The University of Luxembourg has set up three interdisciplinary centres to encourage cooperation between different academic disciplines and exploit the benefits of collaborative research. The interdisciplinary centres bring together teaching and research on cross-cutting issues in several disciplines, promoting innovative approaches and new perspectives.
This interdisciplinary approach helps to increase Luxembourg’s visibility by achieving high credibility and international recognition in the academic field. It fosters interactions between academia and industry in the country.
A fourth interdisciplinary centre will be launched in the field of environmental systems.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust
The SnT – Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust conducts internationally competitive, highly relevant research in information and communication technology with a significant socio-economic impact. In addition to long-term, high-risk research, the SnT engages in demand-driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector.
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
The LCSB – Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine is accelerating biomedical research by strengthening the link between systems biology and medical research. Collaboration between biologists, medical doctors, computer scientists, physicists and mathematicians is offering new insights into complex systems like cells, organs and organisms. These insights are essential for understanding the primary mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and for developing new tools in diagnostics and therapy.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History
The C2DH – Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History is composed of researchers and experts committed to investigating, analysing and promoting the contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe. The interdisciplinary centre is giving new momentum to historical research in Luxembourg and paving the way for new methodological and epistemological approaches by applying digital methods to the discipline of contemporary history.
Luxembourg Centre for European Law
The LCEL – Luxembourg Centre for European Law, formerly the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (MPI), was integrated into the University on 1 January 2024. The LCEL’s mission is to combine academic excellence with research with impact, further elevating both the University and the country to the forefront of European legal expertise.