Since the inception of the first public research organisations in the 1980's, Luxembourg public research has been strengthened and consolidated. The three public research centres - Gabriel Lippmann, Henri Tudor and Santé - and the University of Luxembourg are among the key public research actors in Luxembourg. Research is one of the main drivers of a competitive knowledge-based economy. Considerable efforts are thus made to develop research infrastructure as well as scientific quality and excellence. The objective is to strengthen the results as well as to increase the national and international recognition of Luxembourg public research.
In order to attain this objective, research organisations, research teams as well as individual researchers have several possibilities of adding value to their work. The objective is twofold: to contribute to scientific progress in general, and to advance researchers' personal careers.
Research is based on networks that exist regardless of borders. Researcher mobility allows for joining research teams that are recognised all over the world as well as for building transnational networks and collaborations. Mobility gives researchers the opportunity to expand their knowledge and diversify their skills, thus allowing them to progress in their careers.
Valorisation of research results is the use, for socio-economic purposes, of the results of research financed by public authorities. Valorisation can be done using several different models, including the creation of new activities and technology transfer.
In order to promote the recognition and performance of research in Luxembourg, several awards for researchers (or research teams) are awarded for outstanding research work.
A directory of scientific publications stemming from Luxembourg public research, including those published in collaboration with research centres located abroad, can be consulted on this portal. The directory brings together the bibliographical references of these works.