Research Luxembourg is a joint initiative of the main actors in Luxembourg public research.

Research Luxembourg’s mission is to promote scientific cooperation in Luxembourg by attracting and connecting talented minds, creative innovators and visionary entrepreneurs in one of the most international and forward-looking countries in Europe. It also aims to create international visibility and recognition for Luxembourg’s Research Community.


The Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) is a public research organisation at the forefront of biomedical sciences. With its strong expertise in oncology, infection and immunity as well as population health, its research activities impact on people’s health.

At the LIH, devoted scientists investigate disease mechanisms to develop new diagnostics, innovative therapies and effective tools to implement personalised medicine. The institution is the first supplier of public health information in Luxembourg and also includes the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL), which collects, stores and analyses high quality biological samples to support biomedical research.


LISER is a socio-economic research institute internationally recognised, focused on societal challenges.

Through its multi and interdisciplinary research, LISER contributes in an active and focused way to a sustainable and inclusive knowledge society at national and international levels.

By bringing together mostly economists, sociologists, and geographers, interdisciplinarity is used as a key element for stimulating scientific innovation. Via its research network, the institute attracts top level researchers from all over the world as active visitors.


A key player in research and innovation in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) applies its interdisciplinary impact-driven approach to the fields of materials research and technology, environmental research and innovation, and IT for innovative services. As a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) with 630 employees, LIST contributes to stimulating and accelerating the industrial development of Luxembourg’s economy and society through efficient technology transfer to its industrial partners.

LIST prioritises the needs of the industry sectors targeted by the Ministry of the Economy, and of the six innovation clusters supported by Luxinnovation, namely Space, Biohealth, Materials, Automotive, EcoInnovation and ICT.


The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. Founded in 2003 in a country where research and innovation are key pillars of the nation’s strategy of the future, the University has become the motor of creating new knowledge and technology. It ranks no. 1 for its international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, and no. 17 worldwide in the Young University Rankings 2019.

The University counts more than 6,700 students as well as 1,700 researchers working in three faculties and three interdisciplinary centres (Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and TrustLuxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine; Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History). 

Research focuses on two cross-disciplinary areas – the advantages of the digital world as well as health & biomedicine – and six pillars of excellence: Computer Science & ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and financial innovation, Educational sciences, Contemporary and digital history.


The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) is the main funder of research activities in Luxembourg. Our vision is to establish Luxembourg as a leading knowledge-based society through science, research and innovation, thereby contributing to the country’s economic diversification and future prosperity.

We aim to set up a sustainable world-class research system in Luxembourg that will generate societal and economic impact in key strategic areas. To this end, we invest public funds into research projects in various branches of science and humanities, with an emphasis on core strategic areas, and in a dedicated internationalisation strategy.

Furthermore, we support and coordinate activities to strengthen the link between science and society, and to raise public awareness for research. We also advise the Luxembourg Government on research policy and strategy.


Luxinnovation contributes to the economic development of Luxembourg by fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment. We are a key and trusted partner for those who are interested in – and committed to – launching successful innovative activities in Luxembourg, from entrepreneurs and managers of start-up companies to foreign enterprises and investors.  

This we do by proposing an extensive range of high-value, complimentary services to companies of any size and by driving major cooperation projects in partnership with research and technology organisations. 

With the support of of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research

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