University of Luxembourg

Princess Stéphanie supports science lab for teens

Princess Stéphanie & Prince Guillaume at their Scienteens Lab visit in February
Photo: Marc Wilwert

(CS) Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie has become the patroness of a student laboratory at the University of Luxembourg, following a visit to the facility earlier this year.

Princess Stéphanie visited the Scienteens Lab in February together with Crown Prince Guillaume, unveiling the official logo of the laboratory.

Part of the University of Luxembourg's Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), the Scienteens Lab aims to encourage an interest in science and biomedical research among teenagers by giving them hands-on experience.

During their visit, the royal couple donned lab coats and worked on some experiments together with a group of students.

The patronage was welcomed by the student laboratory organisers. LCSB director Prof. Dr. Rudi Balling commented: “It is a wonderful signal to all school students that such a prominent figure and great role model has become involved in our project. And it is a special honour to every employee at LCSB to know we have Princess Stéphanie on our side.”

This is Princess Stéphanie's second patronage, after she became patroness of the “Amis des Musées d'Art et d'Histoire Luxembourg” in March last year.