staff (as of


December 2013)

26 PhD level scientists (including 12 FTE Adjoints de Recherche and 5 FTE Assistants Chercheur),
19PhDstudents (including 3 Assistants), 1 research assistant, 8 technical support positions, 2 secretaries (1.5 FTE).
We are supported by the FSTC research facilitators.

Main Results

SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION GROUP: IRIS BEHRMANN


The group focuses on the roles of cytokines and microRNAs in cancer and inflammation. In a project about Janus
kinases (Jaks) and disease-relevant mutants thereof, a new cell-based screening system was developed which allows
the comparative analysis of (Jak) kinase inhibitors to determine their specificity and to identify possible drug
combinations to combat e.g. myeloproliferative neoplasms and rheumatoid arthritis. Stephanie Kreis is heading the
miRNA team which recently completed a study about serum microRNAs in melanoma patients of different stages
incomparison to healthy individuals, which included the establishment of a first healthy miRNome.
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A new Fondation Cancer project addresses the resistance of melanoma cells against BRAF inhibitors, in particular the
role of microRNAs herein and the identification of kinase inhibitor drugs able to arrest the growth of resistant cells.
CYTOSKELETON AND CELL PLASTICITY GROUP: EVELYNE FRIEDERICH
The group investigates cytoskeleton-based processes relevant to cancer and inflammation (UL, FNR Inter and
FNR Core projects). Their research is designed to unravel the role of actin-binding and microtubule-associated
proteins in the development of aneuploidy, cancer initiation and progression. Moreover, emphasis is given on
deciphering the emerging crosstalk between key actin-binding proteins and the mitotic microtubules, on cell
migration and metastasis. Within this context, the aim is to identify and validate molecular markers with
prognostic value. In 2014, a new project was accepted for funding by the University of Luxembourg. This project
is focused on understanding the functional significance of chromatin-remodeling proteins shuttling between
chromatin and spindle microtubules, in maintaining genome integrity and changing post-mitotic cell fate.
MOLECULAR DISEASE MECHANISMS GROUP: SERGE HAAN
In 2014, the team published that SOCS2 and SOCS6 are potential biomarkers for colorectal carcinoma
(incollaboration with the IBBL). The first phase of the colon cancer stem cell project supported by the
Fondation Cancer was successfully completed and the project was prolonged for 2 additional years.
Usingprimary patient-derived colon cancer stem cell cultures, the team further identified miRNAs that
couldplay an important role for the pathogenesis of the disease. The team submitted two manuscripts in
which wedescribe that the activation of STAT factors is part of the oncogenic signature in cells expressing
oncogenic PDGFR mutant proteins which occur in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
NEUROINFLAMMATION GROUP: PAUL HEUSCHLING
The group is investigating the molecular mechanisms of inflammation and differentiation of glial cells that are
relevant during neurodegenerative and inflammatory events in the brain. The differentiation of astroglial cells
and the influence of inflammation on this process is investigated. The team also further characterises the
inflammasome activation in microglial cells as well as the implication of these cells in the inflammatory events
accompanying Parkinsons Disease.
CALCIUM SIGNALLING AND INFLAMMATION GROUP: ERIC TSCHIRHART/JEAN-LUC BUEB
The team focuses on signalling in inflammation and stress, gaining further insight into i) the Ca2+ influx- and
S100A8/A9-dependent activation of NADPH oxidase in immune cells and their role in phagocytosis, ii) the
pro-inflammatory role of exocytotic SNARE proteins and iii) the effects of stress and micronutrients on human
vascular cells in vitro. Stress and immunity are studied in collaboration, on Pleurodeles subjected to spaceflight.
SYSTEMS BIOLOGY GROUP: THOMAS SAUTER
Team members apply different modelling and data integration techniques to biological systems in order to develop
suitable computational models with a main focus on disease-specific signalling and metabolic networks. In addition,
epigenetic regulation of the gene regulatory and metabolic networks at transcriptional and post-transcriptional level
are studied using genome-wide approaches in processes like cellular differentiation. In collaboration with computer
scientists at the UL we recently developed a new toolbox for the fast contextualization of disease-specific signalling
network models. which is now applied for the analysis of deregulated signalling in different cancers including
gastrointestinal stromal tumour and breast cancer. A new algorithm for the fast reconstruction of context specific
metabolic network models which is now applied for studying cell-type specific metabolism of differentiated primary
cell types and glioblastoma metabolism has been developed in collaboration with the LCSB.

Research projects

Publications

The LRSUs current projects include a Marie Curie ITN (Horizon 2020), 5 FNR-CORE (including INTER),
9FNR-AFR (PhD and Postdoc), 5 UL internal projects and 3 projects funded by the Fondation Cancer.

In 2014, the LSRU has published a total of 17 publications in refereed journals, 2 book chapters, and 27
publications in refereed conference proceedings.
For further information please see http://bio.uni.lu and http://orbilu.uni.lu/
(Please note that information regarding LSRU members mainly affiliated to the LCSB is given in the LCSB part
of this report.)

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Physics and Materials Science Research Unit (PhyMS)


Objectives

Head

Academic Staff

Academic staff
partially affiliated
with the RU:

The main goal of the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit (PhyMS) consists in performing high level
fundamental research in Condensed Matter Physics. Several collaborations with research groups at LIST
(Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology) are ongoing. Another objective is to provide excellent teaching
for students in bachelor and master courses in physics. PhyMS members are committed to building bridges
between academic teaching and modern research and to making an outreach to the Luxembourgish society.

Roland Sanctuary (until 31/08/2014)


Ludger Wirtz (since 01/09/2014)

Professors:
Jan Lagerwall, Roland Sanctuary, Tanja Schilling, Susanne Siebentritt, Ludger Wirtz
Associate Professor: Phillip Dale
ATTRACT fellows:
Massimiliano Esposito, Andreas Michels

Jan Kristian Krger, invited professor (until 31/01/2014)


Massimo Malvetti, professor, secretary of the Board of Governors, senior advisor to the president
Jens Kreisel, honorary professor, scientific director of MRT department at LIST

Other Staff
(as of 31/10/2014):

2 adjoints de recherche, 16 post-docs, 22 PhD students, 6 technical support staff members, 3 secretaries (2.5 FTE).
The unit is supported by the FSTC research facilitators.

Main Results
(selected highlights
from the different
research groups)

Experimental Soft Matter Physics (Jan Lagerwall)


The leader of the group joined UL in March 2014 and thus much time was spent on setting up the new labs,
securing research grants, and recruiting co-workers. The efforts were highly successful: besides several
national grants, Prof. Lagerwall obtained an ERC consolidator grant. Despite the transition situation, the group
made progress (1 publication) with the deformation of electrospun fibers after deposition on hydrophilic and
hydrophobic substrates, respectively, in response to capillary forces.
Laboratory for Physics of Advanced Materials LPM (Roland Sanctuary)
Brownian relaxation in a colloidal suspension was described by an intrinsic time scale depending on viscosity and
alength scale related to the suspended nanoparticles. In collaboration with Goodyear, an anomalous softening of
rubber nanocomposites at low filler concentrations could be explained by disentanglement of polymer chains. A
new kind of transition affecting the flow of low molecular liquids in porous media was identified.
Laboratory for Photovoltaics (Susanne Siebentritt)
We found one explanation why kesterite solar cells are less efficient than expected: the order-disorder
transition. We have shown that the bandgap depends on the order state. Since at operating conditions neither
complete order nor complete disorder can be expected, there are patches with different bandgaps in the
material, which will decrease the efficiency of the solar cells. Additionally, we have shown that Cu-rich CuInSe2
solar cells can achieve the same efficiency as Cu-poor ones.
Laboratory for Energy Materials (Phil Dale)
In collaboration with the University of Utah, we demonstrated the worlds first working solar cell made from a laser
annealed CuInSe2 semiconductor. The laser annealing meant that the semiconductor was formed 100-1000 times
faster than normal. Building on its patent, working in a FP7 project with industrial collaboration, LEM validated its
new characterization tool for estimating the likely efficiency of solar cells before they are completed to full device.
Nanomagnetism group (Andreas Michels)
The group has made substantial progress in understanding magnetic neutron scattering from bulk ferromagnets.
Specifically, we have experimentally observed a novel flying-saucer-type angular anisotropy in the magnetic
neutron scattering cross section of a Nd-Fe-B-based permanent magnet, which is a consequence of unavoidable
magnetic poles in the volume of the magnet. Furthermore, experimental and theoretical neutron results were
summarized in two review articles.
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Theory of Soft Condensed Matter Physics (Tanja Schilling)


The research group has continued its studies on the crystallization process. We identified the microscopic
crystallization mechanism in polyethylene (plastic) and studied phase transition kinetics in various soft matter
systems. We also predicted a cubatic phase in suspensions of charged ellipsoids, which attracted attention in
the chemical engineering community, as it could be useful in soft composite electronic materials.
Complex Systems and Statistical Mechanics group (Massimiliano Esposito)
The group made important progress in the nonequilibrium thermodynamics description of chemical networks,
as well as in the fundamental understanding of thermodynamics of information processing. They also
introduced the concept of efficiency fluctuation to study the performance of nanomachines and found that
they satisfy universal properties.
Theoretical Solid State Physics group (Ludger Wirtz)
A strong focus has been on the development of a reliable calculation method for shallow and deep defect
levels in semiconductors, using a combination of ab-initio and semi-empirical (tight-binding) modelling.
Furthermore, we have continued our research on the interaction of 2D materials (graphene, MoS2) with the
underlying metallic or semiconducting substrates.

Events and Lectures

Publications

Links

- Organisation of Luxembourg-ILL neutron workshop, 11.06.2014, UL

Publications in refereed journals:


Book chapters:
Doctoral theses:

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Computer Science and Communication Research Unit (CSC)


Objectives

Our primary mission is to conduct fundamental and applied research in the area of computer, communication
and information sciences. Our goal is to push forward the scientific frontiers of these fields. Additionally, we
provide support for the educational tasks at the academic and professional Bachelor and Master levels as well
as for the PhD program.
The Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC) is engaging the following research areas and
topics into four main themes:



Communicative Systems (ComSys)


Information Security (LACS)
Intelligent and Adaptive Systems (ILIAS)
Software and Systems (LASSY)

These different research themes contribute to strengthen the research priorities in Luxembourg, for instance
in relation with the Computational Science priority of the FSTC, or with the Luxembourg Centre of Systems
Biomedicine (LCSB ) and the Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SnT) research centers. The CSC
also establishes fruitful and long-standing collaborations with researchers around the world.
Currently the CSC includes 23 professors and associate professors, 66 post-docs, more than 90 PhD
candidates and a number of research collaborators. Their research fields range from the investigation of the
theoretical foundations to the development of interdisciplinary applications.
Currently, we instruct more than 200 students at the Bachelor and Master level, and try to encourage them
through close supervision and advice. The Doctoral School of Computer Science and Computer Engineering
(DS-CSCE) provides an excellent environment for pursuing doctoral studies in computer science and computer
engineering at an internationally competitive level and in broad interdisciplinary application. For the
professional branches, we want to bridge the gap between theory and practice, whereas for the academic
branches, we foster on a problem-oriented understanding of the theoretical foundations of computer science.

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Head

Academic Staff: 23

Other staff: 186

Events and lectures

Yves Le Traon, professor

Links

A.-Prof. Nicolas Navet


Prof. Bjrn Ottersten
A.-Prof. Steffen Rothkugel
Prof. Peter Ryan
Prof. Jrgen Sachau
A.-Prof. Christoph Schommer, head of ILIAS
Prof. Ulrich Sorger
A.-Prof. Bernard Steenis
Prof. Leon van der Torre
Prof. Paulo Verissimo
Prof. Denis Zampuniris
Guest Professsor: Dov Gabbay

98 PhD candidates,
66 Post-doc researchers,
10 Research Scientists
7 scientific and technical collaboratorss
5 administrative staff members

The members of the CSC Research Unit participated in several conferences.


Here are some examples:






Publications

Prof. Alex Biryukov, head of LACS


Prof. Raymond Bisdorff
Prof. Pascal Bouvry
Prof. Lionel Briand
A.Prof. Jean-Sbastien Coron
Prof. Thomas Engel, head of COMSYS
Prof. Nicolas Guelfi
Prof. Pierre Kelsen, head of LASSY
Prof. Yves Le Traon
Prof. Franck Leprvost, Vice-rector
Prof. Sjouke Mauw
A.-Prof. Volker Mller

IEEE CloudNet 2014


15th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems (CLIMA XV)
13th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems AAMAS 2014
16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORMAL ENGINEERING METHODS (ICFEM 2014)
16th International Conference on Information and Communications Security 2014 (ICICS 2014)
European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA 2014)
RSA Conference Cryptographers Track 2014 (CT-RSA 2014)th

Articles:
Books:
Parts of books:
Paper published in a book:
Paper published in a journal:
Doctoral thesis:
E-print/Working paper:

26; CSC and SnT: 58


6; CSC and SnT: 7
3; CSC and SnT: 6
96; CSC and SnT: 146
1; CSC and SnT: 7
11; CSC and SnT: 14
3; CSC and SnT: 4

Full list of publications:


http://orbilu.uni.lu/handle/10993/85/browse?type=datepublished&rpp=20&value=2014
More information: http://csc.uni.lu

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Research Unit in Engineering Science (RUES)


Objectives

The Research Unit in Engineering Science (RUES)covering the domains Construction & Design, Energy &
Environment, Automation & Mechatronics, and Geophysics (details below)recognises the socio-economic
needs and challenges of both society and industry. To address these, RUES has committed itself to becoming
the Greater Regions education and research leader as well as a global player in the units core research areas.
A special focus is placed on energy, environment and sustainable development with the aim to provide an
innovation driven research environment, and to seamlessly integrate research and education to form future
leaders and critical thinkers.
Construction & Design: investigates soil mechanics, stability, resistance & fatigue behaviour of constructions
& building elements by simulations and experiments.
Energy & Environment: covers areas such as energy production & management of hybrid systems for reliable
electrical supply, energetic optimisation of buildings, efficient thermal combustion, renewable energies
(biogas), energy efficient wastewater treatment plants, and advanced manufacturing technologies.
Automation & Mechatronics: multifaceted domain embracing modelling of antennas, mechanical structure
analysis, production engineering & distributed control, and automation systems.
At the end of 2014 the RUES included 26 permanent academic members:

Head

Academic Staff

Olivier Francis, professor

Professors (16)
Lucinne Blessing
Stphane Bordas
Manfred Greger
Jean-Rgis Hadji-Minaglou
Slawomir Kedziora
Stefan Maas
Michel Marso

Christoph Odenbreit
Bernhard Peters
Peter Plapper
Norman Teferle
Stefan van Baars
Tonie Van Dam
Holger Voos
Andreas Zilian

Associate professors (4)


Joachim Hansen
Frank Scholzen
Francesco Viti
Danile Waldmann
Senior lecturers (6)
Markus Schfer
Michael Scheuern
Jean-Jacques Scheuren
Roger Steffen
Nico Toussing
Claude Wolf

Other staff

Main results

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Engineering: 14 research associates/post-docs, 42 PhD students, 12 technical support staff, 2 secretaries


Geophysics: 4 post-docs, 6 PhD students, 0.25 secretary position

Research projects:
11 EU projects
11 foreign industry projects
15 Lux. industry projects
1 FNR-CORE Multimodal Mobility Assistant
9 new FNR-AFR PhD/Postdoc proposals approved:

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3 Patents:
New formwork system for the production of partially/fully encased composite beams on building side
Method and Means for Harmonics Compensation in Electrical Power Generation, RUES007LU
Prosthesis head, LU92093, commercialisation ongoing
Selected research results
PWVLUX: assimilation of GNSS-derived near real-time ZTD from Luxembourgs GPS network in Meteo
Frances AROME numerical weather prediction, improves models ability to predict intensity & location of
precipitation for Lux.
Benchmarking study for energy consumption & production of wastewater treatment plants in NorthWestern Europe
Emission map for Pharmaceuticals for selected areas of the LorLux region
Study of the Mondercange waste-dump landslide, the biggest geotechnical failure in Luxembourg in many years
Expertise & analysis of pre-stressed tendons after a damage event at the Freeport construction site in Lux.
Talks
23 peer-reviewed conference/seminar participations.
44 invited talks: Frontiers of Engineering by the National Academy of Engineering (USA); plenary lectures at
Shechtman International Symposium
RUES members were also acting as Advisors, Committee Chairs, Board members, Internal UL Committee
members, European Commission reviewers and Coordinators of research groups.
Academic milestones
3 new master programmes:
Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Megastructure Engineering with Sustainable Resources (academic)
Master of Science in Engineering - Sustainable Product Creation (academic)
Master Professionnel en Sciences de lIngnieur
Events co-organised by RUES members
13 conferences, 3 seminars, 2 national/international symposia
Scientific Committee member, 7th ICMV Conf., Milan
Workshop Btons recycls organisation with UniGR, Lux.
Bauforum@uni.lu, Lux.
Symposium: Reference Frames for Geoscience & Applications, Lux.
16th International Summer School on Engineering Design Research, Turino & Heyda
Summerschool Sustainable Waste & Wastewater Management with University of Trier & European
Investment Bank, Lux.
AfriComp ECCOMAS Conf. on Computational Mechanics, Marrakech
Best papers & awards
Best Paper Award, 7th International Conf. on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing BIOSIGNALS 2014:
Observer Design for a Nonlinear Minimal Model of Glucose Disappearance and Insulin Kinetics
Reviewers Favorite Award, International Design Conf.DESIGN 2014: Application of the IFM framework for
modelling and analysing system functionality

Publications
Edited books:
Book chapters:
Refereed journal publications:
Refereed conference publications:
Other scientific publications:

Links

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Mathematics Research Unit (RMATH)


Objectives

The Mathematics Research Unit (RMATH) carries out research on an international level, both in fundamental
and applied aspects. Five main research directions are present:
Algebra and number theory, including algorithmic directions,
Geometry and the mathematical theory of quantization, including moduli space problems, mathematical
aspects of string theory, singular spaces, sigma models, supergeometry, higher structures
Harmonic and geometric analysis and related fields, including symmetries, lowdimensional topology, Lie
groups, hyperbolic spaces
Mathematical modelling, including stochastic modelling, decision theory, operation research.
Probability theory and its applications, stochastic analysis, mathematical finance,.

Head

Academic Staff

Other Staff

Main results

Martin Schlichenmaier, professor

Jean-Luc Marichal, associate professor


Sergey Merkulov, professor
Martin Olbrich, professor
Ivan Nourdin, professor
Giovanni Peccati, professor
Norbert Poncin, professor
Jean-Marc Schlenker, professor

Martin Schlichenmaier, professor


Anton Thalmaier, professor
Gabor Wiese, professor
N.N. (open position in analysis)
Hans Fllmer, guest professor
Pierre Schapira, guest professor

9 postdoc researchers, 10 junior researcher, 8 research associates, 19 AFR postdoc researchers,


3 AFR PhD researchers, 2 secretaries (each 0.5 fte.)

In 2014 Ivan Nourdin, an international leader in Stochastic Modelling, joined the RMATH.
Cooperation agreements exist with the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences
(Steklov Mathematical Institute). The RMATH is member of the ESF networking programme Interactions of
low-dimensional Topology and Geometry with Mathematical Physics (ITGP), the NSF GEAR network, the IAP
network DYGEST, the EU Cost action QSPACE. Further international cooperations exist on the individual level.
The Mathematics Research Unit hosts regularly international guest scientists.
The Mathematics Research Unit organises the weekly Mathematics Seminar (Seminaire Mathmatique). It
publishes the international mathematical research journal Travaux Mathmatiques.
The Mathematics Research Unit is co-responsible for the Bachelor acadmique en Sciences et Ingnierie
programme and responsible for the Master in Mathematics programme.
The members of the RMATH were active
in numerous organisation committees, scientific committees, and programme committees of conferences
in steering committees of international research networks
as evaluators and panel members for research proposals presented to international and national funding
agencies, as evaluators of articles submitted to scientific journals, as evaluators of book projects suggested
to scientific publishers, and as members of dissertations and habilitation committees abroad,
as editors and members of editorial boards of international scientific journals.
Research Funding
13 running projects (IRP, ANR, FNR-OPEN), 1 EU-COST Action QSPACE, 1 NSF-GEAR Participation,
1 Maire-Curie Career-Integration Grant, 19 AFR-FNR post-doc fellowships, 3 AFR FNR PhD fellowships,
additional conference funding obtained from the Foundation Compositio Mathematica

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A small selection of research results


Entropy formulas on manifolds under evolving metrics shown
Gradient solitons of the Ricci flow coupled with harmonic map heat flow classified
New tools for providing precise quantitative information about phase transitions developped
Steins method with several objects from information theory combined
Monograph on Krichever-Novikov type algebras finished
Central extensions of Lie superalgebras of KN type classified
A generalized Batchelor-Gawedzki theorem shown
The free Courant pseudoalgebra constructed
Conservative median algebras fully classified
The class of barycentrically associative polynomial functions fully classified
New theory of second-order Poincar inequalities on the Poisson space developped
New criteria of asymptotic independence on the Wiener chaos given
A highly non-trivial action of the Grothendieck-Teichmller group on homotopy Frobenius algebras and
involutive Lie bialgebras given
For the first time explicit transcendental formula for quantization of Lie bialgebra given
Weak modularity mod p^m in bounded weight for Hecke eigenforms of fixed level shown
Unconditional results towards the Bruinier-Kohnen sign equidistribution conjecture for half-integral weight
modular eigenforms in terms of natural density given
Geometry of ideal anti-de Sitter polyhedra described
Proved that various Wick rotations between moduli spaces of 3-dimensional constant curvature manifolds
are symplectic
Sheaves on the subanalytic topology constructed
Functorial filtrations on holonomic D-modules given

Events and Lectures

The Mathematics Research Unit was (co-)organiser of the following international conferences
and workshops in 2014:
GAP XII Geometric Mechanics, Sanya, China, 10-14 March 2014
Journees SL2R in representation theory and harmonic analysis, Metz, France, 3-4 April 2014
Noncommutative Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Scalea, Italy, 16-20 June, 2014
Graphs and Decisions, Luxembourg, 27-29 October 2014
Galois Representations 2014, Luxembourg 19-21 November 2014
Journees Theorie des representations des groupes de Lie, Universities Strasbourg-Lorraine- LuxembourgReims, 20-21 November 2014
Algebra. Deformations and Quantum Groups, CIRM Marseille, France, 1-5 December 2014
Talks
85 presentations on international workshops and conferences (peer-reviewed), 61 invited talks at
universities abroad.
51 international speakers gave presentations either in our General Mathematics Seminar or in our special
research seminars

Publications

Links

Authored books:
Edited books:
Book chapters:
Publications in refereed journals:
Publications in refereed conference proceedings :
Other scientific publications (working papers):

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FACULT
DE DROIT, DCONOMIE
ET DE FINANCE

GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
The two governing bodies of the Faculty are the deans office and the Faculty Council.
Regular meetings with course directors and heads of research units support the Deans office in the decision
finding process and they serve as advisory bodies.

DEANS OFFICE
The dean leads the Faculty and is responsible for its smooth running.
He chairs the Faculty Council and represents the Faculty within the University Council.
The Dean of The Faculty of Law Economics and Finance is Stefan Braum.

THE FACULTY COUNCIL


The Faculty Council is the most important decisionmaking body of the Faculty. It is consulted in particular on
following questions:
- strategic orientations for the development of the Faculty
- Study programme proposals
- Budgetary issues
It is composed as following:
Dean
Stefan Braum
Representatives of the heads of research units
David Hiez
Henri Sneessens / Michel Beine
Christian Wolff
Representatives of the directors of studies
Mark Cole
Gilles Cuniberti
JeanDaniel Guigou
Anke Mig
Elise Poillot
Representatives of teaching and research staff
Luisito Bertinelli
Arnaud Bourgain
Antonio Cosma
Isabelle Riassetto
Skerdilajda Zanaj
Meetings: eight meetings and two retreats

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Representative of assistants to Faculty Council


Clmentine Boulanger
Representative of Gender Committee
Luc Heuschling
Representative of the administrative, scientific and
technical staff
Gabrielle Schulteis
Substitute of the Representative of the
administrative, scientific and technical staff
AnneMarie Vesdrevanis
Students Representative
Cynthia Kombe Bosombisa,
3rd year Bachelor in Law

THE COURSE DIRECTORS


The Committee of Study Directors is responsible for the following:
Consulting different academic directors
Followingup on academic programmes
Organising examinations
Ensuring relations with SEVE
Contact with student representatives
Followingup on student complaints
Proposals for yearly academic calendar
Suggesting new programmes
Preparing agreements with other universities
Consulting on the workload of freelance teachers

The Committee is composed of the following members:

BACHELOR PROGRAMMES
Bachelor en Droit (acadmique): Gilles Cuniberti, Luc Heuschling
Bachelor en Sciences conomiques et de gestion (acadmique): Arnaud Bourgain, Luisito Bertinelli
Bachelor en Gestion (professionnel): Antonio Cosma, Nicolas Jonard

MASTER PROGRAMMES
Master en Droit europen(acadmique):
M1: Corrado Malberti
Droit europen gnral: Mark Cole
Droit priv europen: Elise Poillot
Master en Droit conomique europen(acadmique):
Contentieux europen: Eleftheria Neframi, Herwig Hofmann
Droit pnal europen des affaires: Katalin Ligeti
Master en Droit financier europen et international(acadmique):
Droit bancaire et financier europen: Isabelle Riassetto
Droit fiscal europen et international: Werner Haslehner
Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (professionnel):Denise Fletcher
Master in Economics and Finance(acadmique):
M1: JeanDaniel Guigou
M2 (Traditional track): Benteng Zou
M2 (Research track): Andreas Irmen
Master of Science in Banking and Finance(professionnel):Christian Wolff
Master in Accounting and Audit: Anke Mig
Master in Wealth Management and Executive Programme in Wealth Management: Jos Van Bommel

OTHER PROGRAMMES
Formation Complmentaire des Candidats Rviseurs dEntreprises et ExpertsComptables: Sophie Mitchell

DOCTORAL SCHOOLS
Doctoral school in economics and finance
Economie: Pierre Picard
Finance: Thorsten Lehnert
Ecole doctorale en Droit: Jrg Gerkrath

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REPORT OF THE DEAN

REASONABLE GROWTH OF RESOURCES


Fouryearplan: The Faculty defined apolicy in order
to strengthen the two existing priorities in law and
finance and in order to establish another strong pillar
in economics and business education. The overall
objective is reasonable growth of both financial and
human resources. Support for professors by
intermediate academic staff and administration will be
apriority for the next fouryears.
Organisation: Emphasis has been put on the
improvement of quality assurance within the
Facultys management and administration. Alevel of
middle management has been established by
reshaping and defining job descriptions of
administrative staff members. Further measures to
strengthen the service for external affairs were also
taken. In general, structures for improving internal
knowledge exchange and transfer of information
were reviewed. More specifically, administrative staff
participated in afull day seminar (admin day)
related to the quality policy of the Faculty.
Procedures of internal feedback and review, the
satisfaction rate of the staff and lifelong learning
strategies were discussed intensively. In addition, the
Faculty introduced regular information sessions
aimed at newcomers to ensure asmooth integration
into the team.
Recruitment: Two associate professors joined the
Faculty in 2014. The law group welcomed, in March,
Silvia Allegrezza as associate professor in criminal
law. Ulf von Lilienfeld joined the Luxembourg School
of Finance in July 2014 as associate professor in
finance. As aresult of along standing procedure, two
associate professors were able to be promoted
internally and were nominated full professors: Mark
Cole, professor in telecommunication and media law
and Nicolas Jonard, professor in entrepreneurship
and innovation.
Teaching: In September 2014, the Faculty launched
with successy the new bachelor in law scheme. The
new programme, focusing on an innovative and
interactive teaching philosophy, has already been
approved by the Governing Board in December 2013.
In close cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce,
the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation has
been reshaped and modified into atwoyears
programme. The new scheme was approved by the
Governing Board in December 2014.

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Partner and Community Interaction: ATOZ, SES,


Deutsche Bank and UBS, continued their valuable
support to the Faculty. Again, we organised together
anumber of specialised workshops and conferences
on current issues, which were well received by their
intended audiences. Special attention was put on the
implementation of the Business School project with
the Chamber of Commerce. An action plan has been
developed, particularly focusing on new recruitment
of professors, Postdocs, PhDs and administrative
staff. Together with the Max Planck Institute
Luxembourg for International, European and
Regulatory Procedural Law, the Faculty organised
aseries of important events. The cooperation
agreement with ATOZ has been renewed. As well, the
Faculty welcomed anew partner: ADA is financing
anew chair in financial law (specialisation in
microfinance).
Recognition: Within the respected Financial Times
Innovative Law Schools report 2013 the Master of
Laws Listing featured, for the third year, all three
LL.M. programmes offered by the Faculty. The report
is areview of major developments in the global legal
education scene. 2013 also brought remarkable
successes for the five international Moot Court
teams of the Faculty with atotal of 16 participating
students. The teams competed in the European Law
Moot Court, the Concours Cassin, the Frankfurt
Investment Arbitration Moot Court, the Philip C.
Jessup International Law Moot Court, and, for the
first time, the Manfred Lachs Space Law
Competition. Finally, in December, following the
required audit, the Faculty received the renewal of its
ISO 9001:2008 certification for another three years.
This certification recognises that the Faculty has
established and applies aquality management
system for the administration and the administrative
management of its activities.
Stefan Braum

RESEARCH UNITS
Research Unit in Law (RUL)

The general ambition of the Research Unit in Law is to position itself as acentre of excellence. It must bring
together ateam with truly transnational ability, experience, reach and outlook to develop its research activities
in European law, economic and business law, as well as Luxembourgish law.

The team has astrong interdisciplinary orientation. It focuses on the problems and challenges of aglobalised
society, while also contributing to the constant improvement of Luxembourgs legal infrastructure.

The central objectives of the Research Unit in Law are to:


Conduct pioneering research and offer excellent academic training in European, international, comparative
and Luxembourgish law which clarifies the relations between norms from these different levels.
Follow an interdisciplinary approach to research and academic training, combining philosophy, history,
political sciences, sociology, finance and economics, while also applying an innovative approach where
comparative law and empirical research methods are used broadly.
Concentrate on topics in which the particular context of the G.D. of Luxembourg offers specific
opportunities in its role as aEuropean capital, an international financial centre and home to innovative
industries in the areas of media, telecommunications and ecommerce.
Develop innovative thinking and broaden perspectives, notably about the role law can play in accompanying
new forms of development.
Form synergies with stakeholders and partners, such as through the ATOZ chair in tax law and the SES Chair
in Space, Satellite Communications and Media Law. We will continue to contribute to research conducted in
neighbouring disciplines, for example the Universitys Interdisciplinary Centres Security & Trust and Systems
Biomedicine.

Head

Composition of
theteam

David Hiez, head of research unit

Professors (19)
Pascal Ancel
Stefan Braum
Mark Cole
PierreHenri Conac
Gilles Cuniberti
Rusen Ergec
Jrg Gerkrath
Matthew Happold
Luc Heuschling
David Hiez
Herwig Hofmann
Mahulena Hofmann
Katalin Ligeti
Eleftheria Neframi
Elise Poillot
Andr Prm
Isabelle Riassetto
Alexander Rust
Johan Van der Walt

Associate professeurs (5)


Silvia Allegrezza *
Werner Haslehner
Corrado Malberti
Sverine Mentrey
Orsola Razzolini ***
Senior lecturers (1)
Isabelle Corbisier
Guest professors (3)
Philippe Maystadt
Arjen Meij
JeanLouis Schiltz
Honorary professors (4)
Patrick Kinsch
Georges Ravarani
Burkhard Hess
Yves Mersch

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Postdocs (13)
Cristina Contartese
Vanessa Franssen *
Emile Derlin Kemfouet ***
Magdalena Lickova *
Brian Nail
Luca Pantaleo
Cecile Pellegrini
Maria Pichou
Ioana Pelin Raducu ***
Ulrich Segna **
Michele Simonato
Manuel Tcheumalieu Fansi *

Main results

Doctoral candidates (situation au 31/12/2014)


Assistants (19)
Avec financement tiers (17+2)
Sans financement (18)
Research assistants (6)=> 5 ETP
Research Associates (2)
Secretariat (1)

* new in 2014 ** contract terminated in 2014

2014 has been as productive as previous years, which is remarkable if we take the difficult context into
consideration. Despite frozen recruitment and spending limitation in the first four months of the year,
scientific production has been rich, and the department has deepened its development strategy. In the
meantime, it has been victim of the high quality of its members: two of them left to join famous
Universities in their disciplines: Alexander Rust in tax law has gone to Vienna and Orsola Razzolini in labour
law is now in Genoa.
Only one colleague joined the team in 2014, Silvia Allegrezza in criminal law. This new colleague has already
been very successful, since she got the support of FNR in acompetitive open project. New young
researchers joined the team in the main areas of research. Moreover, the development of the relationship
with the Max Planck Institut brought new colleagues with whom we have had the opportunity to build wider
research projects: we are very pleased to welcome Hlne RuizFabri, second Director in international public
law. The department reinforced its partnerships with Luxembourguish society and its interests. An
agreement has been signed with ADA (a well known association in the microfinance world) for the creation
of achair in financial law (inclusive finance), for which the recruitment of acolleague is ongoing. This
demonstrates perfectly the main interest of the department for financial law, as well as its openness to
new fields, oriented to new forms of development.
The number of conferences and lunchtime seminars we organised shows the vitality of the team. Likewise the
the new themes we discussed: EU external action, common research with the Faculty of humanities through
atheoretical perspective and African law.
Of course, our main subjects were the main focus. This was demonstrated by our support for about 12
conferences, 40 seminars and lectures, as well as book presentations in all our research areas. Several major
conferences have been organised in European law, with afocus on EU external action, which is linked to an
interest in development, notably in Africa. The presence of aprofessor in legal philosophy allowed us to open
our scope in atheoretical fashion, looking at Europe and solidarity, for example. Our work on European criminal
law remains very dynamic, with wide academic and institutional partnerships, as well as international
recognition through the stimulation of funding opportunities.
This also concerns European law as well as business law. That field remained dynamic, not just in the main field
of company and banking law, but also in more specialised areas such as media and telecommunications (space
communication, EU audiovisual media service directive) or tax law. Amain focus of these conferences and
research activities were recent orientations of the Commission but also of case law.
The colleagues in European private law (Europrilex) have continued to organise thematic series of lunchtime
seminars, notably about judicial law. There were also original workshops on examples of referred questions.
Comparison between continental and common law remains amain focus, as well as the elucidation of the
place of the ECJ within European private law. This group benefits from its international partnerships, for
example with SECOLA, the Society for European Contract Law.
Our pedagogic activity focused on the launch of the new transnational bachelor in law, in September 2014. The
first year of the programme has atransnational focus, bilingual courses, with astrong attention to
Luxembourg law. This is completed to specific research, as the organisation of adedicated conference shows.
The second year will follow in 2015 and the new programme will be full in 2016. The Doctoral School of Law has
reinforced its activity, offering arange of courses and stimulating research environment for doctoral
candidates. Several law doctors of the University have been recruited as lecturers in foreign universities and
some have also received distinctions.

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In 2014, 12 doctoral degrees in law were awarded to Julie Kaprielian, Marie Marty, Gavin Robinson, Dharamveer
Singh, Laurent Niedner, Daniel Rosentreter, Katarina Kszeghy, Valentina Covolo, Sandra Schmitz, Akm Djedje,
Charlne Herbain and Bucura Mihaescu. Their doctoral research dealt with Luxembourg, European and
international law. They looked at the organisation of the market, through international investment law but also
the European regulation of competition or business criminal law, as well as tax law. It focused also on
procedural law, the EU administrative system, but also on new phenomena, such as legal outsourcing.
European private law has not been neglected, with PhDs about consumer law and the relations between
intellectual property and online networks.

Publications

Authored Books: 9
Edited Books: 4
Book Chapters: 31
Refereed Journal publications: 40
Refereed Conference Publications: 18
Other Scientific Publications: 38

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (CREA)

Objectives

The Centre for Research in Economics and Management focuses on excellence in economics and management
in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. It seeks to contribute to the improvement and the dissemination of
knowledge in these subjects. Fulfilling this objective involves threes types of tightly connected activities:
developing toplevel scientific research programmes and networks; training our students in the use of advanced
economic methods; and sharing experience and knowledge with other economic actors in Luxembourg.
Our research activities are organised around five themes:
Regional Development and Globalisation: (mobility of workers, firms, trade, regional and urban
economics, tax competition)
The focus is on economic interactions between geographical entities (however large these may be) and the
impact of these interactions on development opportunities. The ongoing globalisation process makes
these questions most timely, especially for acountry like Luxembourg. Many channels come into play and
may involve tax competition effects, environmental constraints, knowledge spillovers, agglomeration
effects, etc. Current research activities focus on the following channels: (i) mobility of workers and
international migration, (ii) mobility of firms, (iii) trade and (iv) regional and urban interaction. In 2014, CREA
obtained funding for two new research projects, one on comparing immigration law and policies across
countries, with the other on social benefits and the spatial pattern of green spaces.
Macroeconomics and Growth: (longrun macro sustainable development, growth, open macro;shortrun
macro:financial macro)
This research area focuses on the determinants of economic fluctuations and growth. Examples of timely
issues are environmental factors, labour market policies, technical change, demographics, the role of capital
movements, of financial markets and macro prudential rules. Amajor objective is the development of
theoretical and empirical foundations for economic policy. Current research activities focus on the following
issues: the macroeconomic impact of demographic changes, the causes and consequences of technical
change, sustainable development, economic fluctuations, financial markets and economic policy. In 2014,
CREA obtained funding for one new research project on the effect of population aging on economic
growth,innovative activity and cultural attitudes towards innovation.
Strategic Organisations: (industrial organisation, intellectual property rights, innovation)
The analysis of strategic behaviour encompasses questions about both economics and management. It is the
theoretical framework enabling us to evaluate the impact of industry regulations on competitiveness. It is also
indicative to examine strategic interactions between firms and their impact on innovation and management
practices. In 2014, CREA obtained funding for anew research project on economic incentives behind users
participation in sharing personal data and establishment of models for gains and costs in such activities. CREA
also started three new research projects on postmerger integration strategies and impact on innovation, on
dynamics of innovation, competitiveness and employment of Luxembourg firms, and on the costs of knowledge
privatisation.
Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance: (corp. governance, entrepreneurship)
Innovation and growth are associated with successful entrepreneurship and corporate governance. This research
area is devoted to the conditions and contexts under which new businesses can be successfully started and grown.
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Aspects of corporate governance such as risk management, auditing and financial accounting are also crucial
factors for the development of organisations. The role of asymmetric information and incentive mechanisms
underlies these questions. It is adomain where interaction between economics and management can be used. In
2014, CREA obtained funding for one new research project on risk reporting and accounting conservatism.
Empirical Methods: (econometrics, numerical methods for optimisation)
This research area is devoted to the study of empirical techniques relevant to the understanding and
evaluation of economic models using crosssectional and panel data. These empirical techniques are used in
many of the previously listed research projects. Our research effort also focuses on contributing towards the
advancement of econometric methodology. In particular, we are interested in the development and use of
new statistical methods and tools to estimate and test microeconometric models without making
unnecessary parametric or exogeneity assumptions.

Head

Composition of the
team

Main results

Henri Sneessens, Head of Research Unit until 14th July 2014


Michel Beine, Head of Research Unit as of 15th July 2014

* new in 2014
** contract terminated in 2014

Professors (10)
Michel Beine
Denise Fletcher
Andreas Irmen
Christos Koulovatianos
Anke Mig
Nicolas Jonard
Pierre Picard
Patrice Pieretti
Henri Sneessens
Gautam Tripathi

Guest professors (3)


John Bessant
Gaston Reinesch
Jacques Thisse

Associate professors (7)


Luisito Bertinelli
Arnaud Bourgain
Antonio Cosma
Katrin Hussinger
Virginie Terraza
Skerdilajda Zanaj
Benteng Zou

Doctoral candidates (situation au 31/12/2014)


Assistants (7)
Avec financement tiers (4+5)
Sans financement (2)

Postdocs (5)
JeanFranois Carpantier **
Jian Li *
Anastasia Litina
Ha Manh Nguyen **
Alessandro Tampieri

(situation au 31/12/2014)
Research assistants (3) => 2 ETP
Research associates (2)
Secretariat (3) => 2,1 ETP

The research output of CREA in 2014 included 20 articles published in peerreviewed journals, several books,
achapter in abook of collective works, 32 publications in the CREA Discussion Paper Series and four
nonscientific publications. Amajority of this work was written in collaboration with researchers from foreign
institutions. About 85 presentations were made in international conferences or foreign university seminars.
CREA members participate actively in international research networks (CESifo, IZA, CEPR). Research
activities were also developed with organisations in Luxemburg (BCL, STATEC, CEPS/INSTEAD).
The research articles published in 2014 came out in wellknown refereed journals. Examples are The Economic
Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Economic
Behavior & Organization, the Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, the
Journal of Public Economic Theory, Research Policy, the Louvain Economic Review, the European Journal of
Operational Research, the B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Economics Letters or the Strategic Management Journal.
The research results obtained in 2014 and presented in the CREA Discussion Paper Series have bearing on the
following issues:
Regional Development and Globalisation: international migration policies, firms location; labour mobility;
tax competition or coordination; trade; urban structure; foreign direct investment;
Macroeconomics and Growth: population aging and growth; savings behaviour and financial markets;
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Strategic Organisations and Behaviours: collusion; environmental externalities; competition and game
behaviour; marriage formation; business cycle fluctuation and firms behaviour;
Empirical methods: efficiency bounds in nonparametric models.
CREA members also contribute regularly to the economic policy debate in the media, and publish amonthly
column in the Ltzebuerger Land.
In addition to the regular internal research seminar, the CREA organises bimonthly seminars with external
academic speakers, 21 of which accepted our invitation this year. During 2014, special events have been
organised to celebrate CREAs 20th anniversary. All those conferences illustrate CREAs primary objective: to
be aplace where modern economic and econometric methods are used to investigate economic policy issues.
The first event took place on 14 January 2014. Prof. Philippe Aghion, Harvard University, developed his views
about Growth Policy: Austerity or Investment. On 28May2014, CREA organised aconference on Tax
Competition and Public Policy. The topic was addressed from different angles. Prof. Dr Alexander Rust
(ATOZ Chair, Law Department, University of Luxembourg) first explained the nature of the hybrid mismatch
arrangements used to evade taxes. Prof Dr Robin Boadway (Queens University) next discussed how fiscal
federalism can be designed to mitigate tax competition. Prof Dr Kai Konrad (Director, Max Planck Institute)
introduced the strategic aspects related to tax havens. The last two presentations further extended the
discussion of strategic behaviour to provide new insights on two currently relvant issues. Prof Dr Myrna
Wooders (Vanderbilt University, US) focused on the feedback loops between prejudice and discrimination;
Prof Dr Raouf Boucekkine (Director, AixMarseille School of Economics) explained how strategic interaction
between an elite group and the mass of citizens may lead to sudden revolutions like the Arab spring.
CREA had also the pleasure to host, jointly with the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, the RENT (Research
in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) Conference on 19-21 November 2014. The main theme of the
conference was Entrepreneurial endeavours: aprofusion of research, policy and practitioner practices
Teaching programmes in economics and management were consolidated further. The Doctoral School in
Economics and Finance (DSEF), ajoint venture with the LSF, organized on 16 October 2014 aposter session
where PhD students presented their ongoing research.
Three PhD students, Erica Perego, Yutao Han and JeanNicolas Reyt completed successfully their doctoral
thesis and two were awarded adoctoral degree in economics and one adoctoral degree in management.
During 2014, one associate professor and one Postdoc researcher left the team but this was strengthened by
the arrival of two Postdocs and 6 PhDs students.

Publications

Refereed Journal publications: 20


Refereed Conference Publications: 1
Other Scientific Publications (incl. working papers): 30

Luxembourg School of Finance (LSF)

Objectives

Providing the highest quality research and teaching is the general objective of the Luxembourg School of
Finance. Besides academic research, the LSF aims to develop research and teaching programmes based on
bilateral and wellbalanced partnerships, especially with the Luxembourg financial industry. To bridge the gap
between academia and the financial industry, many LSF research contributions apply quantitative financial
economics methods to realworld problems of practical relevance to Luxembourgs economy.
The LSF has built expertise in the following fields of research:
Quantitative finance: Most LSF research contributions apply quantitative financial economics methods to
realworld problems. Current interests focus on the recent financial crisis and address potential future
crises. The LSF has also contributed research to potential challenges for Luxembourg, including the future
risks faced by the state pension system. Adeparture from the current payasyougo system has been
recommended. LSF projects also address capital structure, managerial incentives and the impact of
competition on risk and return in microcredit and in the traditional fund industry.
Risk management: LSF research projects have been dedicated to the measurement of risk during the
financial crisis using Luxembourg data. These projects have included market risk exposure in the hedge fund
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industry, credit risk exposure in the securitisation of loans to small and mediumsized enterprises,
andmarket liquidity risk exposure and the recent involvement of the central bank in financial stability.
Tocurb future crises, the LSF has suggested specific contingent capital instruments as alternative
financing vehicles for the banking industry.
Law and finance: The LSF studies the causalities between law and the attractiveness of financial markets,
and how this attractiveness develops over time. These studies include the relationship of international
bankruptcy laws, the implied design of the debt contracts, and the likelihood of filing for bankruptcy. Being
the finance department of the Faculty Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg, the
LSF sees great potential for future research in this area.
Experimental/behavioural finance: In experimental research, the LSF addresses regulatory issues in
institutional market design. At the height of the financial crisis, shortselling of financial securities was
banned from many exchanges. Experimental research under controlled laboratory conditions has shown
that aban on shortselling curbs selling pressures and implicates ahigher market price. The effects of
alternative shortselling regulations that were discussed amidst the meltdown of the financial markets are
currently under examination. Other experimental projects currently conducted with LSF participation involve
the forecasting of asset prices, and the study of initial public offerings.
Due to the impact and importance of the financial crisis, many of the current research activities at the LSF
are concerned with financial crises in general and those that may adversely affect Luxembourgs economy.

Head

Compostition of
theteam

Christian Wolff, Director

Professors (5)
Theoharry Grammatikos
Thorsten Lehnert
Rajnish Mehra
Tibor Neugebauer
Christian Wolff
Associate professors (5)
JeanDaniel Guigou
Romain Krussl
Jang Schiltz
Jos Van Bommel
Ulf von LilienfeldToal *
Guest professeurs (2)
Matti Suominen
Tho Vermaelen
Charg denseignement
Neeru Mehra

Main results

Postdocs (7)
Sara Ferreira Filipe
Lin Gao
Xisong Jin
Yuliya Plyakha **
Nikolaos Papanikolaou **
Kalle Rinne
Annica Rose *
Denitsa Stefanova *

* new in 2014
** contract terminated in 2014

Doctoral candidates (situation au 31/12/2014)


Assistants (2)
Avec financement tiers (4+6)
Sans financement (4)
(situation au 31/12/2014)
Research assistant (1)
Coordinator with the financial place (1)
Secretariat (2)

Core research output consists of refereed scientific publications, contributions to books, new working
papers, presentations at international scientific conferences and the organisation of international
conferences. In 2014 we had aparticularly productive year for publication. Scientific publications appeared in
the following refereed academic journals: the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative
Analysis, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the
Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Empirical Finance, European Financial Management,
the Journal of Financial Stability, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Theory and Decision, the Journal
of Futures Markets, the Journal of Risk Finance, Applied Economics Letters, Applied Financial Economics and
Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research.
In September 2014, the LSF organised, together with ATTF, aweek long course for countries that are in the
same International Monetary Fund (IMF)constituency as Luxembourg. The course, entitled Foundations of
Mainstream Finance, was asuccess and will be repeated in 2015. The participant body consisted of officials
from various central banks and finance ministries.

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Also in September 2014, LSF students study for the Master in Wealth Management followed aresidential
course module in Singapore. The module was offered in cooperation with Singapore Management University
and focused on the Asian dimension to wealth management.
In November 2014, the 3nd Luxembourg Asset Management Summit was held at the LSF. It was the third year
for this highlevel conference. The summit brought together global specialists in asset management research.
The LSF organises alively weekly research seminar, typically with prominent international academic
speakers. Professionals from the financial sector often attend these seminars. LSF staff members undertook
the responsibility of contributing amonthly column to the Luxemburger Wort newspaper, in order to bring
research results closer to the Luxembourg public at large.
Our PhD student Nicolas Martelin successfully completed his doctoral dissertation and was awarded adoctoral
degree in finance. He was selected to receive the UBS Luxembourg Best Thesis Award.
The LSF team was strengthened by the arrival of Associate Professor Ulf Von LilienfeldToal (from the Stockholm
School of Economics), Postdoctoral Research Fellows Annica Rose (from the University of Sydney) and Denitsa
Stefanova (from VU University Amsterdam) and PhD candidates Sara Abed Masror Khah and Yuehao Lin.
In 2014, the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance (DSEF), which the LSF organises in collaboration
with economics colleagues from CREA (and which was one of the first doctoral schools to be approved by the
University) gained further momentum. It is expected that the DSEF will continue to strengthen research
activities at the LSF.

Publications

Refereed Journal publications: 24


Other Scientific Publications (incl. working papers): 19

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DES SCIENCES HUMAINES,
DES ARTS ET DES
SCIENCES DE LDUCATION

GOUVERNANCE
Les deux instances dirigeantes de la facult sont le dcanat et le conseil facultaire.
Le dcanat sappuie galement sur des rencontres rgulires avec les directeurs dtudes et les responsables
des units de recherche qui le conseillent dans ses prises de dcisions.

LE DCANAT
Le dcanat est compos du doyen et du vice-doyen.
Le doyen gre la Facult et est responsable de son bon fonctionnement.
Il prside le Conseil facultaire et reprsente la Facult au sein du Conseil universitaire.
Doyen
Georg Mein

Vice-doyen
Christine Schiltz

LE CONSEIL FACULTAIRE
Le Conseil facultaire sest runi sept reprises en 2014 pour dlibrer sur les orientations stratgiques
de la Facult.
Doyen
Georg Mein
Vice-doyen
Christine Schiltz

Reprsentants des enseignants-chercheurs


Marion ColasBlaise
Claus Vgele
Andrea Binsfeld
Dietmar Heidemann
Gilbert Busana

Responsables des units de recherche


Adelheid Hu
Christian Schulz
Dieter Ferring

Reprsentant du corps intermdiaire


Lukas Graf

Responsable du LUCET
Romain Martin

Reprsentant du personnel administratif scientifique


et technique
Martin Uhrmacher
Antoine Fischbach

Reprsentants des directeurs des tudes


Grard Gretsch
Georges Steffgen
Heinz Sieburg
Robert Harmsen
Mlanie Wagner

Reprsentant des tudiants


Olivier Joseph
Dlgu la promotion fminine
Agns Prm

LE COMIT DES RESPONSABLES DES UNITS DERECHERCHE


Le Comit des responsables des units de recherche dlibre sur lorientation et lorganisation
des activits de recherche de la Facult.
Doyen
Georg Mein
Vice-doyen
Christine Schiltz
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Responsables des units de recherche


Adelheid Hu
Christian Schulz
Dieter Ferring

LE COMIT DES DIRECTEURS DES TUDES


Le Comit des directeurs des tudes dcide de lorganisation pratique des programmes des tudes.
Doyen
Georg Mein

Vice-doyen
Christine Schiltz

LES PROGRAMMES DE BACHELOR


Bachelor en Cultures Europennes:Heinz Sieburg
Etudes Franaises: Marion ColasBlaise
English Studies: Agns Prm
Germanistik: Dieter Heimbckel
Histoire: Andrea Binsfeld
Philosophie: Frank Hofmann
Bachelor en Psychologie: Georges Steffgen
Bachelor en Sciences de lEducation: Grard Gretsch
Bachelor en Sciences Sociales et Educatives: Georg Mein

LES PROGRAMMES DE MASTER


Master en Etudes francoallemandes: Communication et Coopration Transfrontalires: Sylvie Freyermuth
Master in European Governance: Robert Harmsen
Master en Histoire Europenne Contemporaine: Benot Majerus
Master en Langues, Cultures et Mdias - Ltzebuerger Studien: Peter Gilles
Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts:Ingrid de SaintGeorges
Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy: Frank Hofmann
Master in Psychology: Evaluation and Assessment: Claude Houssemand
Master in Psychology: Psychological Intervention: Georges Steffgen
Master in Geography and Spatial Planning: Geoffrey Caruso
Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences: Justin Powell
Trinationaler Master in Literatur-, Kultur-, und Sprachgeschichte des deutschsprachigen Raums: Georg Mein

LES FORMATIONS CONTINUES


Master en Grontologie: Dieter Ferring
Master Management und Coaching im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen: Andreas Hadjar
Master en Mdiation: Claude Houssemand
Master in Psychotherapy: Claus Vgele
Certificate in Sustainable Development and Social Intervention: Christian Schulz
Formation continue en Amnagement du Territoire: Birte Nienaber
Formation continue Ltzebuerger Sprooch aKultur: Mlanie Wagner
Zertifikat in Tutoring/Mentoring im Bildungsbereich: Andreas Hadjar

LES FORMATIONS QUALIFIANTES


Formation pdagogique des Enseignants du Secondaire: Vic Jovanovic

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REPORT OF THE DEAN

New interdisciplinary key research areas


2014 marked the beginning of the new
fouryearplan for the entire university. At the
Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts
and Education that had two main implications.
Firstly, this meant the continuation of the education
research priority, which is now directly linked to the
Education, Culture, Cognition & Society research unit
with its focus on multilingualism and diversity in
education. Adelheid Hu was appointed the head of
the education priority by the president..
Secondly, the Faculty defined two new
interdisciplinary key research areas:
Sustainable development (lead by Conchita
dAmbrosio and Markus Hesse)
Multilingualism and intercultural studies (lead by
Dieter Heimbckel and Jeanne Glesener)
In July, together with Minister Claude Meisch, the
Faculty launched the Luxembourg Centre for
Educational Testing (LUCET). Under the direction of
Romain Martin, LUCET implements the national school
monitoring programme, conducts international
largescale studies, creates internationally usable
tests in key areas (such as transversal skills and
language skills), and develops internationally usable
standardised tests for alanguageindependent
diagnosis of specific learning difficulties.
Two new doctoral schools were launched in 2014: the
IPSE Doctoral School; Identits. Politiques, Socits,
Espaces provides high quality doctoral training in
three research areas:
Sustainable development
Intercultural studies and identities
European and international governance
Head of the IPSE Doctoral School is Julia de Bres;
deputyhead is Sonja Kmec.
The Doctoral School in Social Sciences prepares
candidates for aPhD degree in social sciences
(sociology, demography), educational sciences,
psychology, economics and geography. Four
interdisciplinary research programmes are offered:
Health and behaviour
Social inequality, wealth and income
Generations and family
Transitions in the life course
Head of the Doctoral School in Social Sciences is
Louis Chauvel; deputy head is Claus Vgele. Christine
Schiltz was appointed vice dean of the Faculty. Her
mandate started on 15 October and will run until
February 2018.

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Research: The Faculty acquired an impressive


number of third party funded projects and further
increased its publication output. The FLSHASE has
grown its international network in 2014 and is
increasingly well-connected to world-leading research
institutions.
The Chair of Legislative Studies funded by the
Chambre des Dputs du Luxembourg and held by
Philippe Poirer has been renewed until 2018.
Human Resources: At the end of 2014, atotal of
419 employees were under contract, which meant an
increase of 2% in comparison to 2013. 33 new
scientific employees were given jobs in 2014, with 25
new Aides la FormationRechercheContracts for
PhD and Postdocs were concluded.
Due to the internal promotion process, which was
conducted for the first time at the UL in 2014,
Christine Schiltz and Andreas Hadjar were promoted
to the rank of full professor after acareful internal
and external evaluation. Within this procedure, Denis
Scuto was promoted from senior lecturer to the rank
of associate professor.
Teaching: A masters programme in Social Sciences
and Educational Sciences was introduced under the
direction of Justin Powell. Since 2014, the Master in
Psychology has been offering anew track in the field
of psychological intervention under the direction of
Georges Steffgen.
Overall, the FLSHASE now offers 4 bachelors degree
programmes, 14 masters degree programmes and
five vocational training and lifelong learning
programmes. Atotal of 2,181 students, were enrolled
by the end of 2014, including 184 PhDstudents.
Awards: In 2014, the first HennicotSchoepges
Award for Excellence in Teaching went to
AgnsPrm. Pierre Fixmer was awarded for his
longstanding contribution to the Facultys teaching
activities.
The LEARNnetwork received the FNR Award for the
Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public 2014
in recognition of their newsletter.
Future prospects: 2015 will be devoted to the
move of the Faculty to the Maison des Sciences
Humaines in Belval. The move will happen in July/
August 2015, so that the upcoming academic year of
the FLSHASE will start in Belval.
Prof. Dr Georg Mein

RESEARCH UNITS
Education, Culture, Cognition & Society (ECCS)
Objectives

At the end of 2014, ECCS was home to over 120 people including educationalists, neuroscientists, anthropologists,
linguists, psychologists, historians, sociologists and IT specialists. Six multidisciplinary institutes cover a wide range
of research topics, including curriculum and policy studies; teacher education; cognitive development and learning
processes; migration, multilingualism and social inequality in school, higher education and life-long learning.
A particular emphasis is placed on education in linguistically, socially and culturally diverse settings. ECCS puts a
strong focus on fundamental as well as applied research. Connections between a variety of approaches and
strands of research are encouraged. Qualitative and quantitative approaches, hermeneutical, ethnographic as
well as experimental research are all of great significance. It is not only important to help strengthen
international and comparative research, but equally to accompany and support Luxembourgs education system
in close cooperation with teachers and schools.

Heads

Academic staff

Head of the research unit: Adelheid Hu


Deputyhead of the research unit: Christina Siry

Full professor (13)


Gert Biesta
Sylvie Freyermuth
AndreasHadjar
Claude Houssemand
Adelheid Hu,
Romain Martin
CharlesMax
JustinJ.W. Powell
SabineKrolakSchwerdt
Christine Schiltz
ChristinaSiry
Daniel Trhler
JeanJacques Weber
Associate professor (11)
Gabi Budach
Andreas Bund,
Ingrid de SaintGeorges
Sabine Ehrhart
Pascale Engel de Abreu
Claudine Kirsch
Dbora Poncelet
Karin Priem
Patrick Sunnen
JolleVlassis
Constanze Weth

Other staff

Senior lecturer (18)


Martine AhlbornGrosbusch
KatjaAndersen
BatriceArend
Georges Barthel
Rginald Burton
Gilbert Busana
Pierre Fixmer
Grard Gretsch
VictorJovanovic
Sylvie Kerger
Yves Kreis
ChristianMeyers
Raymond Meyers
Nancy Morys
Robert (Bob) Reuter
Ingo Schandeler
JeanMarieWeber
Danielle Zerbato
Invited professor (4)
Michael Byram
Bernhard Ebbinghaus
TomPopkewitz
Michel Fayol
Attract Fellow (1)
Samuel Greiff

Junior researcher or Doctoral candidate (38)


Postdoc and Postdoc AFR (10)
Research associate (19)
Research scientist (3)

Research assistant (3)


Scientific support staff member (1)
Technical support staff member (3)
Administrative staff (8)

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Ongoing projects 2014


In 2014, there were 24 on-going projects in ECCS, funded by the following sources:
FNR ATTRACT
FNR CORE
FNR INTER

1
4
2

UL
EU
Other international funding sources

7
3
7

New projects in 2014


The following projects started in 2014 with an overall budget of more than 4.2 million:
DAISSI: Developing an Indepth Understanding of Complex Problem Solving skills (PI: Samuel Greiff, Funding: UL)
EDRESGOV: The New Governance of Educational Research: Comparing Trajectories, Turns and
Transformations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and Belgium (PI: Justin Powell, Funding: UL)
FAMOSO-2: Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as Educational Responses to Societal
Challenges (ca. 1880-1930) - Part 2 (PI: Karin Priem, Funding: FNR CORE)
ITEO2: ITEO, aTool for Learning and Teaching Languages (PI: Claudine Kirsch, Funding: UL)
POLILux: APreschool Oral Language Intervention Program for Portuguese Language Minority Children in
Luxembourg (PI: Pascale Engel de Abreu, Funding: FNR CORE)
PROBAL: Problembased Teaching in Algebra in Secondary School (PI: Jolle Vlassis, Funding: UL)
SciPol:Lux: Science Education, Innovation, and Policy in Modern Luxembourg (PI: Christina Siry, Funding: UL)
STAR: Sociolinguistic Trajectories and Repertoires: LusoLuxoAfrican Identifications, Interactions and
Imaginations (PI: Kasper Juffermans, Funding: FNR CORE)
UNEMPLOYNORM: Unemployment Normalization (PI: Claude Houssemand, Funding: FNR CORE)
Approved projects in 2014
The following projects were approved in 2014 and will start in 2015 with an overall budget of more than 1.2million.
EUROMEC: European Identity, Culture, Exchange and Multilingualism (PI for Luxembourg:Adelheid Hu & Michael
Byram, Funding:EU, JeanMonnet)
INCLUS: Inclusive Education: The Effect of Teacher Characteristics and School Support on Inclusive Practice (PI:
Ineke Pitten Cate, Funding: FNR Core)
LITMUL: Early Literacy Instruction in aMultilingual Setting: Fostering Language and Literacy Development in
Early Childhood Classrooms in Luxembourg (PI: Pascale Engel de Abreu, Funding: UL)
NUMLANG: The impact of language background on basic math competence (PI: Christine Schiltz, Funding: UL)
SDROPSY: School Dropouts as Symptom of aSubjective Relation to Knowledge(s) (PI: JeanMarie Weber, Funding: UL)
New AFR Postdoc & PhD grants
(totaling: 800 000euros)
Grants starting in 2014:

Postdoc
PhD

4
2

One AFR PhD candidate, approved in 2014, will start in early 2015.
In addition to AFR funded PhD candidates, in 2014, 10 additional PhD candidates started at ECCS.
Awards
The Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Article Prize in the Social Sciences was awarded to Justin Powell and his coauthors
Jonna M. Blanck and Benjamin Edelstein for Persistente schulische Segregation oder Wandel zur inklusiven
Bildung? Die Bedeutung der UNBehindertenrechtskonvention fr Reformprozesse in den deutschen
Bundeslndern, Swiss Journal of Sociology (2013) 39(2): 267292.
In October 2014, the LEARN- network (Christine Schiltz, AnneMarie Schuller, Danielle Hoffmann, Caroline
Hornung, Romain Martin und Pascale Engel de Abreu) received the FNR Award for Outstanding Promotion of
Science to the Public.
The UlrichTeichlerAward for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Higher Education Studies went to Lukas Graf.

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International conferences & workshops


Deuxime colloque international du LASALE: Dcrocher nest pas une fatalit! Le rle de lcole dans
laccrochage scolaire. 15-16 May, Centre culturel Prince Henri, (organised by Dbora Poncelet, Jolle Vlassis)
Workshop, Beyond the tyranny of writing, 26-28 May, University of Luxembourg
(organised by Constanze Weth, Kasper Juffermans)
Panel, Forum Bildungssysteme in der Dauerkrise, 7 October Jahreskongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft
fr Soziologie, Trier (organised by Thomas Lenz)
Conference & World Caf: Learning Together to Live Diversity: Comparing Inclusive Schooling in Europe,
14-15 November, Forum Geesseknppchen Luxembourg, (organised by Justin Powell,Michelle Brendel)

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Publications

Link

Authored Books: 4
Edited Books: 16
Book Chapters: 79
Refereed Journal Publications: 75
Refereed Conference Publications: 36
Other Scientific Publications: 32
Scientific presentations: 49

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Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)


Objectives

INSIDE is an interdisciplinary research unit comprising researchers from psychology, sociology, economics,
educational sciences and social work. The main research framework is the study of individual and social
development. Research activities focus on areas, strongly affected by demographic, social and economic
changes. Currently, the unit conducts research projects within four main research domains comprising several
subdomains which are:
Institute for Health and Behaviour
Institute for Research on Generations and Family
Institute for Research and Innovation on Social Work, Social Pedagogy, Social Welfare (IRISS)
Institute for Research on SocioEconomic Inequality (IRSEI)
The common objective is the promotion of sustainable social development in achanging society by:
Developing core knowledge and expertise for the domains under investigation
Developing innovative training programmes for new skills and different target groups across the life span
Cooperating with and advising national and international stakeholders and decision makers

Heads

Academic Staff

Head of the research unit: Dieter Ferring


Deputyhead of the research unit: Helmut Willems

Professor (8)
Fernand Anton
Louis Chauvel
Conchita dAmbrosio
Dieter Ferring
MichaelSebastian Honig
GeorgesSteffgen
Claus Vgele
Helmut Willems
Associate professor (4)
Michle Baumann
Ute Karl
Arthur LimbachReich
Ulla Peters

Other staff

Senior lecturer (6)


Petra Bwen
Claude Haas
Thomas Marthaler
AndrMelzer
Romain Sahr
Isabelle Tournier
Guest professor (1)
Jaan Valsiner
Visiting professor (1)
Johan Vlaeyen
Visiting researcher (1)
Faustine Regnier

Junior researcher or doctoral candidate (19)


Postdoc and Postdoc AFR (5)
Research associate (30)
Research scientist (5)

Research assistant (5)


Technical support staff member (2)
Technician on project (2)
Administrative staff (6)

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Main results

After eight years of existence, INSIDE achieved solid growth and consolidation. Research within the unit covers
the major research priorities of the Faculty and University by addressing the issues of sustainable social
development. Health and behaviour, generations within family and society, social work and social policy, as well
as social inequality constitute the major research lines of the unit. INSIDE is wellconnected within national,
European and global research networks. Publications focus on peerreviewed journals followed by book
publications and contributions to books issued by renowned international and national publishers.
Moreover, scholars from INSIDE serve as editors and coeditors for several international journals. In addition,
the unit is dedicated to serving Luxembourgish society and has aproven track record of projects conducted in
cooperation with national ministries, municipalities and other national partners. INSIDE research is thus
oriented to reallife problems using acrossdisciplinary approach profiting from complementary
methodological approaches.

Events + Lecturers
(Selection)

The MOVE project on youth mobility in Europe, which will be coordinated by Prof Ute Karl, was selected for
funding by the European Commission (Horizon 2020).
Several book publications were realised in 2014, e.g.,
>>S. Allegrezza, D. Ferring, H. Willems & P. Zahlen (Eds.): La socit luxembourgeoise dans le miroir du
recensement de la population. Luxembourg: Editions SaintPaul.
>>G. Steffgen, G. Michaux & D. Ferring (Eds.): Psychologie in Luxemburg Ein Handbuch. Luxembourg:
Editions Guy Binsfeld.
Members of the unit organised, amongst others, the following lecture series, seminars, congresses and
workshops:
>> SEMILUX Luxembourg seminars on social inequalities and public policies (in collaboration with CEPS/
INSTEAD and IGSS)
>> Lecture series: Inequality and ? (in collaboration with several partners)
>> Colloque sant mentale et rtablissement (in collaboration with ATP asbl.)
>> Journe de cocration - Lconomie sociale et solidaire: Vers de nouvelles pratiques de creation
demplois? (in collaboration with 123 GO Social, CRP Henri Tudor, The Impactory)
>> Health and Behaviour Update The monthly research seminar organised by the Institute for Health and Behaviour
>> Workshop on crime statistics statistical, political and social issues (in collaboration with STATEC and ALC)
>> AEF (Aide lEnfance et la Famille): Debatten, Positionen, Fragen. Begleitveranstaltungen der Universitt
zur Kinder- und Jugendhilfe (Workshops, Praxislabore, Fachtage)
>> Time in Time out: Jugendhilfe und Jugendpsychiatrie Individualpdagogische Konzepte und Resilienz
von Jugendlichen (workshop organised in collaboration with Service National de la Psychiatrie Juvnile)
>> Ambivalence in intergenerational family relationships: new perspectives on methodology (workshop realised
in collaboration with Jaan Valsiner, Clark University).

Publications

Link

Authored Books: 4
Edited Books: 7
Book Chapters: 51
Refereed Journal Publications: 60
Refereed Conference Publications: 28
Other Scientific Publications: 13
Scientific presentations: 14

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Identits. Politiques, Socits, Espaces (IPSE)


Objectives

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The Identits. Politiques, Socits, Espaces (IPSE) research unit conducts interdisciplinary research in the
humanities and social sciences. Abroad range of subjects are covered, including culture, identity, governance,
media, literature, philosophy, politics, history and geography. IPSE is composed of eight institutes: Gender,
Diversity and Migration; Geography and Spatial Planning; German Language, Literature and Intercultural
Studies; History; Luxembourgish Language and Literatures; Romance, Media and Art Studies; Philosophy;
Political Science. At the end of 2014, IPSE had 167 members.

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Cooperation across disciplines


Researchers within these disciplines work on areas such as intercultural and identity studies; multilevel
governance analyses regarding public policy, spatial planning and sustainable development; sociolinguistic
issues; media and literature studies (including cinema, museums, music and theatre); contemporary
philosophy and ethics; migration studies; nation building and transnational history; and research on border
areas. Research endeavours encompass critical selfreflection on interdisciplinary work, which contributes
to international debates and fosters methodological advances.
In 2014, IPSE has further developed its interdisciplinary cooperation within the framework of the prioritised
research areas.
Scholars from IPSE took the lead in establishing one of the Facultys key areas: Multilingualism and
Intercultural Studies (MIS). This key area is concerned with social and sociocultural practice as an intersection
of languages and cultures in the past and present.
Furthermore, IPSE cocoordinates the second key area within FLSHASE: Sustainable Development. Jointly with
colleagues from INSIDE, awork programme is being created to initiate scholarly activities, such as international
conferences, interdisciplinary research proposals or publication endeavours.

Heads

Academic staff

Head of the research unit: Christian Schulz


Deputyhead of the research unit: Peter Gilles

Full professor (16)


Marion ColasBlaise
Andreas Fickers
Peter Gilles
Robert Harmsen
Dietmar Heidemann
Markus Hesse
Frank Hofmann
David Howarth
Harlan Koff
Ren Leboutte
Michel Margue
Georg Mein
Michel Pauly
Nathalie Roelens
Christian Schulz
Lukas K. Sosoe
Associate professor (12)
Christel BaltesLhr
Andrea Binsfeld,
Geoffrey Caruso
Julia De Bres,
Jeanne E. Glesener,
Dieter Heimbckel
Sonja Kmec
Benot Majerus
Birte Nienaber
Damien Sagrillo
Denis Scuto
Heinz Sieburg

Other staff

Senior lecturer (9)


Michelle Brendel
Paul Dell
Paul Di Felice
Fernand Fehlen
Alain Nitschk
Philippe Poirier
Agns Prm
Gian Maria Tore
Mlanie Wagner
Invited professor (1)
Robert Krueger
Visiting researcher (3)
Robert Hanna
Stamatis Kalogirou
Lucia Quaglia
ATTRACT Fellow (1)
Olivier Kohns

Junior researcher or Doctoral candidate (64)


Postdoc and Postdoc AFR (16)
Research associate (25)
Research scientist (9)
Research assistant (7)

Scientific support staff member (2)


Technical support staff member (1)
Technician on project (1)
Administrative staff (4)

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Main results

The empirical findings of the interdisciplinary research project IDENT2 (Strategies of Regionalisation:
Constructing Identity Across Borders, 2011-2014) were published at the projects closing conference in July
2014: Christian Wille, Rachel Reckinger, Sonja Kmec, Markus Hesse (eds): Rume und Identitten in
Grenzregionen. Politiken Medien Subjekte (Bielefeld, transcript).
In September 2014, the IPSEs Doctoral School was launched. The school offers alarge variety of disciplinary
and interdisciplinary modules (both conceptual and methodological) and mirrors the research units topical foci
in the areas of sustainable development, intercultural studies and identities, as well as European and
international governance.
Based on the productive output of its first three years, the Chambre des Dputs (the Luxembourgish
parliament) extended its generous funding for the Chair in Parliamentary Studies for another five years.
TheChair, held by Philippe Poirier, contributes to research activities, mainly in political science in the fields of
democracy, law and comparative European politics.
Agns Prm received the first HennicotSchoepges award for Excellence in Teaching for her outstanding
commitment and creative input to the English track of the Bachelor en Cultures Europennes (BCE).
The IPSE members successfully applied for national and international research projects (1 FNRCORE,
3FNRINTER, 5 internal projects (UL funding) and 8 FNRAFR Postdoc projects).
In 2014, 13 doctoral degrees have been awarded.

Events + Lecturers

Publications

Link

Members of the unit organised about 27 international conferences, workshops and lecture series. In addition,
asummer school Littrature, villes, interactions (2-13 July) has been organised.

Authored Books: 5
Edited Books: 20
Book Chapters: 110
Refereed Journal Publications: 53

Refereed Conference Publications: 9


Other Scientific Publications: 34
Scientific presentations: 10

ipse.uni.lu

Luxembourg Center for Educational Testing (LUCET)


Objectives

The Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) is aresearch and transfer centre focused on the
creation and use of assessment and measurement instruments for the educational field..
One of the major objectives is the setup of alongitudinal database about the evolution of pupils academic
profiles, attitudes and motivations. This data can be used for evidencebased policy making, for schoolquality
development and for highlevel scientific publications in the field of educational science and educational
psychology.
Taking advantage of the multilingual and multicultural situation in Luxembourg, LUCET develops new and
innovative researchbased assessment instruments specifically tailored for the needs of the complex
Luxembourgish context. At the same time, this work is highly appealing for an international audience which has
become increasingly interested in educational instruments adapted to heterogeneous populations.
Furthermore, LUCET specialises in the integration of assessment and learning in technologyrich multilingual
learning environments.

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Head of LUCET: Romain Martin

FACULT DES LETTRES, DES SCIENCES HUMAINES, DES ARTS ET DES SCIENCES DE LDUCATION

Academic staff
Cooperating
academic staff

Professor (2)
Romain Martin
Christine Schiltz
Associate professor (2)
Pascale Engel de Abreu
Samuel Greiff
Senior lecturer (2)
Gilbert Busana
Ingo Schandeler

Other (LUCET and


cooperating) staff

Events

Publications

Link

Research associate (11)


Research scientist (6)
PhD student and PhD student AFR (6)

Technical support staff member (3)


Technician on project (3)
Administrative staff (2)

LUCET launch press conference

Edited Books: 2
Book Chapters: 5
Refereed Journal Publications: 21

Refereed Conference Publications: 4


Scientific presentations: 26

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LES MOMENTS FORTS


EN IMAGES

1. En fvrier 2014, le laboratoire scolaire Scienteens Lab du


Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) a t
inaugur en prsence de LL.AA.RR le Grand-Duc Hritier et
la Grande-Duchesse Hritire et du Ministre de lEnseignement suprieur et de la Recherche, Claude Meisch.
2. Afin de promouvoir son programme de partnariats avec

des acteurs conomiques et de prsenter ses projets de


recherche technologique, lInterdisciplinary Centre for
Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) de lUniversit
a organis le 20 mai 2014 son troisime SnT Partnership
day, attirant plus de 230 visiteurs.

3.

4.

5.

Le 18 septembre 2014, le secrtaire dtat lEnseignement suprieur et la Recherche, Marc Hansen, en prsence de Marc Jaeger, prsident du Conseil de Gouvernance, a prsent la presse le futur recteur
de lUniversit, Rainer Klump.
La Facult de Droit, dconomie et de Finance de lUniversit du Luxembourg et lOrganisation Non Gouvernementale ADA ont annonc, le 6 octobre 2014, la cration
de la Chaire ADA en droit financier (finance inclusive).
Le 21 mai 2014, la Chambre de Commerce et lUniversit ont prsent un accord de coopration qui prvoit
limplmentation dune filire Business Education au
sein de la Facult de Droit, dconomie et de Finance.

terme, il est prvu de crer une Business School au


Luxembourg.
6.

Yves Mersch, membre du directoire de la Banque


centrale europenne (BCE), a tenu un discours sur les
stratgies contre le chmage en Europe la Sance de
la Rentre acadmique et la remise des diplmes aux
doctorants de lUniversit le 26 septembre 2014.

7. et 8. Le 23 septembre 2014, aprs deux ans de travaux, la


commune de Dudelange a inaugur une maison pour
tudiants comprenant 14 chambres.

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9. et 10.

Le 5 novembre 2014, dans le cadre dune visite


dtat, le prsident de la Rpublique fdrale
dAllemagne, Joachim Gauck, et Madame
Daniela Schadt se sont rendus la Cit des
sciences Esch-Belval, o ils taient accueillis
par le recteur de lUniversit, Rolf Tarrach, par
le directeur du LCSB, Rudi Balling, et par les
reprsentants du gouvernement.

11. et 12.

La nouvelle rsidence tudiante Uni-Val I, la


plus grande des 36 rsidences de lUniversit et
la premire sur le campus de Belval.

13.

Le 20 octobre 2014, Belval, le ministre


Franois Bausch et le secrtaire dtat Marc
Hansen ont officiellement remis les cls de la
Maison du savoir, de la Maison des sciences
humaines et de la Maison de linnovation,
leurs futurs occupants, savoir lUniversit du
Luxembourg, au CRP-Tudor, au CRP-Lippmann,
au CEPS, au FNR, Luxinnovation, au Centre
Widong et la fondation Restena.

14.

La Maison du Savoir en octobre 2014.

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12

11

13

15

15. Avec plus de 3100 visiteurs venant de Strasbourg, Sarrebruck, Louvain, Bruxelles, Paris,
Lyon et Luxembourg, unicareers.lu, ldition
2014 du salon de recrutement de lUniversit
organis le 26 septembre 2014 au centre LuxCongrs Luxembourg-Kirchberg, a connu un
franc succs.
16. Le physicien Marc Radu, candidat au doctorat
en 2013 lUniversit du Luxembourg, sest vu
dcerner le clbre Prix de la meilleure thse
de doctorat 2014 des Amis de lUniversit
lors dune crmonie organise le 3 juillet 2014
la Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg.
17. Martin Brayer, Maxime Lassalle et Guillaume
Benot, tudiants en Master en droit europen
de lUniversit du Luxembourg, ont gagn la
finale du Concours europen des droits de
lhomme Ren Cassin qui sest tenue en avril
la Cour europenne des droits de lhomme
Strasbourg.

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17

18

19

20

21

18.

Les 333 tudiants ayant obtenu leur Diplme


de Master le 27 novembre 2014 taient les
tous premiers avoir t diplms dans les
nouveaux locaux de lUniversit du Luxembourg : dans la Maison du Savoir Belval.

19.-21.

Le 17 octobre 2014, le Fonds National de la


Recherche (FNR) a valoris pour la sixime
fois des personnes qui ont contribu la
communication dans le domaine des sciences
et de la recherche en leur remettant les FNR
Awards, remis entre autres des quipes de
chercheurs du laboratoire photovoltaque de
lUniversit (21), du LCSB (20) et de lunit de
recherch Education, Culture, Cognition &
Society de lUniversit (19).

CRMONIE DAU REVOIR DU RECTEUR ROLF TARRACH


Beaucoup de rires quelques larmes galement ont accompagn la crmonie de dpart du Recteur de lUniversit
Rolf Tarrach, vendredi 12 dcembre 2014 la Maison du Savoir Belval.
Des centaines de collgues, amis venant du monde entier et invits de marque ont rendu hommage Rolf Tarrach, dont
le second mandant a pris fin le 31 dcembre 2014, par leur prsence, discours et surprises.

1.

Allocution de bienvenue du prsident du Conseil de


Gouvernance de lUniversit, Monsieur Marc Jaeger

2. LAccompagnement musical tait assur par Michel Clees


& ensemble
3.

Remise de la mdaille de lUniversit 2014 par Mme Erna


Hennicot-Schoepges, ancienne ministre de la Culture, de
lEnseignmement suprieur et de la Recherche, au Premier
conseiller de gouvernement au Ministre de lEnseignement
Suprieur et de la Recherche, Monsieur Germain Dondelinger

4. Standing ovations pour Rolf Tarrach aprs 10 ans au service


de lUniversit.
5. Visite surprise sur scne damis personnels du recteur.
6. Le prsident de la Chambre des Dputs, Mars
Di Bartolomeo, le recteur Rolf Tarrach et le secrtaire dtat
lEnseignement suprieur et la Recherche Marc Hansen.

LES CENTRES
INTERDISCIPLINAIRES:
SnT, LCSB

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTRE FOR SECURITY,


RELIABILITY AND TRUST (SnT)
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust at the University of Luxembourg aims to become
an internationally leading research centre. In interaction with the faculties at the UL and partners, it is is
working to establish Luxembourg as aEuropean centre for excellence and innovation for secure, reliable, and
trustworthy ICT systems and services. We target research and PhD education, meeting the highest
international standards in domains that have high relevance for Luxembourg.

Objectives

Core scientific and technological advances are required to develop secure, reliable and trustworthy commercial
and government services, as well as network and communication infrastructure. Network and application
security are vital functions as these systems and services are exposed to threats in more sophisticated and
increasingly hostile environments. In ever more complex technical and nontechnical environments, reliability
requires its own design paradigm based on autonomy, adaptivity, and redundancy.
SnT is focused on interdisciplinary research, by taking into account not only technical aspects (computer
science and engineering) but also addressing business/organisational, human/social and legislative/regulatory
issues. The Centre has launched apartnership programme where key actors contribute knowhow and
resources to shape and build the Centre. Twenty partners have entered long term research agreement
contributing to SnT development: P&T Luxembourg, Telindus S.A., SES S.A., IEE S.A., itrust consulting S..r.l.,
Banque et Caisse dEpargne de lEtat, Luxembourg, CETREL, Red Dog, Ville de Luxembourg, Commission
nationale pour la protection des donnes, The Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade, Luxinnovation, Fedil,
Creos, the Defense Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Delphi, Hitec, CubeLux, Buhr&Team, CTIE,
Luxspace and Nexus Solutions.

Heads

Faculty

Bjrn Ottersten, Director


Thomas Engel, Deputydirector
Lionel Briand, ViceDirector
Following academic staff is active at SnT:
Bjrn Ottersten, Director
Thomas Engel, Vicedirector
Alex Biryukov, FSTC
Pascal Bouvry, FSTC
Lionel Briand, FSTC
Mark Cole, FDEF
Honorary Jean Hilger
Mahulena Hofmann, FSTC
Pierre Kelsen, FSTC
Yves Le Traon, FSTC
Romain Martin, FLSHASE
Sjouke Mauw, FSTC
Charles Max, FLSHASE
Peter Ryan, FSTC
Jrgen Sachau, FSTC
Christoph Schommer, FSTC
Leon Van der Torre, FSTC
Holger Voos, FSTC

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Researchers

As at 31 December 2014, SnT employed the following personnel:


Category
Faculty

Full-Time Equivalents

20

8.65

Service Contracts

0.46

Research Fellows

13

1.67

Visiting Researchers

3.42

Senior Research Scientists

1.00

Research Scientists

7.85

Researchers (CDI)

2.00

Research Associates (CDD)

63

58.21

PhD candidates

88

82.04

2.00

13

10.39

2.18

14

9.46

231

189.33

Managers
Staff
Technical Support
MS Students
Total

Advisory Board

Headcount (# people)

The Advisory Board is chaired by the President of UL and had the following members:
Rolf Tarrach, President UL, Chair; Franck Leprvost, Vicepresident UL; Martin Halliwell, CTO SES; JeanMarie
Spaus, Director of the Communication Division, POST; JeanPaul Zens, Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement,
Ministre des Communications et des Mdias; Aloyse Schoos, CTO IEE S.A.

Industrial Advisory
Board

The industrial Advisory Board advises the Centres management on strategic issues and provides aforum for
fostering interaction between the Centre and external partners. The following members currently form the IAB:




















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Bjrn Ottersten, SnT Director, Chair


Thomas Engel, SnT Deputy Director
Jean Schweitzer, SnT
Paul Helminger, SnT
Kate Yeadon, POST
Nico Binsfeld, POST
Carlo Harpes, itrust
Miguel Martins, itrust
Marc Blau, CTIE
Ludwig Balmer, CTIE
Thomas Scherer, Telindus
Aloyse Schoos, IEE
Pascal Steichen, ME
Christian Ginter, ME
Stewart Sanders, SES
Frank Zimmer, SES Techcom
Jean Hilger, BCEE
Nima Azarmgin, Fedil
JeanMichel Ludwig, Luxinnovation
JeanPaul Hengen, Luxinnovation
Younis Hijazi, Luxinnovation

Detlev Goetz, VdL


Vronique Scheer, VdL
Bruno Gunan, CNPD
Grard Lommel, CNPD
Marc Verschaeren, RedDog
Roland Millen, Delphi
Camille Feyder, Delphi
Paul Nilles, Defense Department of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs
Harold Linke, Hitec
Robert Graglia, CREOS
Reckinger Yves, CREOS
Paul Hoffmann, CREOS/Luxmetering
Andreas Buhr, Buhr&Team
Daniel von Aesch, Cetrel
Elton Matt, Cetrel
Oliver Simons, CubeLux
Thomas Schecker, CubeLux
Per Hger, Nexus
Jochen Harms, Luxspace

Milestones

Established Partnerships during 2014


Two new partnerships were formed during 2014 withNexus Solutions and Luxspace, bringing the total number
of partners to 22. LuxInnovation and Fedil are network partners, their contributions are primarily in the area of
dissemination.
Research Projects at SnT
In 2014, SnT has continued to expand its research programmes in collaboration with partners, reinforcing its
European exposure through European programmes and FNR INTER projects. Research contracts exceeding
14.53 million were entered into during the year. Two new partners joined SnTs partnership programme, while
two historical partners renewed their collaborations with SnT for atotal contribution of 3.46 million. One EU
project and six ESA projects were launched representing atotal of 1.06 million of project funding. The FNR
awarded the SnT: a2nd PEARL Chair, which was taken byProf. Verissimo; five FNR CORE/INTER projects; three
ProofofConcept (PoC) projects; 11 AFR grants for atotal of 9.89 million.
Partnership Day 2014
SnT celebrated its annual Partnership Day on 20th May 2014. Sharing research goals in abilateral partnership
framework with industrial partners is an important part of the SnTs role of profiling their research strategies.
The goal of the Partnership Day is to provide the opportunity for partners to present personally to awider
public their intermediate partnership results. Six presentations gave acomprehensive overview about the
Partnership programme. Moreover 50 Posters and 13 demonstrations (prepared by SnT PhD candidates)
created an intense and rewarding forum for the exchange of ideas. The event attracted around 200
participants.
Best papers and awards
SnT researchers were awarded six best paper awards in 2014:
Observer Design for aNonlinear Minimal Model of Glucose Disappearance and Insulin Kinetics
Holger Voos, Driss Boutat, Mohamed Darouach
8th International Conference on Bioinspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS 2014), Angers,
France
Reasoning at Runtime using timedistorted Contexts: AModels@run.time based Approach
Thomas Hartmann, Francois Fouquet, Gregory Nain, Brice Morin, Jacques Klein, Yves Le Traon
26th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Vancouver, Canada
Formal Analysis of Electronic Exams
Rosario Giustolisi, Gabriele Lenzini, Peter Y. A. Ryan, Jannik Dreier, Ali Kassem, Pascal Lafourcade
11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2014), Vienna, Austria
MiL testing of highly configurable continuous controllers: scalable search using surrogate models
Reza Matinnejad, Shiva Nejati, Lionel Briand, Thomas Bruckmann
29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2014), Vsters, Sweden
New Access Control Scheme for Facebookstyle Social Networks
Jun Pang, Yang Zhang
International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2014), Fribourg, Switzerland
CollaborativeRelay Beamforming with Perfect CSI: Optimum and Distributed Implementation
Gan Zheng, KaiKit Wong, Bjrn Ottersten
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, Italy

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SnT researchers were awarded four prizes in 2014:


The Swedish government has appointed Prof. Dr. Bjrn Ottersten as aboard member of the Swedish
Research Council. The Council is the largest competitive research funding agency in Sweden targeting
investigatordriven science. It distributes some 650 million annually in research grants to all scientific fields.
Florian Feltes received the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2014 for his paper Business between
generations - Share economy the death of taylorism - new leadership strategies will have to be required. His
paper has been ranked among the top 100 submissions and qualified him for participation as aLeader of
Tomorrow in the 44th St. Gallen Symposium.
The LiveCity research project won the award for best project demonstration at the Future Internet
Assembly Conference held in Athens, Greece. SnT Researchers Dr Rod McCall, Dr Andrei Popleteev and Dr
Tigran Avanesov are contributors to the project. LiveCity was chosen from 48 contenders.
Prof. Bjrn Ottersten, Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas and Dr. Bhavani Shankar have received the award of
the Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee (SSCTC) for Distinguished
Contributions to Satellite Communications. It was handed over during IEEE Globecom 2014 at the committees
annual meeting on December 12th.
Financial overview

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SnT activities have developed in 2014 to reach 12.7 million. This represents an increase of 9% since 2013.
Externally funded projects represented 72% of total activity, with astrong predominance of FNR activity
through two PEARL chairs, 34 ongoing/awarded CORE/INTER/POLLUX projects, 45 current/approved AFR
grants and three PoC projects. SnT partnership programme reached 22 members, funding 16% of the 2014
activity. European activities represented 7% of SnT activities.
Funding sources (m)

University

Partners

EU / ESA

FNR

Other

Funding acquired in 2014

4.1

3.5

1.1

9.9

0.1

Income consumed in 2014

3.5

2.0

0.9

6.2

0.1

Events

Engineering Complex Software Systems: Challenges, Solutions and Outlook, 8 January 2014
Data Protection challenges in an Interconnected World, 27 January 2014
International Workshop on Graphical Models for Security (GraMSec), 12 April 2014
SnT Partnership Day, 20 May 2014
2nd Luxembourg Workshop on Satellite Communication, 23-25 May 2014
FREESIC Final Field Demonstration, 5 June 2014
5th European Summit on the Future Internet, 12-13 June 2014
3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, 8-10 October 2014
Inaugural lecture of Professor Paulo Verssimo, 15 October 2014
Summer School 2014 on Verification Technology Systems & Applications, 27-31 October 2014
16th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods, 3-7 November 2014

Distinguished
Lectures

Ralph Schroeder, 20 February 2014


Mauro Pezz, 7 May 2014
Paolo Tonella, 13 June 2014
Christoph Weidenbach, 30 June 2014
Carlo Ghezzi, 7 October 2014

Internet Links

More details can be found at: wwwen.uni.lu/snt

LES CENTRES INTERDISCIPLINAIRES SnT

LUXEMBOURG CENTRE FOR SYSTEMS BIOMEDICINE (LCSB)


For the LCSB 2014 marked ayear of rapid growth, with an increase in staff from 145 at the beginning to 174 at
the end of the year. Two additional research groups were established, Integrative Cell Signaling led by Dr.
Alexander Skupin, and Clinical & Experimental Neuroscience led by Prof. Dr. Rejko Krger. This brings the
number of research groups at the LCSB to atotal of 14. They span awide range of different disciplines from
experimental and computational biology, high throughput and highresolution analytical platforms to clinical
science and translational medicine.
Objectives

LCSB was able to continue with ahigh level of output in terms of featuring in scientific publications and attracting
external funding. Atotal of 76 scientific articles were published, out of which 11 had an impact factor higher than
10, including journals such as Nature Genetics and Nature Biotechnology. The total number of papers published by
LCSB within the last five years has reached 200. In 2014 the LCSB secured more than 5 million of new grant
money, including anumber of important strategic grants, such as the EUJoint Programming in Neurodegenerative
Diseases (JPND), the ERANet for Systems Biology Applications (ERASysAPP), as well as acooperation with EMBL.
More than 50% of LCSB staff were supported by external funding at the end of 2014. Of high relevance is also an
international research project on identifying genetic modifiers of Parkinsons disease funded by the Michael J. Fox
Foundation that LCSB is driving together with the Gladstone Institute.
LCSB organised anumber of meetings and workshops, the most important of which were the 45th Annual
Meeting of the German Society for Genetics, the 2nd International Parkinsons Disease Symposium and the 9th
Benelux Bioinformatics Conference. LCSB has maintained and further extended its strategic collaboration
network, increasing especially toward partners dealing with Parkinsons disease, such as with the University of
Tbingen, Germany and with Khondrion in the Netherlands. Currently, six LCSB researchers are being trained at
worldleading institutes (two at the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco, USA; two at the University of
California in San Diego, USA; one at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, USA; and one at the Helmholtz
Zentrum in Munich, Germany) through the LCSB postdoctoral fellowship programme.
LCSB has also been very active in building astrong outreach programme, for example, by participating in the
FNR Researchers Day, the European Parkinson Unity Walk and by hosting both scientific as well as
nonscientific visitors. The German Bundesprsident Joachim Gaucktogether with the First Lady Mrs Daniela
Schadt and Grand Duke Henri visited the new University Campus Belval during the state visit to Luxembourg.
As part of the outreach programme, LCSBs Scienteens Lab hosts visits of high school classes on aweekly
basis. Her Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duchess Stphanie has become honorary patron of this project.
The LCSB will apply systems biology approaches to analyse the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases
such as Parkinsons disease. Diseases are looked at as perturbations of molecular and cellular networks.
Mathematical descriptions and multiscale computational models of diseases are developed. They are used for
the analysis and simulation of how diseases develop, and how diseases are influenced by genetic predisposition
and external environmental factors, such as toxic compounds, drugs, nutrition or lifestyle. In vitro models are
based, for example, on induced pluripotent stem cells and mouse, zebrafish and yeast as in vivo models. These
are important for both hypothesis generation and validation. The close interaction between computational and
experimental models is an essential element of LCSBs strategy. Amajor goal is the identification of new
preventive and therapeutic strategies, including the identification of new potential drug targets. New
bioinformatics and computational biology tools will be developed in order to improve the predictability of the
efficacy and safety of new treatments.

Head
Academic Staff

Advisory Board

Rudi Balling
Rudi Balling (LSCB Director and Professor of Biology)
Jorge Gonalves (Professor of Computational Biology)
Rejko Krger (Professor of Neuroscience)
Jens Schwamborn (Professor of Cellular and Developmental Biology)
Antonio del Sol (Professor of Bioinformatics)
Ines Thiele (Professor of Systems Biomedicine, ATTRACTfellow)
Rolf Tarrach (President)
Ludwig Neyses (VicePresident for Research)
Eric Tschirhart (VicePresident for Academic Affairs)
Alfred Funk (Director of Administration)
Paul Heuschling (Dean of FSTC)

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Other Staff

Intermediate academic staff: 44


Academic Staff: 6
Scientific Staff: 85

Events 2014

2 Jun 2014:

UniGR 2nd Workshop Systems Biology

14-25 July 2014:

Summer School on Cellular Reprogramming in Regenerative Medicine

22 September 2014:

Training Workshop on Using the ALLEN BRAIN ATLAS

1-3 October 2014:

45th Annual Conf. of the German Society for Genetics

3 October 2014: 2nd Workshop on Systematic curation of molecular pathways implicated in


Parkinsons disease

Distinguished
Lectures in 2014

Patents

3-4 October 2014:

2nd International Parkinsons Disease Symposium

13-17 October 2014:

Summer school on Profiling cellular metabolism

19 Nov 2014:

UniGR Workshop Cancerology & Microbiome

8-9 December 2014:

9th edition of the Benelux Bioinformatics Conference

10 December 2014:

Personalized Medicine Consortium (PMC) workshop

Hannelore Daniel (TUM, Germany): 24 January


Christine Klein (Lbeck University, Germany): 7 February
Michal Schwartz (Weizmann Institute, Israel): 1 July
Paul Lasko (McGill University, Canada): 11 December
Patrick Stover (Cornell University, USA): 16 December
New patents acquired in 2014: none
Total patents: 11

Publications

Link Internet

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Authored Books: 0
Edited Books: 0
Book Chapters: 3
Refereed Journal Publications: 72
Refereed Conference Publications: 1
Other Scientific Publications:/
wwwen.uni.lu/lcsb

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LE CORPS
ACADMIQUE

LE CORPS ACADMIQUE
Nominations ou renouvellement de nomination de professeurs invits par le Conseil de gouvernance
Facult

Nom

Prnom

Spcialit

Provenance

FDEF

Meij

Arjen

Droit

FDEF

Schiltz

Jean-Louis

Droit

Avocat au Barreau de Luxembourg

FDEF

Suominen

Matti

Finance

University of Helsinki

Michel

Cognitive Psychology and


Development

Universit de Clermont-Ferrand

FLSHASE

Fayol

Nominations ou renouvellement de nomination de professeurs titre honoraire par le Conseil de gouvernance


Facult

Nom

Prnom

Spcialit

Provenance

FDEF

Kinsch

Patrick

Droit International Priv

Avocat au Barreau de Luxembourg

FDEF

Mersch

Yves

Droit et Finance

Banque Centrale Europenne

FDEF

Ravarani

Georges

Droit Civil

Prsident de la Cour Administrative Luxembourg

FLSHASE

Schneider

Hilmar

Sciences Sociales

CEPS

Entres en fonction des professeurs


Facult

Nom

Prnom

Spcialit

Provenance

FSTC

Krger

Rejko

Neuroscience

Universitt Tbingen

FSTC

Lagerwall

Jan

Experimental polymer physics

Seoul National University (Korea)

FSTC

Nourdin

Ivan

Mathmatiques

Universit de Lorraine

SnT

Verissimo

Paulo

Research program on information


infrastructure, security and
dependability

Universit de Lisbonne

Sorties des professeurs


Facult

Nom

Prnom

Spcialit

FSTC

Molitor-Braun

Catherine

Mathmatiques

FSTC

Duhautpas

Tho

Computer Sciences

FSTC

Friederich

Evelyne

Sciences de la Vie

FDEF

Ergec

Rusen

Droit

FDEF

Rust

Alexander

Droit

FLSHASE

Biesta

Gert

Sciences de lducation

Entres en fonction des assistantprofesseurs


Facult

Nom

Prnom

Spcialit

Provenance

FSTC

Kedziora

Slawomir

Ingnierie

Eaton Corporation, Poland

FDEF

Allegrezza

Silvia

Criminal law

Universit di Bologna

FDEF

Von Lilienfeld-Toal

Ulf

Financial Economics

Stockholm School of Economics

FLSHASE

Budach

Gabriele

Education, Learning & Diversity

University of Southampton

CORPS ACADMIQUE

103

Sorties des assistantprofesseurs


Facult

Nom

Prnom

Spcialit

FDEF

Razzolini

Orsola

Droit

FLSHASE

Aybek

Can

Youth Studies

FLSHASE

Schlarb

Angelika

Psychologie

FLSHASE

Becker

Werner

Sciences de lducation

Entres en fonction des chargs de cours


Facult

Nom

Prnom

Spcialit

Provenance

FLSHASE

Andersen

Katja

Didactique et Pdagogie Gnrales

Universitt Gieen

CRC

Lejot

Eve

CRC

Deroey

Katrien

CRC

Huemer

Birgit

Applied linguistics and language


teaching-academic French
Applied linguistics and language
teaching-academic English
Applied linguistics and language
teaching-academic German

Universitt Hamburg
Universit de Gand
Universitt Wien / Alpen-Adria Universitt
Klagenfurt

Sorties des chargs de cours


Facult

Nom

Prnom

Spcialit

FLSHASE

Fixmer

Pierre

Sciences de lducation

FLSHASE

Dell

Paul

Sciences de lducation

104

CORPS ACADMIQUE

LE BILAN
FINANCIER

UNIVERSIT DU LUXEMBOURG
BILAN AU 31 DCEMBRE 2014 (Exprim en euro)
ACTIF

2014

2013

27,088,720.69

17,035,628.91

3,406,867.74

1,189,698.09

139,990.28

264,518.52

3,266,877.46

925,179.57

23,678,849.95

15,842,927.81

4,695,234.91

5,840,088.89

14,203,930.38

4,339,458.94

4,779,684.66

5,663,379.98

3,003.00

3,003.01

3.00

3.00

3,000.00

3,000.01

71,239,507.62

73,751,326.64

I. Stocks

5,462,414.79

3,465,223.40

5. Travaux en cours pour projets

5,462,414.79

3,465,223.40

II. Crances

12,465,522.56

11,008,127.96

1. Crances rsultant des activits de lUL

12,096,522.06

10,703,215.47

12,096,522.06

10,703,215.47

369,000.50

304,912.49

369,000.50

304,912.49

53,311,570.27

59,277,975.28

2,909,174.79

1,233,986.99

101,237,403.10

92,020,942.54

C. Actif immobilis
I. Immobilisations incorporelles
2. Concessions, brevets, licences, marques, ainsi que droits
et valeurs similaires acquis titre onreux
4. Acomptes verss et immobil. incorp. en cours
II. Immobilisations corporelles
1. Terrains et constructions
2. Installations techniques et machines
3. Autres installations, outillage et mobilier
III. Immobilisations financires
3. Parts dans des entreprises avec lesquelles ltablissement
a un lien de participation
5. Titres ayant le caractre dimmobilisations

D. Actif circulant

a) dont la dure rsiduelle est infrieure ou gale un an


4. Autres crances
a) dont la dure rsiduelle est infrieure ou gale un an
IV. Avoirs en banques, avoirs en compte de chques postaux,
chques et en caisse

E. Comptes de rgularisation

Total de lactif

ACTIVITY REPORT RESEARCH

109

PASSIF

2014

2013

A. Fonds propres

38,423,366.69

28,180,178.68

I. Dotation initiale

5,410,441.00

5,410,441.00

V. Rsultats reports

5,734,108.77

9,386,855.65

190,096.23

-3,652,746.88

27,088,720.69

17,035,628.91

C. Provisions

9,197,247.56

9,311,430.89

3. Autres provisions

9,197,247.56

9,311,430.89

24,112,754.29

22,107,229.52

15,044,883.85

11,239,209.43

6,055,499.96

8,048,185.33

a) Dettes fiscales

3,206,231.80

3,341,835.23

b) Dettes au titre de la scurit sociale

2,849,268.16

4,706,350.10

3,012,370.48

2,819,834.76

29,504,034.56

32,422,103.45

101,237,403.10

92,020,942.54

VI. Rsultat de lexercice

VII. Subventions dinvestissement

D. Dettes non subordonnes


4. Dettes sur achats et prestations de services
a) dont la dure rsiduelle est infrieure ou gale un an
8. Dettes fiscales et dettes au titre de la scurit sociale

9. Autres dettes
a) dont la dure rsiduelle est infrieure ou gale un an

E. Comptes de rgularisation

Total du passif

110

LE BILAN FINANCIER

COMPTE DE PROFITS ET PERTES AU 31 DCEMBRE 2014 (Exprim en euro)


2014

2013

3,846,527.01

3.960.047,29

26,556,794.13

26,521,302.59

105,688,248.34

95,727,637.45

a) Salaires et traitements

92,191,987.93

83,313,666.96

b) Charges sociales couvrant les salaires et traitements

13,322,624.14

12,023,535.65

173,636.27

390,434.84

7,229,326.50

6,474,356.72

91,825.69

878,821.45

9,184,431.56

21,458,461.15

6,533.69

1,002,499.00

18,395.98

12,248.38

15,734,068.95

15,259,686.69

7,226,799.95

7,531,877.29

190,096.23

0.00

175,773,048.03

178,826,938.01

1. Produits des activits annexes

7,341,289.53

6,950,238.36

2. Augmentation des travaux en cours pour projets

1,997,191.39

-104,725.32

878,521.45

283,792.27

38,562,899.73

30,727,490.14

92,036.82

55,252.63

119,369,882.51

129,425,839.11

7,226,799.95

7,531,877.29

304,426.65

304,426.65

0.00

3,652,746.88

175,773,048.03

178,826,938.01

A. CHARGES
2

a) Consommation de matires premires et consommables


b) Autres charges externes

3. Frais de personnel

c) Pensions complmentaires
4.

a) Corrections de valeur sur immobilisations


corporelles et incorporelles
b) Corrections de valeur sur lments de lactif circulant

5. Autres charges dexploitation


6. Corrections de valeur sur immobilisations financires et sur
valeurs mobilires faisant partie de lactif circulant
7. Intrts et autres charges financires
b) autres intrts et charges
8. Frais de recherche (hors frais de personnel)
9. Rmunration du personnel de lEtat rmunr par lEtat
13. Rsultat de lexercice
Total des charges

B. PRODUITS

3. Reprises de corrections de valeur sur lments de lactif circulant


4. Autres produits dexploitation
7. Autres intrts et autres produits financiers
8.

a) Contributions financires nettes reues de ltat


b) Financement du personnel de lEtat rmunr par lEtat
c) Contributions autres

10. Rsultat de lexercice


Total des produits

LE BILAN FINANCIER

111

LES CHIFFRES CLS


RECHERCHE
RESSOURCES HUMAINES
BIBLIOTHQUE
AFFAIRES JURIDIQUES
STATISTIQUES TUDIANTS
LISTE DES FORMATIONS
ANNE ACADMIQUE 20132014
DOCTORANTS PROMOTION 2014

RESEARCH 2014
PROJECT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED (UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2014)
EU

ERC Consolidator Grant

FNR

148

PEARL

ATTRACT

AFR POSTDOC

37

AFR PHD

46

CORE

18

OPEN

INTER MOBILITY

INTER

Researchers Days

ANR

RESCOM

19

Promotion of Science to the Public

UL

46

INTERNAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

23

H2020- RISE

19

Starting Budget

OTHER FUNDING SOURCES

35

TOTAL ACCEPTED

237

PUBLICATIONS
Authored books

24

Edited books

55

Book chapters

294

Refereed journal publications

566

Refereed conference publications

532

Other scientific publications

298

UL CONTRIBUTION 

in M Euro

INTERNAL RESEARCH PROJECTS & STARTING BUDGET

EXTERNAL INCOME FOR RESEARCH 2014 (including income for previously acquired projects) 

6.1

in M Euro

FNR

23.99

EU

3.03

Other sources

5.10

Chairs

0.15

Total

32.27

LES CHIFFRES CLS

115

RESSOURCES HUMAINES
Facult

Catgorie personnel

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

ETP

CRC
Rectorat
Corps acadmique
Personnel administratif
Personnel technique
Collaborateur projet

5
53
40
98

5
70
42
117

5
81
41
6
133

5
100
47
6
158

5
121
44
2
172

4
133
44
2
183

5
138
46
2
191

5
1
158
47
1
212

5
4
163
43
1
216

5,00
4,00
148,05
38,63
0,50
196,18

Dcanat
Collaborateur projet
Corps acadmique
Corps intermdiaire
Personnel administratif
Personnel scientifique
Personnel technique

1
1
22
16
9
1
50

1
3
22
17
9
1
1
53

1
10
26
16
16
1
69

1
31
27
20
32
110

1
13
33
31
25
21
3
126

1
8
42
55
23
6
135

1
10
45
71
27
6
160

1
7
51
80
31
5
0
175

1
3
50
83
30
10
0
177

1,00
2,50
48,50
82,50
28,10
8,50
0,00
171,10

Dcanat
Collaborateur projet
Corps acadmique
Corps intermdiaire
Personnel administratif
Personnel scientifique
Personnel technique

1
26
72
23
12
4
1
139

1
39
75
32
18
7
3
174

1
54
75
41
19
18
3
210

1
0
77
42
25
130
3
277

1
84
83
41
30
69
6
313

1
73
85
106
30
28
7
330

1
78
89
119
36
27
5
355

1
89
97
139
38
33
7
404

1
87
96
149
41
38
7
419

1,00
79,30
94,25
148,00
38,55
33,85
6,90
401,85

Dcanat
Collaborateur projet
Corps acadmique
Corps intermdiaire
Personnel administratif
Personnel scientifique
Personnel technique

1
22
51
54
12
9
11
160

1
19
57
71
14
27
14
202

1
48
59
80
15
13
23
238

1
0
60
81
19
116
24
300

1
62
62
83
21
68
26
322

1
32
59
153
20
26
24
315

1
32
65
161
22
24
27
332

1
35
69
169
28
26
28
356

1
38
70
152
27
31
28
347

1,00
37,50
69,80
150,00
23,05
29,15
27,80
338,30

Direction
Collaborateur projet
Corps acadmique
Corps intermdiaire
Personnel administratif
Personnel scientifique
Personnel technique

1
2
8
2

1
22
1
2
6
13
44

1
26
34
8
2
2
73

1
55
1
59
10
3
129

1
60
1
85
12
9
168

1
55
4
92
13
8
173

1,00
53,30
4,00
92,00
12,80
8,00
0,00
171,10

Direction
Collaborateur projet
Corps acadmique
Corps intermdiaire
Personnel administratif
Personnel scientifique
Personnel technique
Total

Total Universit

dont doctorants avec contrat de travail


Professeurs invits
Enseignants-vacataires
GRAND TOTAL

447

549

653

1
1
1
861

1
14
1
3
3
2
9
986

8
567
1121

8
567
1225

11
669
1528

651
1637

1
41
3
15
7
3
3
73
1240
342
20
682
1942

1
84
5
32
12
4
7
145
1460
404
23
731
2214

1
94
5
44
16
6
8
174
1506
416
24
794
2324

1,00
88,60
5,00
44,00
15,73
5,80
7,80
167,93
1446,45

7
538
992

1
30
1
8
7
3
3
53
1089
280
15
669
1773

35

67

91

110

143

166

198

Total
FDEF

Total
FLSHASE

Total
FSTC

Total
SnT

Total
LCSB

Note1

Etudiant-salari

Remarques:
Depuis le 01/01/2011 le corps intermdiaire regroupe les assistants du corps intermdiaire, doctorants sur projets, chercheur en formation
doctorale et postdoctorale ainsi que les assistants-chercheurs.
Dans les 2 centres interdisciplinaires les tches du corps acadmique ne comportent pas denseignement.
116

LES CHIFFRES CLS

BIBLIOTHQUE
EVOLUTION DE LA FRQUENTATION DES BIBLIOTHQUES
(NOMBRE TOTAL DENTRES / 2008-2014)
120 000
111 487
100 000
86 481

80 000

93 530

95 535

2012

2013

74 856

60 000

65 101

58 874

40 000
20 000
0

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

EVOLUTION DE LUSAGE DE LA DOCUMENTATION LECTRONIQUE


(TRAFFIC EN MGAOCTETS / 2005-2014 - CONSORTIUM LUXEMBOURG)
700 000
600 000
500 000
400 000
300 000
200 000
100 000
0

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

ORBilu Document Downloads


7 000
6 000
5 000
4,99

4 000

4,13

3 000

3,42

2 000
1 000
0

1,47

1,06
0,40 146 760 755

Apr

1,56
844

May June July

1,69

1,84

2,00

2 353
848 1 385

Aug Sep
2013

Oct

2,01

2,28

2 340 2 998

Nov

Dec

Number of full-text downloads

2,83
4 913

Jan

6 582

5 426

4 447

5,52

6,05

6,46

6,60

6,80

6,91

Mar

Apr

7,54

8,00
7,00
6,00
5,00
4,00

5 223

4 865

3,00

4 846
3 184
2 008 3 049

Feb

7,33

May June July


2014

Aug

Sep

Oct

4 712

3 604 2,00

1,00
Nov

Dec

0,00

Average number of downloads per reference

LES CHIFFRES CLS

117

AFFAIRES JURIDIQUES
SUIVI DES CONVENTIONS
450
400
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

number of conventions

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND VALORISATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS


The Legal Affairs received 21 invention disclosures and oversaw the filing of 7 new patent applications in
2014. Moreover, 7 patents were granted to UL and 4 technologies are currently in licensing negotiations.
Innovations developed at UL primarily include those in systems biomedicine as well as information and
communications technology. UL also encouraged the development of 3 promising new technologies through
the FNRs Proof-of-Concept Fund, which awards funding to take early-stage research to a point where
theybecome attractive to commercial development.

118

LES CHIFFRES CLS

LES STATISTIQUES TUDIANTS


INSCRIPTIONS
7 000
6 000
5 000
4 137

4 000
2 692

2 000

6 287

5 204

4 734

5 050

5 037

5 083

4 376

H-12/13

H-13/14

H-14/15

2 988

2 191

1 130

1 000
0

4 072

6 229

3 569

3 341

3 000

4 951

4 561

6 308
5 709

H-05/06

H-06/07

H-07/08

H-08/09

H-09/10

Inscriptions

H-14/15

H-10/11

H-11/12

Inscriptions Bologne

% H-13/14 H-12/13 H-11/12

H-10/11 H-09/10 H-08/09 H-07/08 H-06/07 H-05/06

Inscriptions

6 287 1%

6 229

6 308

5 709

5 204

4 951

4 561

4 150

3 341

2 692

Inscriptions Bologne

5 083 1%

5 037

5 050

4 734

4 376

4 072

3 569

2 988

2 191

1 130

H-14/15

% H-13/14 H-12/13 H-11/12

H-10/11 H-09/10 H-08/09 H-07/08 H-06/07 H-05/06

A temps plein

5 235 2%

5 121

5 273

5 183

4 404

4 532

4 176

3 884

A temps partiel

1 052 -5%

1 108

1 035

526

800

419

385

266

H-14/15

% H-13/14 H-12/13 H-11/12

H-10/11 H-09/10 H-08/09 H-07/08 H-06/07 H-05/06

FSTC

1 319 1%

1 306

1 351

1 207

1 104

1 055

943

820

778

632

FDEF

2 782 6%

2 635

2 665

2 421

2 207

2 040

1 941

1 754

1 348

1 082

FLSHASE

2 186 -5%

2 288

2 292

2 081

1 893

1 856

1 677

1 576

1 215

978

H-14/15

% H-13/14 H-12/13 H-11/12

H-10/11 H-09/10 H-08/09 H-07/08 H-06/07 H-05/06

Bachelor

3 231 -2%

3 302

3 437

3 239

3 100

2 967

2 725

2 352

1 784

1 005

Master

1 283 8%

1 190

1 154

1 105

918

809

588

448

259

125

569 4%

545

459

390

358

296

256

188

148

1 204 1%

1 192

1 258

975

828

879

992

1 162

1 150

1 562

Doctorat
Autres formations

H-14/15
Auditeurs libres
tudiants Grande Region

% H-13/14 H-12/13 H-11/12

H-10/11 H-09/10 H-08/09 H-07/08 H-06/07 H-05/06

181 -6%

192

222

136

16 0%

16

H-14/15

% H-13/14 H-12/13 H-11/12

H-10/11 H-09/10 H-08/09 H-07/08 H-06/07 H-05/06

Hommes

3 100 1%

3 083

3 114

2 797

2 535

2 464

2 293

2 096

1 750

1 303

Femmes

3 187 1%

3 146

3 194

2 912

2 669

2 487

2 268

2 054

1 591

1 389

LES CHIFFRES CLS

119

INSCRIPTIONS ET RINSCRIPTIONS
H-13/14

% H-12/13 H-11/12

H-10/11 H-09/10 H-08/09 H-07/08 H-06/07 H-05/06 H-05/06

Rinscriptions

4 084 

2%

4 160

4 072

3 610

3 265

2 976

2 624

2 078

1 670

Nouvelles inscriptions

2 203 

7%

2 069

2 236

2 099

1 939

1 975

1 937

2 072

1 257 

0%

1 258

1 469

1 396

1 320

1 287

1 230

1 177

494 

10%

449

403

424

355

347

238

265

Bachelor
Master
Doctorat

55  -29%

Autres formations

397 

39%

77

53

43

66

52

47

44

285

311

236

198

289

422

586

TUDIANTS INSCRITS PAR NIVEAU DE FORMATION


4 000
3 500
3 000
2 500

2 967

2 725

3 239

3 100

3 437

3 302

3 231

1 283

2 352

2 000
1 500
1 000

1 162

500
0

918
992

879

448
188

588

809

256

296

H-07/08

H-08/09

H-09/10
Bachelor

1 105

1 258

1 192

975

1 154

1 190

390

459

828
358
H-10/11
Master

H-11/12
Doctorat

1 204

H-12/13

545
H-13/14

Autres formations

TUDIANTS INSCRITS EN HIVER 2014/15 PAR FACULT ET NIVEAU DTUDE


100%
90%
80%

Autres formations,
59
Doctorat, 292

70%
60%

Bachelor

Master

Doctorat
Autres
formations, 783

Autres formations
Autres
formations, 362
Doctorat, 186

Doctorat, 91
Master, 285

Master, 489

Master, 509

50%
40%
30%
20%

Bachelor, 683

Bachelor, 1 419

Bachelor, 1 129

FSTC

FDEF

FLSHASE

10%
0%

120

LES CHIFFRES CLS

569

H-14/15

TUDIANTS INSCRITS ET NATIONALITS


H-14/15

H-13/14

H-12/13

H-11/12

6 287

100% 1%

6 229

6 308

5 709

Luxembourg

2 774

44% -5%

2 912

3 033

2 738

trangers UE27

2 817

45% 5%

2 675

2 659

2 390

Portugal

351

6% 9%

321

344

287

Belgique

399

6% 5%

379

364

324

Allemagne

503

8% 0%

502

482

427

France

954

15% 7%

891

926

802

696

11% 8%

642

616

581

Etrangers rsidents

3 199

51% 16%

3 314

3 462

3 121

Etrangers mobiles

3 088

49% -10%

2 915

2 846

2 588

Autres trangers

DIPLMS

Diplms total UL

dont Diplms Bologne


Bachelor

13-14

12-13

11-12

10-11

09-10

08-09

07-08

1651*

1 489

1183

1376

1298

1246

1221

1050*

979

860

914

796

609

338

628*

Master
Doctorat
Autres diplmes/certificats
Diplms total FSTC

dont Diplms FSTC Bologne


Bachelor
dont Bachelor 1 anne
re

632

603

616

584

475

242

340 

-9%

374

273

301

233

198

163

82 

28%

64

57

65

45

25

601 21%

496

317

417

436

548

808

210*

276

269

250

216

204

226

205*

243

202

202

186

152

119

103*

139

116

134

125

132

95

4*

54

56

50

43

63

60

Master

64 

-11%

72

53

41

32

18

Doctorat

38 

31%

32

33

27

29

17

Autres diplmes/certificats
Diplms total FDEF

dont Diplms FDEF Bologne

5 -85%

33

67

48

30

52

107

707 6%

670

602

631

548

561

491

7%

428

397

449

354

257

162

Bachelor

261 

31%

200

259

229

211

104

41

Master

181 

-16%

215

131

209

136

151

121

17 

Doctorat
Autres diplmes/certificats
Diplms total FLSHASE

459 

31%

13

11

248 2%

242

205

182

194

304

329

734 18%

620

379

518

534

481

504

dont Diplms FLSHASE Bologne

386 

-3%

399

334

331

322

289

132

Bachelor

264 

-10%

293

228

253

248

239

106

25 

-24%

33

17

17

23

26

15

dont Bachelor 1ere anne


Master

95 

9%

87

89

51

65

44

24

Doctorat

27 

42%

19

17

27

348 57%

221

45

187

212

192

372

Autres diplmes/certificats
* provisional

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121

ETUDIANTS EN PROGRAMME DCHANGE INTERNATIONAL


13-14

12-13

11-12

10-11

09-10

08-09

07-08

Etudiants change incoming

214 

18%

182

165

163

128

142

69

Bachelor

123 48%

83

84

85

63

57

37

Autres accords

10 11%

12

10

10

Erasmus

98 38%

71

65

75

46

47

29

Free movers
Master

15 400%

10

91 -8%

99

81

78

65

85

32

Autres accords

39 -28%

54

33

35

27

12

Erasmus

45 5%

43

45

40

37

72

29

Free movers

Etudiants change outgoing

598 

7 250%
3%

583

672

596

521

486

463

Bachelor

589 4%

459

Autres accords
Erasmus
Free movers

569

643

580

519

472

57 

24%

46

54

102

66

57

85

484 

3%

471

512

409

373

342

307

48 

-8%

52

77

69

80

73

67

9 

-36%

14

29

16

14

Autres accords

6 

100%

Erasmus

3 

-73%

11

18

12

Free movers

Master

ETUDIANTS INSCRITS EN BACHELOR PAR FACULT


H-14/15

H-13/14

H-12/13

H-11/12

H-10/11

H-09/10

H-08/09

H-07/08

Total UL

3 231

3 302

3 437

3 239

3 100

2 967

2 725

2 352

FSTC

683

749

811

724

713

725

692

575

FDEF

1419

1358

1398

1337

1219

1070

936

854

FLSHASE

1129

1195

1228

1178

1168

1172

1097

923

ETUDIANTS INSCRITS EN MASTER PAR FACULT


H-14/15

H-13/14

H-12/13

H-11/12

H-10/11

H-09/10

H-08/09

H-07/08

Total UL

1 283

1 190

1 154

1 105

918

809

588

448

FSTC

285

243

262

247

193

146

76

38

FDEF

489

439

432

372

347

313

260

230

FLSHASE

509

508

460

486

378

350

252

180

ETUDIANTS INSCRITS DANS LES AUTRES FORMATIONS (NON BOLOGNE)


H-14/15

H-13/14

H-12/13

H-11/12

H-10/11

H-09/10

H-08/09

H-07/08

Total UL

1 204

1 192

1 258

975

828

879

992

1 162

FSTC

59

46

60

51

41

47

50

114

783
362

740
406

748
450

640
284

568
219

604
228

703
239

640
408

FDEF
FLSHASE

ETUDIANTS INSCRITS EN DOCTORAT PAR FACULT


H-14/15

H-13/14

H-12/13

H-11/12

H-10/11

H-09/10

H-08/09

H-07/08

Total UL

569

545

459

390

358

296

256

188

FSTC

292

268

218

185

157

137

125

93

FDEF
FLSHASE

91
186

98
179

87
154

72
133

73
128

53
106

42
89

30
65

122

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DTAILS DES NATIONALITS


Nationalits diffrentes : 110
El Salvador

France

Luxembourg

2772 44,2%
954 15,2%

Norway

Germany

502

8,0%

Ireland

Belgium

398

6,3%

Guinea

Portugal

351

5,6%

Estonia

Italy

142

2,3%

Syrian Arab Republic

Greece

79

1,3%

Slovak Republic

Romania

76

1,2%

Sweden

China

67

1,1%

Yugoslav (The Former) Rep. of Macedonia

Spain

65

1,0%

Moldova Republic of

Russian Federation

54

0,9%

Lebanon

Cameroon

53

0,8%

Argentina

Poland

42

0,7%

Armenia

Iran, Islamic Republic of

34

0,5%

Philippines

India

33

0,5%

Malaysia

Bulgaria

31

0,5%

Kazakstan

Netherlands

27

0,4%

Morocco

27

0,4%

United Kingdom

27

0,4%

Cambodia
China, Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region
Cte dIvoire
Azerbaijan

Australia
Thailand
Rwanda

3
2
2

Nepal

Mali

Israel

Georgia

Ethiopia

Dominican Republic

Benin

Bangladesh

Serbia

Singapore

Peru

Niger

Mozambique

Malawi

Malta

China, Macao Special Administrative Region

Madagascar

Liechtenstein

Kenya

Jordan

Iraq

Indonesia

Guatemala

Ceuta

Ecuador

Cuba

Chile

Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Burkina Faso

Angola

Afghanistan

United States of America

26

0,4%

Ukraine

23

0,4%

Senegal

22

0,4%

Hungary

18

0,3%

Canada

18

0,3%

Turkey

16

0,3%

Brazil

15

0,2%

Montenegro

13

0,2%

Finland

13

0,2%

Switzerland

13

0,2%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

13

0,2%

Tunisia

12

0,2%

Czech Republic

12

0,2%

Slovenia

11

0,2%

Europe not specified

11

0,2%

Latvia

11

0,2%

Lithuania

11

0,2%

Austria

11

0,2%

Pakistan

10

0,2%

Mongolia

10

0,2%

Egypt

0,1%

Algeria

Japan

Denmark

Colombia

Viet Nam

Mexico

Cape Verde

Czechoslovakia (*)

Belarus

Nigeria

Mauritius

Korea (Republic of)

Iceland

Croatia

Albania

Togo

Europe not specified

3
3

16

Asia not specified

Oceania not specified

(*) auto dclaration

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123

LOGEMENTS TUDIANTS
Immeubles

Adresse

CP

Maison Anne Frank

1, rue Jean Jaurs

1836

Luxembourg

Maison Erasmus

18, rue Ermesinde

1469

Luxembourg

Maison Jean l'Aveugle

7, monte de la Ptrusse

2327

Luxembourg

17

Maison Lucilinburhuc

21, route de Thionville

2611

Luxembourg

35

Maison Robert Schumann

3, rue de la Toison d'Or

2265

Luxembourg

15

Maison Gasperich

14, rue Julien Vesque

2668

Luxembourg

Maison Neudorf

140, rue de Neudorf

2222

Luxembourg

18

Maison Reckenthal

18, rue de Reckenthal

2410

Luxembourg

Rsidence Dominicaines

102a, avenue Pasteur

2310

Luxembourg

71

Maison Dommeldange

38, rue de Beggen

1220

Luxembourg

17

Maison Streckeisen

72, Boulevard de la Ptrusse

2320

Luxembourg

12

Maison Victor Hugo

98, rue Victor Hugo

4141

Esch/Alzette

23

Rsidence Adolphe Fischer

28, rue Adolphe Fischer

1520

Luxembourg

28

Rsidence du Nord

28 rue du Nord

4260

Esch/Alzette

13

Maison KOEHLEBIERG

4, rue des Charbons

4053

Esch/Alzette

10

Rsidence GLESENER

30, rue Glesener

1630

Luxembourg

23

Maison ANTOINE ZINNEN

7, rue Antoine Zinnen

2762

Luxembourg

Maison BICHLER

24, rue dEsch

3920

Mondercange

Maison William Turner

6, rue William Turner

2634

Luxembourg

Rsidence de la Poste

9, rue Xavier Brasseur

4040

Esch/Alzette

31

Maison Thoma (EPT)

11, ru Xavier Brasseur

4040

Esch/Alzette

10

Maison Am Grond

14, rue de Trves

2631

Luxembourg

17

Researcher's House

20, rue Frantz Clement

1345

Luxembourg

Maison de la Gare

2, rue de Gare

3382

Noertzange

Rsidence de la l'Alzette

49, rue Dicks

4081

Esch/Alzette

16

Maison Ex Libris

6, rue Victor Hugo

4141

Esch/Alzette

12

Maison HELSEM

33, rue Charles Rausch

7247

Helmsange

Maison GUILLAUME CAPUS

22, rue Guillaume Capus

4071

Esch/Alzette

32

Maison LOUIS BRAILLE

1, rue Louis Braille

4072

Esch/Alzette

16

Rsidence du Clair-Chne

17, rue de Belvaux

4025

Esch/Alzette

17

Maison FINKELSTEIN

69, rue de l'Alzette

4011

Esch/Alzette

Maison UNI-VAL I - Entre 1

12, av. du Swing

4367

Belvaux

127

Maison UNI-VAL I - Entre 2

10A, av. du Swing

4367

Belvaux

46

Maison UNI-VAL I - Entre 3

10B, av. du Swing

4367

Belvaux

Maison Grand Htel

8, av. G-D Charlotte

3440

Dudelange

Maison Neumnster

1, rue de Trves

2631

Luxembourg

Maison Kazerech

7A, rue de Reckange

3943

Mondercange

Total: 35

124

Ville

# ch.
8

15

12

15
7
15
Total: 735

Ville

Nombre de rsidences

Nombre de chambres

Luxembourg

18

311

42,31%

Esch/Alzette

11

192

26,12%

Belval

175

23,81%

Mondercange

30

4,08%

Dudelange

15

2,04%

Noertzange

0,82%

Walferdange

0,82%

Total :

35

735

LES CHIFFRES CLS

100,00%

Bachelor en Ingnierie
(Professionnel)

FSTC

FSTC

Bachelor en Sciences et
Ingnierie (Acadmique)

Bachelor en Informatique
(Professionnel)

Bachelor en Informatique
(Professionnel)

UL

FSTC

Docteur en biologie, chimie, droit,


gestion, histoire, informatique,
lettres, mathmatiques, gographie,
philosophie, physique, psychologie,
sciences de lingnieur, sciences
conomiques, sciences de lducation,
sciences financires, sciences du
langage, sciences politiques et sciences
sociales

Formation doctorale dont


5 Ecoles Doctorales :
- Systems and Molecular
Biomedicine (BioMed)
- Computer Science and Computer
Egineering (DSCSE)
- Economics and Finance (DSEF)
- Droit (EDD)
- Educational Sciences (DES)

Roland SANCTUARY

Bachelor en Sciences et Ingnierie


(Acadmique) Filire Ingnierie :
Electrotechnique ou Gnie civil ou
Mcanique ou Informatique

Ingnierie :
Electrotechnique,
Gnie civil, Mcanique,
Informatique

200
pour les autres
semestres

Physique

Bachelor en Sciences et Ingnierie


(Acadmique) Filire Physique

400
pour les
semestres 1 et 2

Mathmatiques

Bachelor en Sciences et Ingnierie


(Acadmique) Filire Mathmatiques

Sans limitation daccs

Sans limitation daccs

Sans limitation daccs

Slection sur dossier par une


commission franco-allemande

Gestion de chantiers en
Europe - Europasches
Baumanagement

Bachelor en Ingnierie (Professionnel)


Filire Gestion de chantiers en Europe Europisches Baumanagement

Sans limitation daccs

Sans limitation daccs

Sans limitation daccs

Mcatronique

200
pour les autres
semestres

Sans limitation daccs

Gnie civil - Urbanisme et


Amnagement du Territoire

Sans limitation daccs

Tlcommunication
Gnie civilConstruction

400
pour les
semestres 1 et 2

Sans limitation daccs

Electrotechnique

100 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier


dinscription.
Critres : note moyenne, note en matires
scientifiques du secondaire.

Critres dadmission

Sans limitation daccs

Danile WALDMANN

Nicolas NAVET

200

Systems and
Molecular
Biomedicine
Thomas SAUTER
Computer Science
and
Computer Egineering
Raymond
BISDORFF
Economics and
Finance
Pierre PICARD
Droit
Isabelle RIASSETTO
Educational
Sciences
Daniel Trhler
400
pour les semestres 1 et 2
200
pour les autres
semestres

Frais dinscription
par semestre

Directeur
des tudes

Energie et Environnement

Filire

Mcanique Gnrale

Bachelor en Ingnierie (Professionnel)


Filire Energie et Environnement
Bachelor en Ingnierie (Professionnel)
Filire Electrotechnique
Bachelor en Ingnierie (Professionnel)
Filire Tlcommunication
Bachelor en Ingnierie (Professionnel)
Filire Gnie civil - Construction
Bachelor en Ingnierie (Professionnel)
Filire Gnie civil - Urbanisme et
Amnagement du Territoire
Bachelor en Ingnierie (Professionnel)
Filire Mcatronique
Bachelor en Ingnierie (Professionnel)
Filire Mcanique Gnrale

DIPLME

Dnomination Officielle
2013-2014

Entit /
Facult

Cursus intgr en physique Saar-Lor-Lux : en


partenariat avec lUniversit de Lorraine (Metz)
et lUniversit de la Sarre.
Les tudiants payent les frais dinscription lUL
uniquement les semestres 3 et 4.
4 sous-filires organises en semestre 5 pour
la filire Ingnierie:
- Electrotechnique
- Gnie Civil
- Mcanique
- Informatique

Formation organise en partenariat avec


ISFATES de Metz et lUniversit de la Sarre.
Les tudiants payent les frais dinscription lUL
uniquement les semestres 3 et 4.

4 Filires organises
uniquement en semestre5 :
- Rseaux Informatiques
- Informatique industrielle
- Informatique de Gestion
- Services distribus

Remarques

LISTE DES FORMATIONS


ANNE ACADMIQUE 20132014

LES CHIFFRES CLS

125

126

LES CHIFFRES CLS

Yves Le TRAON

Master in Condensed Matter Physics


(Acadmique)

Master en Management de la
Scurit des Systmes dInformation
(Professionnel)

Diplme de Formation Spcifique en


Mdecine Gnrale
Certificate of Small Animal Veterinary
Practice

Certificate - Principles of Biobanking

Master in Condensed Matter


Physics (Acadmique)

Master en Management de la
Scurit des Systmes
dInformation (Professionnel)

Formation Spcifique en Mdecine


gnrale
Certificate of Small Animal
Veterinary Practice

Certificate - Principles of
Biobanking

FSTC

FSTC

FSTC

FSTC

FSTC

Tanja SCHILLING

European Master of Small Animal


Veterinary Medecine (Professionnel)

European Master of Small Animal


Veterinary Medecine
(Professionnel)

200
200

2 000

Iris BEHRMANN

Paul HEUSCHLING
Fay BATSOU (IBBL)

1 150

200

200

200

200

Paul HEUSCHLING

Iris BEHRMANN

Stefan MAAS

FSTC

Energie et Environnement

General Mathematics

FSTC

Norbert PONCIN

200

Thomas SAUTER

Master en Dveloppement Durable


(Professionnel)
Filire Energie et environnement

Financial Mathematics

200

200

200

400
pour les semestres 1 et 2
200
pour les autres
semestres

Frais dinscription
par semestre

Pierre KELSEN

Jean-Luc BUEB

Directeur
des tudes

Master en Dveloppement Durable


(Professionnel)

Master in Information and Computer


Sciences (Acadmique)
Master in Integrated Systems Biology
(Acadmique)
Master in Mathematics (Acadmique)
Filire Financial Mathematics
Master in Mathematics (Acadmique)
Filire General Mathematics

Filire

Pharmacie

Mdecine

Certificat dEtudes Suprieures en


Sciences Mdicales

Certificat dEtudes Suprieures en


Sciences Pharmaceutiques

Biologie

Bachelor en Sciences de la Vie


(Acadmique) Filire Biologie

DIPLME

Master in Mathematics
(Acadmique)

Master in Information and


Computer Sciences (Acadmique)
Master in Integrated Systems
Biology (Acadmique)

Bachelor en Sciences de la Vie


(Acadmique)

Dnomination Officielle
2013-2014

FSTC

FSTC

FSTC

FSTC

Entit /
Facult

Admission after assessment of individual


application.
Admission sur dossier de candidature.

Slection sur dossier

15 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

30 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

30 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

Sans limitation daccs

Sans limitation daccs

Sans limitation daccs

Sans limitation daccs

18 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

50 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

50 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier.


Critres :
- trilinguisme : niveaux B2 en franais, alle
mand et anglais
- note moyenne
- notes dans les matires scientifiques
100 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier.
Critres :
- bilinguisme : franais et allemand (soit niveau C1
certifi, soit 10 ans passes dans lenseignement
luxembourgeois)
- note moyenne
- notes dans les matires scientifiques
- r estrictions supplmentaires en fonction des
critres dadmission en 2me anne de mdecine
convenus avec nos univerisits partenaires
10 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier.
Critres :
- bilinguisme : franais et allemand (soit niveau
C1 certifi, soit 10 ans passes dans lensei
gnement luxembourgeois)
- note moyenne
- notes dans les matires scientifiques
- restrictions supplmentaires en fonction des
critres dadmission en 2me anne de pharmacie
convenus avec nos universits partenaires

Critres dadmission

40 ECTS
Additional fees apply (ESAVS).
10 ECTS
Courses are organised by the University of
Luxembourg & the IBBL (www.ibbl.lu/ ) and endorsed
by the International Society of Biological and
Environmental Repositories (ISBER) (www.isber.org).
The course will be organised in the form of intensive
seminars during three consecutive weeks. The
teaching language is English.

Dure de la formation : 3 ans

60 ECTS.
4 semestres (2 annes).
Part-time. Cette formation est organise en
partenariat avec le CRP Henri Tudor.

Organis en partenariat avec lUniversit de Lige.


Nos tudiants suivent les semestres 1 et 3 Arlon.
Possibilit dun double diplme sous certaines
conditions ; frais dinscription partags entre
Luxembourg et Arlon en cas de co-diplomation.
40 ECTS
Formation continue, frais supplmentaires
demands par ESAVS en fonction des spcialits
offertes (1 200 - 2 000 / stage; cots moyens
par formation : 15000).

Tronc commun en M1, filires en M2

60 ECTS.
Uniquement 1re anne.

60 ECTS.
Uniquement 1re anne.

Enseignement trilingue (franais, allemand et


anglais)

Remarques

LES CHIFFRES CLS

127

Master in Wealth Management


(Professionnel)

Certificate in Wealth Management

Master in Entrepreneurship and


Innovation (Professionnel)

Master in Wealth Management


(Professionnel)

Executive Program in Wealth


Management (Professionnel)

Master in Entrepreneurship and


Innovation (Professionnel)

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

Bachelor en Gestion (Professionnel), Filire


Assurances ou Entreprises ou Banques /
Diplme Universitaire de Technologie en
Bachelor en Gestion
Gestion, option Gestion des Assurances
(Professionnel)
ou Gestion des Banques ou Gestion des
Entreprises (aprs 120 ECTS)
Master en Droit Europen LL.M
(Acadmique)
Filire Droit Europen Gnral
Master en Droit Europen LL.M
(Acadmique
Master en Droit Europen LL.M
(Acadmique)
Filire Droit Priv Europen
Master en Droit Economique Europen
LL.M (Acadmique)
Filire Droit Pnal Europen des Affaires
Master en Droit Economique
Europen LL.M (Acadmique)
Master en Droit Economique Europen
LL.M (Acadmique)
Filire Contentieux Europen
Master en Droit Financier Europen et
International LL.M (Acadmique)
Master en Droit Financier Europen Filire Droit Bancaire et Financier Europen
et International LL.M
Master en Droit Financier Europen et
(Acadmique)
International LL.M (Acadmique)
Filire European and International Tax Law
Master in Accounting and Audit
Master in Accounting and Audit
(Acadmique)
(Acadmique)
Master in Economics and Finance
OptionTraditional Track (Professionnel)
Master in Economics and Finance
Master in Economics and Finance
Option Research Track (Acadmique)
Master of Science in Banking and
Finance (Professionnel)
Master of Science in Banking and
Finance (Professionnel)
Master of Science in Banking and
Finance (Professionnel)

Bachelor en Sciences Economiques Bachelor en Sciences Economiques et


et de Gestion (Acadmique)
de Gestion (Acadmique)

FDEF

Bachelor en Droit (Acadmique)

DIPLME

Bachelor en Droit (Acadmique)

Dnomination Officielle
2013-2014

FDEF

Entit /
Facult

Part-time

Full-time

Part-time

Full-time

Traditional Track
(Professionnel)
Research Track
(Acadmique)

Denise FLETCHER

Jos VAN BOMMEL

Jos VAN BOMMEL

Christian Wolff

1 500

7 500

8 750

4 375

8 750

200

1 600

Anke MUESSIG

200

200

200

200

200

200

Jean-Daniel GUIGOU

Critres dadmission

60 ECTS

Slection sur dossier et entretien individuel


25 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier
dinscription

60 ECTS

60 ECTS.
Dure de la formation :
- temps plein : 2 semestres
- temps partiel : 4 semestres
Sjour acadmique dune semaine la Stern
School of Business de lUniversit de New York.

Cette filire inclut une option Droit des


organismes de placement collectif
(OPC) au semestre 4

3 filires organises en semestres 5 et 6 :


- Assurances
- Banques
- Entreprises

Remarques

20 ECTS. Cette formation sadresse des


professionnels en activit : lifelong learning.
Les frais dinscription de 7500 pour
2013/2014 passeront 9000 les annes
suivantes. 20 jours de face--face sur 6 mois.

Slection sur dossier et entretien individuel

Slection sur dossier et entretien individuel

Slection sur dossier et entretien individuel

25 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier de


candidature + examen / entretien
Tronc commun en M1 - 2 me anne :
30 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier
Tronc commun en M1 - 2 me anne :
20 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

30 tudiants au plus par promotion

30 tudiants au plus par promotion

30 tudiants au plus par promotion

30 tudiants au plus par promotion

30 tudiants au plus par promotion

30 tudiants au plus par promotion

400
pour les semestres 1 et 2
180 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier
200
pour les autres
semestres
400
pour les semestres 1 et 2
Sans limitation daccs
200
pour les autres
semestres
150 tudiants au plus.
400
pour les semestres 1 et 2 Pour les titulaires dun diplme de fin dtudes
secondaires ou secondaires techniques,
200
slection sur dossier dinscription.
pour les autres
Pour les titulaires dun diplme de technicien:
semestres
slection sur dossier dinscription et examen crit.

Frais dinscription
par semestre

Alexander RUST

Pierre-Henri CONAC

Droit Bancaire et Financier


Europen
European and International
Tax Law

Herwig HOFMANN

Katalin LIGETI

Droit Pnal Europen des


Affaires
Contentieux Europen

Elise POILLOT

Mark COLE

Antonio COSMA

Arnaud BOURGAIN

Gilles CUNIBERTI

Directeur
des tudes

Droit Priv Europen

Droit Europen Gnral

Filire

128

LES CHIFFRES CLS

Peter GILLES

Adelheid HU

Bachelor en Sciences de lEducation


(Professionnel)

Bachelor en Sciences Sociales et


Educatives (Professionnel)

Master in European Governance


(Acadmique)
Master en Histoire Europenne
Contemporaine (Acadmique)

Master en Langues, Cultures et Mdias :


Ltzebuerger Studien (Acadmique)

Bachelor en Sciences de
lEducation (Professionnel)

Bachelor en Sciences Sociales et


Educatives (Professionnel)

Master in European Governance


(Acadmique)
Master en Histoire Europenne
Contemporaine (Acadmique

Master en Langues, Cultures et


Mdias : Ltzebuerger Studien
(Acadmique)

Master in Learning and


Master in Learning and Communication
Communication in Multilingual and
in Multilingual and Multicultural
Multicultural Contexts (Acadmique) Contexts (Acadmique)

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

Bachelor en Psychologie (Acadmique)

FLSHASE

200

Benoit MAJERUS

200

200

200

25 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

20 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier et


entretien

30 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

25 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

400
pour les semestres 1 et 2
80 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier et
200
entretien dadmission
pour les autres
semestres
135 tudiants au plus.
Examen-concours dadmission (dbut juillet)
comprenant :
- des preuves de comprhension de texte dans
400
les quatre langues du programme (allemand,
pour les semestres 1 et 2 franais, anglais et luxembourgeois) ;
- des preuves portant sur des connaissances
200
mathmatiques (niveau requis pour enseigner
pour les autres
dans lcole fondamentale) et scientifiques
semestres
(niveau requis pour enseigner dans lcole
fondamentale).
Lpreuve de franais comportera galement des
lments relatifs la matrise formelle de la langue.
400
60 tudiants au plus.
pour les semestres 1 et 2 Slection sur dossier
(formulaire, lettre de motivation, bulletin des
200
3dernires annes du secondaire + pices
pour les autres
justificatives) + examen crit + entretien dadmission.
semestres

Remarques

Enseignement trilingue
(Anglais-Franais-Allemand)

Matrise oligatoire de 2 langues, soit franais et


allemand, soit franais et anglais
Langues utilises : luxembourgeois, allemand,
franais. Environ la moiti des cours dans le
domaine Langue, Culture et Littrature se
donneront en luxembourgeois. Connaissances
passives de langlais (pour assurer la
comprhension de la litrature scientifique).

Enseignement bilingue (anglais - franais)

Les langues denseignement sont lallemand


et le franais

240 ECTS

Organis en partenariat avec lUniversit de


Lorraine (Metz)

60 ECTS.
Uniquement 1re anne.

Dure de la formation : 3 semaines en Juillet

Sans limitation daccs


60 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier

Sans limitation daccs

Critres dadmission

400
Sans limitation daccs
pour les semestres 1 et 2
200
pour les autres
semestres

200

200
(toute la formation)
200
(toute la formation)
400
(montant indiqu
titre provisoire)

Frais dinscription
par semestre

Robert HARMSEN

Claude HAAS

Grard GRETSCH

Georges STEFFGEN

Heinz SIEBURG

Bachelor en Psychologie
(Acadmique)

Philosophie

Histoire

tudes franaises

Germanistik

FLSHASE

Certificat en droit priv europen

Gilles CUNIBERTI

Sophie MITCHELL

Sophie MITCHELL

Directeur
des tudes

Bachelor en Cultures Europennes


(Acadmique)

English studies

Filire

Certificat dEtudes Littraires et


de Sciences Humaines en Lettres
Anglaises
Bachelor en Cultures Europennes
(Acadmique) Filire Germanistik
Bachelor en Cultures Europennes
(Acadmique) Filire tudes Francaises
Bachelor en Cultures Europennes
(Acadmique) Filire Histoire
Bachelor en Cultures Europennes
(Acadmique) Filire Philosophie

Certificat de formation complmentaire


des candidats rviseurs dentreprises
Certificat de formation complmentaire
des candidats experts-comptables
Certificat en droit compar gnral

DIPLME

Facult dt de droit compar

Formation Complmentaire des


Rviseurs dEntreprises
Formation Complmentaire des
Experts-Comptables

Dnomination Officielle
2013-2014

FDEF

FDEF

FDEF

Entit /
Facult

LES CHIFFRES CLS

129

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

Certificate in Sustainable
Development and Social Innovation
(Professionnel)

Formation Pdagogique des


Enseignants du Secondaire
Formation continue Ltzebuerger
Sprooch a Kultur

Christian SCHULZ

Peter GILLES

Certificat de Formation Continue


Ltzebuerger Sprooch a Kultur

Certificate in Sustainable Development


and Social Innovation (Professionnel)

Vic JOVANOVIC

Christian SCHULZ

Andreas HAJDAR

Andreas HAJDAR

Claude
HOUSSEMAND

Dieter FERRING

Sylvie FREYERMUTH

Diplme de Formation Pdagogique

Certificat de Formation Continue en


Amnagement du Territoire

Formation Continue en
Amnagement du Territoire

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

Zertifikat in Tutoring/Mentoring im
Bildungsbereich (Professionnel)

Zertifikat in Tutoring/Mentoring im
Bildungsbereich (Professionnel)

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

Master in Management und


Coaching im Bildungs- und
Sozialwesen (Professionnel)

Master en Grontologie
(Professionnel)

FLSHASE

FLSHASE

Master en tudes Franco-Allemandes :


Communication et Coopration
Transfrontalires (Professionnel)

Master en tudes FrancoAllemandes : Communication et


Coopration Transfrontalires
(Professionnel)

FLSHASE

Master en Mdiation
(Professionnel)

Trinationaler Master in Literatur-,


Kultur-,und Sprachgeschichte
des deutschsprachigen Raums
(Acadmique)

Trinationaler Master in Literatur-,


Kultur-,und Sprachgeschichte
des deutschsprachigen Raums
(Acadmique)

FLSHASE

Georg MEIN

Master in Geography and Spatial


Planning (Acadmique)

Master in Geography and Spatial


Planning (Acadmique)

FLSHASE

Master en Grontologie (Professionnel) /


Diplme Universitaire en Grontologie
(aprs 60 ECTS lissue de la 1re anne)
Master en Mdiation (Professionnel) /
Diplme Universitaire en Mdiation
(aprs 60 ECTS lissue de la 1re anne)
Master in Management und Coaching
im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen
(Professionnel)

Geoffrey CARUSO

Master in Psychotherapy
(Professionnel)

Master in Psychotherapy
(Professionnel)

FLSHASE

Claus VGELE

Claude
HOUSSEMAND

Master in Psychology: Evaluation and


Assessment (Acadmique)

Master in Psychology: Evaluation


and Assessment (Acadmique)

Directeur
des tudes

FLSHASE

Filire
Dietmar
HEIDEMANN

DIPLME

Master in Modern and Contemporary Master in Modern and Contemporary


European Philosophy (Acadmique)
European Philosophy (Acadmique)

Dnomination Officielle
2013-2014

FLSHASE

Entit /
Facult

200

200

Pas de frais
dinscription

200

200

200

200

200

200

200
(linscription lUL
avaleur dinscription
aux trois universits)

200

2 600

200

200

Frais dinscription
par semestre

30 tudiants au plus.
Slection sur dossier (CV, lettre de motivation).

Slection sur concours (organis par le


Ministre de lEducation Nationale)
25 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier
dinscription

25 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier


dinscription

30 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier.


Prrequis : 3 ans dexprience professionnelle
dans le domaine.
30 tudiants au plus.
Slection sur dossier (CV, lettre de motivation).
Prrequis : 3 ans dexprience professionnelle.

Slection sur dossier dinscription et entretien


individuel

Slection sur dossier dinscription et entretien


individuel

25 tudiants au plus - Slection sur dossier


dposer avant la fin mai lUL et entretien
individuel

Slection sur dossier et entretien individuel

25 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier et


entretien individuel
15 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier
dinscription et entretien individuel Prrequis: Master
en Psychologie (de prfrence en Psychologie clinique)
ou Master (ou quivalent) en Mdecine et une anne
dexprience professionnelle en milieu hospitalier
25 tudiants au plus - slection sur dossier,
dissertation en ligne et un entretien

Slection sur dossier et/ou entretien individuel

Critres dadmission

Remarques

20 ECTS. Dure de la formation (part-time) :


2semestres. Enseignement en anglais. Les
tudiants de lUL en Bachelor et Master, ainsi
que les doctorants sont admissibles sans frais
dinscription supplmentaires.

Dure de la formation : 1 anne

Dure de la formation : 8 semestres (part-time).


Ouverture dune nouvelle promotion tous les 2 ans
(prochaine promotion en septembre 2013).
Dure de la formation : 8 semestres (part-time).
Ouverture dune nouvelle promotion tous les 2 ans
(prochaine promotion en septembre 2013).
Dure de la formation (part-time) : 6 semestres.
Ouverture dune nouvelle promotion tous les 2 ans
(prochaine promotion en septembre 2013).
20 ECTS.
Dure de la formation (part-time) : 2 semestres.
Enseignement en allemand et franais.
Dure de la formation : 1 anne.
Pratique dans le domaine de lamnagement
rgional et local ; sadresse galement des
ingnieurs-techniciens disposant dune exprience
dans le domaine de lamnagement communal.
Dure de la formation : sur 4 semestres en
alternance avec le stage.

En coopration avec les universits de la Sarre


et de Lorraine (Metz). Le diplme est dit par
lUniversit de la Sarre.

Formation offerte en partenariat avec lUniversit


de la Sarre et lUniversit de Lorraine (Metz).
Diplme commun tabli par luniversit dorigine
et la ou les universits partenaires au cas o au
moins 25% des points ECTS ont t obtenus
dans chaque universit partenaire.

Dure de la formation (part-time) : 6 semestres.


Enseignement trilingue (allemand, anglais, franais.

Enseignement en anglais.
Comptences linguistiques conseilles :
- premire langue (anglais) niveau B2 minimum
- seconde langue (allemand et/ou franais)
niveau A2 minimum.

DOCTORANTS PROMOTION 2014


Facult

Nom

Prnom

Intitul du diplome

Titre de la thse

Directeur de Thse

Date du
Jury

FSTC

ALEXANDROVA

Ralitsa

Docteur en
Physique

Proprits optiques et volumiques en quilibre et


hors-quilibre prs de la transition de sgrgation de
solutions aqueuses de PNIPAM par rfractonmtrie
module en temprature

KRGER Jan-Kristian

18/07/14

FSTC

ANWAR

Muhammad

Docteur en
Physique

Computer Simulations of Crystallization Mechanism in


Polymeric Materials

SCHILLING Tanja

22/12/14

FSTC

ARASIMOWICZ

Monika

Docteur en Chimie

Phase segregation in Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin films for


photovoltaic applications. The effects of precursor
microstructure and selenium activity during selenization
of electrodeposited metallic precursors

DALE Phillip

20/03/14

FSTC

BICK

Jens-Peter

Docteur en
Physique

Neutronenstreuuntersuchungen zur magnetischen


Mikrostruktur Nd-Fe-B-basierter Nanokomposite

MICHELS Andreas

24/07/14

FSTC

CAMPESE

Simon

Docteur en
Mathmatiques

Optimal rates, fourth moment theorems and non-linear


functionals of Brownian local times

PECCATI Giovanni

24/10/14

FSTC

COVOLO

Tiffany

Docteur en
Mathmatiques

Z2n-Superalgebra and Z2n-Supergeometry

PONCIN Norbert

30/09/14

FSTC

DIAZ

Cesar

Docteur en
Informatique

Energy-efficient scheduling in grid computing and


resource allocation in opportunistic cloud computing:
models and algorithms

BOUVRY Pascal

02/09/14

FSTC

DJEMOUR

Rabie

Docteur en
Physique

Cu2ZnSnSe4 polymorphs and secondary phases:


characterization by Raman spectroscopy and
photoluminescence

SIEBENTRITT Susanne 31/03/14

FSTC

EISENBART

Boris

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Ingnieur

Supporting Interdisciplinary System Development


Through Integrated Function Modelling

BLESSING Lucienne

05/06/14

FSTC

ELRAHOULI

Sami

Docteur en
Mathmatiques

Financial modeling with Volterra Lvy processes and


application to option pricing, interest rates and credit
risk modeling

THALMAIER Anton

28/02/14

FSTC

GOERGEN

David

Docteur en
Informatique

Network Enabled Capability: Modelling and


Measurements

ENGEL Thomas

16/06/14

FSTC

HOFFMANN

Florian

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Ingnieur

Modelling Heterogeneous Reactions in Packed Beds


and its Application to an Upper Shaft of a Blast Furnace

PETERS Bernhard

11/04/14

FSTC

HONECKER

Dirk

Docteur en
Physique

Magnetische Neutronenkleinwinkelstreuung an
inhomogenen Ferromagneten

MICHELS Andreas

30/04/14

FSTC

JUUL

Lars

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Ingnieur

Optimization of Terahertz Photomixer Layout

MARSO Michel

07/07/14

FSTC

KASEL

Ben

Docteur en
Physique

The Storing Matter technique: fundamentals and


application to inorganic materials

SIEBENTRITT Susanne 30/09/14

FSTC

KTZEL

Thorben

Influence of 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3 on monocyclic


Docteur en Biologie THP-1 cells in a TNF--induced inflammatory state: a
combined experimental and systems biology approach

BUEB Jean-Luc

07/01/14

FSTC

KIRSCH

Laurent

Docteur en
Informatique

The Snippet Platform -A Holistic Approach to


Document-Centric and Context-Based Authoring

ROTHKUGEL Steffen

26/09/14

FSTC

LEPOINT

Tancrde

Docteur en
Informatique

Design and Implementation of Lattice - Based


Cryptography

CORON
Jean-Sbastien

30/06/14

FSTC

LIIVRAND

Maria

Modelling and global analysis of transcript profiles


Docteur en Biologie reveals dynamic roles for microRNAs in transcriptional
networks controlling lineage commitment

SAUTER Thomas

10/12/14

FSTC

MEADOWS

Helen Jane

Docteur en
Physique

Laser Annealing of CulnSe2 Electrodeposited


Precursors as the Absorber Layer in Thin Film Solar
Cells

DALE Phillip

19/12/14

FSTC

MICHAEL

Mark

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Ingnieur

A Discrete Approach to Describe the Kinematics


between Snow and a Tire Tread

PETERS Bernhard

30/06/14

FSTC

MINEV

Mihail

Docteur en
Informatique

Feature detection and classification in financial news

SCHOMMER Christoph

05/06/14

FSTC

NAEGELEN

Isabelle

Regulation of Neutrophil Cytokine Release and


Docteur en Biologie Degranulation during Inflammation: Role of SNARE
Fusion Proteins

TSCHIRHART Eric

07/10/14

FSTC

PINEL

Frederic

Docteur en
Informatique

Energy - Performance Optimization for the Cloud

BOUVRY Pascal

11/07/14

FSTC

REGESCH

David

Docteur en
Physique

Photoluminescence and solar cell studies of


chalcopyrites - Comparison of Cu-rich vs Cu-poor and
polycrystalline vs epitaxial material

SIEBENTRITT Susanne 28/01/14

130

LES CHIFFRES CLS

Facult

Nom

Prnom

Intitul du diplome

Titre de la thse

Directeur de Thse

Date du
Jury

FSTC

RIENSTRA

Tjitze Douwe

Docteur en
Informatique

Argumentation in Flux - Modelling change in the theory


of argumentation

VAN DER TORRE Leon

23/10/14

FSTC

ROY

Arnab

Docteur en
Informatique

Security Aspects of Symmetric-Key Primitives

BIRYUKOV Alex

28/04/14

FSTC

SCHERBAUM

Frank

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Ingnieur

Zustandsbewertung von Brcken unter


Bercksichtigung der temperaturabhngigen Steifigkeit
des Fahrbahnbelages

WALDMANN Danile

24/07/14

FSTC

SELLEN

Stephan

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Ingnieur

Untersuchung der Ermdungsfestigkeit von komplexen


innendruckbelasteten Aluminiumgeometrien und der
Lebensdauersteigerung durch Autofrettage

MAAS Stefan

16/07/14

FSTC

SHIRNIN

Denis

Docteur en
Informatique

Formalising the twofold structure of the proactive


system: Proof of concept on deterministic and
probabilistic levels

ZAMPUNIERIS Denis

18/11/14

FSTC

SLEIMAN

Marwan

Docteur en Biologie

The interaction of HLA class I molecules with their


receptors and its effects on NK cells

FRIEDERICH Evelyne

13/05/14

FSTC

SOLCHENBACH

Tobias

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Ingnieur

Laserbasiertes Schweilten von artungleichen


Aluminium-Kupfer-Verbindungen

PLAPPER Peter

12/09/14

FSTC

SUSHKO

Rymma

Docteur en
Physique

The effects of interphases created by alumnia


nanoparticles in styrene butadiene rubber

SANCTUARY Roland

01/10/14

FDEF

COVOLO

Valentina

Docteur en Droit

Le cadre lgal rgissant l'Office europen de Lutte


Antifraude (OLAF). Leons pour la construction d'un
systme pnal europen

BRAUM Stefan

03/07/14

FDEF

DJEDJE

Akm Caroline

Docteur en Droit

La directive 2005/29/CE relative aux pratiques


commerciales dloyales des entreprises vis--vis des
POILLOT Elise
consommateurs dans le march intrieur: entre protection
des consommateurs et fonctionnement du march intrieur

16/07/14

FDEF

HAN

Yutao

Docteur en Sciences
Economiques

Multi-dimensional interjurisdictional competition and


coordination

PIERETTI Patrice

27/05/14

FDEF

HERBAIN

Charlene

Docteur en Droit

VAT Neutrality

RUST Alexander

16/09/14

GERKRATH Jrg

28/01/14

FDEF

KAPRIELIAN

Julie

Docteur en Droit

Le principe dune protection juridictionnelle effective en


droit de lUnion europenne

FDEF

KSZEGHY

Katarina

Docteur en Droit

Addressing Abuse in Luxembourg Tax Law with a new GAAR

RUST Alexander

20/06/14

Essays on Irrational Behaviour in Financial Markets

LEHNERT Thorsten

05/06/14

BRAUM Stefan

01/04/14

FDEF

MARTELIN

Nicolas

Docteur en
Sciences
Financires

FDEF

MARTY

Marie

Docteur en Droit

La lgalit de la preuve dans l'espace pnal europen

08/12/14

FDEF

MIHAESCU

Bucura

Docteur en Droit

The right to good administration at the crossroads of the


various sources of fundamental rights in the EU
HOFMANN Herwig
integrated administrative system

FDEF

NIEDNER

Laurent

Docteur en Droit

L'obligation de mise en concurrence et ses limites en


droit europen

ERGEC Rusen

14/05/14

FDEF

PEREGO

Erica

Docteur en Sciences
Economiques

Essays on the euro zone sovereign debt crisis and


financial markets

SNEESSENS Henri

28/11/14

FDEF

REYT

Jean Nicolas

Docteur en Gestion

Innovation, Learning and Construal levels in the Modern


Workplace

JONARD Nicolas

28/03/14

FDEF

ROBINSON

Gavin

Docteur en Droit

Accelerating the Secondary Use of Commercial Data by


Law Enforcement through EU legislation: A search for
CORE Values

BRAUM Stefan

22/04/14

FDEF

ROSENTRETER

Daniel

Docteur en Droit

Article 31(3) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of


Treaties and the "Principle of Systemic Integration" in
International Investment Law and Arbitration

HAPPOLD Matthew

17/06/14

FDEF

SCHMITZ

Sandra

Docteur en Droit

The Struggle in Online Copyright Enforcement


- Problems and Prospects

COLE Mark

07/07/14

FDEF

SINGH

Dharamveer

Docteur en Droit

The Outsourcing of Legal Services to India: Trends,


Challenges and Potential

CUNIBERTI Gilles

14/05/14

FLSHASE BLANCA

Philippe

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Education

The scientific journal in the age of digital multimodality

MAX Charles

17/10/14

FLSHASE BOURKEL

Elisabeth Marie

Docteur en
Psychologie

Arzt-Patienten-Kommunikation in einem
mehrsprachigen Setting: Eine qualitative Studie

FERRING Dieter

30/04/14

FLSHASE BUCKI

Barbara Sophie

Docteur en
Sciences Sociales

La capabilit de sant des aidants familiaux: Analyses


du paradigme et pistes d'oprationnalisation

BAUMANN Michle

30/01/14

FLSHASE DE MORIAME

Virginie Ccile M

Docteur en
Memory(ies) at Work: The European Union and the
Sciences Politiques Legacy of History in Euro-Mediterranean Relations

POIRIER Philippe

20/01/14

FLSHASE DORMAL

Michel

Politische Reprsentation und vorgestellte


Docteur en
Gemeinschaft. Die Entwicklung des luxemburgischen
Sciences Politiques Parteiensystems und Parlamentarismus und ihr Beitrag
zur Nationenbildung

LEHNERS Jean-Paul

10/01/14

LES CHIFFRES CLS

131

Prnom

Intitul du diplome

Titre de la thse

Directeur de Thse

Date du
Jury

FLSHASE GLAESENER

Marie-Line

Docteur en
Gographie

Spatial Determinants of Residential Land Values in


Luxembourg

CARUSO Geoffrey

23/09/14

FLSHASE HEIRENDT

Myriam

Docteur en Histoire

Echternacher Memorialkultur im Hochmittelalter: Das


Martyrolog-Nekrolog der Benediktinerabtei Echternach MARGUE Michel
(PARIS, BnF, lat. 10158). Edition, Kommentar und Analyse

FLSHASE HIELSCHER

Kathleen

Docteur en
Luxembourg and Europe: The Europeanization of
Sciences Politiques National Officials

FLSHASE JULLIEN

Eva

Docteur en Histoire

Jessica

FLSHASE LAMY

Facult

Nom

05/06/14

HARMSEN Robert

24/02/14

Die Handwerker und Znfte der Stadt Luxemburg im


Sptmittelalter

PAULY Michel

07/11/14

Docteur en
Psychologie

Zufriedenheit mit dem Raumklima in Bro- und


Schulgebuden: Zur Rolle der wahrgenommenen
Kontrollierbarkeit

STEFFGEN Georges

06/10/14

Christian Paul N.

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Education

Die Bewltigung beruflicher Anforderungen durch


Lehrpersonen im ersten Berufsjahr eine qualitativWILLEMS Helmut
rekonstruktive Studie ber die Merkmale beruflicher
Bewltigungsprozesse bei Luxemburger Grundschullehrern

05/06/14

FLSHASE LE TEXIER

Marion

Docteur en
Gographie

Les circulations internationales en Europe au XXIme


sicle. De l'tude des rpartitions montaires la
modlisation d'un systme complexe.

30/01/14

FLSHASE MARCIACQ

Florent

Docteur en
The Europeanisation of national foreign policy in non-EU
POIRIER Philippe
Sciences Politiques Europe. The case of Serbia and Macedonia

27/06/14

FLSHASE MENDELSKI

Martin

The limits of the European Union's Transformative Power:


Docteur en
Pathologies of Europeanization and Rule of Law Reform in
Sciences Politiques
Central and Eastern Europe

18/09/14

FLSHASE

KUBERN geb.
BRENSING

CARUSO Geoffrey

HARMSEN Robert

FLSHASE

MURDOCK geb.
RUMPEL

Elke

Docteur en
Psychologie

Multiculturalism within the Luxembourg context: A study


of individual difference variables influencing attitudes
FERRING Dieter
towards the plural composition of society

19/09/14

FLSHASE

NEUENKIRCH
GEB.MANKEL

Verena Sophie

Docteur en
Sciences Sociales

Vergangenheitsvorstellungen und Zukunftserwartungen.


Geschichtsbewusstsein im inter- und
KMEC Sonja
intragenerationellen Gesprch in Luxemburg

28/02/14

FLSHASE NEVEU

Sbastien

Docteur en
Philosophie

L'a priori, l'a posteriori, le pur et le non pur chez


Christian Wolff et ses matres

HEIDEMANN Dietmar

17/12/14

FLSHASE NIESEN

Heike

Docteur en
Sciences de
l'Education

The impact of socio-cultural learning tasks on students'


foreign grammatical language awareness in German
post-DESI EFL classrooms

EHRHART Sabine

19/11/14

FLSHASE SCHENKEL

Kerstin Ursula

Docteur en
Gographie

Politische Partizipation in der Sozialen Stadt

HESSE Markus

14/04/14

FLSHASE SCHEUREN

Raymonde

Docteur en
Psychologie

Assessment of psychological and psychophysiological


characteristics involved in the modulation of endogenous pain
control pathways and in the induction of paradoxical pain

ANTON Fernand

24/09/14

FLSHASE SPREITZER

Astrid Petra

Docteur en
Effects of European integration on parliamentary control
POIRIER Philippe
Sciences Politiques of government: The case of Luxembourg, 1999-2011

14/03/14

FLSHASE

WIRTZ geb.
SCHREIBER

Catherina

Docteur en Histoire

Curricula and the Construction of Citizens. An analysis of the


Luxembourgian Curriculum in the 19th and 20th centuries.

TRHLER Daniel

10/10/14

LCSB

CORDES

Thekla

Docteur en Biologie

Stable isotope-assisted metabolomics to profile


mammalian metabolism of inflammation and cancer

HILLER Karsten

03/04/14

LCSB

NICKLAS

Sarah

Docteur en Biologie Molecular role of TRIM32 in stem cell fate specification

SCHWAMBORN Jens

09/09/14

BALLING Rudi

11/08/14

LCSB

TREFOIS

Christophe J.G.

Detection and characterization of critical transitions in


Docteur en Biologie
mitochondrial activity via high content screening

SNT

ABGRALL

Erwan

Docteur en
Informatique

An Empirical Study of Browsers' Evolution Impact on


Security & Privacy

LE TRAON Yves

23/09/14

SNT

BARTEL

Alexandre

Docteur en
Informatique

Security Analysis on Permission Based Systems using


Static Analysis: An Application to the Android Stack

LE TRAON Yves

08/09/14

SNT

CHEN

Xihui

Docteur en
Informatique

Location assurance and privacy in location-based


services

MAUW Sjouke

20/06/14

SNT

CHRISTOPOULOS

Dimitrios

Docteur en
Informatique

Multibeam Joint Processing in Satellite Communications OTTERSTEN Bjorn

07/07/14

SNT

GUZEK

Mateusz

Docteur en
Informatique

Holistic, Autonomic, and Energy-aware Resource


Allocation in Cloud Computing

BOUVRY Pascal

04/12/14

SNT

HOMMES

Stefan

Docteur en
Informatique

Fault Detection and Network Security in SoftwareDefined Networks with OpenFlow

ENGEL Thomas

25/03/14

SNT

MEIRA

Jorge

Docteur en
Informatique

Model-based stress testing for Database Systems

LE TRAON Yves

17/12/14

SNT

SHARMA

Shree Krishna

Docteur en
Informatique

Interweave/Underlay Cognitive Radio Techniques and


Applications in Satellite Communicaton Systems

OTTERSTEN Bjorn

28/10/14

SNT

STATHAKIS

Apostolos

Docteur en
Informatique

Satellite Payload Reconfiguration Optimisation

BOUVRY Pascal

21/10/14

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