The University of Luxembourg is the only public university in this country and is therefore bound to address the social, cultural, political and economic issues shaping Luxembourg society in the 21st century, using scientific tools and methods. Indeed, one of UL’s core duties is to contribute to a reflection on the country’s multicultural society and its past and future challenges.
The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences has developed a solid reputation not only with Luxembourg stakeholders but also in international research networks with its work on multilingualism, interculturality, migration and identity. Governance and ethics, political philosophy, the media and the arts, and tangible and intangible cultural heritage are issues that are examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Luxembourg studies are promoted in a large, transnational and comparative perspective with the objective of furthering internationally innovative research.
Moreover, research and teaching provide substantial public outreach through existing and planned conventions and cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, the Chambre des Députés, and the cities of Luxembourg and Esch/Alzette, as well as the National Library, the National Archives (to be located in Belval, the campus site), the Centre National de Recherche Archéologique, the Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (Dudelange), the Centre National de Littérature (Mersch), the Service des Sites et Monuments and the planned Zentrum fir d'Lëtzebuergescht, the Luxembourg Centre for Architecture, museums and theatres (Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg).