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Research in numbers

The University of Luxembourg was founded in 2003, right at the heart of the European Union (EU). The University is multilingual, international and strongly focused on research. We aim to achieve research excellence through a culture of reflection, innovation and diversity of approaches (i.e. different perspectives, methodologies, cultures). In line with this focus, research conducted at the University has been steadily growing, as the following numbers reflect.

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Third External Evaluation

31 approved grants
since the launch of Horizon 2020

Research indicators




Maison du Savoir, © Michel Brumat / University of Luxembourg

Third External Evaluation


31 approved grants (16% success rate)

since the launch of Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the biggest Research and Innovation programme of the EU ever with nearly 80 billion euros of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020). It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

For a research-centred and innovative university such as the University of Luxembourg it is an important goal to be part of the H2020 community and to continue to successfully apply for these funding opportunities.

 ♦ Horizon 2020

Our performance since the launch of H2020: 31 approved grants (success rate: 16%) with a total budget of 125.2 million euros, thereof a University of Luxembourg share of 20.1 million euros

 ♦ Horizon 2020 – European Research Council grants (ERC)

Four approved ERC grants under H2020 with a total European Commission contribution of 7.7 million euros for the University of Luxembourg (success rate: 21,05%). University of Luxembourg ERC Fellows:

 ♦ Horizon 2020 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Seven approved grants (success rate 16.28%) with a total budget of 9.5 million euros, thereof a University of Luxembourg share of almost two million euros



Research indicators (2015 report)

Data exerpts from the Key Performance Indicators (2015 report).

2 ERC grants

EU research funding

"Art.17(4) Pour le financement externe de la mission de recherche, l'Université s'engage sur un taux de 14% provenant des programmes de recherche 7e programme cadre et horizon 2020 de l'Union Européenne."


The University of Luxembourg committed to funding its research with at least 14% of the total external research funding coming from the 7th framework programme and Horizon 2020.


EU research funding

External research revenues (millions of Euro)


External research revenues

FNR revenues, detail

The FNR is the largest source of external research revenues representing a total of 27,5 million € in 2015.


FNR revenues, detail

Total number of Chairs in 2015: seven chair agreements

In 2015, the University held seven chairs:

  • SES S.A. Chair in Law
  • ArcelorMittal Chair of Façade Engineering
  • MoU Chair Deutsche Bank Luxembourg in Finance
  • Jean-Monnet Chair in EU Public Law
  • Chaire de la Ville d'Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Chaire de recherche en Etudes Parlementaires
  • ADA Chair

Number of publications

Data source: orbilu

Figures may be subject to system updates.


Number of publications

Published books

"Art 4. Le nombre de livres publiés et édités : 250."


Published books

Number of citations - Web of Science

University of Luxembourg publications have been systematically stored into the ORBilu database since 2013.


Number of citations - Web of Science