Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Grand Duke Henri Attends the Belval Inauguration

Photo: Lex Kleren / Luxemburger Wort / Wort.lu
Grand Duke Henri was at the University of Luxembourg's Belval Campus today for the inauguration of three new buildings: the Maison du Savoir, the Maison des Sciences Humaines, and the Maison de l'Innovation. The new construction was first envisioned in 2001, with the Belval Fund initiated the following year. The first building on the campus was completed in 2005, followed by the Biomedicine buildings in 2011. Further construction is planned, with new buildings to be opened in 2017 and beyond.

The Maison du Savoir houses the campus's central administration. The Maison des Sciences Humaines is the new home of the humanities department, including language and literature, as well as the arts and education departments and the campus library (BiblioLab). And attendees to the inauguration were also able to see the technological experiments currently being undertaken at the Maison de l'Innovation.

Also in attendance was Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Development François Bausch.

A few more photos at Wort, in addition to some more information about Belval at the university website. The move to Belval signals, in part, Luxembourg's ongoing efforts to redefine itself in an evolving world economy, so the university link makes for a very interesting read about the country's projected future.

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