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This used to be where the blast furnace chimneys were stoked, and today it is where great minds are set ablaze. Belval is the home of the new University of Luxembourg, a future school centre, a college and countless research institutes and start-up companies.

Situated at the heart of Europe and notable for its high level of internationalism, the new Campus Belval is of particular appeal to research institutes and companies, for instance, in the fields of biomedicine and ICT.

The convergence of researchers, students and companies in one place constantly provides new food for thought.

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Opened in autumn 2011, Bel-Val-College has 56 classrooms, 21 laboratories and 28 different workshops, plus a swimming hall and a sports hall, all state of the art and totalling 40,000 m² in size.

The building was designed by the Luxembourg architect Jim Clemes, and is situated in the middle of Belval Park, just a few steps from the new residential quarter Belval South and the Square Mile. The educational offers for up to 1500 students are wide and varied. The classic ”Secondaire“ is offered for the junior years. ”Prépatoire“ students are provided for, as are those of the ”Section technique générale“. Youngsters who want a career in medicine or education can complete their ”Cycle inférieur“ here. Training as a technician, mechanic, vehicle mechanic or painter/varnisher is also available.

However, Belval also offers excellent educational facilities for the very youngest. There will be room for 650 pre- and school-age children at the nursery school and primary school in the new Samen school complex.





The University of Luxembourg was founded in 2003, and is the first and only university in the Grand-Duchy. The internationalism and multilingualism are what make this modern establishment so special. It has around 250 professors and lecturers from 20 countries – and students from 115 different countries! The 12 Bachelor’s, 42 Master’s and 4 PhD courses are mostly taught in at least two languages.

The individual faculties and research institutes are housed in various buildings on the blast furnace terrace, along with the public research centres.



The young Campus Belval is the site of the three major state research institutes and numerous research centres. Here, researchers from the most diverse specialisations work closely with the university, state institutions and industry.


Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

LIST focuses its research on the research fields of the environment, IT and material research. Using applied research and technology transfer, the research centre supports companies in the realisation of innovative projects. LIST is based at the “Maison de l’nnovation” on the blast furnace terrace and in another building in Belval North.

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

The research of LISER focuses on the field of social and economic policy, taking into consideration the spatial aspect. Topics include in particular the labour market, living conditions, urban development and mobility. Liser can be found at the “Maison des Sciences Humaines” on the blast furnace terrace.


The Institute of Quality Assurance, which belongs to the Ministry of Economics, provides support in all matters concerning standardisation, approvals, safety and quality of products and services, and advises on matters concerning competitiveness and consumer production. Ilnas is based in Southlane Tower 1 on the Avenue du Swing.


Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)

The LCSB bridges the gap between system biology and medical research. It focuses on neurodegenerative diseases and the metabolic networks of diseases. The LCSB is based in the “House of Biomedicine” on the blast furnace terrace and at the “Bio K” on the Square Mile.

Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)

Research at the SnT focuses on the security and reliability of information and communications systems. The SnT can be found at the “Maison du Nombre” on the blast furnace terrace and elsewhere.

Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH)

Le plus récent des trois centres de recherche interdisciplinaires de l’université étudie principalement l’histoire contemporaine du Luxembourg, l’histoire de l’intégration européenne ainsi que l’histoire numérique. Les locaux du C²DH se trouvent à la « Maison des Sciences Humaines », sur la Terrasse des hauts-fourneaux.


LIS – Cross national Data Center in Luxembourg

The LIS acquires socio-economic data from many countries and processes it in its computer centre to facilitate internationally comparative research, for instance on income or occupation matters. The LIS is based at the “Maison des Sciences Humaines” on the blast furnace terrace.

CVCE – Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe

The CVCE is a politically and scientifically independence public facility that has been part of the university since 2015. Its key project is the European Navigator (ENA), the first digital library on European history from 1945 to today. The centre, which works closely with the Institute of Contemporary History, is based at the “Maison des Sciences Humaines” on the blast furnace terrace.



Luxembourg is reinventing itself. From a former steelworks and financial centre, the country is successfully developing into a sought-after location for science, research and business innovation. Various organisations based in Belval are tasked with promoting entrepreneurial courage, vision and an openness to new ideas, and tapping into new development potential.

Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)

The FNR is the central research organisation for the promotion of research in Luxembourg. The fund finances numerous projects in the natural sciences and humanities. The FNR also advises the Luxembourg government in matters of research policy and strategy. The fund is based at the “Maison des Sciences Humaines” on the blast furnace terrace.


The Luxembourg Agency for Innovation and Research offers a broad range of services for companies of all sizes, innovative start-ups and public research facilities. The agency has its offices at the “Maison des Sciences Humaines” on the blast furnace terrace.

Incubateur « Technoport »

„Technoport“ start-up centre Technoport supports young, technology-orientated companies with the assessment, development and implementation of their business ideas. Technoport is in a newly designed building in what used to be the steelworkers’ changing rooms on the blast furnace terrace.



It’s not just school, university and professional training and development that make us fit for our professions. In order to be prepared for the working world of today and tomorrow, it is necessary to make sure our professional knowledge and skills are always up to date Two Belval-based centres have made life-long learning their mission.

IUIL – Institut Universitaire International Luxembourg

This institute, which was founded in 1974, develops and realises academic training on the most diverse topics. The IUIL values close co-operations with academic partners and in industry. It is based on the 10th floor of the “Maison du Savoir” on the blast furnace terrace.

CFCP « De Widong »

“De Widong” was founded in 2002 by the Luxembourg clinic association and the unions OGBL and LCGB. The institute is responsible for professional development in the health industry. The offices of “De Widong” are on the second floor of the “Maison de l’Innovation” on the blast furnace terrace.

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