Public research is mostly performed at :
- the University of Luxembourg;
- one of the 3 public research centres;
- Luxembourg Institute of Technology (LIST)
- Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)
- Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
- the Max-Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law
Since 2015, most of the public higher education and research activities are co-located in Belval, a former industrial brownfield reconverted for a budget of close to 1 billion euros. Belval is the illustration per excellence of the “knowledge triangle” of research, higher education and innovation. The colocation of science and innovation on the same site opens opportunities for cooperation and interdisciplinarity as well as the consolidation of common functions.
The policy strategy for the coming years encompasses the development of a holistic research and innovation approach. Key priorities include the consolidation of critical mass in a small country setting, the fostering of cooperation between the actors, the development of a culture of knowledge transfer and reaching out to the economy and society at large without neglecting the international dimension that is essential for a strong science and innovation base.