Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential for society. The University of Luxembourg is committed to being a driver in Luxembourg’s ambition for a robust health, medical and biomedicine ecosystem. The vision of the University is to strengthen the international reputation of Luxembourg’s health system as a leader in care provision, clinical practice and academic research, attracting students, researchers and professionals to build their career in Luxembourg.
The area of medicine, nursing sciences, health and life sciences is a top priority for the University, which strives to achieve international excellence in research and education. In connection with the University’s long-term ambition for medical education, the new Four-Year Plan will concentrate on implementing and evaluating the Bachelor programme and three selected medical specialisations: General Medicine, Neurology and Oncology. The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) will play a major role in this strategy by accelerating biomedical research that strengthens the link between systems biology and medical research.
- Medical education: A follow-up of the medical education launched in 2020 as well as an evaluation of teaching and teachers will be conducted. After the mid-term review of this Four-Year Plan, the University will assess the feasibility of a Master’s programme in Medicine.
- Specialist training: Three specialist training curricula (general medicine, neurology, medical oncology) entered into their second year in 2022. Its initial cohorts will be most carefully monitored and evaluated. As well new specialised medical curricula might be considered.
- Research: Biomedical research at the University has flourished, especially in neurosciences and oncology. The Four-Year Plan will explore broadening the spectrum and covering other areas of need. These include developing research in the domain of primary care, screening and preventive medicine, promoting clinical research in liaison with Luxembourg’s hospitals; and pursuing research in the psycho-social domain.
- Nursing education: In order to offer nursing education on an academic level, the Government mandated the University of Luxembourg to develop a comprehensive range of Bachelor programmes in Nursing. This includes courses for specialised nurses, for the training of midwives, medical assistants in radiology, a programme in nursing and in nursing “plus”, which can be pursued after obtaining the Bachelor’s degree in nursing.