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Signature of the 2022-2025 multi-year agreements between the State and the University of Luxembourg, the public research centers and the National Research Fund

14 January 2022 3minutes

On January 13, 2022, the Minister of Higher Education and Research, Claude Meisch and the heads of the University of Luxembourg (UL), the public research centers LIH (Luxembourg Institute of Health), LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology) and LISER (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research), as well as the National Research Fund (FNR), have signed the multi-year agreements between the State and the respective institutions.

Within the framework of these multi-year agreements, which cover the years 2022 to 2025, the total state allocations to the five institutions will amount to 1.70 billion euros, an increase of some 17.6% compared to the multi-year agreements of 2018-2021. The Luxembourg Institute of Health will benefit from 182.5 million euros in allocations to develop specific projects in areas such as “Digital Health” and “Precision Medicine”.

For the first time, the multi-year agreements provide for joint activities in four missions in the following areas:- Digital technology for personalized medicine – Financial technologies of the future – Education, training and skills for the 21st century – Climate and energy challenges

These missions are intended above all as a collective commitment of public research to nourish and strengthen the economic and social development of the country. The concept of the missions is based on the triple helix model, i.e. strengthened collaborations between public research, higher education and the economic world and society in general.

explained the Minister of Higher Education and Research, Claude Meisch

In regard to these missions, the Luxembourg Institute of Health was tasked with the following objectives in line with LIH’s new strategy:

  1. The vision of LIH revolves around the implementation of major initiatives in the field of Cancer and inflammation-related diseases, using advanced technology on patient-derived disease models and real-world data.
  2. The LIH will place the patient at the center of its activities and will be fully in line with the current paradigm shift in biomedical research, driven by the widespread adoption of disruptive technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. 
  3. The LIH will work towards the creation of an enabling environment for data exploitation in the Luxembourg health sector: a Data Integration Centre which involves all stakeholders to develop and manage an interoperable IT system between the CNS, e-Santé, the Ministry of Health, hospitals and research institutions. 

The LIH looks forward to contributing to these important missions and thanks the Ministry of Higher Education and Research for their generous support.

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