About Luxembourg Latest news

Talent attraction: Luxembourg claims the top spot

2021 Global Talent Competitiveness Index.

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2021 provides a snapshot of how different territories perform and of their strengths and areas of improvement.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the global workforce. How has Luxembourg performed in attracting talents? How does it compare?

According to the 2021 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, Luxembourg ranks 8th overall. The country stands out in particular for its ability to attract and to retain talent.

Attracting talent thanks to world-beating external Openness

Luxembourg is the best performing country in the world for attracting talent. This top spot is mainly due to its external openness (1st) and to its high degree of internal openness (7th).

The country also performs well when it comes to retaining its workforce (6th), where its world-class pension system, environmental performance and social protection contribute to its excellent sustainability (2nd).

The country has a high degree of entrepreneurship. As such, it contributes to an impressive performance in the Talent Impact sub-pillar (3rd) and, ultimately, a strong global knowledge skills pool (8th).

Luxembourg’s pool of professional and technical skills (21st) is its main weakness. Improving middle-level skills (34th) is a priority.

Heatmap: Rankings on GTCI overall and by pillar (Fihure A3), 2021 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

The GTCI report is published annually by INSEAD in partnership with Portulans Institute. The report is a comprehensive annual benchmarking report that measures how countries and cities grow, attract and retain talent. It provides a unique resource for decision makers to understand the global talent competitiveness picture and develop strategies to boost their competitiveness. The 2021 report covers 134 countries and 155 cities from 75 economies around the world across all groups of income and levels of development.

Why researchers chose Luxembourg as a research destination?

Youri Nouchokgwe, LIST

“The priority put on research in Luxembourg increases motivation and brings experts in different fields from all over the world.”

Erica Grant, LIH

“One of the biggest advantages of pursuing research in Luxembourg is that you have access to resources that allow you to put in more—to try out new tools, to integrate different areas of expertise, and to aim for higher quality research than you might have produced otherwise.”

Camille Perchoux, LISER

“Luxembourg applies the highest international standards of research, while the rather small size of the country facilitates the discussion and collaboration between researchers from different disciplines but also between researchers, political actors and stakeholders.”

Rafieh Mosaheb, I SnT

“While the University of Luxembourg is still young, it’s famous.”

Daniele Proverbio, I LCSB

“Research-wise, I love Luxembourg for its short bureaucratic ladders: even as a young researcher, I could directly get in touch with directors and nation-wide associations.”

Fabiana Ribeiro,

“As researchers, we have access to modern infrastructures and equipment, as well as the technologies needed to perform our work on a daily basis.”

Explore our series dedicated to young researchers.

Similar articles

Luxembourg digital competitiveness on the rise

What’s the digital status of global economies in post-pandemic times? According to the 2021 World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, Luxembourg moved up six places to 22nd overall. The country stands out in particular for its regulatory framework, including scientific research legislation, and capital. Strong scientific research legislation Luxembourg’s good performance in the technology category is notably…

Keep reading

Luxembourg among the top ten countries globally for publications on cross-cutting tech

Digital technologies are critical in sustaining economic competitiveness in the future. According to UNESCO Science Report 2021, Luxembourg is one of the five EU members featured among the top ten countries globally for publications on cross-cutting tech per million inhabitants. With 245 publications in the field of cross-cutting strategic technologies, Luxembourg’s scientific output is among…

Keep reading

Luxembourg allocates largest R&D budget per person in the EU

How much does Luxembourg government allocate for R&D? How does it compare with other EU countries? According to Eurostat, Luxembourg devoted the highest allocations in the EU with €648 per person in 2020. In comparison, government budget allocations for R&D at an EU level stood at €225 per person. Research & Development a priority for Luxembourg…

Keep reading

Leave a Reply