The 12th Open Day, which took place on Saturday 17 March, attracted close to 3,500 visitors from the Greater Region to Belval campus.
On numerous open stands, the pupils, students, parents, teachers and other visitors discovered the academic programmes, student life and student services. In addition to offering practical information, the university took advantage of this event to show its multilingual, personal and international character.
Bachelors, Masters and the futur student life
The study programmes – 12 Bachelor and 42 Master degrees – are the chief point of interest for many visitors. In particular, the Bachelor programs are of interest to future university students.
Pupils are obviously curious to find out more about the University’s student life. Student associations were present throughout the day to talk to interested visitors, along with the university services for sports and arts courses, language learning, and job and internship opportunities.
Science in practice
A university is not a university without research. Researchers from various fields invited visitors to participate in interactive activities, to rouse the young audience’s interest in science:
– At the Scienteens lab, visitors were able to learn about the chemical properties of sunscreen, examine the electromagnetic spectrum and learn about message encryption.
– With a model of the Galileo antenna for illustration, researchers explained how the European GPS system works.
– Two HoloLens – virtual reality headsets – delighted visitors.
– A particular chess game explored artificial intelligence.
– Visitors tested the STARR application, consisting of a motion detector camera and screen, which is being developed to improve the rehabilitation of patients.
– School teachers visiting with their classes appreciated the SciTeach Centre, which offers advice and learning materials to teachers for science awareness courses.
External partners, such as the town of Esch-sur-Alzette, Mobilitéitszentraal public transport, and Restopolis, which manages the university restaurants, were also present.
Photos: © Sophie Margue / University of Luxembourg 2018