The administrative offices and departments are responsible for the smooth running of the University’s activities.

    Special advisors

    Prof. Dr Jean-Luc Bueb provides support to the team ahead of the internal review of the Bachelor en Médecine programme. He works in cooperation with internal and external teaching staff to carry out a detailed review of the curriculum, concept and learning outcomes. He assesses the administrative aspects of courses and reviews the efforts made by internal and external teaching staff with a view to substantially reducing the number of adjunct teaching staff members. He is the contact person for those involved in the external evaluation of the Bachelor en Médecine.

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    Prof. Dr Serge Haan leads the formulation of the public engagement strategy and citizen science research, supporting the rectorate in mentoring a delegated agent in these areas. He supervises ongoing census and documentation of related activities at the University. Prof. Haan actively participates in implementing a flexible system for declaring and reporting mediation activities, collaborates on showcasing the University’s achievements, and contributes to strategies enhancing researchers’ involvement in public engagement and citizen science, providing guidance on funding tools.

    Special advisor

    • Prof. Dr. Serge HAAN

      Prof. Dr. Serge HAAN

      Full professor in Biological chemistry

    Prof. Dr Paul Heuschling represents the University of Luxembourg on the Executive Committee of the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law. In collaboration with the dedicated working group, he coordinates the integration of the MPI and its activities at the University. He is involved in developing the vision and mission of a new MPI interdisciplinary centre and is responsible for communication with the Rectorate and the Board of Governors.

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    • Prof. Dr. Paul HEUSCHLING

      Prof. Dr. Paul HEUSCHLING

      Professor in Cell Biology

    Prof. Dr Anja Leist represents the University of Luxembourg at national and international workshops and in working groups on research assessment, especially within the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (COARA). She is leading an internal process of reflection on research assessment via the faculties and interdisciplinary centres.

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    Prof. Dr Georg Mein is responsible for developing a concept for the creation of a national centre for digital ethics at the University, conducting an international comparative study among similar centres and agencies and identifying national requirements in the area of digital ethics. He is working with external partners to determine the goals and parameters for a National Ethics Report on Digitalisation and associated flagship projects. His tasks also include identifying sources and possibilities for co-funding, taking inspiration from the Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) model.

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    Prof. Dr Valérie Schafer is responsible for analysing current archiving practices at the University of Luxembourg and within its constituent bodies. She is tasked with developing an archiving concept in line with international standards, establishing a roadmap, identifying goals and determining the resources needed to achieve them. She is in charge of developing an organisational structure and effective processes that will enable the University and its constituent bodies to attain their objectives in the area of archiving.

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    • Prof. Dr. Valerie SCHAFER

      Prof. Dr. Valerie SCHAFER

      Full professor / Chief scientist 1 in Contemporary European History

    Prof. Dr Emma Schymanski is involved in national initiatives related to open science and research data management. She is tasked with setting up a working group at the University of Luxembourg to develop a research data management plan that complies with open and FAIR data principles. She is responsible for developing policies for open access and FAIR research data and assessing the University of Luxembourg’s compliance with DORA, Horizon Europe and FNR requirements. She is also evaluating the potential impact of Plan S on the University of Luxembourg and its researchers.

    Special advisor

    • Prof. Dr. Emma SCHYMANSKI

      Prof. Dr. Emma SCHYMANSKI

      Full professor in Environmental Cheminformatics

    As the coordinator of the HPC Strategy at the University of Luxembourg, Prof. Dr. Alexandre Tkatchenko oversees the development and diversification of high-performance computing-related activities, with a focus on services for computer sciences. His role includes promoting HPC initiatives both within and outside the university, representing it to various stakeholders in Luxembourg and at the European level. He collaborates with the HPC user community, participates in the university’s HPC Steering Committee, and ensures the communication of existing services through various channels such as the website, newsletter, and HPC school. Additionally, he will work closely with the “Open Science and Research Data Management” mission.

    Special advisor

    • Prof. Dr. Alexandre TKATCHENKO

      Prof. Dr. Alexandre TKATCHENKO

      Full professor in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

    Prof. Dr Eric Tschirhart coordinates the unrolling of the UNIVERSEH 2.0 and beyond UNIVERSEH projects within the Erasmus+ ‘European Universities’ initiative. He also leads a key work package allocated to the University of Luxembourg related to the UNIVERSEH 2.0 organisation and governance. In addition, he oversees the UniGR mission under the sponsorship of the Vice Rector for Partnerships and International Relations. Part of his responsibilities involves various coordination points and policy issues with the European Commission, especially in the space sector.

    Special advisor

    • Prof. Dr. Eric TSCHIRHART

      Prof. Dr. Eric TSCHIRHART

      Full professor, Chargé de Mission

    Prof. Dr Claus Vögele is responsible for leading and strategically developing IAS, proposing an annual budget to the Vice-Rector for Research, and supervising the organisation and implementation of funding instruments for IAS. He heads the IAS Scientific Council and instigates and manages key activities. He is in charge of acquiring additional external funding. He represents IAS within the University and promotes the image of IAS at international level.

    Special advisor

    • Prof. Dr. Claus VÖGELE

      Prof. Dr. Claus VÖGELE

      Full professor Health Psychology