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  • « Mars en Folie » is 10 years old! Vive la Francophonie in China! Press Release 10/03/17

    « Mars en Folie » is 10 years old! Vive la Francophonie in China!


    The biggest Francophone music festival in China is celebrating its 10th anniversary in March 2017. To mark this occasion, we will be presenting a tour by five musical groups who will perform in more than 30 concerts in 11 Chinese cities from March 11-31.


    As is the case every year, the network of 17 Alliances Françaises in China, the Embassies of Belgium, Canada and Switzerland, the Bureaux du Québec in China and Wallonie-Bruxelles International in China, and joined this year by the Embassy of Luxembourg for the 2017 edition, will present amazing Francophone artists with a variety of musical styles reflecting the cultural diversity of the Francophonie.

  • Experts from China and South Korea join the Luxembourg Government’s initiative as high-level advisors Press Release 10/03/17

    Luxembourg, March 8, 2017 – The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy today announced that leading experts from China and South Korea join the international Advisory Board, which guides the Luxembourg Government in shaping and developing its initiative which aims to promote commercial use of resources gathered from celestial bodies such as asteroids or from the Moon.
    Prof. Wu Ji is chief scientist and project leader of the Strategic Priority Program on Space Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences where he has been a full Professor since 1996. In 2016, he was elected President of the Chinese Society on Space Research. Prof. Wu Ji also is Director General of the National Space Science Center, Vice-President of the Committee for Space Research and a full member of the International Astronautics Academy.
    Prof. Seung Jo Kim is Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University, from which he retired in 2015. He is also a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as of the Institute of Physics. He served as President of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute for three years from 2011, and among other important projects he led the successful launch of the first Korean space launch vehicle in 2013... read more

  • PayPal Europe, le FNR et l’Université signent un accord pour la création d’une chaire PEARL du FNR dans le domaine des FinTech Press Release 10/03/17

    PayPal (Europe), le Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) et l’Université du Luxembourg ont signé aujourd’hui un protocole d’accord sur la création d’une Chaire PEARL du FNR dans le domaine des FinTech (services financiers numériques). Cette chaire sera conjointement financée sur une période de cinq ans par le FNR et PayPal Europe, et sera établie au Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) de l’Université du Luxembourg. C’est le Premier Ministre Xavier Bettel en personne qui avait obtenu l’engagement personnel du CEO de PayPal, Dan Schulman, pour le cofinancement de ladite chaire.

    En effet, le gouvernement luxembourgeois aspire à positionner le pays comme leader mondial dans le domaine des services financier digitaux innovants et à en faire l’un des plus importants centres pour les technologies financières.  Afin d’atteindre ces objectifs, le gouvernement souhaite accélérer ces développements en stimulant des collaborations plus étroites entre le secteur privé et les institutions de recherche publiques.

    Une telle collaboration a donc été mise sur pied entre PayPal Europe, le Fonds National de la Recherche et l’Université du Luxembourg, dans un secteur clé de l’économie luxembourgeoise. Un secteur qui est soumis à une transformation accélérée, où des technologies digitales novatrices créent des opportunités pour des services innovants. Les FinTechs peuvent potentiellement accroître la transparence et redéfinir les risques tant pour les institutions établies, les régulateurs de services financiers que pour les utilisateurs... lire plus.

  • Confucius Institute to be established at the University in 2017 Press Release 28/10/16

    On 26 October, Professor Rainer Klump, President of the University of Luxembourg, signed an agreement with the Confucius Institute Headquarters in China and Fudan University for the establishment of a Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg. Prof Klump was one of the members of the Luxembourgian delegation to China headed by HRH Crown Prince Guillaume in the presence of the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna... click to read more.

  • Percussion trio from Luxembourg M人CHIN三 à trois in CHINA Press Release 09/08/16

    MCHIN à trois, a young outstanding percussion trio composing of Luxembourgian pianist Pascal Meyer, talented percussionist Laurent Warnier and Chinese Marimba player Rachel Zhang Xi. In August, they will start a four-city tour in China bringing us to some ravishing piano and percussion perfomance. Don't miss it!

    Contemporary music, in its full diversity, allow to assemble the excellent trio of piano and two percussions for the first time in Amsterdam in 2011, when they played the works of yound Japanese composer Yu Oda before going on a tour ( check it out ). Since then, they keep challenging music of differents composers of their generation while arranging music that they have paticular affection for, which allow them to present an original repertoire, composing cultural difference and unique musical flavor of each member.

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  • EU Statement on the conviction of Chinese lawyers and other human rights defenders on charges of state subversion (05/08/2016) Press Release 09/08/16

    Statement by the Spokesperson of High Representative Mogherini on the conviction of Chinese lawyers and other human rights defenders on charges of state subversion

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