Luxembourg university

Entrepreneurship programme celebrates 10 years

The programme helps encourage and promote entrepreneurship in Luxembourg.
The programme helps encourage and promote entrepreneurship in Luxembourg.
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A decade after the University of Luxembourg teamed with the Chamber of Commerce to offer a master's degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the president of the governance board highlighted the importance of attracting and keeping talent in Luxembourg.

Yves Elsen added the agreement between the two partners encourages entrepreneurship and innovation and has contributed to the development of a "favourable ecosystem to create businesses".

The university's Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation was first introduced in 2007 and Luxembourg has also seen the rise of entrepreneurship projects such as the House of Entrepreneurship, the House of Startups, nyuko and the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (Lhoft).

General Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Carlo Thelen, said the partnership for the master programme was in line with the chamber's mission to encourage and promote entrepreneurship, which he described as "a powerful vector contributing to the socio-economic development and competitiveness of the country".

Over the past 10 years, 215 students have completed the master's degree and there are 43 students of 28 different nationalities enrolled for the current academic year. The two-year course includes an internship of up to six months as well as a thesis or the creation of a business plan.

(Heledd Pritchard, heledd.pritchard@wort.lu, +352 49 93 459)

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