The Competence Centre

University of Luxembourg Competence Centre

The Centre de gestion pour la formation continue et professionnelle universitaire also known as the University of Luxembourg Competence Centre and acting under the close supervision of the University of Luxembourg in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research was established on March 9, 2018.

The Competence Centre’s mission is to support the development of the main strategic axes in the Luxembourg economy by creating and managing university-level continuing and professional education programmes. The Competence Centre is recognised for its ability to propose innovative training solutions that meet the educational objectives and the constraints and requirements of its various target audiences.

The trainings are aimed at private individuals, employees, job seekers and liberal professions. The Competence Centre is also open to requests for tailor-made training programmes from companies wishing to develop their employees’ skills.

The Competence Centre’s teams are composed of multidisciplinary profiles, specialists in continuing education and experts in face-to-face training and digital learning.

Through synergies developed with the University of Luxembourg, our team relies on the expertise of faculties and interdisciplinary training centres as well as on a network of highly qualified professional experts in order to develop quality programmes.

Partnerships with both public and private institutions as well as constant interactions with the professional world enable the Competence Centre to:

  • develop high quality certificates and training programmes in collaboration with teachers and researchers of the University of Luxembourg as well as experts of various fields;
  • organise MOOCs (“Massive Open Online Courses “) and large-scale trainings for students of the University of Luxembourg as well as for professionals;
  • work on projects and studies in relation with the analysis and the development of skills and training plans;
  • offer and manage two bachelors’ degrees to students coming from BTS (“Brevet de Technicien Supérieur”) study programmes.

The Competence Centre builds upon a solid experience in educational engineering and learning design to provide its learners with state-of-the-art teaching as well as access to new technologies and methodologies using modern learning management systems. The learners and their needs are at the heart of the Competence Centre’s educational approach.

A dynamic university campus

Thanks to its strong links with the University of Luxembourg and its presence on the Belval Campus, the Competence Centre is able to offer its lecturers and learners high-quality premises and equipment, adapted to all sizes of classes and all needs.

In addition, access to the Luxembourg Learning Centre’s documentary resources gives learners and students access to a wide variety of academic and scientific documents to enrich their learning.

As part of the training courses it organises, the Competence Centre can provide :

  • classrooms that can accommodate between 20 and 50 people, equipped with a large touch screen, Wi-Fi access and the ability to organise courses in a hybrid format (face-to-face and distance learning);
  • lecture theatres of various sizes;
  • rooms equipped with Mac and Windows computers, accessible on the premises of the Luxembourg Learning Centre.

Multimedia kits containing the equipment needed to make the most of the digital infrastructure of the rooms are available in the University building.

In addition, as the Luxembourg Learning Centre is open until 10pm on weekdays and until 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the Competence Centre has a great deal of flexibility in terms of organising courses to suit all audiences.

The Belval Campus is easily accessible either by rail, with Belval-Université station a ten-minute walk away, or by road, with several car parks – including the University car park – and bus stops in the immediate vicinity. Similarly, a wide selection of restaurants, including some located on the Campus itself, will cater for the needs of learners and lecturers when they are on site.