On 18 April 2016, 60 students start their courses at the Lunex University, a higher education institution focusing on physical health, sports, physiotherapy and preventive medicine. Located in Differdange close to the 'Parc des Sports', the enrolled students benefit from a close and personal mentoring by their tutors, as well as very high quality standards in teaching and research.
The concept of the university, developed in Luxembourg, has a clearly international character: hence, all the courses are in English and the university offers specific courses to the students who wish to improve their language skills. Currently, the students come from Luxembourg, Germany and France, but the university expects to welcome more international students in the coming years. In fact, the head office aims at some 700 additional students by 2026.
Currently, four study programmes are being offered, namely physiotherapy (bachelor and master), sport physiotherapy (bachelor and master), science of the movement and of sport – human movement (bachelor) and international sports management (bachelor). 5 professors are in charge of them, assisted by Ph.D. students.
In the coming years, the study range will be further developed and bachelor, master and Ph.D. courses will be established progressively, for example a bachelor in sports coaching or a master in table tennis.
All the courses at the Lunex University have an interdisciplinary approach and train the students according to the international labour market. Added to this, the students have the possibility to participate in future oriented research and pursue an academic career after their studies in their respective subject area.
The courses are organised in different phases/steps according to the field of study, which allows athletes and professionals to combine job and studies.
Candidatures can be submitted any time and need to include a secondary school diploma, a CV and a cover letter. The applications will be submitted to a selection procedure and applicants have to complete a sports aptitude assessment. Enrolment fees are 600€ per month.
Located only a few kilometres away from the university campus Esch-Belval and with a direct railway link towards Luxembourg City, the new university will also have assets concerning the student life that should not be ignored.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu/ Source: Lunex University)