Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Luxembourg

  • Robert HarmsenEmail author
  • Justin J. W. Powell
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_398-1

The System of Higher Education

Luxembourg, among the world’s smallest but also wealthiest countries, lies in the heart of Western Europe. Bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany, Luxembourg is one of the three main seats of the European Union’s institutions. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg sits at the crossroads between Europe’s Germanic and Francophone language communities. The country has experienced remarkable migratory flows, resulting in an ethnically hyper-diverse and multilingual population. Reflecting this cultural diversity, the educational system at all levels emphasizes language learning. Historically an agrarian society, a century ago it developed a very strong steelmaking industry and over the past decades has witnessed extraordinary growth in its financial services sector.

Established to broaden the economic bases of the country, thus reducing overreliance on the steel and banking industries, yet against considerable pecuniary and ideological resistance, the national...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceUniversity of LuxembourgEsch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg
  2. 2.Institute of Education and SocietyUniversity of LuxembourgEsch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg

Section editors and affiliations

  • Barbara M. Kehm
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Education, Robert Owen Centre for Educational ChangeUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK