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 biomedical research organisation focused on precision health and invested in becoming a leading reference in Europe for the translation of scientific excellence into meaningful benefits for patients.

LIH places the patient at the heart of all its activities, driven by a collective obligation towards society to use knowledge and technology arising from research on patient derived-data to have a direct impact on people’s health. Its dedicated teams of multidisciplinary researchers strive for excellence, generating relevant knowledge linked to immune-related diseases and cancer. The institute embraces collaborations, disruptive technology and process innovation as unique opportunities to improve the application of diagnostics and therapeutics, with the long-term goal of preventing disease.


The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is devoted to the advancement of  knowledge in economic, social and spatial sciences. In the particular context of Luxembourg and in the heart of Europe, it is committed to contribute in a proactive and targeted manner to the sustainable and inclusive development of societies at national and international level.

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 strongly research-oriented. It has a distinctly international outlook and its ambition is to produce top-class research output, addressing society’s challenges. It conducts cutting-edge research across multiple fields in its three faculties and three interdisciplinary research centres.

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. The FNR has put into place several research programmes and aid schemes.
Its vision is to establish Luxembourg as a leading knowledge-based society through science, research and innovation, thereby contributing to the country’s economic diversification, societal development and future prosperity.

It aims 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, the FNR invests public funds into research projects in various branches of science and humanities, with an emphasis on core strategic areas, and as part of a dedicated internationalisation strategy.

It also advises the Luxembourg Government on research policy and strategy


Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency, contributes to the economic development of Luxembourg by fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment. The agency helps companies to find efficient solutions for their innovative business development projects in line with the objectives of the Government to develop Luxembourg’s economy in a sustainable manner through innovation and research.

Set up as an Economic Interest Group, Luxinnovation is supported by the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry for Higher Education and Research, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, the Luxembourg Chamber of Skilled Crafts and FEDIL – The Voice of Luxembourg’s Industry.

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

Research Luxembourg partners’ News

Shaping the future of research culture

How can research remain attractive to current and future talent thus providing the scientific excellence needed to meet global challenges? The High Level Workshop, co-organised this year on 24 November 2021 in Luxembourg by the Ministry of Higher Education and […]

In conversation with our young researchers: Shuai Chen

How to maintain high social cohesion and trust in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society? Shuai Chen, a Researcher in Economics at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), pays special attention to minorities and diversities in his research. Economics and […]


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