Social Sciences
Our latest project
COVID-19: Saving lives or saving the economy ?
A new study conducted by dr. Christophe Lesschaeve, Prof. Josip Glaurdić, and dr. Michal Mochtak from the Department of Social science and recently accepted for publication in the journal Public Opinion Quarterly (ranked globally as the best journal for public opinion research) looks into the public attitudes towards the difficult trade-off imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdowns decrease the spread of the virus, but amplify the damage to the economy. Are people willing to accept a higher death toll in an attempt to limit the damage of the economy, or is saving lives considered nonnegotiable?
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
From the University of Luxembourg to the NBA courts
A Personality assessment tool developed by the University of Luxembourg in 2016 is now used in the National Basketball Association in the United States of America. Coaches use the instruments developed by researchers from the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Work to build the best teams possible.
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
The influence of the physical environment on student satisfaction
Learning environments continuously evolve from beyond the mere physical to the digital space. However, research shows that the physical learning environment can positively affect students’ satisfaction and their general well-being. University of Luxembourg researchers Dr. Andreia Pinto Costa and Prof. Dr. Georges Steffgen explore how students’ satisfaction with their physical environment is connected to students’ satisfaction with their learning environment in the context of the move to a new modern campus.

What is
Humanities.lu?

Through humanities and social sciences, we learn about our cultural heritage, about the foundations of society and the ongoing construction of history. We become aware of the constitutive force of language, of diverging cultures and identities, and how social structures develop into mental structures. But the ‘soft’ sciences are not focussing on the past only. In various ways, they are also engaged with the future, they extend the scope of the thinkable and inform ongoing cultural processes. Their role is to reveal alternatives in dealing with current issues and future challenges.

At the University of Luxembourg, The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences addresses these complex challenges with an interdisciplinary approach. The purpose of this website is to show the major outcomes of this work by presenting the Faculty’s six main areas of research: Education & Social Work, Migration, Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Geography & Spatial Planning. In all of these areas, researchers tackle the challenges the Luxembourgish society is facing today: How can we belong? How shall we live? How can we shape our future? They all contribute to the common goal of an inclusive, open and resourceful society. They show that #HumanitiesMatter.

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Welcome to the virtual graduation ceremony for the Bachelor & Master students of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

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Luxembourg
Conferences & Workshops
Minister Claude Meisch opens the launch of Bilingualism Matters
Luxembourg
Conferences & Workshops
Bilingualism Matters - Congratulations from all over the world
Humanities
COVID-KIDS
Symposium for game pedagogy : together with children and adolescents through the corona times
Humanities
COVID-KIDS
Episode 3 : home schooling experiences
Humanities
COVID-KIDS
Episode 2 : the fear of getting ill
Humanities
COVID-KIDS
Episode 1 : Listen to children and young people
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
Visions for the future, vocational training and family violence
Education & Social Work
MEGA Webtalks
Dr Sylvie Kerger on gender representation in primary schools textbooks
Faculty Blog
MEGA Webtalks
MEGA Webtalks