The Rector

The Rector is the executive authority of the University of Luxembourg and in this capacity he is responsible for developing the overall University strategy and institutional policies.

Prof. Jens Kreisel took office as Rector of the University of Luxembourg on 1 January 2023.

Born in 1969 in Dortmund (D), Jens Kreisel studied physics and materials sciences in Karlsruhe (D), Lyon (F) and Grenoble (F) and obtained in 1999 his PhD in materials physics at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP).

After a postdoc at the University of Oxford, he continued his international career in Grenoble where he was until 2011 Director of Research at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research. From 2006 to 2011, he also acted as advisor to the President and then as Deputy Vice-President for International Relations in the senior management team of Grenoble INP. During a sabbatical year from 2011 to 2012, he was a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Warwick University in the UK. In 2012, Jens Kreisel became the Founding Director of the Materials Research and Technology department at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). In September 2018, he was appointed Vice-Rector for research at the University of Luxembourg and Full Professor in Physics and Materials Science.

Jens Kreisel is the author of more than 150 publications, has acquired substantial experience in the management of universities as well as research institutions and is also a passionate teacher and mentor. He received a 5 million euros Excellence Award for Research in Luxembourg (PEARL) by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

The Rector

Where to meet the rector

Rector’s office hour for students and staff

Are you looking for a personal conversation with the rector at his office? To register, please send an e-mail to campus.hour@uni.lu.

  • Belval Campus (Maison du Savoir)

  • Kirchberg Campus

    Thursday 8 February 2024 at 16.00

Rector’s campus hour for students and staff

Get together with the Rector, staff and students to discuss about the University and other topics in a relaxed atmosphere. To register, please send an e-mail to campus.hour@uni.lu.

  • Belval Campus (Maison du Savoir)

  • Kirchberg Campus

    Thursday 8 February 2024 at 11.00

The team of the Rector consists of:

Office of the Rector

Cassandra Mikicic heads the Office of the Rector which supports strategic project execution and decision preparation, institutional policy and procedure development, and coordination of academic recruitment and promotion activities.

Head of Office of the Rector

Cassandra Mikic
Cassandra Marie Mikicic

Head of Office of the Rector

The team of the Office of the Rector consists of:

  • Hana Kuhn-Marencak (Personal Assistant to the Rector)
  • Alexander Naqvi (Project Manager)
  • Marie-Laure Glowacki (Administrator)

The Office includes the following activities: