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HEAd OF inSTiTUTE - Université du Luxembourg
FACULTY OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, HUMANITIES, ARTS AND EDUCATION
Faculty of Language
and Literature, Humanities,
Arts and Education
FACULTY
REPORT
2013
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Chers lecteurs,
Dear Reader,
Vous tenez pour la première fois entre vos mains un rapport annuel
de la Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des
Sciences de l’Éducation de l’Université du Luxembourg.
For the first time ever, an annual report of the Faculty of Language
and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education of the University of
Luxembourg is available to you.
Par ce rapport, nous souhaitons vous offrir un aperçu des activités qui
se sont tenues l’an dernier et vous présenter plusieurs projets sélectionnés qui témoignent du dynamisme de nos travaux de recherche.
With this report we want to provide you with an insight into the past
year’s activities and to present to you a series of selected projects
testifying to the dynamic nature of our research activities.
Ce rapport est divisé en quatre parties. Dans la première, nous
passons en revue les événements marquants de l’année 2013 dans
les domaines de l’enseignement et de la recherche, les trois autres
parties sont consacrées aux unités de recherche, à leurs instituts,
aux chercheurs et leurs projets.
The present report is divided up into four parts. In the first part, we
review the most important events of 2013 in teaching and research,
while the three additional parts are devoted to the research units,
their institutes, academic scholars and their projects.
We hope it will prove an informative read for you.
Nous vous souhaitons une lecture instructive !
Liebe Leser,
Léif Lieser,
zum ersten Mal liegt Ihnen ein Jahresbericht der Fakultät für Sprachwissenschaften und Literatur, Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst und
Erziehungswissenschaften der Universität Luxemburg vor.
fir d’éischte Kéier läit Iech e Rapport annuel vun der Fakultéit fir
Sproochwëssenschaften a Literatur, Sciences humaines, Konscht an
Erzéiungswëssenschafte vun der Universitéit Lëtzebuerg vir.
Mit diesem Bericht wollen wir Ihnen einen Einblick in die Aktivitäten
des vergangenen Jahres gewähren und Ihnen eine Reihe ausgesuchter
Projekte, die von der Dynamik unserer Forschungsarbeiten zeugen,
vorstellen.
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leschte Joer ginn an Iech eng Rei ausgewielte Projeten, déi e Beweis
fir d’Dynamik vun eise Fuerschungsaarbechten sinn, virstellen.
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déi wichtegst Evenementer vum Joer 2013 am Enseignement an an
der Recherche Revue passéieren, während déi aner dräi Deeler de Fuerschungseenheeten, hiren Instituter, Wëssenschaftler a hire Projete
gewidmet sinn.
Der vorliegende Bericht ist in vier Teile gegliedert. Im ersten Teil
lassen wir die wichtigsten Ereignisse des Jahres 2013 in Lehre und
Forschung Revue passieren, während die drei weiteren Teile den
Forschungseinheiten, ihren Instituten, Wissenschaftlern und ihren
Projekten gewidmet sind.
Mir wënschen Iech eng interessant Lecture.
Wir wünschen Ihnen eine aufschlussreiche Lektüre.
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TABLE OF CONTENT
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ECCS – Education, Culture, Cognition and Society
INSIDE – Integrative Research Unit 04
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46
Vom Mehrwert der
Humanwissenschaften
Zur Freiheit von Forschung und Lehre in
Zeiten knapper Kassen
ECCS – a research
unit in a unique environment
Institute of LifeLong Learning and
Guidance (LLLG)
INSIDE – Sustainable
socio­-economic
development
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36
48
Supporting
education policy
Institute for Research on Multilingualism (MLing)
How Europe combats
cyberbullying
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HIGHLIGHTS 2013
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22
40
the faculty at a
glance
Institute of Applied
Educational Sciences
(AES)
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24
La gouvernance de
la Faculté
Institute of Cognitive
Science and Assessment
(COSA)
14
Doctoral School in
EducationAL Sciences
(DSES)
50
Institute for Teacher
Professionalization
and Psychology of
Education (TPPE)
Institute FOR Health
and Behaviour
42
Institute FOR Research
on Generations and
Family
Award winning
publications
28
52
56
Developing new ways
to understand
Institute of Education
and Society (InES)
32
Scientific events –
a selection
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IPSE – Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces
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70
88
110
Institute FOR Research
and Innovation in Social
Work, Social Pedagogy,
Social Welfare
IPSE – Framing the
context
Institute for History
FACTS & FIGURES
92
114
Institute of Luxembourgish Language
and Literatures
PHD STUDENTS
96
CONTACT
ON Social and Individual Development
62
Institute FOR Research
on Socio-Economic Inequality
66
Measuring inequality
in 3D
72
Études luxembourgeoises / LuxemburgStudien
74
Institute of Philosophy
Institut d’études
Romanes, Médias et
Arts (IRMA)
98
Institute of Political
Science
78
Institut für
Geschlechterforschung, Diversität
und Migration
102
Ästhetische Figurationen des Politischen im
Zeitalter des ‘Postnationalen’ – ÄFP
80
Institute of Geography and Spatial
Planning
104
IDENT2 – Regionalisierungen als Identitätskonstruktionen in
Grenzräumen
82
Institut für deutsche
Sprache, Literatur
und für Interkulturalität
106
Kant and the modern
world
86
Une visibilité internationale pour la science
politique « Made in
Luxembourg »
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imprint
Vom Mehrwert der Humanwissenschaften
Zur Freiheit von Forschung und Lehre in Zeiten knapper Kassen
Das Verhältnis von universitärer Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft ist komplex. Auf
der einen Seite investiert der Staat aus
Steuermitteln beträchtliche Beträge in
die Universitäten und erwartet so auf der
anderen Seite (und berechtigter Weise)
so etwas wie einen return of investment.
Gerade in Zeiten knapper Kassen steht auch
die staatliche Wissenschaftsförderung vermehrt unter der Prämisse einer Kosten-Nutzen-Kalkulation, in deren Fahrwasser sich die
unterschiedlichen Disziplinen einer prüfenden
und vergleichenden Beobachtung ausgesetzt
sehen. Mit der Universitätsidee, wie sie sich
um 1800 in der deutschen idealistischen Philosophie – und hier maßgeblich geprägt durch
Wilhelm von Humboldt – herausgebildet hat,
hat dies freilich nicht mehr viel zu tun. Humboldt hat seine Idee der Universität in der
Schrift Über die innere und äußere Organisation der höheren wissenschaftlichen Anstalten
in Berlin dargelegt, deren zentrale und vielzitierte Passage hier kurz wiedergegeben sei:
a diese Anstalten ihren Zweck indess
D
nur erreichen können, wenn jede, soviel
als immer möglich, der reinen Idee der
Wissenschaft gegenübersteht, so sind
Einsamkeit und Freiheit die in ihrem Kreise vorwaltenden Principien. Da aber auch
das geistige Wirken in der Menschheit
nur als Zusammenwirken gedeiht, und
zwar nicht bloss, damit Einer ersetze, was
dem Anderen mangelt, sondern damit die
gelingende Thätigkeit des Einen den Anderen begeistere und Allen die allgemeine, ursprüngliche, in den Einzelnen nur
einzeln oder abgeleitet hervorstrahlende
Kraft sichtbar werde, so muss die innere
Organisation dieser Anstalten ein ununterbrochenes, sich immer selbst wieder
belebendes, aber ungezwungenes und absichtsloses Zusammenwirken hervorbringen und unterhalten.
„Einsamkeit und Freiheit“ des Forschenden
auf der einen Seite steht ein „ungezwungenes und absichtsloses Zusammenwirken“
auf der anderen Seite gegenüber. Fortschritt
stellt sich nur dann ein, wenn sich Forschung
möglichst frei entfalten kann. In diesem Programm hat das berühmte Diktum der Freiheit
von Forschung und Lehre seinen Ursprung,
das sich ökonomischen Zwängen und KostenNutzen-Kalkulationen am allerwenigsten fügen will. Natürlich folgen auch Wissenschaft
und Forschung einer bestimmten Ökonomie
– doch diese ist eben nicht primär eine des
Geldes. Vielmehr liegt das Versprechen der
Forschung in der Produktion eines Überschusses, der die Normalität des Bestehenden transzendiert und nur so Wissensimpulse
auslösen kann, die in alle Bereiche der Gesellschaft hineinwirken. Wissenschaftliche Forschung kann nicht allein über einen zukünf-
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tigen Verwendungsnutzen ihrer Ergebnisse
definiert werden, sondern ist systematisch
auf Freiräume und Kontingenzen angewiesen.
Ihre Ergebnisse überraschen – im besten Sinne des Wortes!
Die amerikanische Philosophin Martha C.
Nussbaum hat in ihrem Buch Not for Profit:
Why Democracy needs the Humanities davor
gewarnt, dass die alle Bereiche durchsetzende Orientierung an Nutzen und Profit in
modernen Gesellschaften zu einem Verlust
von essentiellen Fähigkeiten führe, die aber
gebraucht werden, um die drängendsten Probleme der Welt konstruktiv zu lösen. Es reiche
nicht aus, so Nussbaum, eine Generation von
nützlichen Maschinen hervorzubringen, denn
der Fortbestand der Menschheit werde nicht
dadurch gesichert, dass die Bildungssysteme
der Gegenwart in erster Linie auf die Vermittlung sogenannter Zukunftstechnologien setzen. Vielmehr müssen spezifische Fähigkeiten
hinzukommen, die primär aus den Humanwissenschaften und Künsten erwachsen. Dazu
gehört die Fähigkeit zum kritischen Denken;
die Fähigkeit, über lokale Bindungen hinaus
zu denken und die Probleme der Welt als
›Weltbürger‹ anzugehen; und schließlich die
Fähigkeit, sich in die Notlage eines anderen
Menschen zu versetzen.
Der Beitrag der Geistes-, Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften ist vor diesem Hintergrund
unverzichtbarer als je zuvor. Denn die großen
Herausforderungen moderner Gesellschaften
sind vor allem ethischer, sozialer, politischer
und interkultureller Natur. Es geht um Fragen
der Erziehung und Ausbildung; um Fragen der
sozialen Gerechtigkeit, der Chancengleichheit
und Nachhaltigkeit, des Demokratieverständnisses, der religiösen Toleranz im Besonderen
und der Konfliktvermeidung im Allgemeinen;
es geht um Identitätsentwürfe in multilingualen Räumen und um Fragen des Lifespan
developments in modernen Industriegesellschaften, um nur einige Aspekte zu nennen.
Die Geistes-, Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften erforschen auf disziplinärer Ebene und im
interdisziplinären Verbund die grundlegenden
Fragestellungen von Individuum und Gesellschaft. Hier in Luxemburg haben sie ihren Ort
an der Fakultät für Sprachwissenschaften
und Literatur, Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst
und Erziehungswissenschaften (FLSHASE).
Die Fakultät ist getragen von dem Bewusstsein dafür, dass einerseits die Freiheit und
Einheit von Forschung und Lehre kein Lippenbekenntnis bleiben darf, wenn jener Überschuss erzielt werden soll, den man von Wissenschaft erhofft; und dass die Wissenschaft
andererseits angehalten ist, explizit und im
stetigen Bezug auf die Herausforderungen
der modernen Gesellschaften Verantwortung
für die Zukunft zu übernehmen – und dies
bedeutet in den Humanwissenschaften auch,
das Bewusstsein für die historische Dimension, d.h. für die eigene und fremde Geschichte
präsent zu halten bzw. überhaupt erst zugänglich zu machen.
Die FLSHASE hat sich in den letzten Jahren
den genannten Fragestellungen im interdisziplinären Verbund ihrer Fächer gewidmet.
2013 hat die Fakultät durch interne Umstrukturierungen und Homogenisierungen von
Entscheidungsprozessen auf die Vorschläge
Georg Mein
Dean
„Die Geistes-, Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften
erforschen auf disziplinarer Ebene und im interdisziplinaren Verbund die grundlegenden Fragestellungen von Individuum und Gesellschaft.“
der externen Evaluation der Universität reagiert. Zwei Forschungseinheiten im Bereich
Education (LCMI und EMACS) wurden zu der
neuen Forschungseinheit Education, Culture,
Cognition and Society (ECCS) zusammengelegt. Zusammen mit den Forschungseinheiten Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces
(IPSE) und der Integrative Research Unit on
Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) ist
die Forschung an der FLSHASE jetzt in drei
großen Forschungseinheiten organisiert. Wei-
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terhin wurden innerhalb aller Forschungseinheiten Institute als Substrukturen eingeführt,
die disziplinär bzw. um ein spezifisches Forschungsfeld herum aufgebaut sind.
Der vorliegende Fakultätsbericht präsentiert
die Strukturen und Einheiten der Fakultät sowie ihre Forschungsfelder, die gleichermaßen
die Fragen der luxemburgischen Gesellschaft
zum Gegenstand haben wie europäische und
globale Problemstellungen.
Die Fakultät verstärkt ihr Studienangebot mit
einem neuen Master in Psychotherapie
Die Fakultät bietet seit Herbst 2013 einen dreijährigen,
berufsbegleitenden Studiengang in Psychotherapie an.
Mit dem neuen Studiengang unterstützt die Fakultät
die Ausarbeitung eines Gesetzestextes zum Schutze der
Berufsbezeichnung des Psychotherapeuten in Luxemburg
und bietet ein standardisiertes Ausbildungsmodell an,
das internationalen Qualitätsstandards für den Beruf des
Psychotherapeuten gerecht wird.
Claus Vögele, Studiendirektor des “Master in Psychotherapy” >
Un nouveau doyen
pour la Faculté
Après 5 ans à la tête de la Faculté
le mandat de Michel Margue prit
fin en février 2013. Il laissa la main
à son successeur Georg Mein, élu
à ce poste par ses pairs à une
grande majorité des votes.
Georg Mein succède à Michel Margue au poste
de doyen de la Faculté. (de g à d: Romain Martin,
Georg Mein, Michel Margue, Daniel Tröhler) >
Journée Portes Ouvertes
à la FLSHASE
Plus de 450 élèves, parents, enseignants, futurs étudiants et citoyens intéressés s’étaient rendus au Campus
Walferdange pour la Journée Portes Ouvertes annuelle
de l’Université. Des sessions d’informations, des stands
d’informations, des visites guidées, des ateliers pratiques
ainsi que des expériences « en live » des psychologues
étaient au programme de la journée.
Une Journée Portes Ouvertes réussie avec une grande
affluence autour des stands d’informations des formations. >
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Visit of the Maison des Sciences
Humaines at the Campus Belval
During one of the guided tours organised by the University,
Faculty members had the opportunity to get a first-hand impression of the work in progress at the Maison des Sciences
Humaines, the future home of the Faculty on Campus Belval. The
move to Campus Belval is planned for 2015.
< Under construction – the Maison des Sciences Humaines on Campus Belval.
Une nouvelle chaire
pour la Faculté
La ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette et l’Université du Luxembourg ont signé
une convention de partenariat pour l’établissement d’une Chaire en
« entrepreunariat social et management social « à la Faculté.
Cette Chaire, financée par la ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette et implantée
au sein de l’unité de recherche INSIDE (Integrative Research Unit
on Social and Individual Development), vise à identifier de nouvelles
opportunités de développement social et économique dans la
région Sud du Luxembourg et à favoriser la création de nouveaux
modèles de « social business ».
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e recteur Rolf Tarrach et la députée-maire Lydia Mutsch signent
le partenariat le 19 avril 2013 à l’Hôtel de Ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette.
THE FLSHASE goes media
Neuster Zuwachs der Fakultät ist das MediaCentre, das im
Herbst seine Türen auf Campus Walferdange öffnete. Neben der
hausinternen Videoproduktion und der Archivierung von Mediendateien, liegt der Hauptschwerpunkt des MediaCentre auf der
Entwicklung von E-Learning Konzepten.
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as MediaCentre: Verantwortlich für Produktion, Training,
Archivierung, Digitalisierung und Medienkontakte.
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Restructuring the field of education
Learning and education in today’s multilingual and multicultural society has been one of the Faculty’s central research
areas for many years. In order to continue to be at the
forefront of this essential research area, the research units
Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science
(EMACS) and Language, Culture, Media, Identities (LCMI)
were merged to create the new unit Education, Culture,
Cognition and Society (ECCS).
The logo of the new research unit Education, Culture, Cognition and Society >
Dies academicus – Fête de
la Rentrée académique
Les étudiants et le corps académique étaient mis à
l’honneur lors de la remise des diplômes de Docteur
de l’Université du Luxembourg pour la promotion
2012/13. Le nombre d’étudiants inscrits en doctorat est en progression constante depuis la création
de l’Université. 19 doctorants diplômés issus de la
Faculté des Sciences Humaines ont été félicités.
Les doctorants diplômés de l’Université du
Luxembourg. >
Research for Lunch – Forschung
am Mittag
Im September startete die Vortragsreihe „Research for
Lunch“ in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Cercle Cité in Luxemburg-Stadt. Experten aus Psychologie, Soziologie, Ge­
schichte, Politikwissenschaften sowie den Erziehungswissenschaften stellten in acht Vorträgen die neuesten und
wichtigsten Entwicklungen aus ihrem Fachgebiet vor.
Sonja Kmec eröffnet die Konferenzreihe mit einem Vortrag
zum Thema „Identitäten“. >
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Feierlicher Abschied für die MasterAbsolventen der Universität
Luxemburg
“Fürchten Sie sich nicht vor Fehlern, sondern lernen Sie daraus. Gehen
Sie Risiken im Leben ein, um Erfolg zu haben, und gestalten Sie die
Welt mit, in der Sie leben wollen.” Diesen Rat gab die wissenschaftliche
Chefberaterin des EU-Kommissionspräsidenten, Anne Glover, den 320
Absolventen der Universität Luxemburg bei der diesjährigen MasterDiplomfeier mit auf den Weg. 86 Absolventen der Geisteswissenschaften nahmen im Beisein von über 600 Gästen während einer festlichen
Zeremonie ihr Master-Diplom entgegen.
< Anne Glover richtet sich an 320 Master-Absolventen der Universität Luxemburg
und ihre 600 Gäste.
European Conference on Data
Analysis (ECDA) at the Abbey
of Neumünster
The European Conference on Data Analysis, devoted to the classification of data,
processing of information, and construction of information retrieval systems, was
joined by about 300 participants from 44 countries. This was the first European
conference under the umbrella of national classification societies. Among the
disciplines represented were Statistics, Biomedicine, Social Sciences, Computer
Science, Economics, Machine Learning and related disciplines.
< Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, professor at the Faculty and main organiser of the
conference with Germain Dondelinger, Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement and
Ludwig Neyses, Vice-president for Research of the University of Luxembourg.
Congratulations to
our graduates!
The end of the year is traditionally a time to celebrate. In November
111 graduates from the Bachelor en Sciences de l’Education were
awarded their diploma. One month later, 150 graduates from the
Bachelor en Psychologie, the Bachelor en Sciences Sociales et
Educatives and the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes were presented their diploma during a ceremony at the Centre Prince Henri
in Walferdange.
< The graduates of the Bachelor en Sciences de l’Education at their
ceremony at Utopolis Belval.
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The Faculty
Dean´s office
Library Campus Walferdange: Tanja Dühr,
Johanna Gröschel, Anne Mores, Tiantian Wang
Head of administration: Natalie Kirwan
Dean’s office: Caroline Beckers, Nathalie Charpentier,
Manon Jungen, Sara Volterrani
Eveil aux Sciences: Laurent Reding, René Schneider
Campus
Services
Logistic department: Amel Bibuljica,
Sandra Dümeland, Roland Hensel, Maria Hoffmann,
Salija Latic, Paulo Pires Teixeira
MediaCentre: Roland Hensel, Sascha Helsper,
Shahed Parnian, Arno Ravasio
Administration: Marianne Graffé, Andrea Hake,
Carol Halpern, Thierry Heck, Anouck Ianni (until
September 2013), Sofie Van Herzeele
IT – department: Benjamin Fornage,
Carlos Marques, Arno Ravasio
Education, Culture,
Cognition and Society
(ECCS)
Research facilitator: Stefanie Knill,
Arlyne Moinier, Solange Wirtz
Integrative Research Unit on Social and
Individual Development (INSIDE)
Administration: Noémie Bauduin (until July 2013),
Nicole Knoblauch, Karin Roth, Khadija Selamnia
Integrative Research
Unit on Social and
Individual Development (INSIDE)
Administration: Jolanda Brands,
Christine Basello, Nadjia Ekwegbalu
Identités. Politiques,
Sociétés, Espaces
(IPSE)
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Project coordinator (IRSEI): Sabine Demazy
Research facilitator: Christiane Reuter
Research facilitator: Brigitte Batyko
AT A GLANCE
Administration of the Bachelor study programmes
Bachelor en Cultures Européennes
Administration: Pedro Mendes, Brigitte Uhres
Coordination: Sandra Baumann
Bachelor en Sciences de l’Education
Administration: Anne Besslich, Aurélie Cantoreggi,
Marianne Elsen
BACHELOR
programmes
Master in European Governance, Master in
Learning and Communication in Multilingual and
Multicultural Contexts, Master in Management
und Coaching im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen
Administration: Marie Delafont, Christelle Karleskind
Master in Psychotherapy
Administration: Nadine Schepp
MASTER
programmes
Master en Gérontologie, Master en Média­tion, Master in Psychology: Evaluation and
Assessment
Administration: Ulrike Maser
Bachelor en Sciences Sociales et Educatives
Administration: Lori Spallacci
Coordination: Carole Biver, Amélie Clement
Bachelor en Psychologie
Administration: Ulrike Maser
Coordination: Simone Heiderscheid
Master in Geography and Spatial Planning, Master
en Histoire Européenne Contemporaine, Master
en Langues, Cultures et Médias – Lëtzebuerger
Studien, Master in Modern and Comtemporary
European Philosophy
Administration: Pedro Mendes
Master en Études franco-allemandes: Communication et Coopération Transfrontalières,
Trinationaler Master in Literatur-, Kultur-, und
Sprachgeschichte des deutschsprachigen Raums
Administration: Brigitte Uhres
Administration of the Bachelor study programmes
Formation Continue en Aménagement du Territoire
Administration: Brigitte Uhres
Formation Pédagogique des Enseignants du
Secondaire
Administration: Cécile Mangin, Josiane Schroeder
Vocational
programmes
Formation continue: Lëtzebuerger Sprooch a Kultur
Administration: Pedro Mendes
Zertifikat Tutoring/Mentoring im Bildungsbereich
Administration: Nadine Schepp
Administration of the Bachelor study programmes
Doctoral School in Educational Sciences
Doctoral
school
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Administration: Sanda Cuturic, Aysen Paetzel
La gouvernance
de la Faculté
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La Faculté est gouvernée par les instances suivantes : le décanat, le Conseil facultaire, le Comité des responsables des unités de recherche et le
Comité des directeurs des études.
Le décanat
Le décanat est composé du doyen et, le cas échant, d’un vice-doyen. Le doyen gère la Faculté et est responsable de son bon fonctionnement.
Il préside le Conseil facultaire et représente la Faculté au sein du Conseil universitaire.
Depuis février 2013, Georg Mein occupe le poste de doyen.
Le Conseil facultaire
Le Conseil facultaire est l’organe de décision le plus important de la Faculté. Il est en particulier consulté sur les questions suivantes : les orientations stratégiques pour le développement de la Faculté, les propositions des programmes des études et les propositions budgétaires.
La composition du Conseil facultaire en 2013 :
•
Doyen: Georg Mein
•
Représentants des responsables des unités de recherche
-
Dieter Ferring
-
Adelheid Hu
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Christian Schulz
•
Représentants des directeurs des études
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Gérard Gretsch
-
Robert Harmsen
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Heinz Sieburg
-
Georges Steffgen
•
Représentants des enseignants-chercheurs
-
Marion Colas-Blaise
-
Christine Schiltz
-
Dietmar Heidemann
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Claus Vögele
•
Représentant du corps intermédiaire: Marc Birchen
•
Représentant du personnel administratif, scientifique et
technique: Martin Uhrmacher
•
Représentant des étudiants: Timon Zimmer
•
Délégué à la promotion féminine: Agnès Prüm
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Le Comité des responsables des unités de recherche
Le Comité des responsables des unités de recherche délibère sur l’orientation et l’organisation des activités de recherche de la Faculté.
La composition du Comité des responsables des unités de recherche en 2013:
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Doyen: Georg Mein
Responsables des unités de recherche: Dieter Ferring, Adelheid Hu, Christian Schulz
Le Comité des directeurs des études
Le Comité des directeurs des études décide de l’organisation pratique des programmes des études.
La composition du Comité des directeurs des études en 2013:
•
Doyen: Georg Mein
•
Directeurs des études Bachelor
ndreas Hadjar, Master in Management und Coaching im BilA
dungs- und Sozialwesen
Robert Harmsen, Master in European Governance
Frank Hofmann, Master in Modern and Contemporary European
Philosophy
Claude Houssemand, Master en Médiation, Master in Psychology:
Evaluation and Assessment
Adelheid Hu, Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual
and Multicultural Contexts
Georg Mein, Trinationaler Master in Literatur-, Kultur-, und
Sprachgeschichte des deutschsprachigen Raums
Claus Vögele, Master in Psychotherapy
Gérard Gretsch, Bachelor en Sciences de l’Education
Georges Steffgen, Bachelor en Psychologie
Helmut Willems, Bachelor en Sciences Sociales et Educatives
Heinz Sieburg, Bachelor en Cultures Européennes
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Andrea Binsfeld, filière Histoire
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Marion Colas-Blaise, filière Etudes Françaises
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Dieter Heimböckel, filière Germanistik
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Frank Hofmann, filière Philosophie
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Agnès Prüm, filière English Studies
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Christian Schulz, Certificate in Sustainable Development and
Social Innovation
Andreas Hadjar, Zertifikat Tutoring/Mentoring in Bildungsbereich
Vic Jovanovic, Formation pédagogique des Enseignants du Secondaire
Birte Nienaber, Formation continue en Aménagement du Territoire
Mélanie Wagner, Formation continue “Lëtzebuerger Sprooch a Kultur”
Sylvie Freyermuth, Master en Etudes franco-allemandes: Communication et Coopération Transfrontalières
Geoffrey Caruso, Master in Geography and Spatial Planning
Dieter Ferring, Master en Gérontologie
Peter Gilles, Master en Langues, Cultures et Médias - Lëtzebuerger Studien
Benoît Majerus, Master en Histoire Européenne Contemporaine
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Directeurs des études des autres formations
Directeurs des études Master
Décembre 2013
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Doctoral School in
EducationAL Sciences (DSES)
Like all the other doctoral school at the University of Luxembourg, the
Doctoral School in Educational Sciences (DSES) is organised on the level of the vice-rectorate research of the University and hosted in a faculty. It represents the third cycle in the Bologna process, the BA- and
MA-programmes being the first two cycles, organised within the faculties. The Doctoral School in Educational Sciences was founded 2011 as
one of the first three doctoral schools at the University of Luxembourg
and currently includes over 30 doctoral candidates. The Doctoral School
is headed by Daniel Tröhler, Professor in Educational Sciences.
The primary aim of the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences is to
develop excellence in international and interdisciplinary research, while
also preparing its candidates for an academic career in research as well
as other professional careers within the broader field of education. Combining historical, education and cultural sciences, psychology, sociology
and sociolinguistics and ethnography, DSES incorporates all the relevant
disciplines involved in researching educational domains with a specific
focus on the challenges that modern societies pose on education.
In 2013 a reform was successfully implemented, based on recommendations drawn from a thorough internal and external evaluation in
2012. Without intending to narrow down the scope of the research expertise, the original five different programmes were reduced to three.
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As all the other doctoral school at the University of Luxembourg the
Doctoral School in Educational Sciences requires its doctoral candidates to participate in classes in order to accumulate 20 ECTS. Half of
these ECTS are awarded for classes in the three individual programmes
and the other half of these ECTS are awarded for interdisciplinary
classes (colloquiums) and courses offering training in transferrable
skills (organised on the level of the vice-rectorate).
In addition to the activities connected to the ECTS, the doctoral candidates are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity of
a three-month study visit in excellent research environments abroad.
In the last semesters the DSES had doctoral candidates conducting
their research in Madison/Wisconsin, London, Bozen, and currently
one candidate is in Geneva and another one is at Stanford. Stanford
University has also been the location of an international conference
held in August 2013 in which several doctoral candidates of the University of Luxembourg presented their PhD theses. Closer research
cooperation in the educational sciences between Stanford and the
University of Luxembourg have been discussed and planned.
In December 2013, the first doctoral candidate successfully completed
her PhD as a member of the doctoral school: Dr. Carrie Kovacs (supervisor: Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt). She immediately found employment at
the University of Linz (Austria). Congratulations!
History, Theory and Sociology of Education (Justin Powell)
Learning, Cognition and Development (Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt)
Multilingualism in Education and Society (Jean-Jacques Weber)
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Nathalie Charpentier
Student mobility officer
A l’Université du Luxembourg, le
semestre de mobilité est obligatoire pour tous les étudiants des
formations Bachelor. Qu’apporte le
semestre à l’étranger aux étudiants
et comment les aidez-vous à se
préparer au mieux ?
Dean’s Office
« Les avantages sont nombreux: découvrir
sa formation sous de nouvelles perspec­
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guistiques et interpersonnelles et donner
une dimension internationale à son cursus.
Un encadrement individuel est essentiel
lors de la phase préparatoire. Je conseille
les étudiants lors du choix de leur desti­
nation et les assiste dans les procédures
administratives. Je suis leur première
personne de contact pour toute question
avant, pendant et après leur séjour pour
qu’ils puissent profiter pleinement de
cette expérience extraordinaire. »
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TABLE OF CONTENT
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ECCS – a research unit in a unique environment
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Supporting education policy
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Institute of Applied Educational Sciences (AES) / Institute
of Cognitive Science and Assessment (COSA) / Institute of
Education and Society (InES)
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Scientific events – a selection
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Institute of LifeLong Learning and Guidance (LLLG) / Institute for
Research on Multilingualism (MLing) / Institute for Teacher Professionalization and Psychology of Education (TPPE)
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Award winning publications
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ECCS
Education, Culture,
Cognition and Society
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ECCS – a research unit in
a unique environment
Rapid globalisation and mass migration have
transformed most societies to an unprecedented degree in terms of their linguistic,
social and cultural diversity. This complexity
presents unique challenges and opportunities
for education-policy makers, teachers and
teacher education programmes. Luxembourg
can be considered an excellent context in
which to develop innovative research related
to these social circumstances, as it is a fine
example of linguistic and cultural diversity.
Although Luxembourg’s diversity is unique,
many of the educational issues it faces are
of global concern. Thus, the University of Luxembourg is well placed to become an important national and global player in the study of
teaching, learning and cognitive processes in
a multilingual and multicultural environment.
Who we are and what we do
The Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) research unit is home to over
160 people: educationalists, neuroscientists,
anthropologists, linguists, psychologists, historians, sociologists and IT specialists. These
expertises is organised through six multidisciplinary institutes which cover a wide range
of research topics including: curriculum and
policy studies; teacher education; cognitive
development and learning processes; migration, multilingualism and social inequality in
school, higher education and life-long learning. Other important research topics look at
out-of-school learning and teaching, whether
in the home and in childcare centres (“mai-
sons relais”), as well as media education and
computer-based learning. We place particular
emphasis on education in linguistically, socially and culturally diverse settings.
The ECCS unit puts strong focus on fundamental as well as applied research and we encourage connections between a variety of approaches and strands of research. Qualitative
and quantitative approaches, hermeneutical,
ethnographic, as well as experimental research are all of great significance. We strive
in our research to help strengthen international and comparative research, while also
accompanying and supporting Luxembourg’s
education system in close cooperation with
teachers and schools.
The ECCS research unit is closely linked to the
Doctoral School in Educational Sciences and
several bachelor’s and master’s programmes
within the Faculty. Teaching and research are
inextricably intertwined, with teacher education programmes (both primary and secondary) drawing direct benefit from the unit’s
research.
How the ECCS unit was formed
The Education, Culture, Cognition and Society
unit is the result of a merger of two research
units: Educational Measurement and Applied
Cognitive Science (EMACS) and Languages,
Culture, Media, Identities (LCMI). The process began in the latter half of 2013 based on
recommendations from two recent external
evaluation reports. These identified the need
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for a clearer structure and organisation, with
particular importance placed on the concentration of expertise in the field of education.
One of the research priorities for the University
in the newly-enacted four-year plan is education. The reorganisation will allow this priority
to be tied closely to our new research unit.
Our vision: Strengthening the advantages of diversity
Within the ECCS research unit diversity plays
a significant role in two ways: Diversity in
the way we conduct research, and diversity
as an object of research. We strive to build
tighter connections between complementary
research fields to strengthen our interdisciplinary work within our multidisciplinary unit,
faculty and university. The move to a unified
campus in Belval will certainly have a positive impact on this, as all the members of the
ECCS unit will then be working under one roof.
At the same time, diversity is an object of
study: education in linguistically, culturally
and socially diverse societies is at the heart
of ECCS. Luxembourg is the ideal place to
undertake more of the high-quality research
projects and approaches in which we specialise. The main academic objective is to develop
and stimulate more research in this area and
to enhance our reputation further. Our aim is
to conduct innovative research in direct communication with stakeholders and policy makers, in order to have a positive impact on educational practice locally and internationally.
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Christina Siry
Deputy Head
Adelheid Hu
Head
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“Diversity plays a significant role within the ECCS research unit in two ways: Diversity in
the way we conduct research, and diversity as an object of research.“
On the following pages you will find detailed
descriptions of the six institutes and a selection of their work and achievements. It was
difficult to choose from the wealth of insightful work by our colleagues, but we believe
these “highlights” give a good sense of the
breadth and depth of our activities. We have
focused on Luxembourg-based conferences,
government-commissioned policy reports and
high-profile awards for individual research. The
overall picture is completed with insights from
individual researchers within our new unit.
ECCS Governance Board
(from left to right):
Stefanie Knill, Christophe Dierendonck, Christine Schiltz, Solange
Wirtz, Constanze Weth,
Adelheid Hu, Christina
Siry, Carrie Georges
(missing on the picture:
Gert Biesta, Claude
Houssemand, Sabine
Krolak-Schwerdt)
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Authors of the PISA 2012 National Report on Luxembourg (Team University of Luxembourg).
Supporting education policy
The demands on Luxembourg’s schools
have never been so great. As well as
the need to equip pupils for the fastmoving knowledge economy, society is
more multicultural than ever. The Grand
Duchy’s education system needs to
adapt to make the most of these opportunities. Policy makers have turned to
the Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) unit for independent, expert
advice to help them make policy.
In order to take the heat out of the debate,
the previous government commissioned three
major policy reports from ECCS. The unit’s
international, interdisciplinary expertise enabled them to illuminate the challenges and
suggest policy options. These focused on detailed analysis of the PISA results and a review of primary school organisation and the
curriculum reform, plus a detailed review of
the controversial primary school report-cards.
Primary school rethink supported
Reporting the facts
Education has always been an emotionally
charged topic for parents, teachers and voters. Anxiety increased further in 2001 when the
OECD published their first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study,
which ranked Luxembourg below the developed-world average. Successive governments
have attempted reform, with mixed results.
“To better understand the challenges faced
by the primary school system, we gathered
views from a wide range of stakeholders with
interviews and questionnaires,” said Daniel
Tröhler, research project leader (1 & 2). The
results demonstrated a broad consensus for
reform among teachers, parents and school
inspectors. “The main concerns centred on a
desire for schools to have greater autonomy to
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cope with their particular circumstances,” he
added. Specifically, primary schools were seen
to be hampered by excessive state supervision and an insufficiently flexible curriculum.
There were particularly strong criticisms for
the complicated student report-card system.
Languages: challenge and opportunity
Similarly, a detailed examination of the PISA
results pointed to the necessity for a more
nuanced approach (3). “Our work has shown
how important language backgrounds are for
success in the PISA tests,” explained Romain
Martin who led this work for the University in
cooperation with more than 20 other researchers. This finding is key given that pupils are
required to work through Luxembourgish and
German from the start, with French becoming an active written language after the age
of nine. Then English as a foreign language is
added from 13 years of age.
A total of 5,258 15 year-old children from 42
schools were tested as part of PISA in 2012
and, once again, when the headline results
were published, Luxembourg came in below average. “However, when we examined the data,
we found that, on average, children from Luxembourg or German speaking homes scored
significantly higher than students from a Portuguese or Balkan background,” noted Martin.
This was even despite all the pupils examined in
this study having followed a full Luxembourgish
school career, starting in kindergarten from the
age of three.
Recommendations for primary schools
“Flexibility” was the underlying theme of both
reports’ policy suggestions. In the primary
school system, Daniel Tröhler’s team recommended a substantial remodelling of the
primary curriculum, greater school autonomy
and professional training for school heads.
“Until now, school leaders have tended to rely
on common sense gained from their teaching
experience,” commented Tröhler. “However,
given the scale of current challenges we felt
heads needed more formal training in the details of how to run a school.” Help is at hand,
as the ECCS unit runs a master’s degree in
Management and Coaching in the Educational
and Social Sector (“Master Management und
Coaching im Bildungs- und Sozialwesen”).
This helps with practical challenges such as
budgeting, human resources, dealing with parental concerns, as well as addressing issues
around schooling policy and organisation.
school years. Martin calls this “inefficient” as
repetition can discourage pupils from making
efforts in their stronger subjects.
This feeds into another recommendation for
lighter state supervision. Many decisions related to school management require approval
by state officials. While accepting that controls are required, Daniel Tröhler fears current
arrangements encourage teachers to feel
disengaged. These issues are mirrored in the
report-card system, which requires teachers
to make highly detailed assessments three
times a year. The process is difficult to execute and many parents complain of information overload. A major simplification was
recommended and this has been taken up by
the new government.
French is introduced from 2nd grade and
quite soon afterwards pupils are taught to
write this language. “Maybe we need to be
more patient with certain students at this
stage to allow them all to reach a sufficient
level,” said Romain Martin. The report also
suggests giving secondary school pupils the
option of studying certain subjects through
either French or German. In short, the ideal
would be greater individualised schooling.
Recommendations for language learning
As for results later in the school career, Romain Martin is convinced that multilingualism
is not the cause of the poor PISA scores. “It
is the excessive burden felt by some children
that is the problem,” he said. “Multilingualism
is very important for the country and we believe that its demands are not in themselves
a barrier to developing creative thinking skills.
Pupils struggle to be creative if they feel
overwhelmed and left behind,” he explained.
The report is also critical of the requirement for under-performing children to repeat
Following the publication of the reports in
2013, many of these ideas were included in
the new coalition agreement in December
2013. Policies will be fleshed out during 2014,
a process which will be aided by the evidence
collected in these ECCS reports.
(1) Research Report on Primary School Reform, 2013
(2) Research Report on the Review of Intermediate Report Cards in Luxembourg Primary
School, 2013
(3) PISA 2012: National Report on Luxembourg, 2013
Authors of the Research Reports on Primary School Reform and on the Review of intermediate Report Cards in Luxembourg Primary school.
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Institute of Applied
Educational Sciences (AES)
Head of institute: Christina Siry
Deputy Head: Claudine Kirsch
Research into teaching and learning has grown
extensively over the last few decades as a result of a stronger emphasis on empirical research in the field of educational sciences. The Institute of Applied
Educational Sciences has been developed to integrate this emphasis
with direct relevance to the Luxembourgish context, in response to
concrete needs of stakeholders in the field, including schools responding to educational reform movements, students enrolled in the
teacher education programmes of the Bachelor of Educational Sciences (BScE), and practicing teachers in schools. A focus on improving teaching and learning also necessitates taking into account nonschool environments such as the community and the family. As such,
this interdisciplinary institute aims at enhancing the quality and the
impact of learning and teaching through scientific studies in educational settings from infancy through to higher education. Moreover, it
provides leadership on effective teaching and learning through different scientific activities such as:
Research
Objectives
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Developing action-research to closely collaborate with pre- and inservice teachers in order to enhance the quality of teaching and
learning activities in schools.
Developing evidence-based theories of effective teaching and
learning via experimental, quasi-experimental or qualitative
studies.
Creating, evaluating, and disseminating tools for improving teaching and learning.
The systematic documentation, description, explanation and optimisation of teaching and learning processes in institutionalised educational
settings are at the heart of research into teaching and learning.
including homes and afterschool care facilities. Research into teaching and learning aims at improving, or as the case may be, optimizing
these processes as well as the development of these organisations.
The Institute of Applied Educational Sciences aims at the systematic,
empirical-methodological examination and theoretical representation
and basis (models) of central aspects of teaching and learning. To that
end, there have been several new research projects funded in 2013, as
well as a variety of research outcomes published, as follows:
Funded Projects - 2013
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This institute aims at studying learning and
teaching in a range of contexts, in order to
develop understanding for those who want to
improve the quality of education. Thus the unit of study can range
from within classrooms, to reaching into contexts outside of school
ACQUIRE project: Analysing changes in student questions following the switch to inquiry-based science education. (AFR Funded
doctoral study; Sara Wilmes / Supervisor Christina Siry)
ASPIN project: Assessing science processes in narratives; Building
knowledge through collaborative assessment. (University of Luxembourg funded study; Co-PI Michelle Brendel and Christina Siry;
Jana Hilgers PhD researcher)
E-M-OTION project: Examining mindfulness of emotions in science
teacher education. (FNR Funded INTER Mobility study; Christina
Siry)
iTEO project: a tool for learning and teaching languages (3 yearproject). (Ministry of Education funded study; Claudine Kirsch, Gérard Gretsch, Laurence DiLetizia, N.N.)
Research
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encze, J., Carter, L., Chiu, M., Duit, R., Krajcik, J., Martin, S.,
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Siry, C., Choi, K., Lee, H., Shin, N., & Kim S. (2013). Globalization
and science education. Cosmos 8 (2), 139-152. DOI: 10.1142/
S021960771250005X.
Bertemes, J, Gamo, S, & Vlassis, J. (2013). Perspectives pour un
apprentissage durable des mathématiques. In SCRIPT & EMACS
(Eds.), PISA 2012. Nationaler Bericht Luxembourg (pp. 128-159).
Luxembourg: MENFP.
Fagnant, A, & Vlassis, J. (2013). Schematic representations in
arithmetical problem solving: Analysis of their impact on grade 4
TEAM MEMBERS: Katja Andersen - Georges Barthel - Marc Bodson - Viviane Bourg - Andreas Bund - Gilbert Busana - Herie De Vries - Laurence
DiLetizia - Théid Faber - Eric Falchero - Nikos Gogonas - Gérard Gretsch - Jana Maria Hilgers - Yves Kreis - Christian Lamy - Christian Meyers - Nancy
Morys - Bob Reuter - Ingo Schandeler - Claude Scheuer - Joëlle Vlassis - Marc Wantz - Sara Wilmes
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students. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 84(1), 149-168.
Kirsch, C.& Jovanovic, V. (2013) La formation initiale des enseignants au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg., Puzzle. Actes de
l’Université d’été du CIFEN. La formation initiale des enseignants
en question. Une comparaison internationale, 1 (32) CIFEN.Centre
interfacultaire de formation des enseignants, pp. 7-12
Siry, C. & Max. C. (2013). The collective construction of a science
unit: Framing curricula as emergent from Kindergarteners’ wonderings. Science Education, 97 (6), 878-902.
Siry, C. (2013). Exploring the complexities of children’s inquiries in
science: Knowledge production through participatory practices.
Research in Science Education Advance online publication. DOI:
10.1007/s11165-013-9364-z
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Siry, C. & Mick, C. (2013). Multivoiced research with children:
Exploring methodological issues in children’s documentation of
school projects. In T. Kress, C. Malott and B. Porfilio [Eds.] Challenging Status Quo Retrenchment: New Directions in Critical Research (pp. 129-145). IAP Press.
Siry, C. (2013). Imagining educational spaces of possibility, hope,
and joy. In R. Lake and T. Kress [Eds.]. We Saved the Best for You:
Letters of Hope, Imagination and Wisdom (pp. 47-50). IAP Press.
Vlassis, J. (2013). L’utilisation du signe négatif et activités de
modélisation. Education & Formation, 298(1).http://hdl.handle.
net/10993/6758
Institute of Cognitive Science
and Assessment (COSA)
Head of institute: Christine Schiltz
TEAM MEMBERS: Claudia Albanese - Tigran Avanesov - Sophie Battisti - Nina Bien - Philippe Blanca - Rachid Boualam - Magda Chmiel - Véronique Cornu Dennis Croonenberg - Sophie Doublet - Pascale Engel De Abreu - Ana Margarida Ferreira - Antoine Fischbach - Eric François - Sylvie Gamo - Carrie Georges
- Katarzyna Gogol - Samuel Greiff - Nathalie Hack - Katinka Hardt - Thierry Heck - Danielle Hoffmann - Caroline Hornung - Jean-Louis Huynen - Manuela Jungmann - Tomas Kamarauskas - Ulrich Keller - Willibrord Koch - Vincent Koenig - Martin Kracheel - André Kretzschmar - Katarina Krkovic - Adrienne Lambo Ouafo - Gabriele Lenzini - Dalia Lorphelin - Nicolas Louveton - Jakob Mainert - Romain Martin - Charles Max - Rod McCall - Sandrine Mejias - Marianne Milmeister
- Elayne Morais Pinheiro - Claire Muller - Jonas Müller - Andrei Popleteev - Monique Reichert - Salvador Rivas - Julia Rudolph - Stefanie Schäfers - Markus
Scherer - Anne-Marie Schuller - Ju-Youn Song - Philipp Sonnleitner - Charlotte Sosson - Marion Spengler - Matthias Stadler - Carlos Tourinho De Abreu Neto Sonja Ugen - Amandine Van Rinsveld - Denise Villanyi - Katja Weinerth - Christiane Weis - Christian Wolff - Gina Wrobel - Marius Wrulich - Sascha Wüstenberg
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Research
Activities
Research done at the Institute of Cognitive Science
and Assessment (COSA) aims at understanding and
measuring cognitive processes across the lifespan.
While cognition and learning processes in the 21st century continue to
involve the classical cultural tools and techniques such as numeracy
and literacy, they have nevertheless undergone a dramatic change. The
classical tools and techniques are embedded in an environment, which
is increasingly enriched by technology.
and spatial cognition, language processes, reading, intelligence, working
memory, executive functions, and face perception. // Running research
projects in 2013: SPATNUM, NumDysERP, DEVPOLUX, LANGNUM,
PELEDU. // Submission of successful proposals in 2013: POLILux,
ANS-SteadyState, NUMSPACE RE-ORIENTATION, NUMSPACE-Variability
(PhD), NUMNeglect (PhD). PhDs defended in 2013: Danielle Hoffmann
Computer-Based Assessment
If we want to implement efficient learning environments, we have to
understand how we deal with these new cognitive demands and how
the human brain has been able to adapt to the complex, technology
enriched and, for the specific case of Luxembourg, multilingual environments that have emerged during the last decades. Furthermore,
the spread of technology in our modern society raises the question
of shaping our technology-enriched environment in a way that will not
unnecessarily burden our cognitive system.
This research group seeks to explore 21st century skills using educational technology that enable people to develop their full potential.
Specifically, this group is interested in the consequences and the benefits accompanying the introduction of computers to assessment. In
fact, computers and modern technologies have changed our entire
lives and this change is also affecting the area of assessment - be it
at school, at university, or at the work place - for training or selection
purposes or anywhere else. // Running research projects in 2013:
ASKI21, LLLIGHT’in’Europe, LSA004, PISA 2015 // Submission of successful proposals in 2013: DAISSI, CoPUS (PhD), COLPASS (PhD)
Research is organised into five research groups, where specialists in
psychology, educational science, psychometrics and human-computer
interaction are working on interdisciplinary research projects:
Human-Computer Interaction
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The activities of this research group involve both central Human-Computer Interaction topics (e.g., usability / user experience) and IT enriched
topics that benefit from additional Human-Computer Interaction input.
// Running research projects in 2013: I-GEAR, STAST, TAO-TRANSFER
Cognitive Neuroscience
Computer-Based Assessment
Human-Computer Interaction
Large-scale studies
Research Group Charles Max
Research
Objectives
Large-scale studies
The institute COSA is composed of the five following research groups.
Cognitive Neuroscience
A major goal of this research group is to understand the basic processes
that support learning in the school context, over the life span, and how
they develop. Researchers of this group are currently exploring numerical
The overarching goal of this research group is to scrutinise the manifold
relationships between students’ competencies and school-related learning environments in Luxembourg. To accomplish these research objectives,
researchers of this group capitalise on large-scale databases that draw a
representative picture of Luxembourg’s educational system. // Running
research projects in 2013: EpStan, PIAAC, PISA 2012 // Submission of
successful proposals in 2013: SELFASSESS (PhD) //PhDs defended
in 2013: Magda Chmiel, Marius Wrulich
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Research group Charles Max
This research group undertakes experience-centred and contextsensitive research on interactive processes with digital technologies.
Core interests concern modelling of human activity in techno-social
systems (e.g., experiences, abilities, emotions), urban computing, participatory sensing, learning and community building through digital
media and social networking. // Running research projects in 2013:
RoboTEC, scIPADS, Web2LLP // Submission of successful proposals in 2013: ENTERPRISE 2.0 (PhD)
Conferences
Organisation and hosting of the 5th expert meeting of the researchers of mathematical thinking and learning of the Netherlands, Belgium
and Luxembourg, on 1st March 2013 – organised by C. Schiltz
Awards
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roposal and acceptance for organising a Dagstuhl seminar on
“socio-technical security metrics“, organised by an international
team of researchers and coordinated by Vincent Koenig
• FNR Award for Outstanding Scientific Publications 2013 granted to
Pascale Engel de Abreu for her work entitled „Bilingualism enriches
the poor – enhanced cognitive control in low income minority children“
Other achievements
Creation and release of the spin-off company “Open Assessment Technologies” (OAT s.a.) by CRP Henri Tudor in collaboration with EMACS.
Driving simulator from I-GEAR project (funded by the FNR / CORE programme) project started in 2011, a collaboration between COSA and the SnT.
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Gaëlle Louppe
Student
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FLSHASE Student representative at
the University council
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intérêts des étudiants à tous les niveaux
demandés tout en gardant à l’esprit
l’essence même de l’Université : la multi­
culturalité et le multilinguisme. »
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Institute of
Education and Society (InES)
Head of institute: Gert Biesta
Deputy Head: Daniel Tröhler
The Institute of Education and Society brings together researchers with a strong interest in the
history, theory and sociology of education. Led
by six professors with an international reputation in their field, working in
collaboration with senior lecturers, post-doctoral research fellows, doctoral researchers, and visiting professors. Research within the institute
focuses on the multidisciplinary analysis of educational systems, processes, and practices within their cultural, social, political, historical and
economic contexts. Researchers within the institute deploy a range of
methods and methodologies to study formal and non-formal education
at the macro-level of educational systems and policies, the meso-level
of educational institutions, and the micro-level of educational processes and practices. The research is characterised by a strong interest in
cross-national and historical comparisons.
Research
Objectives
Major research themes include: the formation and transformation of educational systems in historical and comparative perspective; the study
of educational (in)equality and inclusion, gender and migration; the history of educational ideas; the relationships between education, citizenship and democracy; the dynamics of learning processes in joint activities; the policy and practice of teacher education; teaching, pedagogy
and curriculum; educational policy; the development of education as an
academic field; vocational and higher education; educational theory and
philosophy; the visual and material history of education.
Researchers from the institute publish widely in national and international academic journals, and publish their work with major international book publishers. They have a strong visibility in the international
research community, also through the editorship of two international
academic journals (Studies in Philosophy and Education, edited by Gert
Biesta for Springer Science & Business Media; Bildungsgeschichte: In-
ternational Journal for the Historiography of Education, edited by Rebekka Horlacher, Jürgen Oelkers and Daniel Tröhler for Julias Klinkhardt
Verlag). In addition, members of the institute are editors of book-series
for a number of international publishers.
Academic research and publications form the basis for the work members of the institute conduct for educational policy makers and educational practitioners in Luxembourg and abroad. This includes policy
analysis, advice for policy and practice, and training and workshops.
The year 2013 was very successful for the Institute of Education and Society. Members of
the institute published 5 monographs, 7 edited
books, 1 edited journal issue, 55 articles in international peer reviewed
journals, 55 chapters in academic edited collections, several book reviews and a number of contributions to professional magazines and
newspapers.
Research
Activities
Members of the institute played a leading role in the production of three
external reports, which were all published in 2013. Tröhler, Hadjar, Lenz,
Voss, and Barbu published the Rapport d’expertise sur le bilan de la réforme de l’école fondamentale [Evaluation Report on the Reform of the
Elementary School] and the Forschungsbericht zur Überarbeitung der
Bilans intermédiaires in der Luxemburgischen Grundschule [Research
Report on the Revision of the Interim Reports]. The first report evaluated
the success and acceptance of the thorough elementary school reform
triggered in 2009 and identified some core needs of action. One of these
needs of action – the system of the interim reports – was addressed
in the second report. Biesta was Chair of the Commissie Beleidsevaluatie Lerarenopleidingen [The Committee for the Evaluation of the Policy
Concerning Teaching Education] for the Flemish Government. This Com-
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TEAM MEMBERS: Béatrice Arend - Susanne Backes - Ragnhild Barbu - Regula Bürgi - Klaus Dittrich - Jennifer Dusdal - Bernhard Ebbinghaus - Pierre
Fixmer - Matias Gardin - Nadine Geisler - Lukas Graf - Andreas Hadjar - Frederik Herman - Thomas Lenz - Liapeng Matsau - Thomas S. Popkewitz -­
Justin J. W. Powell - Karin Priem - Anne Rohstock - Barbara Rothmüller - Catherina Schreiber - Monika Sujbert - Patrick Sunnen - Kerstin Te Heesen Geert Thyssen - Erica Uusitalo - Peter Voss - Jinting Wu.
mittee conducted an evaluation of the impact of Government policy on
teacher education in Flanders and provided advice for the future direction and development of teacher education in Flanders.
Two new research proposals were successful and will start
in 2014
• EDRESGOV:
Three new externally funded projects commenced in 2013
• EFC-LS: Educating the future citizens: Curriculum and the formation
of multilingual societies in Luxembourg and Switzerland (led by Daniel
Tröhler; co-funded by the FNR and the SNSF for € 990.000)
• FAMOSO: Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as Educational Responses to Societal Challenges (ca. 1880-1930) (led by Karin Priem; funded by the FNR for € 700.000)
• T-DIVERS: Teaching Diverse Learners in School Subjects (with partners in Germany, Iceland, Lithuania, Spain and Sweden; Luxembourg
team led by Justin Powell; funded by the EU-COMENIUS for € 449.988).
The New Governance of Educational Research: Comparing Trajectories, Turns and Transformations in the United Kingdom,
Germany, Norway and Belgium (led by Gert Biesta and Justin Powell;
funded by the University of Luxembourg for € 545.943)
• FAMOSO-2:
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Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as
Educational Responses to Societal Challenges (ca. 1880 - 1930) - Part
2 (led by Karin Priem; funded by the FNR for € 817.000)
One FNR-funded postdoc project started in 2013
Liapeng Matsau – Project Title: South African Multiculturalism Examined: Does the Shoe Fit? (Supervisor: Daniel Tröhler).
One FNR-funded postdoc proposal was successful and will
start in 2014
Alexander Friedman – Project Title: The “Russian” (“Soviet”) Luxembourg. The images of the Grand Duchy in Russia, the USSR and postSoviet states (Supervisor: Daniel Tröhler)
Members of the Institute organised the following international conferences
• Between
the National and the Global. Developments of Modern
School Systems - Case Studies from Luxembourg and abroad 14-16
February 2013, University of Luxembourg (organised by Daniel Tröhler)
• EARLI
Advanced Study Colloquium “On the roles of Theory in Research on Learning and Instruction” – London 8-11 May 2013 (organised by Gert Biesta, with Rupert Wegerif, University of Exeter, UK,
funded by the European Association for Research on Learning and
Instruction)
Guest lectures were given by John Richardson, University of Western Washington, USA; Joël Berger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Benita
Combet, University of Bern, Switzerland; Masamichi Ueno, Daito Bunka
University, Tokyo, Japan; Robert Cowen, Institute of Education, University of London, UK; Ruyu Hung, National Chiayi University Taiwan;
Lynda Stone, University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill, USA; William F.
Pinar, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Ethan Hutt,
University of Maryland, USA; Veronica Borges, University of Estate of
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Awards
Jinting Wu received the Gail P. Kelly Award for her Outstanding Dissertation in Comparative Education from the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES); Gert Biesta was awarded a Honorary
Doctorate by the University of Oulu in Finland; Lukas Graf received
the Best Dissertation Award from the Higher Education Section of
the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Thomas
S. Popkewitz was appointed Tao Xingzhi, Distinguished Professor at
Nanjing Normal University in 2013.
• International
Conference of the Bundesinstitut für Berufliche Bildung (BIBB) and the German Sociological Association
Sociology of Education Section “Welches Wissen ist was wert?
Soziale Inwertsetzung von Wissensformen, Wissensarbeit und
Arbeits­erfahrung in der Berufsbildung”, Bonn, 17–18 October 2013
(organised by Justin J.W. Powell, with Agnes Dietzen (BIBB), Mona
Granato (BIBB), and Julia Regula Leemann (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz), funded by the BIBB)
• The
Practices in Making Practice. Registers in the Realization of
a Concept. 17-19 October 2013, Abbaye de Neumünster (organised by
Daniel Tröhler)
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Till Dembeck
Research scientist
Was ist das Besondere am Standort Luxemburg im Hinblick auf Ihre
Forschungsaktivitäten?
Research Unit IPSE / Institute of German Language, Literature and for Intercultural studies
„In unserem Forschungsprojekt interes­
siert uns literarische Mehrsprachigkeit
– d. h. die Mehrsprachigkeit von Texten,
Autoren und Literaturen. Dass dieses
Thema vielversprechend ist, liegt hier
in Luxemburg auf der Hand. Und dann
stellt man auf einmal fest, wie tief auch
andere, scheinbar einsprachige Litera­
turen in der Mehrsprachigkeit verwur­
zelt sind, etwa die deutsche.“
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Scientific events – a selection
Not only do outreach events help grow
and spread academic knowledge, but they
build recognition nationally and internationally. Here we highlight three scientific
events organised by ECCS in 2013 that illustrate the breadth of research and expertise. Among other events throughout
2013 ECCS hosted an international conference comparing school systems, a forum
in which researchers developed their ideas
on multilingualism and mobility, as well
as workshops for local schools to spread
learning, conduct research and promote
the practical relevance of our work..
A three-year project on the history and sociology of the Luxembourgish school system
concluded with an international conference
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With the financial support of the Fonds National de la Recherche
Luxembourg, the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences, the LCMI
Research Unit, the Research Field Multilingualism in Education & Society
(Luxembourg) and the Centre for Luxembourg Studies (Sheffield)
Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe:
Policies and Practices
“Between the National and the Global Developments of Modern School Systems”. This event
served to draw conclusions from this work and
sought to define the Luxembourgish school
system’s cultural idiosyncrasies. The conference was held in Luxembourg in February 2013
and was funded by the National Research Fund
(FNR). It was supported by the government, not
least because it was opened by the Minister of
Education Mady Delvaux-Stehres.
The Luxembourgish system’s institutional heritage was highlighted, work which then allowed
its unique features to be identified. Finally,
there was a critical discussion of global education theory using the example of Luxembourg
in its international context. Papers were presented by leading scholars from Luxembourg,
Edinburgh, Zurich, Munster, Jerusalem and
Braunschweig and commented by academics
from Stanford, Berne and Madison/Wisconsin.
The results demonstrated how a globalised
culture transmitted via international organisations affects local culture. This is in terms of
how school systems are structured, and also
how these cultural adaptations, negotiations
and transformations affect the inner activities
of schooling. A book encapsulating these conclusions edited by Daniel Tröhler and Thomas
Lenz is due for publication by Routledge in 2014.
Incubating ideas
young researchers
and
supporting
With a different focus, but also a forum for
stimulating important new thinking was the
“Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe: policies
and Practices” workshop held in Luxembourg
in July 2013. Individuals’ experience of multilingualism as well as the mechanisms of language
policy were discussed by established scholars,
mid-career academics and young researchers.
The event enabled early-career researchers to
present their work to interdisciplinary specialists, inviting comments and feedback.
“The size of the guest list was limited to around
30 to keep the discussions focused and comfortable for young researchers,” noted Ingrid de
Saint-Georges, a co-organiser from the ECCS
unit. Guests were invited from the University of
Southampton, Frankfurt University, the University of Strasbourg, the Free University of Berlin
and the University of Sheffield. The discussions
on sociolinguistics drew on experience from
many different settings including pre-schools,
small businesses, military service and multilingual families.
This was the second such conference in a yearly
series, after ECCS worked with the universities
of Strasbourg and Frankfurt to establish the
first in 2012. The 2013 workshop was organised with the support of the FNR, with JeanJacques Weber and Kristine Horner (Sheffield)
also heavily involved with organisation.
“This process is creating a multinational, interdisciplinary research network,” explained
Ingrid de Saint-Georges. As well as repeat
workshops on connected themes in Strasbourg in 2014 and Sheffield in 2015, a book
recapitulating the main findings from the
2013 conference will be published with Peter
Lang in June 2014.
Improving lives locally
Unlike these two mainly scientific events, the
“Alles Familie” (“All Family”) programme was
focused on Luxembourg. As well as introducing books to children, many of the events had
an underlying research purpose. Thus the ECCS
unit demonstrated to teachers and parents
the practical application of the University of
Luxembourg’s education-related work.
Throughout April and May 2013, some 20 performances, workshops, book readings and theatre performances were attended by around
350 young people and 30 teachers. Held in a
school in Niederanven and in the University,
the events commented on how families frequently no longer conform to the standard
nuclear model.
“As well as being entertaining and informative,
each event had a component contributing to
and reflecting our research,” commented Gérard Gretsch, a senior lecturer with ECCS and a
lead organiser of “Alles Familie“. “This was also
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an experience for our education undergraduates, most of whom will become teachers,” he
added.
A tour by the International Youth Library in Munich (the biggest library for young people’s literature in the world) was at the heart of “Alles Familie”. It organises regular tours of themed events
that look at literacy and social themes and consider how children reflect on these. “Designed for
children, there is also a major academic focus to
each of these tours,” noted Gretsch.
In 2013 the theme was how children’s picture
books treat the remaking of family life. The
ECCS unit invited and sponsored the visit, as
well as adding supporting events. University
teachers participated actively, again reinforcing the message of research’s practical relevance for education. Added Gretsch: “more
events are planned for 2014, backing up our
message of ‘research in the schools, with the
schools for the schools.’”
These three are just an example of the substantial out-reach work conducted by the ECCS
research unit in 2013. To continue organising a
similar wide-range of scientific conferences,
seminars, lecturer series and workshops in the
future, will remain one of the main objectives
for the the future.
Institute of
LifeLong Learning and
Guidance (LLLG)
Head of institute: Claude Houssemand
deputy Head: Raymond Meyers
Education, training and counselling are no
longer limited to the period of formal education
in schools and universities, but are increasingly
linked to transitions over a life span. Lifelong learning is now an important challenge for knowledge-based economies. The principle important life transitions include those that take place from school to work,
within the professional domain, from work to retirement, from employment to unemployment, and from unemployment to employment. During these critical phases, cognitive adaptation and learning strategies
are needed and must be supported through analysis, evaluation and
guidance. Several specific study areas can be listed as priorities for
the LLLG Institute.
projects to permit a comprehensive guidance process. Dropping out of
schools should also be better understood; prevention and accompanying tools should be developed and implemented.
Evaluation and recognition of competencies
Unemployment and especially long-term unemployment has detrimental effects on well-being and social cohesion. Therefore, it is important
to understand the psychological and social determinants of long-term
unemployment and unemployment duration, including aspects of wellbeing, subjective experience, unemployment normalisation, and the effectiveness of the job search process.
Research
Objectives
The evaluation of skills and competencies (formal, non-formal, informal)
has a growing importance in a knowledge-based society and is often
linked to the recognition of experience and professional careers as well
as the formal accreditation of prior experience. These take place at all
moments over a career, especially during professional mobility. Transfer of
competencies is important during these transition phases. However, competencies can no longer be reduced to technical skills, but include personality dimensions, emotional competencies, adaptability and creativity.
Lifelong guidance
Transitions over a lifespan need continuous assessment of vocational
interests and competencies, and need to include, as far as careers are
concerned, the associated work contexts in order to allow an effective
guidance process. Transitions during school, but also from school to
work, need a thorough evaluation of interests, competencies and life
Wellbeing and satisfaction at work
Satisfaction at work is an essential ingredient of life satisfaction as
well as motivation and it reduces unnecessary turnover for organisations. Assessing the meaning of work and implementing effective conflict resolution strategies will be critical in this sense.
Unemployment and job finding
Influence of schools and non-schools factors on school
success/failure and school dropping out
The dropout finds its origin in several large systems such as society,
family, school and student himself. The school dropout appears as a
multidimensional phenomenon where many factors interact with each
other. The combination of these factors may gradually bring students
to strategically and effectively involve their curriculum (school attachment). Inversely, the same factors can bring students to leave school
after a long process of cumulative frustrations (school dropout).
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TEAM MEMBERS: Ana Bezirgani - Réginald Burton - Astrid De Leeuw - Christophe Dierendonck - Claude Houssemand - Raymond Meyers - Sylvie
Kerger - Christiane Kirsch - Giovanna Mancuso - Paul Milmeister - Anne Pignault - Débora Poncelet - Rita Seixas
Research
Activities
The following projects, submissions, collaborations and events give a first impression about
the activities in 2013.
Main collaborations
The institute collaborates with the following institutions and universities:
Running research projects in 2013
Acrojump (European Commission, Leonardo da Vinci programme):
construction of a e-profile platform for young people with less professional experiences (PI: Anne Pignault and Claude Houssemand).
Mediat (UL): research on the determinants, mechanisms and results
of mediation process (PI: Raymond Meyers).
Sustain (UL): research on attitudes of young people about the sustainability (PI: Claude Houssemand).
Submission of successful proposals in 2013
Unemploynorm (FNR, CORE programme): construct validity study of
the concept of unemployment normalisation and a longitudinal study
with the aim of understanding whether the level of unemployment normalisation in jobless people has an impact on their subjective well-being (SWB) and their chances of getting hired (PI: Claude Houssemand).
Université Laval, University of Western Sydney, University of Gießen,
University of Massachusetts, Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre- La
Défense, Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris V, Université Lyon
2, Université de Murcia, Université de Montréal, Université de Lorraine,
Université de Mons-Hainaut, Université de Genève, Université de Liège,
Haute Ecole Pédagogique de Vaud, Ecole d’Economie de Paris, Adméé,
FREREF, ADEM, Pôle Emploi, AIFREF, LASALE.
Some events
Réginald Burton was elected President of Adméé-Europe. // Claude
Houssemand was named member of the UL Ethics Advisory Committee. // Claude Houssemand gave a lecture as a part of the lecture
series “Research for lunch“ organised by the faculty. The topic was
“Psychological factors of unemployment“ // At the end of 2013 LLLG
was preparing a congress related to school dropout that will be organised in May 2014 (www.colloquelasale2014.uni.lu/) in collaboration with
HEP of Vaud (Lausanne): Décrocher n’est pas une fatalité ! Le rôle de
l’école dans l’accrochage scolaire.
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Institute for
Research on Multilingualism (MLing)
Head of institute: Constanze Weth
Deputy Head: Ingrid De Saint-Georges
The Institute for Research on Multilingualism is
committed to exploring, analysing and understanding the complexities of multilingualism in
the educational, social, cultural, cognitive and professional domains.
It provides a forum for investigating questions related to language
policies, multilingual practices and language acquisition. Researchers in the institute come from a variety of backgrounds (linguistics,
education, anthropology, workplace studies) and work within different
traditions (socio- and applied linguistics, conversational and discourse
analysis, new literacy studies, writing acquisition, language ecology,
nexus analysis, ethnography, etc.). They consider questions in three
main domains:
Research
Objectives
Acquisition
How are multiple languages acquired? How are cognitive processes involved in using and acquiring multiple languages? What is the role of
interactions with others in language learning and communication? How
does a migration background influence language acquisition?
Luxembourg is the ideal setting for these lines of inquiry with its mix of
languages and cultural diversity, its widely heterogeneous school and
work population, and as a hub of global and transnational mobility and
migration in-flux.
Research
Activities
Policies
What are the language policies in schools, higher education institutions, workplaces, families, or the media? What are the implications
on policies of language use and language choice by individuals who live,
work, raise families, study or learn in multilingual settings?
Practices
What are the opportunities and tensions that result when individuals
from different linguistic, cultural and societal backgrounds interact?
How do children and teachers in schools, employees at work, university
staff and students, users of the new media, newly arrived immigrants
deal and cope with multilingualism?
The institute contributes to national and international debates related to multilingualism
through a variety of activities, some of which
are highlighted below.
Submission of successful proposals
Sociolinguistic trajectories and repertoires: Luso-Luxo-African
identifications, interactions and imaginations (STaR). CORE Project; Principal investigator: Kasper Juffermans
This multi-sited ethnographic project investigates the sociolinguistic
trajectories and repertoires of migration between Africa and Europe,
in particular between Lusophone West Africa (Guinea Bissau and Cape
Verde) and Luxembourg. It engages with movement and mobility as
sociolinguistic phenomena.
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TEAM MEMBERS: Michael Byram - Hsiao-Feng Chung - Sabine Ehrhart - Marie-Anne Hansen-Pauly - Adelheid Hu - Victor Jovanovic - Kasper Juffermans - Annie Flore Made Mbe - Dominique Portante - Stefan Karl Serwe - Rahel Stoike-Sy - Joan Travers - Francine Uwera - Sarah Vasco Correia
- Jean-Jacques Weber
Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe: Policies and Practices.
RESCOM; Organisers: Jean-Jacques Weber, Kristine Horner & Ingrid
de Saint-Georges
The exploratory workshop brought together established and earlycareer scholars from six different universities. Its objective was to
advance knowledge and understanding of the ways that individuals
experience multilingualism in relation to the broader context of Europeanisation and globalisation.
Realisation or finalisation of main projects
NaturaLink – Ecology of Language Contact in Natural Settings
for Children and Young Adults (2011-2014); Coordinator: Sabine
Ehrhart, collaborator: Sarah Vasco Correia.
The main objective of NaturaLink is to observe plurilingual practices in
Luxembourg, through a qualitative research approach situated mainly
on the meso-scale of applied sociolinguistics and to suggest efficient
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strategies to meaningfully communicate in linguistically and culturally
diverse settings.
Effekte alternativer Visualisierungen auf den Kompetenzzuwachs expliziter grammatischer Formen und Funktionen sowie
auf die Überzeugungen und Einstellungen von Lernenden zu
expliziten Grammatiken (08/2013-07/2016); Principal investigator: Constanze Weth, external collaborators: Petra Gretsch, Gabriele
Kniffka. University of Education, Friburg.
The research project is integrated in the interdisciplinary graduate
school Visualisierungen im Deutsch- und Mathematikunterricht (VisDeM) at the University of Education in Freiburg (Germany). http://
kebu-freiburg.de/visdem/
Intergovernmental Conference on Quality and Inclusion in Education:
the Unique Role of Language. Council of Europe, Language Policy Division: Languages in/for Education. Strasbourg, 18-19 September 2013.
Publication Highlights
• d
e Saint-Georges, I. & J.-J. Weber (Eds) (2013). Multilingualism
and multimodality: Current challenges for Educational Studies.
Rotterdam: SensePublishers.
• V
asco Correia, S. (2013). Les Portugais du Luxembourg : Questions
sur la transmission intergénérationnelle de la langue et de la culture d’origine. Collection de la Fondation Robert Krieps du meilleur
mémoire 2011, vol.3, Lëtzebuerger Land, Luxembourg.
Conferences
Multilingual Policies and Practices in Public and Private Domains: Experiences from Singapore and Luxembourg; Organisers:
Kasper Juffermans & Stefan Karl Serwe
The workshop (8 July 2013) with Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen from the
National Institute of Education (NIE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, discussed how multilingualism is organised and practiced in small, but linguistically diverse, nation states, such as Luxembourg and Singapore.
Multilingualism, Identity, Education: Asian and European Perspectives; Organisers: Adelheid Hu & Mike Byram
The symposium (4-5 November 2013) examined specific characteristics of the global phenomenon of multilingualism in Education in several European and Asian countries. It proposed to broaden the context
and to juxtapose multilingualism, identity and education in Asia and in
Western Europe.
Initial teacher education in Luxembourg: Sensitising subject
student teachers for language issues and cultural perspectives;
Speaker: Marie-Anne Hansen-Pauly
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Andreia Pinto Costa
Junior Researcher
Pourquoi avez-vous choisi
l’Université du Luxembourg
pour faire votre doctorat ?
Research Unit INSIDE / Institute for
Health and Behaviour
« Ce qui m’a attirée le plus à l‘Univer­
sité du Luxembourg a été le fait qu’il
s’agit d’une jeune université. Je sens
que je peux apporter quelque chose
de nouveau et que des idées innova­
trices sont les bienvenues. »
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Institute for
Teacher Professionalization and
Psychology of Education (TPPE)
Head of institute: Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt
Deputy Head: Jean-Marie Weber
The objective is to conduct research which can
directly or indirectly improve the competencies
of teachers in educational contexts by incorporating research findings into the professional training of current and
future teachers. This comprises two main lines of research:
Research
Objectives
•The
first line focuses on research related to teacher and student
learning, including a computer-based methodology to assess cognitive processes in learning and teaching, teaching practice as well
as the theory and practice of educational measurement, assessment and evaluation. Research in this domain investigates topics
such as learner motivation, individual differences in learning, cognitive processes in learning, teacher learning, and psychometrics.
Teachers’ diagnostic competencies are also considered in relation
to challenges with a heterogeneous student population and with
respect to developmental and behavioral disorders of students. It
comprises a wide range of research methodologies, from analysis
of large-scale data sets to random-assignment experimentation
to programme evaluation.
•The
second line is to show how good mastery in French Linguistics
and Grammar is a way to facilitate teaching of French Literature in
secondary school. The premise that language phenomena are relevant clues to interpret discourses, rhetoric and stylistics (adapted
to teachers and students) constitute a very rich method to broach
literature and other types of texts, written as well as oral. This
method serves a double purpose: familiarising the pupils with both
grammar (language knowledge) and literature (aesthetics scope)
in a context in which French is not the most practised language.
Beyond these two research approaches, the research represents a
spectrum ranging from fundamental to applied research, from understanding the fundamental cognitive processes involved in learning or
assessing in an educational context to the implementation and dissemination of effective learning tools, instructional guides, and methods of professional training. Findings on fundamental processes are
crucial to determining good educational practice while implementation/dissemination through learning tools or teacher training is vital in
making abstract research findings practically useful, hence the integration of both aspects offers the potential for meaningful collaboration and reciprocal scientific enrichment.
In sum, our key areas of activity are:
•
Teacher Learning and Professional Development
Psychological and Educational Measurement and Theory
• From Language to Literature in French Teaching
•
Research
Activities
Submission of proposals
Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Schuchart, C. (2013). Antrag auf Einrichtung eines internationalen Graduiertenkollegs „Übergänge
im Bildungssystem“ [International junior research programme “Transitions in educational systems”] together with the University of Wuppertal.
To be funded by DFG and FNR.
Realisation and/or finalisation of main projects
Krolak-Schwerdt, S., “Students’ transition from primary to secondary
school: Development of intervention strategies to improve the quality
of teachers’ transition decisions”. C10/LM/784116, 2011-2014. Funding
Agency: FNR.
Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Gräsel, C., „Diagnostische Kompetenz von
­Grundschullehrkräften bei der Erstellung der Übergangsempfehlung:
Entwicklung und Prüfung eines Kompetenzmodells“ [Diagnostic
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TEAM MEMBERS: Stéphanie Bertrand - Matthias Böhmer - Sylvie Freyermuth - Sabine Glock - Thomas Hörstermann - Florian Klapproth - Carrie Kovacs Mariya Markova - Ineke Pit-ten Cate - Paule Schaltz - Julia Strohmer - Danielle Zerbato. Associate Members: Ines Böhmer - Cornelia Gräsel - Claudia
Schuchart
competence of primary school teachers in estimating future school
achievements: Development and evaluation of a model of competence]. INTER/DFG/11/03, 2012-2014. Funding Agency: FNR and DFG.
Klapproth, F., “Predictive validity of school placement decisions of primary school teachers in Luxembourg.CO11/LM/1201911, 2011-2014.
Funding Agency: FNR. Project responsible: Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt.
International Conferences
Freyermuth, S., Jean-François Bonnot “Reconstructions littéraires
françaises et francophones des espaces sociopolitiques, historiques et
scientifiques de l’extrême-contemporain”. LociLitt 2011-2013. : Funding Agency: University of Luxembourg.
Krolak-Schwerdt, S. & Böhmer, M. (Organisers), “European Conference
on Data Analysis”. FNR/13/ICS/01, July 10th to 12th, 2013. Neumünster
Abbey, Luxembourg. Funding Agency: FNR. Countries represented: 44
countries from Europe, Asia, The Americas, and Australia.
Weber, J.M., „Clinical analysis of secondary school student teachers’
personal relation to knowledge in connection with their construction
of a professional identity”. F3R-LCM-PUL-11CATK, 2011-2014. Funding
Agency: University of Luxembourg.
Weber, J.M. (Organizer),
“Aspects méthodologiques
de la recherche de type psychanalytique en sciences de
l’éducation”. January 24th
to 25th, 2013. University of
Luxembourg, Campus Walferdange. Countries represented: France, Luxembourg.
Publications
journal papers (with peer review): 19 // journal papers (without peer review): 4 // books: 1 // book chapters: 9 // dissertations: 4 // Total: 37
Freyermuth, S. & Bonnot, J.F. (Organisers), “Malaise dans la ville”. December 11th to 13th 2013, University of Luxembourg, Campus Walferdange. Countries represented: Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Romania,
Netherlands, Czech Republic, the Philippines.
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Award winning publications
The ECCS unit is earning a reputation for globally important work on educational themes. Not only has this helped expand international understanding, but the findings are frequently of direct, practical use in Luxembourg. To give a flavour of the unit’s work, we present here three pieces
of research which received prestigious prizes in 2013. This demonstrates
how the faculty and the ECCS unit provide the high quality supervision and
material support needed to facilitate ground breaking research.
Bilingualism enriches the poor
“A bilingual child has two language systems which are active every time
they speak,” explained Engel de Abreu. “So from an early age, the brain
has had to learn to deal with this conflict, effort which enhances so
called executive functions.” These are the processes which manage
things like working memory, reasoning, mental flexibility and problem
solving; just those skills needed to learn. Tests were conducted on
Luxembourg-raised children with Portuguese parents speaking Portuguese at home. Then at school, they were taught through Luxembourgish and (the closely related) German.
The brains of bilingual children are better equipped for learning. This
stunning finding resulted from original research by a team led by
Pascale Engel de Abreu. This work has attracted substantial international interest and received the 2013 Award for Outstanding Scientific Publications from Luxembourg’s National Research Fund (FNR)
(Engel de Abreu, P. M. J, Cruz-Santos, A., Tourinho C.J., Martin, R.,
& Bialystok, E. (2012). Bilingualism enriches the poor. Psychological
Science. 23(11). 1364-1371).
This research was ground breaking for two reasons. Firstly, the results
held true even when the children were not particularly strong linguists.
This suggests that the central factor in boosting learning skills is the
act of having to switch between languages. Secondly, and most importantly, it refutes the idea that higher socio-economic status was
needed to trigger the beneficial effects of bilingualism. The phenomenon was found when comparing the performance of children from
similar types of low-income family.
FNR Award for Outstanding Scientific Publications 2013 granted to
Pascale Engel de Abreu for her publication.
“We matched the children closely; not just in terms of age and sex
but socio-economic background as well as making sure schools were
located in similar neighbourhoods with teachers having similar types of
training,” said Pascale Engel de Abreu. “As well, we picked the regions
in northern Portugal where most immigrants come from.” Thus eliminating further cultural and linguistic biases.
Chinese schools: unmasking the truth
Another highly original study also made waves, winning an award for
Jinting Wu. Rather than achieving miracles, as is claimed, she found
that Chinese education policy is failing in some disadvantaged rural
areas. The government is unaware as inspectors are fed fabricated
positive results. “Stories like this are not often heard,” said Jinting Wu.
“There are journalistic accounts but little academic literature.”
Living for 16 months in a rural, ethnic minority region in southwest China, Wu gained first-hand experience of educational realities in several
locations. Although official state policy is for compulsory free schooling until at least 9th grade, many families question the relevance of
academic achievement. Consequently there is a high dropout rate as
children are encouraged to take paid work. False reporting by schools
means the government is unaware their policy is failing. She also found
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Although the three countries’ relatively similar vocational education
systems are praised for the quality of the practical skills they transmit,
they face fresh challenges. Traditionally, apprenticeship training refers
to upper-secondary level pupils receiving targeted vocational training
in cooperation with local firms. Meanwhile, many of their peers follow
a purely academic educational path to higher education. Increasingly,
though, firms are finding a lack of candidates for roles requiring both
practical-oriented vocational and high level academic skills. Hence
boundary-spanning institutions have evolved offering hybrid vocational/academic courses.
Jinting Wu recieved the Gail P. Kelly Award for her Outstanding Dissertation in Comparative Education.
that government attempts to boost tourism in the region may also
harm education. For example, she witnessed the demolition of schools
to clear building land for hotels.
Nevertheless, many families do respect education, with them making
great sacrifices to send children to college. However, with around 7m
people graduating from Chinese universities each year, many fail to
find well-paid work and end up taking low-income jobs.
Graf’s groundbreaking dissertation took an historical and comparative
approach. By looking at these three countries together he gained a
broad perspective on the educational and economic implications, while
taking into consideration the influence of current European educational policies. The study is also highly relevant in countries with weaker
traditions in vocational education. It suggests a way whereby this corporatist model could be adopted elsewhere in Europe and beyond.
Although just an example, these awards demonstrate the quality and
breadth of the interdisciplinary work on-going in the ECCS research
unit. They point to the on-going efforts to grow the unit’s importance
nationally and internationally.
The Best Dissertation Award from the Higher Education Section of the Comparative
and International Education Society was given to Lukas Graf.
The importance of Jinting Wu’s dissertation was recognised in 2013 with
the Gail P. Kelly Award for the Outstanding Dissertation in Comparative
Education. This prize is supported by the Comparative and International
Education Society which represents 2,500 academics, practitioners and
students around the world.
Written in support of her doctorate from the University of WisconsinMadison, USA, Jinting Wu is currently an Assistant Professor with the
University of Macau. As well, she is a frequent visitor to Luxembourg
to research the education of immigrant children from a Chinese background in the Grand Duchy.
Linking vocational training and higher education
Lukas Graf (a postdoc within the ECCS unit) was also recognised by the
Comparative and International Education Society, winning the Best Dissertation Award, Higher Education Section. He described how Austria,
Germany, and Switzerland make increasing use of high level academic
courses linked to firm-based practical vocational training. This is an
adaptation of the traditional model of apprenticeship training at uppersecondary level in which academic teaching is given less prominence. This
trend had gone largely unexplored until he wrote his doctoral dissertation
and then book “The Hybridization of Vocational Training and Higher Education in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.”
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TABLE OF CONTENT
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INSIDE – Sustainable socioeconomic development
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How Europe combats cyberbullying
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Institute for Health and Behaviour / Institute
for Research on Generations and Family
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Developing new ways to understand
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Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Work,
Social Pedagogy, Social Welfare / Institute for Research
on Socio-Economic Inequality
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Measuring inequality in 3D
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Integrative Research Unit
on Social and Individual
Development
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INSIDE – Sustainable socioeconomic development
Globalisation, technological innovation and
steadily increasing life expectancy are changing the way we live. Understanding the individual and social implications of these fast
moving challenges requires in-depth know­
ledge of the social sciences as well as in­
novative interdisciplinary research. This is the
vocation of the Integrative Research Unit on
Social and Individual Development (­INSIDE)
headed by Dieter Ferring, with Helmut W
­ illems
as deputy-head.
“We are expanding knowledge and providing solutions for sustainable socio-economic
development through the study of social
change,” commented Dieter Ferring on the
unit’s role. “We find that Luxembourg is an
interesting ‘laboratory’ within which we can
test ideas,” he noted. “Here we have a high
density of languages, cultures and national­
ities, making society very challenging but also
very interesting.” INSIDE is responsible for
one of the University’s main research areas:
social and individual development in Luxembourg. However, the unit is there not just to
understand the national picture, but to inform
international scholarship too.
Thematic focus
The unit is focused on sharing expertise with other
disciplines in order to make insightful discoveries.
“We are not structured according to disciplines
but rather to thematic fields,” explained Helmut
Willems. “That said, each specialist requires
strong knowledge of his own subject to enable
him to play the fullest role in our collaborative
work,” he added. The unit comprises researchers from psychology, sociology, economics, educational sciences and social work.
This integrative approach has been attractive.
There were 10 professors and 7 associate professors in the unit at the end of 2013, about
three times the total in 2006. Following this
swift growth, there are now over 91 staff in total. Given this expansion, it was necessary to
reorganise in 2013 and this led to the creation
of four interdisciplinary institutes (see full descriptions of each one on the following pages).
­Dieter Ferring believes this will enable the unit
to mature, adding: “we want to attract the
best PhD students from Europe and beyond.”
example, INSIDE provided scientific analysis
and developed quantitative methodology for
the 2011 census. The unit is also working on
two social reports for the government, looking at particular challenges for Luxembourg’s
youth and its elderly population. They also
work with the CEPS/INSTEAD public research
centre, including a project with the Esch-surAlzette local authorities. Dieter Ferring calls
these relationships “win-win” as these organisations can provide data and other insights
while the INSIDE unit can bring the theoretical
and methodological input.
A player globally and locally
Sophisticated laboratories
An example of this approach is the relatively
recent creation of the PEARL Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality (­IRSEI).
Informed particularly by sociology and economics, this institute is investigating an issue to which Luxembourg may have thought
itself immune: inequality. Indeed, the threat
to the relative living standards of lower and
middle class people is one of the hottest topics in the social sciences and the University of
Luxembourg is part of this global debate. “If
you are looking at the micro-social level, then
Luxembourg is particularly interesting as part
of comparative work,” explained F
­ erring, adding that the team has access to high quality household data especially provided by the
Luxembourg Income Study.
Close involvement with local collaborative
projects is an important end in itself but also
gives access to wider expertise, data and
other information. The unit helps produce reports on socio-economic issues on behalf of
the government, as well as work adding value
with the national statistics office Statec. For
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As well as Luxembourg being a metaphorical
social sciences ‘laboratory’, INSIDE has three
well equipped psycho-social laboratories and
a psychological diagnostic centre. These are
used for experimentation and measurement
for a range of research activities across the
unit. They are also used for teaching and
training both at the Master and PhD levels.
The Media and Experimental Lab enables
insight into a range of areas. An example is
aggression research, which allows monitoring
of how violent video games effect thought
processes, emotion and behaviour. Observing psycho-physiological processes related to
health (such as cardiovascular disorders, obesity, eating dis­orders and anxiety) is possible
in the Clinical Psychophysiology Laboratory.
Here scientists can observe reactions by the
central-nervous-system, cardiovascular system and respiratory system as well as behavioural responses (eye gaze, facial expression,
reaction times etc). The Laboratory of Psychobiology and Neurophysiology is part of the
research subdomain “Stress, Pain and Pain
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Dieter Ferring
Head
Helmut Willems
Deputy Head
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“We are expanding knowledge and providing solutions for sustainable socio-economic
development through the study of social change.”
Modulation.” It seeks to gauge the impact of
stress and altered stress hormone levels on
the perception of pain. It is equipped with sensory stimulation and imaging technology.
Reaching a wide public
The unit is also active in sharing its learning with the public and the wider academic
community. The IRSEI team cooperates with
the “Inequality and…?” lecture series in collaboration with CEPS/Instead, the European
Investment Bank Institute, the Economist
Club of Luxembourg, the European Commission and Statec. Further examples of public
outreach comprise public lectures on health
issues organised by the Institute on Health
and Behaviour, or a lecture series on life tran-
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sitions arranged by the Institute for Research
and Innovation in Social Work, Social Pedagogy, Social Welfare (IRISS). This is all part
of the broader aim of stimulating interest,
discussion, cooperation and research.
“This complex problem requires work
from a range of disciplines, especially
psychology, education, sociology, law
and technical engineering.”
Georges Steffgen
How Europe combats cyberbullying
Online harassment means victims are no
longer safe from bullying at home. Young people and their carers are seeking new ways to
cope. If they fail, the consequences can be
tragic. A new book “Cyberbullying through
the New Media” summarises current bestpractice from across Europe and Australia.
Georges Steffgen, Professor of Social and
Work Psychology at Luxembourg University, was co-author of this important, multidiscip­linary, cutting edge publication.
mobile) internet applications. With PCs in
children’s bedrooms and smartphones in
their pockets, bullies can now reach places
that were once protected from harassment.
Carers often struggle to understand and fail
to offer adequate coping strategies. The effects can be devastating, as born witness by
several high-profile cases of suicide following
repeated online harassment.
Steffgen. “By this we mean deliberate and repeated harassment using new technologies,
principally the internet and mobile devices. Our
publication is the culmination of a major, fouryear networking effort in which we reviewed
academic work and official strategies from 28
European countries and Australia,” he added.
Expertise distilled
So much of young people’s social life and
identity is now conducted via (increasingly
“This book encapsulates the latest thinking and
shares expertise on ‘cyberbullying’,” explains
The book was the outcome of research undertaken through COST Action IS0801. This
is a project of Cooperation of Science and
Technology (COST) part of the European Com-
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Key role for Luxembourg
mission funded European Sciences Foundation. The Action was chaired by Peter Smith
of Goldsmiths College, London, a world-renowned expert on bullying.
Georges Steffgen was selected for the prestigious position of vice-chair as the Action
wished to benefit from his expertise and strong
academic contacts across Europe. The University of Luxembourg’s multi-cultural nature and
its multi-disciplinary vocation make it ideal for
this type of cross-border collaborative work.
The new threat
Online bullies can use fake email accounts
and one-use prepaid mobile subscriptions to
send distressing photos, videos and denigrating text. Using this anonymity, perpetrators
can be freed from many of the constraints
faced by traditional bullies.
Victims can suffer humiliation or fear when
material or personal data is posted to unsupervised public forums. Once online and saved
to hard disks, data can be almost impossible
to destroy. Exclusion from online social networks is also used to hurt victims and online
gaming is another forum for harassment. Alternatively, bullies can impersonate in order
to misrepresent victims online. No less damaging can be direct attacks using persistent,
hurtful or threatening emails and messages.
Recommendations for key actors
“This complex problem requires work from a
range of disciplines, especially psych­
ology,
education, sociology, law and technical engin­
eering,” said. Steffgen. The goal is to promote
best practice used to tackle the issue, both
in terms of helping victims and preventing
attacks. As well as young people and carers,
this also relates to how mobile companies can
contribute.
Over 50 national guidelines were analysed
with best practice identified for four main
target groups: parents, young people, schools
and teachers. The aim was to identify ways
of dealing with negative consequences while
emphasising the positive aspects of new
technology on relationships. Below is a short
summary of the main recommendations.
Pro-active policies, plans and practices
Parents: By acting as positive role models
and talking to their children, parents can prevent young people developing and reinforcing
cyberbullying behaviour.
Young people must feel responsible for action against bullying. They should be consulted about how bulling can be countered in each
situation as well as being encouraged to take
responsibility for their own and their peers’
safety online. Student participation in mentoring and counselling programmes helps.
Schools: The whole school community has to
provide positive role models and provide clear
support and procedures to help prevent, detect and end online aggression.
Teachers then implement and evaluate
school policy
cyberbullying to relevant authorities or seek
counselling.
Schools can coordinate a response from all
interested parties to specific cases and for
setting policies.
Teachers should work with parents to raise
awareness and counteract specific cases.
Social environment
Parents must encourage children to take
appropriate action when they witness cyberbullying. They should set a good example and
encourage empathy and self esteem.
Young people must recognise the import­
ance of supporting victims and learn effective
coping strategies.
Schools must develop a supportive culture to
enable students to report and seek help.
Understanding and competence
Parents need to be aware of which technol­
ogies their children use. This can help them
identify problems, teach about online privacy
and be quicker to report harassment.
Teachers’ relationships with students are important for detecting and dealing with problems.
Young people must understand what cyberbullying entails, the damaging effects
on victims and the risks of prosecution.
They also need adequate technological and
psychologic­
al problem-solving skills when
faced with online attacks.
Schools: Strategies include mentoring schemes,
discipline and conflict resolution programmes.
Teachers need awareness of cyberbullying
behaviour within a group. They should also increase student understanding.
Collaborative partnerships
Parents need to take action to support their
bullied children or to prevent their child from
harassing others. It has been proven that
conversations and care help rather than banning technologies.
Young people need to recognise the problem
lies with the aggressor and feel able to report
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Georges Steffgen is co-author of the new publication „Cyberbullying through the new media”.
Institute FOR
Health and Behaviour
Head of institute: Claus Vögele
Deputy Head: Georges Steffgen
TEAM MEMBERS: Marie-Emmanuelle Amara – Fernand Anton – Michèle Baumann – Werner Becker – Jessica Brensing – Barbara Bucki – Smadar
Bustan – Cristina Campillo – Elisabeth Engelberg – Cathy Fiatte – Ana Maria Gonzalez-Roldan – Ulrike Hanesch – Christian Happ – Kathrin HennigesJanssen – Senad Karavdic – Diane Kohl – Etienne Le Bihan – Glenn Marie Le Coz – Annika Lutz – André Melzer – Gunnthora Olafsdottir – Yacine
­Ouzzahra – Andreia Pinto Costa – Gerhard Reese – Silke Rost – Violetta Schaan – Raymonde Scheuren – Angelika Schlarb – André Schulz – Stefan
Sütterlin – Jessica Tapp – Marian van der Meulen – Zoé van Dyck – Simone Witzmann – Vivien Zell
The maintenance of good health and well-­being
through prevention, and better health care
through successful interventions, are of crucial
importance for today’s modern societies. Findings from representative
European studies as well as national data clearly show that the incidence of age-related diseases and functional impairments dramati-
Research
Objectives
cally increases above the age of 75 years and, associated with this,
the number of dependent persons. In addition to increasing age, social development and the resulting changes in the social environment
constitute challenges requiring the individual to continuously adapt
at behavioural, physiological and psychological levels. Difficulties in
coping or breakdown in adaptation contribute to lower quality of life
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and ill health in children, adolescents and adults, e.g. chronic physical
conditions and mental disorders, many of which develop in interaction
with genetic factors and the predisposing effects of early childhood
adversity. About 28% of the global burden of disease has been attributed to mental health problems (WHO), mostly due to the chronically
disabling nature of depression and other common mental disorders,
alcohol-use and substance-use disorders, and psychoses. Such estimates have drawn attention to the importance of psychological wellbeing for public health. Reduced quality of life, functional impairments
and mental and physical ill health pose a major challenge in terms of
individual suffering and economic cost for society.
There is an urgent need for better prevention programmes and interventions, based on empirical results on the interactions between social
change and health across all age groups. The Institute for Health and
Behaviour addresses this research need in four distinct but complementary research groups: (1) Health Promotion and Aggression Prevention; (2) Health Inequalities; (3) Pain, Stress and Pain Regulation and
(4) Self-Regulation and Health.
In 2013 the Institute for Health and Behaviour
has seen a steady rise in research output and
new academic staff appointed. Members of the
Institute were successful in attracting several research grants, funded
by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) and the University of Luxembourg (UL), and continued to complete major projects funded by the
European Commission (FP7 programme), the FNR (CORE and AFR programme), the UL, and several Luxembourgish public institutions (e.g.
STATEC, la Chambre des Salariés Luxembourg, le Ministère de l’Egalité
des Chances, le Service National de la Jeunesse). A substantial part of
these projects are carried out in collaboration with international and
national partners, which demonstrates the excellent research network
and environment provided by the institute.
Research
Activities
research output of the institute is reflected in the quantity and quality
of research publications (30 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 books,
23 contributions to edited volumes), conference presentations (52
oral and poster presentations), conferences organised (2 international
conferences), new external research grants awarded (5) and PhD students supervised (12).
In addition, members of the institute continued to serve as experts in
various capacities, including the editorship or membership on editor­
ial boards of international peer-reviewed journals and volumes (e.g.
ISRN Pain; Frontiers in Eating Behaviors; Applied Psychology; Health
and Well-Being; Chronic Illness; International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences), reviewer activity for research funding
organisations (Agence Nationale de la Recherche – Paris, France; FNRS
– Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – Belgique; Fonds de Recherche
du Québec – Canada; DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft –
Germany; ERC – European Research Council – EU; FWO – Research
Foundation Flanders – Belgium; National Initiative Brain and Cognition
– the Netherlands; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
– the Netherlands) and peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Appetite; Biologic­
al Psychology; British Journal of Health Psychology; Health Promotion
International; International Journal of Equity for Health; International
Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Physiology & Behavior,
Psychophysiology).
The continued development of research activity in the Institute of
Health and Behaviour in 2013 suggests an excellent trajectory for research in the years to come and the institute’s mission to contribute to the maintenance of good health through research on disease
processes and prevention and the provision of knowledge to improve
health care at both a national and international level.
These projects cover an impressive range of topics that address current health concerns from a behavioural perspective. Examples of topics include 1) Monitoring and dynamics of health status through risk
factors for cardiovascular diseases, 2) Mental health needs in Luxembourg, 3) Stress, biochemical mediators and nociceptive processing,
4) Pain and suffering: from philosophical concepts to psychobiological
mechanisms, 5) Neurofeedback in the rehabilitation after stroke, 6)
Health effects of nature experience, 7) Cognitive processes in eating
disorders, 8) Stereotyped gender roles in the media, 9) Use of new
media by children, and 10) Prevention of violence and aggression in
children and adolescents using interactive media.
In 2013 results from these projects were published using a wide variety
of formats including academic publications, conference presentations,
workshops and reports for stakeholders, and presentations to the general public to ensure the widest possible dissemination. The excellent
More than 150 international researchers attended the 11th congress
of the Fachgruppe Gesundheitspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für
Psychologie organised by the Institute for Health and Behaviour.
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Institute FOR Research on
Generations and Family
Head of institute: Dieter Ferring
Deputy Head: Helmut Willems
TEAM MEMBERS: Isabelle Albert – Can Aybek – Stéphanie Barros Coimbra – Sandra Biewers-Grimm – Thomas Boll – Sabine Bollig – Elisabeth B
­ ourkel
– Petra Böwen – Jean Philippe Pierre Décieux – Christian Haag – Christina Haas – Andreas Heinen – Andreas Heinz – Katrin Hillebrand – MichaelSebastian Honig – Patrice Joachim – Lisa Kremer – Anja Leist – Juliane Lessing – Christiane Meyers – Elke Murdock – Sascha Neumann – Sylvia
Nienhaus – Gabrijela Reljic – Romain Sahr – Jan Scharf – Anett Schmitz – Oliver Schnoor – Anette Schumacher – Claudia Seele-Stresow – Isabelle
Tournier – Andreas Vuori – Daniel Weis – Martine Wiltzius – Jean-Claude Zeimet
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Research
Objectives
Research within this institute focuses on generations within the family in a life span perspective. Putting the family into the frame of life
span development underlines the different contexts, but also needs
and challenges that generations have to meet throughout the human
life. Research within the institute concentrates on three domains:
Early Childhood: Education and Care led by Michael-Sebastian Honig,
investigates the conditions and practices of education and care in early
childhood. On a macro-level it observes the significance of non-familial
care and education for children’s living conditions; on a micro-level it
studies the everyday routines in Luxembourgian care arrangements. In
this, the research group also studies the conditions of transition from
family to non-familial care and pre-school settings.
ation of informal and formal caregivers, the exchange of support and
the quality of intergenerational relations within families, as well as on
the regulation of subjective well-being in old age.
Research
Activities
A total of 21 projects are currently running
within the institute. New projects have been
successfully acquired and started during 2013.
Implementation and preparation of projects
•
Children
in the Luxembourgian Day Care System, funded by the
Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)/CORE – Programme, investigates the diversity of care arrangements of 2- to 4-year-olds
from the vantage point of the children.
Youth Research: Context and Structures of Growing-up. The
research group under the lead of Helmut Willems investigates the
situation of young people from an interdisciplinary perspective with a
multi-methodological approach. The research activities encompass topics such as school-to-work transition, social engagement, citizenship,
migration, leisure activities and identity. The research projects have an
academic and international orientation, and are strongly connected to
the national context of youth policy and practice. One concern of the
research group is to establish and to maintain an on-going regulated
dialogue with policy and youth work that has led to the implementaton
of the National Youth Report published every 5 years.
•
Doing Quality in Commercial Childcare,
Ageing and Life Span Development constitutes the third research
group led by Dieter Ferring. The different ways in which we age, as well
as the conditions that promote autonomy and reduce dependence in
old age compose the major research fields here. Projects focus on the
use of information and other assistive technology in old age, the situ-
•Two
funded by the University of
Luxembourg, investigates the relatively unknown area of commercial structures in the Luxembourgian field of non-familial day care
and asks how the actors in these settings accomplish their ideas
of good practice.
•The
aim of the project Scientific Social Reporting for the City of
Esch/Alzette, funded by the City of Esch/Alzette, is to elaborate a
comprehensive social report with respect to different groups and
covering different domains within urban development and planning. This project is realized in cooperation with CEPS.
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projects with regard to senior communal planning are currently realized: (1) Senior + – a report on the situation of older
adults in the City of Differdange, funded by the City of Differange;
(2) Life situation of elderly people in Esch/Alzette.
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•The
project Intergenerational Relations in the Light of Migration
and Ageing, funded by the FNR/CORE – Junior Track Programme
to Isabelle Albert, probes identity constructs, values, and intergenerational relations in Luxemburgian and Portuguese families.
•
Moreover
several new projects have been under preparation (especially with respect to Horizon 2020). The project Parcours
d’Intégration de Jeunes issus de l’Immigration, funded by the
Ministère de l’Education, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse is already acquired and will start in 2014. It focuses on the integration of young
migrants into society, dealing with the notion of success and the
explanatory factors for the successful integration of young migrants
into different life spheres (work, education, neighborhood, etc.).
Invited professor
Jaan Valsiner, Professor of Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University
(Denmark), and Professor of Psychology at Clark University (USA) is
one of the founders of the re-birth of cultural psychology at the end of
the 20th century. He joined the research group on Ageing and Life Span
Development in spring 2013.
INTERGENERATIONAL
RELATIONS
Conferences and workshops
EUROPEAN
PERSPECTIVES IN
fAmIly ANd SOCIETy
•
MultiPluriTrans
– Emerging Fields in Educational Ethnography –
International Conference on Ethnography in Education and Social
Work was organised by the research group on Early Childhood:
Education and Care and hosted by the University of Luxembourg.
From November 21 to 23, more than 150 participants from across
Europe and overseas discussed emerging fields in Educational Ethnography.
•The institute realised in collaboration with the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes (D) and the Berner Fachhoch­
schule (CH) the Drei Länder Summer School – Übergänge im Lebensverlauf.
•The Journée de la Gérontologie in October was dedicated to La
Prise en Charge de la Malnutrition chez les Personnes Agées.
•A public Forum Démence in March presented best practices of
care and service provision to persons with dementia.
Awards and new positions
Reljic has been awarded the Best Doctoral Thesis Award
by the Amis de l’Université for her work on Is Mother Tongue Important for the Academic Achievement of Language-Minority Children?
The Case of Luxembourg, Serbia and Europe.
•Sascha Neumann entered a position as an associate professor for
Educational Science at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
Edited by Isabelle Albert and Dieter Ferring
•Gabrijela
New publication Intergenerational Relations – European Perspectives in
Family and Society edited by Isabelle Albert and Dieter Ferring
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Julia de Bres
Associate Professor
Why did you come to Luxembourg and
join the research unit IPSE?
Research Unit IPSE / Institute of Luxembourgish Language and Literatures
“I came to Luxembourg from New Zea­
land to experience living and working in
a multilingual environment. Being part
of IPSE has allowed me to work on
several enriching interdisciplinary pro­
jects and, as one of the future heads of
the IPSE Doctoral School, I am looking
forward to sharing my passion for mul­
tilingualism with a whole new genera­
tion of researchers in IPSE.”
How do you see the interdisciplinary
research activities within IPSE?
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“Learning is not just about what is spoken, but
also virtual and visual material.”
Michael-Sebastian Honig
Developing new ways to understand
Education is more than a series of classroom
episodes. Teaching and learning are influenced
by society, the environment, technology, history and culture in the widest sense. Ethnography faces this complexity to achieve a broad
understanding of how these various forces
interact. Hence, the conference “MultiPluriTrans: Emerging Fields in Educational Ethnography”, held in Luxembourg in 2013 and mainly
funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche,
was a step towards capturing the wider reality
of educational processes and practices.
An internationalist language
“In this interdisciplinary subject it is import­ant
to learn from a wide range of academics,” insisted Michael-Sebastian Honig who heads the
Early Childhood: Education and Care research
group which organised this conference (Sabine
Bollig, Sascha Neumann, Claudia Seele). “However, in this we need to develop a common
language as educational ethnography encompasses many different subjects and academic
traditions,” he added.
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Held in November 2013, this was the fourth
in the “Ethnographic Research in Education”
conference series held since 2006. Originally
focused mainly on German speaking countries, the move to Luxembourg demonstrated
the intention to reach out further. So as well
as participants from Germany, Switzerland,
Austria and Luxembourg, on the 150-strong
guest list were, for the first time, leading specialists from Spain, Japan, the UK, Australia,
Sweden and the USA.
Understanding the wider context
An ethnographical approach to education is
different from traditional techniques. “Quantitative methodology such as that used in the
OECD’s PISA [Programme for International
Student Assessment] is the mainstream of
educational research,” notes Honig. In this,
student performance is measured and compared, encouraging a change in teaching
methods to affect these outcomes. While
accepting the usefulness of studies such as
these, educational ethnography uncovers different nuances.
“Observing a group of people in one place and
at one time lacks context,” explained Claudia
Seele, a PhD student under the supervision of
Michael-Sebastian Honig. “The relevance of
this idea of unity of person, place and time is
being called into question as there is a lack
of understanding of the historical background,
the global connections and culture in general,”
she added. Educational ethnography is closely
linked to the methodology of anthropology
and is an idea that is finding increasing favour.
“Ethnography is
an observational
methodology.”
Claudia Seele
complex cross border care chains for children,
with all kinds of family, friendship and social
connections interacting with formal learning
environments.
Multi-layered social process
Challenging debates
There is a parallel with philosophical concepts of the mind. Rather than being limited
to chemical reactions in the brain, it is linked
to one’s social group and environment more
generally. Similarly, learning is a multi-layered
social process. “Learning is not just about
what is spoken, but also virtual and visual material,” noted Honig, adding “this poses new
problems for research as you can’t always rely
on what participants say but have to view an
assemblage of how meaning is constructed.”
So rather than relying heavily on the measurement of inputs, outputs and outcomes “ethnography is an observational method­ology,”
noted Claudia Seele. “The researcher is physically present in the ‘field’ that is to say, for
example, the classroom or day care centre,”
she added. “Nevertheless, we are aware that
what we observe remains only part of the
reality and we have to take into ­account the
effects of our presence.” For example, in the
Luxembourg context it is common to have
Many ethnographers believe there is even
more to this topic than social and technologic­
al interaction. “It is increasingly questioned
whether objects and spaces should be taken
into account as active participants in the
edu­cational setting,” notes Honig. He is aware
that this idea of artefacts playing an active
role in learning somewhat independently of
people is a “provocative” idea. Yet he argues:
“how can you understand the making of reality when it is so complex? Ethnographers seek
to understand this complexity as much as
possible. After all, social phenomena do not
just relate to people, they are also to do with
places and materials.” This is a controversial
view and is a current hot topic, contributing
to efforts to transform thinking about educational processes.
These theoretical debates and methodological challenges were at the heart of the discussions at the November conference. These
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themes are summed up by the “MultiPluriTrans” name which alludes to the different dimensions being studied. The main attendees
were from an educational science and soci­
ology background. Examples of presentations
included: “Matters of Learning in Practice.
Sociomaterial Approaches in Educational Research”; “Networks of Knowledge and Action.
Rethinking School Ethnography Under the Focus of Multi-Sited Ethnography”; “The mul­tiple
geographies of ECEC – Care arrangements
from the vantage point of children”; “Local
and Translocal Conditions for Interactions Between Students and Teachers. Reflections on
a Comparative Meta-Ethnography”.
Progress made
There was consensus that the greater internationalisation of this conference contributed to the work and much of this was thanks
to efforts from Luxembourg. This broader
focus will be maintained for the next event
planned for 2015, probably in Vienna (Austria). Meanwhile a book of the findings of
the 2013 conference is due to be published
by transcript publishers in collaboration with
Columbia University Press.
Institute FOR Research and
Innovation in Social Work, Social
Pedagogy, Social Welfare
Head of institute: Ute Karl
Deputy Head: Thomas Marthaler
TEAM MEMBERS: Céline Dujardin – Claude Haas – Julia Jäger – Boris Kühn – Arthur Limbach-Reich – Ulla Peters – Anne Carolina Ramos
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The research activities of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Work, Social
Pedagogy and Social Welfare (IRISS) are related
to processes of social change by addressing the
underlying dynamics and rationalities as well as the perspectives of
individuals. Social change raises questions of social cohesion and wellbeing, of inclusion and social justice, and not least of governance.
Research
Objectives
The research activities of the institute contribute to the development
of Social Work and Social Pedagogy as a profession and a discipline in
an international perspective. They support innovation in Luxembourg’s
social sector by scientific follow-up and evaluation, by generating
knowledge and dissemination. The institute links Luxembourgian developments to international and global debates and hereby provides for
reflexivity and sustainability in social development.
The main research questions focus on transitions and transformations
in different fields of Social Work, Social Pedagogy, Education, and Social Welfare, including discourses, organisation(s), and individuals: The
institutional frames (i.e. welfare regimes and their transformations)
are of specific interest under a comparative perspective. They underline the role of specific national and supranational public policies in
the dynamics of transitions and can be seen as dispositives of human
services organisations within a given society.
From a perspective of organisational research, the interesting question is how social services change and due to which rationalities. This
also aims at questions of organisational programmes and interactions,
e.g. concepts of care and education in different formal, non-formal
and informal settings.
At the same time, transitions are always linked with specific challenges for individuals during the life course who have to cope with
these changes presenting risks and opportunities. Research focuses
on suffering and burdens in life-worlds, biographies and communities.
It highlights ways of coping, forms of support, processes of non-formal
and informal learning (Bildung), resilience, and solidarity including the
field of economy, i.e. transitions especially of young people into work,
inclusion of individuals with disabilities, transitions with regard to care
systems (e.g. care leavers), of older people into an after work period
or transitions in contexts of migration. The institute’s research in this
line tackles questions of professional and non-professional support.
In 2013, a three-year pilot research project
measuring the employability of three study programmes at the University of Luxembourg (Projet pilote pour mesurer le degré et le taux d’employabilité des diplômes
­issus de trois formations de l’Université du Luxembourg), co-financed
by the Institut Universitaire International Luxembourg, the European
Social Fund, and the University of Luxembourg was finalized successfully (Project Leader: Arthur Limbach-Reich). The results are crucial for
the development of Social Work and Social Pedagogy in Luxembourg,
and are of outstanding interest for the Bachelor en Sciences Sociales
et Educatives. With the aim to bring forward the exchange between the
University, professionals and the broader public, IRISS organised two
series of public lectures that animated reflections on the development
of Social Work in Luxembourg: in the spring term the Theoriegespräche
Soziale Arbeit; in the winter term (2013/2014) the Lecture Series Wandel der organisierten sozialen Hilfe und Betreuung in Luxemburg (cooperation between INSIDE und IPSE).
Research
Activities
In 2013, the research project Biographies and transnational social support networks of older migrants in Luxembourg started, led by Ute Karl
(2013–2015; Internal Funding by the University of Luxembourg). The
project takes up questions about social support and care in old age
after having migrated as adult to Luxembourg: How are social services
used and what possible barriers can be identified? Which role do family
and friends have? And which kind of social support do older migrants
receive and provide even over long-distances and in transnational social contexts?
With the focus on transitions in the life span the XXIVème Colloque Européen du Réseau REFUTS on the topic Les transitions dans les parcours de vie: entre crises socio-économiques, politiques publiques et
pratiques professionelles (organised by Claude Haas) was one of the
highlights during the year 2013. The topic­is also addressed by an on-
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Ute Karl could finalize the manuscript Rationalitäten des Übergangs in
Erwerbsarbeit, a publication based on an international workshop at the
University of Luxembourg in 2012. Further research activities in this
field are in preparation.
Connected with the project Quality in Alternative Care led by Ulla
­Peters (2011-2014, financed by the former Ministry of Family and Integration), IRISS realized a pre-project (feasibility study and research
design) for an Evaluation of the effects of the Law on Child and Youth
Care (AEF 2008) on behalf of the former Ministry of Family and Integration. This research activity is embedded in a long-term cooperation
between IRISS and important actors in the youth welfare sector aiming
at realizing substantial transfers of knowledge. Only to mention two
activities: The National FORUM Aide à l’Enfance et à la Famille and the
–already institutionalized – series of Workshops in Social Diagnosis
and Case Work.
Thomas Marthaler joined the European COST – Action on Social Services, Welfare State and Places. The restructuring of social services in
Europe and its impacts on social and territorial cohesion and governance (2011–2015) for Luxembourg with a case study on regulations of
child welfare.
Addressing social innovation, the 1st interdisciplinary workshop on
solidarity economy La construction de l’économie solidaire au Luxembourg : une mise en perspective internationale has been organised by
Claude Haas in cooperation with other members of INSIDE and the Research Unit in Law (30.05.2013).
In 2013, researchers from IRISS organised the lecture series Transitions –
Übergänge ins Erwachsenenalter. Further lectures are planned for 2014.
going public Lecture Series Transitions – Übergänge ins Erwachsenenalter – Herausforderungen im Spannungsfeld von Heimerziehung,
Schule und Arbeitsmarkt (2013-2014) (Ute Karl/Ulla Peters). In 2013,
Continuous and internationally embedded research on disabilities and
inclusion is conducted by Arthur Limbach-Reich who successfully finalized several projects in 2013.
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Simone Heiderscheid
Study programme
coordination
You are in charge of the coordination of the Bachelor in Psychology,
what does your job entail?
Bachelor in Psychology
“I am in charge of developing and
maintaining the programme’s admin­
istrative procedures, setting up and
implementing the study programme´s
public relations and student recruit­
ment strategies. Moreover, I am signifi­
cantly involved in the student selec­
tion process, student mobility and the
organisation of the alumni network.
What I particularly enjoy is that my job
touches on various aspects of higher
education.”
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Institute FOR Research on
Socio-Economic Inequality
Head of institute: Louis Chauvel
Deputy Head: Conchita d’Ambrosio
Founded in 2012 after a multi-million Euro grant
from the Programme Excellence Award for Research in Luxembourg (PEARL) by the National
Research Fund (FNR), the Institute for Research on Socio-Economic
Inequality (IRSEI) focuses on a national research priority: the study of
socio-economic inequality.
In the research activities of the institute, social
inequality is used both in its economic and social denotation since it covers the distribution
of financial resources as well as the distribution of opportun­ities to
participate in social life. Social inequality thus encompasses disparities in income, wealth and employment outcomes, as well as inequality with respect to gender, age, education, family structure and immigration status. Social inequality always affects the life chances of
individuals and groups of individuals, as well as social cohesion, and is
linked to market stability and democratic consolidation. IRSEI takes
the position that the social and economic sciences have to be interlinked in order to guarantee a comprehensive and reliable analysis of
the phenomenon of social inequality.
Research
Objectives
Research
Activities
IRSEI aims to uncover the new processes of transformations of inequalities by means of demographic, economic, psychological as well
as sociological analysis. Social stratification is not fixed forever and is
a meta-stable system where apparent stability is based on permanent
changes. IRSEI analyses the dynamics of the social replacement of
generations, the complicated changing balance between earnings and
wealth, and competition between countries with different levels of inequalities and living standards in a globalized world.
Realisation and/or finalisation of main projects
IRSEI aims at a better understanding of individual well-being and
socio-economic inequalities in Luxembourg, the Greater Region, and
the 28 countries of the European Union in a globalized perspective.
What is the reality of inequality in Luxembourg in the context of other
comparable countries? How can its particular situation inside the big
picture of Western societies be explained, what are its causes and
consequences?
IRSEI wishes to attract interest in these topics from other Luxembourgish, European and international actors, such as students and the
scientific community, as well as civil society.
Principal Investigator: Louis Chauvel
•Social
change and inequalities by cohort and generations: This includes fields such as life-course analysis of social change, ageing,
elderly status and fertility transformation, gender gaps, etc.
•Improvement of income and wealth measurement and conceptualization of social class transformations in a comparative perspective
•Objective realities of inequality and its representations
The first project develops a strategy of comparison of changes in inequality based on sophisticated dynamic methods of measures of
inequalities and cohort analyses. The second offers a more global sociological vision of the international transformation of inequalities. The
third connects sociology, economics and political sociology, and ana­
lyses the link between the objective realities of economic development
and inequality of income as well as the citizen’s representations. This
project is focused on the general lack of consistency between realities
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TEAM MEMBERS: Sabine Demazy – Anne Hartung – Vanessa Hubl – Javier Olivera Angulo – Valentina Ponomarenko – Martin Schröder – Fransje Smits
– Tereza Wennerholm Caslavska
and representations (equalitarian realities can go with a perception of
strong lack of equality), and their consequences. These three projects
represent complementary analyses of static and dynamic approaches to
inequality and social stratification that find their place in a more general strategic programme of expertise development in socio-economic
knowledge of inequality and social change in Luxembourg and Europe.
with income and life. Particular emphasis is given to two aspects of individual well-being which are not commonly considered by the standard
measures proposed in the literature: individual well-being depending on
the comparison to a reference situation; and individual well-being depending on both one’s own life course and the histories of others.
Submission of successful proposals
Principal Investigator: Conchita d’Ambrosio
•FNR
•Adaptation
to poverty
•Measuring individual and social well-being
•Analysing the socio-economic determinants of health
The research programme revolves around the study of individual well-being
and the proposal of various measures that are able to capture its different
aspects. The performance of Luxembourg and other countries according
to these will be considered. The empirical links with subjective well-being
are analysed, via the correlations with self-reported levels of satisfaction
(Fonds National de la Recherche) Grant 2012 – AFR (Aides à
la Formation-Recherche) PhD: Social Trauma and Scarring Effects
in the Transition to Retirement // Valentina Ponomarenko started
her project in March 2013.
•
FNR Grant 2012 – AFR PhD: Inequality, Overeducation, and the
Comparative Mutation of the Fertility // Tereza Wennerholm
­Caslavska started her project in March 2013.
•
FNR Grant 2013 – AFR PhD co-tutelle with the University of
­Mannheim: Household Unemployment, Social Risks and Inequality
in Europe // (Vanessa Hubl)
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•FNR
Grant 2013 – AFR Postdoc: Income Distribution in a Dynamic
Perspective // (Flaviana Palmisano)
•FNR Grant 2013 – RESCOM (Support for Research Communication): Lecture series: Inequality and …?
•IRSEI applied in November 2013 to a call for bids for the organisation of the sixth meeting of the society for the study of economic
inequality (ECINEQ) in summer 2015. IRSEI was successful and will
organize the 6th ECINEQ meeting in Luxembourg.
In 2013 the activities of the Institute for Research on Socio-Economic
Inequality were also oriented on building a team and starting collaborations with different actors in Luxembourg such as CEPS (Centre
d’Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Econo­
miques), LIS (Luxembourg Income Study), IGSS (Inspection Générale
de la Sécurité Sociale), the European Investment Bank Institute, the
European Commission, STATEC, and with other universities (KU Leu-
Lecture Series
ven, University of Mannheim,…). The members of IRSEI attended many
international conferences, seminars and workshops. IRSEI organised
in Luxembourg the Lecture Series Inequality and…? and the SEMILUX
Luxembourg Seminars on Social Inequalities and Public Policies. The
lecture series aims to bring together the research and working communities at large in Luxembourg around a theme which researchers
have traditionally associated with this country: income studies, widely
interpreted. SEMILUX aims to integrate the spread-out potential for
research on social inequalities that currently exists in Luxembourg.
The institute also established the Lunch Time Seminars where researchers in the Faculty can meet and discuss their work. The aim of
these seminars is to offer all Faculty members, including PhD students
and postdocs, an opportunity to give informal presentations on various topics, such as recent papers, conference presentations, thesis
defence practice talks and many more.
Inequality and…?
28 Nov 2013
The unifying thread of these lectures is inequality, that is, differences in the distribution of
some attributes, such as income and wealth, among the population. Each lecture will address
the links between these differences and a central social phenomenon.
21 May 2014
26 Mar 2014
6:00 pm
Room Tavenas
102 Av. Pasteur
Campus
Limpertsberg
Design : [email protected]
1:00 pm
EIB Institute
98-100,Bd Konrad
Adenauer
Luxembourg
Sept 2014
1:00 pm
EIB Institute
98-100,Bd Konrad
Adenauer
Luxembourg
16 Jan 2014
12:00 am
CEPS
3, av. de la Fonte
Campus Belval
Inequality and Conflict
Inequality and Gender
4 June 2014
12:00 am
Conseil Eco.& Social
13, rue Erasme
Kirchberg
Inequality and Poverty
Inequality and Education
Prof. Joan Maria Esteban
Prof. Janet Gornick
Prof. Stephen Jenkins
Prof. Daniele Checchi
Prof. Shlomo Weber
Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica & Barcelona GSE
LIS Center & City University of New York
London School of Economics & Political Science
The University of Milan
Inequality and Diversity
Southern Methodist University
Inequality and ... ?
Coordinated by: IRSEI - Institute of Research on Socio-Economic Inequality
Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education - Université du Luxembourg
The lecture is free, but requires registration by e-mail to : [email protected]
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IRSEI welcomed international renowned speakers for its lecture series on inequalities. The series will continue in 2014.
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Gilbert Busana
Senior lecturer
Gilbert Busana, Dir sidd scho
ganz laang an der Fakultéit als
Fuerscher an Dozent täteg. Wat
sin déi gréisste Verännerungen
an de läschte Joren?
Research Unit ECCS / Institute of Applied
Educational Sciences (AES)
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legen ISERP als Fuerscher ugefaang
hun, do gouf et grad emol 3 Fuer­
schungsprojeten. Haut si mer am
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opgestallt. Léieren, Schoulhalen an
eise Schoulsystem gin aus ganz ville
Perspektiven beliicht, an dat vun nati­
onalen an internationalen Experten.“
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“I see my role as an economist as a link
between society and policy makers.”
Conchita D’Ambrosio
Measuring inequality in 3D
There is a growing risk of inequality in Luxembourg. Changes in technology and markets are
making it hard for many unemployed people to
find work. There is a generous social security
system but is this sustainable? Meanwhile
the highly skilled are seeing their incomes
rise sharply. The Institute for Research on
Socio-Economic Inequality was founded recently to investigate these concerns among
many others. It is headed by sociologist Louis
Chauvel and economist Conchita D’Ambrosio,
and uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding inequality in its fullest sense.
If one believes that maximising well-being
should be the ultimate aim of society, one
might also be concerned if this is unequally
shared. The obvious difficulty is that this imprecise notion is more complicated to measure than monetary valuations of wealth and
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income. D’Ambrosio specialises in research
designed to bring clarity to the issue. “In my
work I have always been interested in understanding individuals’ sentiments,” she said.
“This is not standard practice in economics
but I believe it gives us deeper insight.”
A growing concern
With the decline of the manufacturing sector,
increased automation in finance and the risk of
downward pressure on social welfare benefits,
there is a clear chance that Luxembourgish society could become more polarised, as the middleclass shrinks. Hence this subject has become
a national research priority leading to this new
Institute receiving a substantial grant (PEARL)
from the National Research Fund (FNR).
Inequalities of well-being are best studied
using a range of disciplines, particularly soci­
ology and psychology as well as economics.
International perspectives add greater depth.
Hence together with inequality specialist
Louis Chauvel, Conchita D’Ambrosio is seeking
fresh understanding of the changing picture
in Luxembourg, the neighbouring regions and
the rest of the EU.
Developing new standards
“I seek to develop measures that are better
able to capture well-being than the ones currently available,” explained D’Ambrosio. The
aim is to give policy makers a clearer understanding of concepts such as deprivation, social exclusion and insecurity. This would make
it easier to counteract these negative trends.
“I see my role as an economist as a link between society and policy makers,” she added.
This is not to ignore the threat of more standard definitions of inequality. Many economists are concerned that fast changing markets and technologies are undermining the
livelihoods of skilled and unskilled workers
alike. Moreover, there is evidence that many
of those in work are seeing their purchasing
power stagnate, while the highest earners,
equipped with sought-after skills, are enjoying rising incomes. The current standard EU
statistics office definition of poverty is income less than 60% of the median (i.e. midpoint) for the country. Hence many people
across the EU are at risk. The institute will
also report on these trends.
How to measure well-being
So how to measure well-being? Traditionalists argue that gross domestic product (the
value of all goods and services produced
within a country) per capita remains a reliable rule of thumb. However, criticism has
grown in recent years. Growth might make
some people wealthier, but greater pollution,
long commuting times and social dislocation
might also reduce quality of life. Similarly, a
major natural disaster is very bad news for
the people involved but the reconstruction
effort might boost GDP. Other studies rely on
self-reported statistics, with people ranking
their happiness on a scale of 0 to 10. While
this method does produce useful statistics,
objectivity is lacking.
“I have worked on indices which measure a
range of well-being related variables,” explained D’Ambrosio, striving to develop statistics-based measures of life quality. For example, an individual’s perception of their wealth
and status compared to neighbours is often
sufficient to generate feelings of well-being
or discontent.
Strong data is key
“Past experience is also very important,”
notes D’Ambrosio. For example, she has conducted work showing that people have longterm psychological difficulties adapting to
lower incomes. She is also working on measuring such relatively intangible things as insecurity and even indignation at apparently unjustified salaries of some high earners. Again,
all these feed into greater understanding of
perceptions of inequality.
She has used comprehensive rich German
data for much of her work, featuring very detailed information (including from interviews)
about individuals’ modes and standards of living dating back to 1992. Conchita D’Ambrosio
would like to work in close collaboration with
Luxembourg’s Social and Economic Council
(CES) and the High Council for Sustainable
Development (CSDD) regarding their project
on a national well-being indicator going beyond GDP. She was involved in a similar exercise in Italy, which makes her well placed to
contribute.
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A global effort
As well as her work nationally and within the
Faculty, her research has attracted global
interest. For example, she has recently begun analysing multidimensional poverty data
from Japan: another country which, like Luxembourg, has just begun to understand the
threat of poverty. “We have seen in recent
years some of the poorest in Japan are men
with high-school degrees who lost their jobs.”
she noted. There are clear parallels here with
Luxembourg.
She is raising the University’s profile in other
ways, including working relationships with
aca­demics from across Europe, North America and Australia. As well, Conchita D’Ambrosio
is the managing editor of the respected journal the Review of Income and Wealth, with the
official editorial office moving to Luxembourg
in August 2014. Then in 2015 the institute will
host the biannual conference of the So­ciety
for the Study of Economic Inequality. The
2013 conference in Italy attracted more than
200 researchers from 13 countries.
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IPSE – Framing the context
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Études luxembourgeoises / Luxemburg-Studien
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Institut d’études Romanes, Médias et Arts (IRMA) / Institut für
Geschlechterforschung, Diversität und Migration / Institute of
Geography and Spatial Planning / Institut für deutsche Sprache,
Literatur und für Interkulturalität
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Une visibilité internationale pour la science politique
« made in Luxembourg »
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Institute for History / Institute of Luxembourgish Language
and Literatures / Institute of Philosophy / Institute of Political
Science / Ästhetische Figurationen des Politischen im Zeitalter
des ‘Postnationalen’ – ÄFP / IDENT2 – Regionalisierungen als
Identitätskonstruktionen in Grenzräumen
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Kant and the modern world
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IPSE
Identités. Politiques,
Sociétés, Espaces
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IPSE – Framing the context
The research unit Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) conducts interdisciplinary
research in the humanities and social sciences. A broad range of subjects are covered,
including culture, identity, governance, media,
literature, philosophy, politics, history and
geography. Research endeavours encompass
a critical self-reflection on interdisciplinary
work, which contributes to international debates and fosters methodological advances.
IPSE is composed of 8 institutes: Gender, Diversity and Migration; Geography and Spatial
Planning; German Language, Literature and
Intercultural Studies; History; Luxembourgish
Language and Literatures; Philosophy; Political Science; Romance; Media and Art Studies.
Co-operation across disciplines
Researchers within these disciplines work
on areas such as: intercultural and identity
studies; multi-level governance analyses regarding public policies, spatial planning, environmental management and the financial sector; sociolinguistic issues; media and literature
studies (including cinema, museums, music and
theatre); contemporary philosophy and ethics;
migration studies; nation building and transnational history; and research on border areas.
The IPSE research unit, established in 2006,
had 163 members at the end of 2013. They
are involved in research projects financed by
European programmes, the National Research
Fund (Fonds National de la Recherche - FNR),
government ministries and cultural institutions in Luxembourg, as well as the University of Luxembourg. This includes the ‘Border Studies’ programme, active since 2013,
which is one of the three ‘key areas’ of the
University of the Greater Region. The IPSE
research unit has been involved in establishing an interregional Centre for Border Studies. Here, geographers, historians and linguists
are fostering interdisciplinary research on societal transitions in European border regions.
New orientation
As part of the faculty’s new four-year plan
starting in 2014, the unit will contribute to
the new key research areas ‘Multilingualism
and Intercultural Studies’ and ‘Sustainable
Development’. Furthermore, based on the
precedent of the unit’s doctoral seminars, a
programme for a planned IPSE doctoral school
has been developed. This is due to be launched
in September 2014, offering not only disciplinary training and transferable skills seminars,
but also interdisciplinary modules in three
sub-programmes: ‘Sustainable Development’,
‘Intercultural Studies and Identities’ and ‘European and International Governance’. At an
early stage of their PhD projects, candidates
will thus be encouraged to broaden their
scope and acquire complementary conceptual
and methodological skills. This will help them
tackle complex societal, political and social
phenomena through their empirical research.
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International and national
In various domains, IPSE researchers are cooperating with international, national and local
bodies. For example, cross-border partners include: UNESCO; Eurostat; the European Commission; the European Migration Network; and
the ESPON programme. Within Luxembourg,
work is underway with the Chamber of Deputies, several ministries, numerous local authorities, the Economic and Social Council (Conseil
Economique et Social), the High Council for
Sustainable Development (Conseil Supérieur
pour un Développement Durable) and the High
Council for Spatial Planning (Conseil Supérieur
de l’Aménagement du Territoire). This coope­
ration provides both insights into relevant
topics and opportunities to feed research findings into current policy debates.
Unit members from all disciplines are part of
international networks, cooperating with renowned institutions and scholars on all continents. These connections strengthen IPSE’s
international visibility. This in turn has helped
lead to the award of successful project applications at the European and national levels,
the editing of international journals and book
series, joint book and article publications and
joint supervision of doctoral candidates.
Creating networks
Furthermore, IPSE frequently hosts meetings
and conferences of international associa-
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Christian Schulz
Head
Peter Gilles
Deputy Head
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“As part of the faculty’s new four-year plan starting in 2014, the unit will contribute to the new
key research areas ‘Multilingualism and Intercultural Studies’ and ‘Sustainable Development’. “
tions and research networks. In 2013 these
included the fifth congress of the Network of
Francophone Political Science Associations
(Réseau des associations francophones de
science politique) and the biannual confe­
rence of the Benelux Interuniversity Association of Transport Researchers (BIVEC-GIBET).
In order to maintain its high success rates regarding project funding applications, the unit
is developing specific quality assurance mechanisms. It also offers training to junior and
senior researchers in grant application writing,
project management and public relations. As
well as applying for ATTRACT, CORE, Intermobi­
lity and AFR grants offered by the FNR, strong
emphasis is put on European funding schemes
(such as Horizon 2020) and other international
research calls. In addition, two potential applications for chairs are currently being prepared
within the FNR’s PEARL scheme.
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Études luxembourgeoises /
Luxemburg-Studien
Des livres pour donner une nouvelle crédibilité et une plus grande visibilité à la recherche
Confiée à l’éditeur universitaire international Peter Lang, qui en assure une diffusion mondiale, la collection « LuxemburgStudien / Etudes luxembourgeoises »
s’attache à promouvoir les travaux menés
au sein de l’unité de recherche IPSE (Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces) de
l’Université du Luxembourg. Depuis 2012,
cinq premiers ouvrages ont reçu l’aval du
comité d’édition et cinq nouveaux livres
devraient rejoindre la collection en 2014.
Si l’Université du Luxembourg encourage depuis
toujours ses doctorants à publier le résultat
de leurs recherches à l’étranger, le lancement
d’une collection luxembourgeoise offre désormais une visibilité accrue à certains travaux
menés au sein de l’unité de recherche IPSE.
Cette unité de recherche, et les livres qui en
sont issus, étudient des questions importantes
relatives à la société et à ses développements
dans une perspective socio-culturelle, histo-
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rique, politique, linguistique et spatiale. Ses
activités ne se limitent pas au Luxembourg
mais concernent également la Grande Région
et l’Europe. « A ce titre, la société luxembourgeoise constitue un laboratoire de recherche
extrêmement riche et intéressant pour la communauté scientifique et civile internationale.
Aussi, l’unité de recherche, et tout particulièrement son programme Etudes luxembourgeoises, traitent de questions dont l’intérêt dépasse largement les frontières de notre pays »,­
commente Michel Pauly, professeur d’histoire
transnationale luxembourgeoise au sein de
l’unité de recherche IPSE.
La collection « Luxemburg-Studien / Etudes
luxembourgeoises » a été confiée à l’éditeur
universitaire allemand Peter Lang, choisi pour
sa renommée internationale. Elle réunit des
travaux de recherche internes, mais elle est
aussi ouverte à des dissertations doctorales
ou à des actes de colloque, qui peuvent avoir
été effectués dans une autre université, à
condition de porter sur le Luxembourg et de
répondre à des critères de qualité bien définis. Le comité d’édition, composé des professeurs Peter Gilles, Markus Hesse, Michel
Pauly et Christian Schulz, effectue un premier
travail de sélection. « Ensuite, tout manuscrit
proposé est soumis à une évaluation anonyme
par des pairs », confie Michel Pauly. « Ce regard externe permet de garantir la qualité de
la collection et constitue également un label
pour l’auteur sélectionné. »
Le premier ouvrage publié en 2012, intitulé
« Grenzgänger und Räume der Grenze. Raumkonstruktionen in der Großregion SaarLorLux »,
était signé Christian Wille. A partir de la thèse
de doctorat qu’il a soutenue en 2011 à l’Université du Luxembourg, en cotutelle avec l’Université de la Sarre, l’auteur fournit une étude
approfondie du phénomène du travail frontalier
au Luxembourg, en examinant les différentes
situations bilatérales et en contextualisant ces
processus à l’échelle de l’Euro-région SaarLorLux, devenue depuis 2005 la Grande Région.
Les quatre autres ouvrages de la collection
ont été publiés en 2013. « Nationenbildung
und Demokratie » a été édité par Norbert
Franz et Jean-Paul Lehners. Les 15 contributions traitent de la construction de la nation
et de la démocratie et s’intéressent plus particulièrement à l’évolution de la participation
politique en Europe. La suite de cette histoire de la démocratie est attendue en 2014.
Toujours en allemand, « Grenzen überwinden
durch Kultur? Identitätskonstruktionen von
Kulturakteuren in europäischen Grenzräumen », de Monika Sonntag, se penche sur la
question de l’identité des acteurs culturels
dans un contexte transfrontalier.
De par son sujet historique, le quatrième volume
de la collection a certainement été le plus lu et
aussi le plus commenté au sein de la société
luxembourgeoise. Traitant de « La collaboration
au Luxembourg durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale (1940-1945) », le livre de Vincent Artuso
s’intéresse au comportement des Luxembourgeois qui furent soumis à une politique de
germanisation et de nazification. Alors que
la Résistance à l’occupant ne se mit en place
que très progressivement, certains optèrent
pour l’accommodation, jugeant qu’ils ne pouvaient rien changer aux circonstances. D’autres
s’adaptèrent à l’ordre nouveau, pensant obtenir
des concessions. Enfin, une minorité notable
s’assimila totalement au peuple allemand, tel
que le définissait le régime national-socialiste.
Le dernier ouvrage paru en 2013, « Punkt, Linie, Fläche - territorialisierte Europäisierung »,
­signé Tobias Chilla, se penche sur l’impact territorial de l’intégration européenne, en particulier
dans des domaines inattendus. L’auteur fait
référence à trois études de cas qui suivent la
logique de «point-ligne-région ».
Si les cinq volumes de la collection s’intéressent tous à l’histoire et à la géographie,
le choix des thèmes est intimement lié aux
travaux développés au sein des huit instituts que réunit l’unité de recherche IPSE et
d’autres disciplines feront l’objet d’une publication dans les mois ou les années à venir.
« Les premiers titres de docteur ont été
délivrés par la Faculté en 2010, quelque 80
doctorants sont actuellement présents. Nous
ne sommes qu’au début de l’aventure », poursuit Michel Pauly. « Quatre à cinq titres vont
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rejoindre la collection en 2014, à commencer par un ouvrage sur les noms de famille
au Luxembourg, rédigé sur base des actes
d’un colloque. » Suivront une dissertation sur
l’Islam au Luxembourg, un deuxième volume
d’histoire de la démocratie, un ouvrage en
anglais relatif à l’aménagement du territoire
ainsi qu’une étude comparée de la littérature
luxembourgeoise. Autant de sujets qui disposeront d’une publicité internationale par
le biais d’une collection de qualité, à même
d’accroître l’attrait de l’Université du Luxembourg à travers le monde.
Institut
d’études Romanes, Médias
et Arts (IRMA)
head of institute : Marion Colas-Blaise
Deputy head : Paul Di Felice
IRMA étudie les productions de sens qui
s’opèrent à travers les langages et les médias.
Il s’intéresse ainsi aux arts verbaux et visuels
(littérature, peinture, photographie, cinéma...) et plus largement aux
discours, à leurs supports, à leur circulation, bref aux médiations socioculturelles (l’édition, la presse, le musée, l’espace urbain, internet…). Il
travaille dans un dialogue ouvert au sein des disciplines qui étudient le
langage (sémiotique, linguistique de l’énonciation, analyse des discours,
stylistique, rhétorique, narratologie, philosophie du langage) et des disciplines spécifiques aux différents objets d’étude (théorie et histoire
de la littérature, théorie et histoire du cinéma, théorie et histoire de
l’art). Il prend en considération surtout – mais pas exclusivement –
l’espace français et francophone, le Luxembourg et la Grande Région.
Les travaux de recherche se déploient le long de deux axes : d’une
part, l‘interaction entre les espaces humains et les littératures, dans
la perspective essentiellement de la géocritique et de la sémiotique
de la ville (Nathalie Roelens, Jeroen Claessen, Julien Jeusette, Thomas Vercruysse) et, d’autre part, les médiations culturelles et les arts :
littérature, cinéma, arts plastiques, musées (Marion Colas-Blaise, Amir
Biglari, Paul Dell, Paul Di Felice, Veronica Estay-Stange, Emilie Goin,
Pierre Halté, Céline Schall, Sébastian Thiltges, Gian Maria Tore).
Research
Objectives
Au cours de 2013, Marion Colas-Blaise et
Gian Maria Tore ont entre autres réalisé la
dernière phase du projet « Médiations culturelles au Luxembourg » (2011-2013) : il a eu pour objet les dispositifs
complexes (verbaux, gestuels, proxémiques, iconiques… mais aussi
architecturaux et technologiques) qui, dans le contexte sociohistorique et politique luxembourgeois caractérisé par la pluriculturalité et
le multilinguisme, structurent différentes pratiques culturelles (l’art, la
politique, le divertissement) et, surtout, les mettent en scène. Parmi
d’autres publications, on notera l’ouvrage Dire/Montrer. Au cœur du
sens (Marion Colas-Blaise codir., Chambéry, Éditions de l’Université de
Savoie, 2013). Le projet a également débouché sur l’organisation du
colloque international « Le discours politique et ses pratiques » (Amir
Biglari, Marion Colas-Blaise, Gian Maria Tore). Par ailleurs, Marion ColasBlaise et Gian Maria Tore ont dirigé le séminaire mensuel international «
Le sens de l’énonciation » (2012-2014). Il se propose de construire une
sorte de dictionnaire raisonné qui définisse, discute et déploie la notion
d’énonciation, d’une manière cohérente et encyclopédique, en s’interrogeant sur les possibilités de « traduction conceptuelle » dans le cadre
des sciences du langage actuelles. Ils ont codirigé la revue de sémiotique Signata – Annales des sémiotiques/Annals of Semiotics (publiée
par les Presses Universitaires de Liège). Enfin,
on notera l’acceptation du projet de recherche
«Langages & médias : la réénonciation
d’événe­ments culturels », interne à l’université (Marion Colas-Blaise, Céline Schall
& Gian Maria Tore, 2014-2017). Le projet
vise à analyser un phénomène actuel mais peu
étudié : la « ré-énonciation » d’événe­ments
culturels étrangers dans le contexte luxembourgeois.
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Research
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TEAM MEMBERS: Amir Biglari - Jeroen Claessen - Paul Dell - Veronica Estay-Stange - Emilie Goin - Pierre Halté - Julien Jeusette - Nathalie Roelens Céline Schall - Jeff Schinker - Sébastian Thiltges - Gian Maria Tore - Thomas Vercruysse
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Paul Dell a publié une monographie intitulée Michel Majerus‘ progressive aesthetics. Diskurs, Duktus und plurikulturelle Einflüsse im
Spiegel der Kunstrezensionen (Luxembourg, Éditions Saint Paul, 2013).
Dans cette recherche, il propose une synthèse commentée des essais
de critiques d’art sur l’artiste luxembourgeois et des interprétations
nouvelles de ce qui peut être considéré comme une contribution
majeure à la production artistique dans le monde. Il se penche dans
son ouvrage sur le discours image-texte, le mélange éclectique des
médias, les processus de déconstruction et sur l’apport novateur d’une
oeuvre singulière, qui a acquis une grande visibilité internationale.
Paul di Felice a entre autres fait avancer une recherché intitulée
« Art contemporain et photographie au Luxembourg/Stratégies de
création et d’exposition, techniques de réception et de didactique de
l’œuvre ». Une des particularités de cette recherche est de mener de
front l’analyse critique, le point de vue du curateur, du public ainsi que
celui de l’artiste sur la création artistique contemporaine. Elle s’inscrit
dans la lignée d’études réalisées sur les interrelations entre l’intention
de l’artiste, l’expérience du spectateur et l’interprétation de l’œuvre.
Elle analyse le changement de paradigme de l’œuvre artistique et
photographique dans le contexte des hybridations des arts visuels et
questionne le rôle du centre d’art et de l’école. Une partie du corpus de
l’étude a été constituée lors du projet ITEMS (Innovative techniques in
education and museum strategies), l’autre dans le cadre des publications, des expositions et du colloque international distURBANces- Fiction et réalité dans la photographie contemporaine (Mois européen de
la photographie) codirigés par Paul di Felice.
Nathalie Roelens a terminé la rédaction du livre Éloge du dépaysement. Du voyage au tourisme (à paraître en 2014). À une époque où
l’industrie du tourisme est plus que florissante, elle s’est penchée sur
les origines du voyage en Europe, sur le Grand Tour comme sa matrice
pédagogique et culturelle (de Montaigne à Gracq). Elle montre que le
déplacement à l’étranger mène à la confrontation avec d’autres us et
coutumes et suscite chez le sujet une rupture de l’habitude, un ébranlement identitaire, voire un devenir-autre. Elle dégage ainsi une équation entre voyager et lire car un dépaysement analogue affecte les
expériences respectives. Les acquis de la géocritique ont été mobilisés
pour étayer cette thèse. Si le dépaysement semble désormais menacé
par l’ubiquité virtuelle et par les flux globalisants, le tourisme peut être
réhabilité sous une nouvelle mouture (tourisme de proximité, slow tourism, balade urbaine), inspirée par une épistémologie ambulante qui
infuse toute un pan de la philosophie récente. Elle a aussi codirigé
un ouvrage collectif Le visage: expressions de l’identité. Quelques clefs
d’une lecture interdisciplinaire de l’être et du paraître (à paraître : Lausanne, BHMS, 2014). Elle a enfin obtenu un financement de la part
de la Commission Européenne pour organiser un Programme Intensif
Erasmus du 2 au 13 juillet 2014 intitulé « Littératures, villes, interactions » qui réunira des partenaires et doctorants de 8 pays européens.
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Débora Poncelet
Associate Professor
Vous êtes à la fois chercheuse au sein de
l’institut Lifelong Learning and Guidance
(LLLG) et enseignante au sein du Bachelor en
Sciences de l’Education (BScE). Pensez-vous
que la combinaison de l’enseignement et de la
recherche soit une combinaison gagnante ?
Research Unit ECCS / Institute of Lifelong
Learning and Guidance (LLLG)
« Absolument, premièrement, par le biais
de nos recherches, nous générons des
connaissances de haut niveau que nous
pouvons directement intégrer à nos sémi­
naires de cours. Deuxièmement, durant
leurs stages pratiques, nos étudiants
peuvent directement utiliser ces connais­
sances et compétences de pointe sur le
terrain. Et troisièmement, en étant ainsi
confrontés à des démarches expérimen­
tales, nos étudiants développent des
postures de recherche susceptibles de
favoriser leur réflexivité, objectif central
de la formation initiale des enseignants. »
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Institut für
Geschlechterforschung, Diversität
und Migration
head of institute: Christel Baltes-Löhr
Deputy head: Michelle Brendel
Die Forschungsgruppe visiert eine systematische Verschränkung der Felder Gender – Diversity – Migration an. So befasst sie sich aus
einer intersektionalen Perspektive im Schwerpunkt mit Konstruktionsprozessen von Identitäten und Migrationsprozessen in gesellschaftlichen, kulturellen, sozialen, historischen und politischen Kontexten.
Ethnizität und Geschlecht werden zusammen mit Alter, sozio-ökonomischem Status, körperlichen Verfasstheiten u.a. analysiert. Neben
den Fragen nach der Konstruktion von Geschlechterverhältnissen und
Migrationsprozessen geht es darum, wie kulturelle Praktiken mit (un)
gleichen Macht – Wissens – Verhältnissen verwoben sind.
Research
Objectives
Die Ausrichtung ist stark transdisziplinär, so sind Anglistik, Anthropologie, Erziehungswissenschaften, Ökonomie, Psychologie, Philosophie,
Rechtswissenschaften, Sozialgeschichte, Soziologie vertreten.
Die Forschungsgruppe sucht die Konstruktion, Rekonstruktion und
Dekonstruktion von gesellschaftlichen Diskursen sichtbar zu machen,
und versteht sich somit als vernetzter Raum mit anderen Entitäten.
Als Gruppe innerhalb des Institutes
beschäftigt sich das European Migration Network, National Contact Point
Luxembourg (EMN-NCP-LU) mit den
Forschungsschwerpunkten Arbeitsmarkt und Migrationspolitik, temporäre und zirkuläre Migra­tion, Visapolitik, Irreguläre Migration, Scheinehen, in Luxemburg beschäftigten
Grenzgängerinnen und Grenzgänger aus Drittstaaten, Studierenden im
Migrationskontext.
Research
Activities
Forschungsprojekte
IDENT2-Identitätskonstruktionen als Regionalisierungen in Grenzräumen (Mitarbeit).
•
TDiverS - Teaching diverse learners in (School)Subjects (gefördert duch das European Commission’s Comenius Network Lifelong
Learning Programme (EAC/S07/12), 2013–15). Die teilnehmenden
Länder - Deutschland (Koordination), Island, Litauen, Luxemburg,
Spanien und Schweden - sammeln Fallstudien aus den TDiverS
Ländern. Im Sinne der VN Konvention über die Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderung ist das übergreifende Ziel ein verbessertes
Verständnis um Barrieren und Förderung in der Entwicklung einer
inklusiveren Schulbildung.
•
Studien des EMN-NCP-LU
•
EU-Binnenmobilität von Drittstaatsangehörigen
von hochqualifizierten und qualifizierten Drittstaatsangehörigen
•Die Organisation der Aufnahme und Unterbringung von Asylbewerbern in den unterschiedlichen Mitgliedstaaten
•Identifizierung von Opfern von Menschenhandel aus Drittstaaten
im Asylverfahren und im Fall der erzwungenen Rückkehr
•
Der Zugang von Migranten zur Sozialversicherung und zum Gesundheitswesen: Politiken und Praktiken
•Gewinnung
Politikbericht
Das EMN-NCP-LU hat ihren Politikbericht über Immigration und Asyl in
Luxemburg 2012 veröffentlicht.
Ein besonderes Anliegen besteht in der Stärkung der Schnittstelle zwischen Forschung und Lehre, sowie dem Aufbau von Kooperationen über
die Instituts- und Fakultätsgrenzen hinaus.
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TEAM MEMBERS: Fabienne Becker - Helene Dürlinger - Anne Koch - Lisa Li - Heike Mauer - Joaquim Monteiro - David Petry - Agnès Prüm - Anette
Schumacher - Adolfo Sommarribas - Julia Maria Zimmermann
Ad-hoc Anfragen
Konferenzen
Das EMN-NCP-LU hat 70 Ad-hoc Anfragen beantwortet und sechs Adhoc Anfragen, auf Antrag des OLAI und der Migrationsbehörde (Direction de l’immigration), gestellt.
•
Glossar
Das EMN-NCP-LU hat aktiv an den Arbeitsgruppen des Glossars zu
Asyl und Migration teilgenommen.
L ibre circulation, un droit humain ? (Luxembourg, 3, 4 und 5 Juni
2013). 6. jährliche Konferenz des EMN-NCP-LU.
•
Frühkindliche Bildung und Betreuung in Luxemburg. Wirklichkeiten – Innovationen – Perspektiven (Luxembourg, 28. Januar 2013).
Präsentation der Ergebnisse des universitären Forschungsprojektes zur Situation der luxemburgischen Maison Relais pour Enfants.
• IDAHO-T’ meets Luxembourg (Luxemburg, 13. - 15. Mai 2013). Internationale und pluridisziplinäre Konferenz). Eine Kooperation
zwischen Transgender Luxembourg, der Universität Luxemburg,
des Europäischen Parlaments, der Europäischen Kommission und
der Abtei Neumünster zur Sensibilisierung für und Information
über die unterschiedlichen Diskriminierungen aufgrund sexueller
Orientierung und Geschlechtsidentität.
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Institute of
Geography and Spatial Planning
Head of institute: Markus Hesse
Deputy Head: Geoffrey Caruso
TEAM MEMBERS: Julia Affolderbach - Tom Becker - Constance Carr - Nathalie Christmann - Estelle Evrard - Fabian Faller - Marie-Line Glaesener Malte Helfer - Bérénice Jung - Ariane König - Robert Krueger - Annick Leick - Cyrille Medard de Chardon - Birte Nienaber - Kerry Pearce - Isabelle
Pigeron-Piroth - Ursula Roos - Kerstin Schenkel - Mirjam Schindler - Christian Schulz
Research
Objectives
The Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
was established in April 2006 and is part of the
research unit IPSE (Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces). The institute is devoted to studying regional and local
development and planning (amongst others in Luxembourg and in the
Greater Region), European urban and spatial policy and also sustainable spatial development.
planning on the one hand, and various practices on the other hand: It
hosts the National Contact Point for the EU programme ESPON (European Spatial Planning Observation Network) as well as the CIPU (Cellule nationale d’Information pour la Politique Urbaine). It also offers
two study programmes: the Master in Geography and Spatial Planning and the Formation Continue en Aménagement du Territoire, a
continuous education programme in spatial planning.
The research follows different trajectories and paradigms of human
geography and spatial planning, notably institutional and actor-centred approaches, theories in the context of chains, flows and networks,
and also approaches that are related to the cultural and spatial turn.
Major fields of research include environmental economic geography,
urban studies and metropolitan governance, spatial statistics and
modeling. The institute is also engaged with the science-policy interface between academic research in the domains of geography and
Research
Activities
Selected Research Activities
Science in support of European Territorial Development and Cohesion
In September 2013, the institute hosted the scientific conference of
the ESPON programme, a European network of research on spatial
development and territorial cohesion. One of the main goals of this
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network is to reveal and analyse spatial development trends from an
international perspective, and thus to provide empirical evidence as a
decision support tool for European and national policies.
About 100 researchers and practitioners from all over Europe gathered
in Walferdange to present the outcome of a variety of projects undertaken in the ESPON 2006-2013 programme. Moreover, representatives
of the European Commission and of major scientific organisations (e.g.
RSA - Regional Studies Association, ERSA - European Regional Science
Association, Association of European Schools of Planning – AESOP)
joined the discussion on the potentials and future challenges of the
ESPON programme. See also: www.espon.public.lu
Olympic Village Vancouver
GreenRegio - Green building in regional strategies for sustainability
The GreenRegio project is jointly financed by the National Research
Fund Luxembourg (FNR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG)
for three years (2013-2016, CORE-INTER). It aims to understand how
transition processes towards low-carbon economies in the building
sector come into being and develop over time in selected city regions.
More specifically, researchers from the Universities of Luxembourg and
Cologne seek to study ‘biographies’ of drivers and processes of green
building innovations for four case studies: Freiburg (GER), Vancouver
(CA), Luxembourg (LUX), and Brisbane (AUS). Two of the cases are relatively well known for their initiatives to mitigate climate change, whereas the other two have recently become more active promoting green
building. Further information can be found at: http://greenregio.uni.lu
Book contributions to the Edward Elgar edited volume
REGENERATIVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF UNIVERSITIES AND CITIES
The Role of Living Laboratories
Edited by Ariane König, University of Luxembourg
The editor and two more members of the institute contributed to this
book that presents case studies of living laboratories being built in leading universities across four continents. The aim of the collection is to
cultivate the transition to sustainable development by actively fostering
social and technological change to improve use of natural resources and
reduce pollution. It is designed to link research, education and practice
and to integrate knowledge across disciplines to develop more socially
robust approaches to improving sustainability. Directing attention to what enables and constrains
learning in communities of multiple and very diverse
stakeholders in such laboratories can contribute to
a better general understanding of factors influencing the chance of success (or failure), and the
institutional arrangements, norms and values that
accompany it. // Cheltenham 2013: Edward Elgar
Publishers, 352 pp. ISBN 978 1 78100 363 3 - £90.00
Expert workshop in Vancouver
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Institut für
deutsche Sprache, Literatur und
für Interkulturalität
HEAD of institute: Heinz Sieburg
deputy head: dieter heimböckel
Die Luxemburger Germanistik vertritt das Fach
in allen drei zugehörigen Bereichen, d.h. in der
Neueren deutschen Literaturwissenschaft, in
der Germanistischen Mediävistik und der Linguistik - bei zusätzlichen
Schwerpunktsetzungen in den Kultur-, Medien- und Theaterwissenschaften. Dieses Spektrum findet seinen Ausdruck in der Lehre, aber
auch in den weit ausgreifenden Forschungsaktivitäten des Instituts
(und in der Verbindung beider Seiten).
Research
Objectives
Dabei definiert sich die Germanistik an der Universität Luxemburg
nicht als ‚Hüterin einer Nationalphilologie‘, vielmehr geht es ihr darum,
derlei Begrenzungen zu überschreiten und Forschung in einem interdisziplinären, interkulturellen und auf Mehrsprachigkeit abzielenden
Sinne zu betreiben. Der Fokus liegt hierbei nicht allein auf den Herausforderungen der durch Internationalität und Mehrsprachigkeit gekennzeichneten Luxemburger Gesellschaft, sondern auch darauf, diese im
Rahmen übernationaler Fragestellungen kritisch zu reflektieren. Wichtig und unverzichtbar sind hierfür die zahlreichen Kooperationen mit
europäischen und außereuropäischen Partnern.
Diese Bemühungen spiegeln sich zum einen in unterschiedlichen Forschungsprojekten wider, die meist über die Einwerbung von Drittmitteln
von nationaler und internationaler Seite realisiert werden (konnten).
Zum anderen gehen daraus intensive Vortrags- und Tagungsaktivitäten
hervor, die nicht zuletzt die zunehmende internationale und globale Vernetzung der Luxemburger Germanistik garantieren. Einen Beitrag dazu
leisten ferner die unter der Federführung des Instituts herausgegebene
Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik (ZiG) sowie zahlreiche weitere
und inzwischen etablierte Publikationsreihen. Daneben ist die Vergabe
und Betreuung von Dissertationsprojekten ein wesentlicher Bestandteil
der Forschungsaktivitäten der Luxemburger Germanistik.
Research
Activities
Prozesse der Internationalisierung im Theater der Gegenwart (ProTheIn) (Projektleiter:
Dieter Heimböckel / Wissenschaftliche Mitar-
beiterin: Natalie Bloch)
Das Forschungsprojekt untersucht zum einen, wie sich die Internationalisierung auf die Inszenierungen und ihre Ästhetiken auswirkt, und
analysiert die Thematisierung und Reflexion interkultureller Begegnungen und globaler Prozesse auf ästhetisch-performativer Ebene. Zum
anderen fragt es danach, inwiefern das Theater selbst ein Vehikel der
Internationalisierung ist, wobei der Fokus auf interkulturelle und transnationale Theaterprojekte und ihre institutionelle und strukturelle Verankerung gerichtet werden soll.
Identitätskonstruktion in mehrsprachiger Literatur: Ein Vergleich zwischen Belgien, Deutschland, Luxemburg und den Niederlanden (Multiling) (Projektleitung: Georg Mein / Wiss. Mitarbeiter: Till Dembeck / Doktorandin: Isabell Baumann)
Die Mitgliedstaaten der EU sind von sehr unterschiedlichen Sprachkonstellationen geprägt: Neben offiziell einsprachigen Nationalstaaten
wie Deutschland stehen das polyglotte Luxemburg und von Streitigkeiten geprägte mehrsprachige Länder wie Belgien. Allgemein können unterschiedliche Auffassungen von Sprache und Sprachlichkeit
kulturelle Konflikte erzeugen oder zumindest widerspiegeln, denn sie
stehen häufig mit ebenso unterschiedlichen Strategien der Identitätskonstruktion in Verbindung. Das Projekt „Multiling“ untersucht diese
Verbindung von sprachlicher und kultureller Identifizierung am Beispiel
mehrsprachiger literarischer Texte der Gegenwart.
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TEAM MEMBERS: Wilhelm Amann - Isabell Baumann - Katrin Becker - Amelie Bendheim - Natalie Bloch - Till Dembeck - Martin Doll - David Draut Elena Kreutzer - Laura Lakaff - Georg Mein - Julian Osthues - Jennifer Pavlik - Fabienne Scheer - Valérie Schreiner - Hamid Tafazoli - Marie-Christine
Wehming - Eva Wiegmann-Schubert
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Historische Wortbildung des moselfränkisch-luxemburgischen
Raumes (WBLUX) (Tandemprojekt unter Leitung von Heinz Sieburg und
Peter Gilles / Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Britta Weimann) Trotz einer weit mehr als 1000-jährigen Schriftüberlieferung im moselfränkisch-luxemburgischen Sprachraum fehlt bis heute eine wissenschaftlich angemessene Darstellung dieses sprachhistorisch überaus
interessanten Areals. Dies gilt sowohl für die diachrone Erschließung
des rezenten Luxemburgischen wie auch für dessen moselfränkische
Vorstufe. Ziel des Projektes ist es, diese Forschungslücke zu schließen,
indem eines der wichtigsten und derzeit aktuellsten Gegenstandsbereiche sprachhistorischer Forschung, nämlich die Wortbildung, zum
Untersuchungsgegenstand gemacht wird.
Repräsentationen des Fremden in der deutschsprachigen Kulturkritik um 1900. Studien zur historischen Erweiterung der Interkulturalitätsforschung (Projektbearbeiterin: Eva Wiegmann-Schubert)
In dem Forschungsprojekt ‚Repräsentationen des Fremden in der
deutschsprachigen Kulturkritik um 1900‘ werden die Kultur-, Fremdheits- und Interkulturalitätsvorstellungen der ersten Moderne in
exemplarischen Texten der konservativen Kulturkritik aus dem Zeitraum zwischen 1890 und 1933 analysiert, um im kritischen Rückbezug
auf die heutige, zweite Moderne Parallelen und Differenzen in den Reaktionsmustern auf umfassende Entgrenzungsprozesse aufzuzeigen.
Darüber hinaus soll gezeigt werden, dass die antimoderne Ablehnung
fortschrittsdynamischer Wandlungsprozesse stets mit einem interkulturellen Reaktionsmodus einhergeht. Über das konkrete Erkenntnisinteresse hinaus soll durch die Historisierung und die innovative Verknüpfung
von Interkulturalität und Kulturkritik auch eine Komplexitätserweiterung
der Interkulturalitätsforschung erreicht werden.
Natalie Binczek, Remigius Bunia, Till Dembeck, Alexander Zons (Hg.):
Dank sagen. Politik, Semantik und Poetik der Verbindlichkeit. Paderborn: Fink 2013.
Heinz Sieburg: Vielfalt der Sprachen – Varianz der Perspektiven: Zur
Geschichte und Gegenwart der Luxemburger Mehrsprachigkeit. Bielefeld: transcpript 2013.
Dieter Heimböckel (Hg.): Kleist. Vom Schreiben in der Moderne. Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2013.
Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik (ZiG).
Hg. von Dieter Heimböckel, Ernest W.B. Hess-Lüttich, Georg Mein und
Heinz Sieburg unter der Mitarbeit von Wilhelm Amann und Till Dembeck,
Bielefeld: transcript (4, 2013, H.1 u. H. 2).
Konferenzen
„Maximierung Mensch 4“, Tagung am Stadttheater Trier (19.06.2013).
„Jenseits von Bayreuth. Richard Wagner heute: Neue kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven”, Konferenz Luxemburg (26.–29.06.2013).
„1. Luxemburger Kolloquium in der Villa Vigoni: Luxemburg. Interkulturelles Labor im Spannungsfeld von Integration und Diversifikation?“
Tagung in der Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio (16.–17.10.2013).
Panelserie „Mehr Sprachigkeit – weniger Sprachigkeit“, Annual Conference der German Studies Association, Denver (3.–6.10.2013).
Gestern Migranten – Heute Bürger. Ein kritischer Diskurs der
“Migrationsliteratur” aus interkultureller Perspektive (Projektmitarbeiter: Hamid Tafazoli)
Seit den 1990-er Jahren wird in der Rezeption von Werken der Autoren
nicht-deutscher Herkunft ein Wandel beobachtet, der diese Literatur
immer mehr ins Zentrum interkultureller Forschung rückt. In diesem
Kontext jedoch ist der Terminus „Migrationsliteratur“ kaum haltbar.
Die Begründung dieser These ist das Hauptanliegen des Projekts „Gestern Migranten – Heute Bürger“. Hier wird ferner das Ziel verfolgt,
Werke deutsch-iranischer Autoren, Filmemacher und Künstler für die
deutsche Gegenwartsliteratur zu erschließen.
(Buch-)Publikationen
Natalie Binczek, Till Dembeck, Jörgen Schäfer (Hg.): Handbuch Medien
der Literatur. Berlin-Boston: de Gruyter 2013.
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Helmut Willems
Professor
Was ist das Besondere am Standort
Luxemburg für die sozial­
wissenschaftliche Forschung?
Research Unit INSIDE / Institute for Research
on Generations and Family
„Als Sozialwissenschaftler kann man
grundlegende Probleme und Heraus­
forderungen moderner Gesellschaften
(demographischer Wandel, Migration
und Integration, soziale Ungleichheit
und Kohäsion usw.) und den Umgang
damit hier in Luxemburg modellhaft
analysieren. Zugleich bietet Luxem­
burg aufgrund seiner kurzen Wege
und offenen Kultur viele Möglich­
keiten, sozialwissenschaftliche
Erkenntnisse in die Fachdiskurse und
Entscheidungsprozesse von Politik
und Praxis einzubringen.”
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Cinquième congrès du réseau des associations francophones de science politique
Une visibilité internationale
pour la science politique
« made in Luxembourg »
En avril 2013, Luxembourg accueillait
le cinquième congrès du réseau des
associations francophones de science
politique. Durant trois jours, deux cents
chercheurs venus de quatre continents
ont échangé sur la question centrale de la
transformation des régimes politiques au
XXIe siècle. Organisé par le Programme
Gouvernance européenne de l’Université
du Luxembourg (www.europa.uni.lu) et
l’Association luxembourgeoise de science
politique (www.luxpol.eu), cet événement
majeur a offert une nouvelle visibilité et
une reconnaissance internationales aux
recherches en sciences politiques et au
Master en Gouvernance européenne.
Si l’enseignement et la recherche en sciences
politiques de l’Université du Luxembourg, aujourd’hui organisés en Institut de science politique, s’appuient sur des effectifs modestes,
ils se caractérisent surtout par le dynamisme,
l’esprit d’entreprendre et la détermination de
leurs principaux représentants. Aussi, quand
l’opportunité d’organiser au Luxembourg le
5e congrès du réseau des associations francophones de science politique est apparue,
Philippe Poirier, délégué général de l’Association luxembourgeoise de science politique
(Luxpol) et, jusqu’il y a peu, coordinateur du
programme Gouvernance européenne au sein
de la Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences hu-
maines, des Arts et des Sciences de l’Éducation, a saisi la balle au bond.
Ce congrès organisé tous les deux ans, commun aux associations belge, française, luxembourgeoise, québécoise et suisse, a réuni 200
politistes africains, européens, nord-américains et asiatiques d’expression française. « Il
faut d’emblée souligner l’internationalisation
grandissante de ce rendez-vous que nous
avons volontairement voulu plus ouvert sur le
monde. Il accueillait pour la première fois des
participants venus d’universités du pourtour
méditerranéen, d’Afrique noire, mais aussi du
Moyen Orient et d’Asie », constate Philippe
Poirier, très heureux de cette ouverture sur
le monde pour une discipline encore souvent dominée par la pensée nord-américaine.
« Cela démontre à qui veut l’entendre que
notre science sociale est beaucoup plus riche
et plus diverse qu’il n’y paraît et que cette
richesse vient notamment de la pluralité des
langues utilisées. »
Du 24 au 26 avril 2013, les participants ont
rejoint le Cercle Municipal et le bâtiment Jean
Monnet de la Commission européenne pour
assister aux conférences et autres rencontres
d’un programme chargé. Vingt-deux panels rigoureusement sélectionnés, déclinés en huit
grands thèmes, avaient été retenus autour de
la question centrale de la transformation des
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régimes politiques au XXIe siècle. « Il s’agissait plus particulièrement d’aborder, parmi
d’autres thèmes, les nouveaux paradigmes
et instruments de l’action publique internationale et domestique, les nouvelles formes
de participation en politique (e-démocratie,
consultation citoyenne, budget participatif,
etc.), la sélection et les valeurs du personnel
politique dans les régimes politiques contemporains, la nature et la portée réelle des transitions politiques dans les Etats du Maghreb
et du Machrek et les formes contemporaines
des populismes aux Amériques et en Europe »,
détaille Philippe Poirier.
En 2010 déjà, le Luxembourg avait accueilli
le congrès de l’Association internationale de
science politique (IPSA) sur le thème de la
gouvernance. Organisé trois ans plus tard, ce
deuxième rendez-vous prestigieux a permis
au Luxembourg de valoriser le travail de ses
chercheurs et d’offrir une visibilité accrue au
Programme Gouvernance européenne. « Nous
nous devions de publiciser davantage l’existence d’un tel programme. Une jeune université comme la nôtre a besoin d’obtenir une
certaine légitimité et celle-ci doit d’abord venir de la reconnaissance de ses pairs », confie
le coordinateur du programme. Par ailleurs,
cet événement a permis à une quarantaine
de chercheurs étrangers, venus d’Afrique ou
d’Amérique du sud, de bénéficier d’une bourse
des panels réunis au Luxembourg, il ne peut
que se réjouir. Des livres ont été engagés,
de nouvelles collaborations sont nées. « Les
doctorants et les chercheurs en science politique de l’Université du Luxembourg ont pu
valoriser leurs travaux. Plusieurs d’entre nous
ont depuis lors été associés à des projets
de recherche internationaux et nous avons
pu initier de nouveaux partenariats autour
de certaines thèses de doctorat », constate
Philippe Poirier. « Enfin, nous devons nous
féliciter des retombées institutionnelles de
ce congrès. Les gouvernements, les institutions européennes sont en besoin d’études,
d’analyses, de recherches appliquées, or ces
organisations publiques sont trop souvent
coupées du monde académique. »
et de se déplacer au Luxembourg pour faire
connaître leurs travaux, donnant un éclairage neuf sur certaines problématiques et
se confrontant aux dernières évolutions de la
discipline en Europe.
Si quelques failles sont apparues au niveau de
la communication, les nombreuses retombées
positives montrent à quel point le travail du
comité d’organisation n’a pas été vain. « Ce
congrès a essentiellement été porté à bout de
bras par quatre personnes, Patrick Dumont,
Franz Clément, Raphaël Kies et moi-même.
Nous y avons consacré plus de deux mois
d’une vie académique déjà bien remplie. Cela
représente un engagement personnel considérable, mais aussi les limites physiques et
organisationnelles d’une petite équipe, futelle passionnée. » Mais quand Philippe Poirier
voit la dizaine de publications intervenues
depuis avril 2013 dans différentes revues
scientifiques de renom, certaines sur base
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En 2015, le Congrès aura lieu à Lausanne.
Et l’organisateur de se réjouir que ses collègues suisses aient adopté le même concept
d’ouverture que celui qui prédominait en avril
dernier, mettant l’accent sur la diversité
mondiale de la science politique, une science
sociale en plein essor, aussi au Luxembourg
en s’appuyant notamment aujourd’hui sur
la Chaire de recherche en études parlementaires de la Chambre des Députés du Luxembourg (www.chaireparlementaire.eu).
Institute for History
Head of institute: Michel Margue
Deputy Head: Andreas Fickers
The objective of the Institute for History is to
contribute to excellence in UL research in the
fields of European and Luxembourgish history
– Luxembourgish history being understood in a comparative and transnational approach. Historians of the University of Luxembourg provide
students, society and political stakeholders with a critical understanding of the past. The general aim and mission of all research at the
Institute for History is to study societal change on a regional, transnational, European and global level, with a focus on identity constructions. Researchers of the institute actively contribute to the research
priorities of the University and the Faculty as well as to the interdisciplinary research of the IPSE research unit (e. g. project IDENT).
Research
Objectives
The research activities of the members of the institute are focused on
seven major domains:
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Socio-economic European History
Memory and Identities
Contemporary Luxembourgish History
Migration History
Digital and Media History
Urban History
History of Lotharingia
critical valorisation of interesting research results. The translation of latest research outcomes into teaching modules provides a scholarly education environment for a multi-lingual and international student population.
Les activités de recherche de l’Institut
d’Histoire peuvent être visualisées en quelques
chiffres clés qui montrent la dynamique de
l’institut et expliquent sa croissance des dernières années.
Research
Activities
En 2013, l’institut accueillait 15 chercheurs doctorants et post-doctorants subsidiés par des fonds externes, dont 6 de nationalité luxembourgeoise. Il hébergeait 16 projets de recherche dotés d’un budget
propre, 3 projets FNR, 10 projets internes et 3 projets dans le cadre
de commandes ministérielles. Ces projets, dont les titres peuvent
être consultés sur la page internet de l’institut (http://wwwen.uni.lu/
recherche/flshase/laboratoire_d_histoire/recherche/projet_de_recherche), se répartissaient de la manière suivante sur les principaux
axes de recherche :
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In all of these fields, historians of the University of Luxembourg are
well connected to important research networks, both on a European
and international scale. The organisation of international conferences
(like the “Lotharingian Conferences / Journées Lotharingiennes” since
1980, 13 proceedings) and workshops and the many publications in scientific journals and books have put historical scholarship originating
from UL successfully on the international map. On the Luxembourgish
level, the institute cooperates closely with national cultural institutes. In
organizing exhibitions, lecture series and engaging in public history projects, the institute aims to contribute to the popular dissemination and
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Histoire socio-économique de l’Europe: 4 projets de recherche
Mémoire et identités: 2 projets
Histoire luxembourgeoise du Temps Présent: 4 projets
Histoire des migrations: 1 projet
Histoire numérique et Histoire des médias: 1 projet
Histoire des villes: 2 projets
Histoire lotharingienne: 2 projets
La somme totale des financements obtenus par l’acquisition de projets de recherche sur base d’une sélection par évaluation scientifique
externe s’élevait en 2013 à 3.317.199 Euros auxquels il faut ajouter les
fonds obtenus par commandes extérieures montant à 561.000 Euros.
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TEAM MEMBERS: Ursula Anders-Malvetti - Vincent Artuso - Andrea Binsfeld - Marc Birchen - Elisabeth Boesen - Sandra Camarda - Laure Caregari Marie-Cécile Charles - Claudio Cicotti - Norbert Franz - Thorsten Fuchshuber - Myriam Heirendt - Thierry Hinger - Eva Jullien - Eva Maria Klos - Sonja
Kmec - Thomas Kolnberger - Bernhard Kreutz - Anne-Katrin Kunde - René Leboutte - Jean-Paul Lehners - Paul Lesch - Iris Loffeier - Benoît Majerus Heike Mauer - Sophie Neuenkirch-Mankel - Fabienne Meiers - Régis Moes - Alain Nitschké - Michel Pauly - Pierre Peporté - Hérold Pettiau - Michèle
Platt - Conny Reichling - Caroline Reuter - Sophie Richelle - Danielle Roster - Charles Roemer - Damien François Sagrillo - Arnaud Sauer - Denis Scuto
- Gregor Schnuer - Yves Steichen - Gianna Thommes - Karoline Johanna Tietje - Dominik Trauth - Martin Uhrmacher - Mónika Varga - Eloise Vomacka
- Renée Wagener - Danièle Wecker
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Fin 2013, deux projets supplémentaires ont été sélectionnés pour les
trois années à venir:
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L’édition
complète des œuvres du compositeur luxembourgeois
Laurent Menager (resp. Damien Sagrillo)
•Le projet « Slavery in the socio-economic context of the Roman
provinces of Germania Inferior and Germania Superior, and the
neighbouring areas » (resp. Andrea Binsfeld).
L’Institut d’Histoire a encadré en 2013 3 projets de post-doctorants
sous contrat et 23 projets de doctorat dont 18 sous contrat.
En 2013, les thèses suivantes ont été soutenues avec succès :
•Marc
Birchen, Die Verteidigung der osteuropäischen Firmenbeteiligungen der ARBED in der Nachkriegszeit (dir.: René Leboutte)
•Conny Reichling, Le Dr. Ernest Schneider et les gravures sur Grès de
Luxembourg. Etude du fonds documentaire inédit
•Dominik Trauth, Landwirtschaftliche Lokalvereine im Spannungsfeld von Selbstbestimmung und Regulierung. Eine Studie zur
Agrargeschichte Luxemburgs von 1875 - 1914 im Vergleich zum
Regierungsbezirk Trier in der preußischen Rheinprovinz (dir.: JeanPaul Lehners)
En 2013, l’Institut d’Histoire a organisé cinq grands colloques internationaux, permettant de confronter méthodes et résultats des projets
de recherche aux recherches internationales:
L’institut a par ailleurs participé activement à la session annuelle de
l’Ecole Doctorale de la Grande Région et a hébergé le « Doctoriales du
Grand Est » (Universités de Strasbourg, Lorraine, Luxembourg) avec
aux deux occasions trois exposés de ses membres.
Sur le plan des publications, en 2013, 12 monographies scientifiques
ou actes de colloques ont été publiés ou édités par les membres de
l’Institut d’Histoire, 10 articles dans des revues scientifiques à co­
mité de lecture international (peer-review journals) et de nombreuses
autres contributions scientifiques ou destinées au grand public.
L’institut est représenté dans 8 comités de rédaction de revues scientifiques internationales peer-reviewed; au Luxembourg, des membres
de l’institut figurent comme co-éditeurs des collections LuxemburgStudien – Etudes luxembourgeoises, Publications du Centre luxembourgeois de documentation et d’études médiévales (CLUDEM) et Publications de la Section historique de l’Institut grand-ducal de Luxembourg,
ainsi que de la revue Hémecht – Revue d’histoire luxembourgeoise.
Transnationale – locale – interdisciplinaire.
Artuso, Vincent: La collaboration au Luxembourg durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale
(1940 - 1945). Accomodation, Adaption, Assimilation, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang,
2013 (4ème ouvrage de la collection « Etudes
luxembourgeoises / Luxemburg-Studien »)
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Craftsmen and guilds in the medieval and early modern periods (12-
14 février)
muros. Vorstädtische Räume in Spätmittelalter und früher
Neuzeit / Espaces suburbains au bas Moyen Âge et à l’époque mo­
derne (XIVe - XVIIIe siècle) (21-22 février)
• Une nouvelle Europe des peuples 1820-1850 (29-30 mai)
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5es Assises de l’historiographie luxembourgeoise : Histoire religieuse : bilan et perspectives (22-23 novembre)
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Reading historical sources in the digital age (en partenariat avec le
CVCE; 5-6 décembre)
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Sarah Vasco Correira
Research associate
Vous avez grandi au Luxembourg et vos
­recherches portent précisément sur le
contexte luxembourgeois. A quelles spécifi­
cités doit-on être attentif lorsque l’on fait de
la recherche au Luxembourg ?
Research Unit ECCS / Institute for Research
on Multilingualism (MLing)
« De mon point de vue sociolinguistique,
ce qui rend la recherche au Luxembourg
passionnante est qu’au-delà d’un multi­
linguisme officiel se déploie une multitude
de répertoires linguistiques qui révèlent
une diversité de trajectoires familiales,
migratoires, sociales et professionnelles
surprenante. La dimension composite
de la société luxembourgeoise est une
réelle richesse pour la recherche dans le
domaine des langues et leur contact. »
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Institute of Luxembourgish
Language and Literatures
Head of institute: Jeanne E. Glesener
Deputy Head: Julia de Bres
The research interests of the members of
the Institute of Luxembourgish Language and
­Literatures encompass the structure and variation of Luxembourgish, the relationship between language and society
in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, the study of Luxembourgish
literatures in light of literary and aesthetic theories and the literatures
development in a multilingual and intercultural context. Despite their
­evident and necessary Luxembourg focus, these research areas are
also international in outlook. This is indispensable with regard to scientific research proceedings (methods and theories) but is also grounded
in the subject matter that are the Luxembourgish language and the
literatures. Seeing as they exist and develop in tight contact with other European languages and present similarities to other language and
­literature situations in multilingual and intercultural contexts, scientific comparison is key to understanding the diachronic development
and structural specificity of the material at hand.
Research
Objectives
Research in linguistics focusses on the description of the system and
usage of Luxembourgish, on language history and on language standardization. Sociolinguistic projects investigate language use, language
politics, language values and language ideologies in Luxembourg and
contrast their findings with the situation in other small languages in
Europe and around the world. In research on literature, the focus lies
on the history of literature in Luxembourg. Comparative perspectives
determine the examination of the interplay of different languages and
cultures in the literatures and the contrasting of Luxembourgish literatures with other small literatures in European languages.
2013 has been a busy but highly satisfying year
with regard to the conclusion of research projects, the acquisition of new ones and the published findings on ongoing research projects (such as the Dynamics of
Luxembourgish Phraseology and the Luxembourg Family Name Atlas
projects). A detailed description of all the projects and research areas
is available at http://infolux.uni.lu.
Research
Activities
Main Research Projects
Submission of successful proposals
• The Feuilleton and Cultural Identities in Luxembourg 1910
1940 (2013-2016). Anne-Marie Millim
The project investigates the construction of cultural identities
by and through the feuilleton press. It enables an understan­
ding of the value attributed to Luxembourgish culture by cultural
commentators against a background of French and German
philosophico-aesthetic traditions.
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Standardization
in Diversity: The Case of German in
Luxembourg (1795-1920) (2013-2016). Peter Gilles, Evelyn
Ziegler (Universität Duisburg Essen)
At the intersection of historical linguistics and sociolinguistics,
this project focuses on the dynamics of the standardization
of the German language in Luxembourg. The reconstruction of
the process of standardization will address structural processes concerning language variation and replication and discuss
­relevant language managing activities. • Die
Wortbildung des Luxemburgischen. Historische
Voraussetzung und kontrastive Analyse (2013-2016). Peter
Gilles, Heinz Sieburg
The project examines word formation processes and -results based
on a Luxembourgish source corpus (19th to 21st century) and a
historic source corpus (13th to 18th century) by proceeding to systematic morphological and semantic-functional analyses and by
considering aspects of multilingualism and language contact.
Finalisation of Main Projects
Literature, Technology and the Press in Luxembourg (20112013). Anne-Marie Millim
The project’s aim was to define and illustrate a particularly Luxembourgish ‘industrial aesthetic’ through giving a sense of the
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TEAM MEMBERS: Luc Belling - Lucas Duane Bernedo - Rahel Beyer - Christine Breckler - François Conrad - Ian de Toffoli - Caroline Doehmer Maike Edelhoff - Fernand Fehlen - Amaru Flores - Anne Franziskus - Peter Gilles - Myriam Hartmann - Ane Kleine-Engel - Anne-Marie Millim - Jutta
Schumacher - Joshgun Sirajzade - Tina Thill - Melanie Wagner - Britta Weimann
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societal attitudes towards the importance, quality and national
affiliation of Luxembourgish literature and situating ‘pro-technological’ writing within the cultural climate.
PhD Projects (a detailed description of all dissertation projects is
available at http://infolux.uni.lu)
Submission of successful proposals
• Wortstellungssyntax von Haupt- und Nebensätzen im Luxembur
gischen (2013-2016). Caroline Doehmer.
• Wird die Staatsgrenze zur morphologischen Grenze? Eine em
pirische Untersuchung zum Diminutiv im mosel-fränkischen
Übergangsgebiet. (2013-2016). Maike Edelhoff.
• Une étude acoustique et comparative sur les voyelles du luxem
bourgeois. (2013-2016). Tina Thill.
Finalisation of PhD projects
• Die Nominalphrase im Luxemburgischen (2009-2013). Christine Breckler.
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Getting by in a multilingual workplace environment. Language
practices, norms and ideologies among cross-border workers in
Luxembourg. Anne Franziskus.
Publications
De Bres, Julia 2013. Language ideologies for constructing inclusion
and exclusion: identity and interest in the metalinguistic discourse
of cross-border workers in Luxembourg. In Erzebet Barat et al (eds.)
Ideological Conceptualisations of Language: Discourses of Linguistic
Diversity. Frankfurt: Peter Lang: 57-83.
Glesener, Jeanne E. 2013. Le multilinguisme comme caractéristique et
défi de la littérature au Luxembourg. In Heinz Sieburg (ed.): Vielfalt der
Sprachen – Varianz der Perspektiven. Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart
der Luxemburger Mehrsprachigkeit. Bielefeld: Transcript: 107-142.
Gilles, Peter, Evelyn Ziegler 2013. The Historical Luxembourgish Bilingual Affichen Database. In Paul Bennet et al (eds.): New Methods in
Historical Corpus linguistics. Tübingen: Narr: 127-138.
Conferences and Open Door Day
Lëtzebuerger Literaturen am Verglach. Littératures luxembourgeoises
dans une perspective comparée (27 June 2013).
Interaction between indigenous and migrant minority languages in
changing multilingual environments (17-19 July 2013).
‘Op e Kaffi mat der Luxemburgistik: Porte ouverte vum Laboratoire fir
d‘Lëtzebuerger Sprooch (19 October 2013).
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Javier Olivera Angulo
Research Associate
Why did you choose to work as an economist in the domain of social sciences at
the University of Luxembourg?
Research Unit INSIDE / Institute for Research
on Socio-Economic Inequality
“I was very much attracted by the idea
of being part and collaborate with the
newly created Institute for Research on
Socio-Economic Inequality which com­
prises an interesting mix of scholars
from different Social Science discip­
lines, including Economics. I believe on
multidisciplinary collaboration as a way
to better understand relevant societal
challenges.”
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Institute of Philosophy
Head of institute: Frank Hofmann
Deputy Head: Dietmar Heidemann
The Institute of Philosophy has research expertise in all main areas of modern and contemporary philosophy, with a particular focus on
European themes. In particular, its research strengths pertain to the
following areas: Kant and German Idealism, contemporary Kantian philosophy, epistemology and philosophy of mind, metaphysics, political
philosophy, social philosophy, and philosophy of law.
Research
Objectives
•
Sabine
Baum: “Creating a Pattern of the (new) American mind“.
Wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zur funktionalen
Psychologie des Chicagoer Pragmatismus in sozialhistorischem
Kontext (1894-1915) (Director: Dietmar Heidemann).
Publications
•Dietmar
Methodologically, the members of the institute appreciate a plurality of
approaches and the whole spectrum of methods and rules of inquiry as
to be found in traditional and analytic philosophy. A range of regular research activities is dedicated to exploring and furthering the most recent
international developments, including workshops, conferences, guest
lectures and research projects with highly renowned international scholars. Doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers play a major role in
the institute by substantially contributing to the ongoing research activities. The institute’s aim is to establish research groups on focal topics
with an impact on the international philosophical scene. Another aim is
to set up links to research groups in and outside of Europe. Public engagement is a central element of all of the activities, and the members
seek to make all research results available in publications, with a focus
on international top-class peer-reviewed journals. The research of the
institute is designed to improve our understanding of both the individual
human mind and the social mind at large. For this reason, its activities
contribute to the flourishing of culture and the well-being of society.
Research
Activities
Submission of successful proposals
Heidemann, Kant and Non-Conceptual Content, London/
New York 2012 (Routledge).
•Dietmar Heidemann (ed.), Foi et savoir dans la philosophie moderne/
Glaube und Vernunft in der Philosophie der Neuzeit, Hildesheim,
Zürich, New York 2013 (Olms) (zusammen mit R. Weicher).
•Dietmar Heidemann (ed.), Kant Yearbook 5/2013 (Kant and contemporary theory of knowledge).
•Frank Hofmann, “Three kinds of reliabilism“, Philosophical Explorations 16:1, 2013.
•Frank Hofmann, “Epistemic virtue and values“, in: T. Henning, D. Schweikard (eds.), Knowledge, Virtue, and Action, Blackwell, 2013, 119-139.
•Frank Hofmann, “Seeing oneself through the eyes of others”, Philosophia Naturalis 50:1, 2013, 25-43 (zusammen mit Ferdinand Pöhlmann).
•Lukas Sosoe, “Religion, Démocratie libérale et Espace public”, in:
Démocratie, Libertés(s) et Religion(S), Collège des Bernardins,
­Paris, 2013, 143-161.
•Lukas Sosoe, “La crise de la démocratie entre representation et
légimité” in: La Démocratie Emrayée?, Académie Royale de Belgique,
Bruxelles, 2013, 213-238.
•Lukas Sosoe, “Du Golgotha vient siéger à ma droit”, in: Robert Theis
(ed.), Kant. Théologie et Religion, Libraire Philosophique, Vrin, Paris,
2013, 359-370.
• Contemporary Kantian Philosophy (CKP) - FNR
Intermobility Program. Principle Investigator: Dietmar Heidemann in collaboration with Robert Hanna (University of Colorado, Boulder).
Conferences, Workshops
Finalisation of two doctoral dissertations
•CKP
•
Katja
Stoppenbrink: Verantwortung für unabsichtliches Handeln.
Rechtsphilosophische und handlungstheoretische Grundlagen der
Fahrlässigkeit (Director: Dietmar Heidemann).
Workshop 1: “Kant’s Philosophy of Mind & Knowledge: Transcendental Deduction - Schematism – Principles”, Luxembourg, 2829 October 2013 (Dietmar Heidemann).
•CKP Workshop 2: “Intentionality & Mental Content from a Contemporary Kantian Point of View”, Luxembourg, 9-10 December 2013
(Dietmar Heidemann).
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TEAM MEMBERS: Sabine Baum - Mathias Birrer - Madeline Chalon - Robert Hanna - Siegfried Jaag - Elisabeth Lefort - Lukas K. Sosoe - Alexander
Staudacher - Katja Stoppenbrink
•Workshop:
“Epistemic justification and reasons”, Luxembourg, 1-2
November 2013 (Frank Hofmann).
•
Conference: “L’inégalité dans les post-colonialisme. L’accès des
‘Subalternes à la conscience collective’”, Paris, Sorbonne, Paris IV,
March 2013 (Lukas Sosoe).
•Conference: “Messianismes et projets politiques. Le cas de l’Afrique Noire”,
Université de Lyon III, Faculté de droit, March 2013 (Lukas Sosoe).
“Ethique et Psychanalyse”, Luxembourg, June 2013 (Lukas Sosoe).
•Workshop:
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Institute of Political Science
Head of institute: David Howarth
The Institute of Political Science (http://pol.
uni.lu/) aims to produce world-leading research in the areas of European and international governance and comparative political science. More specifically,
the institute seeks to reinforce its research activities on the following
research themes:
Research
Objectives
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Legislative Studies (Philippe Poirier)
– The operation of parliaments and their role in national and supranational politics
Comparative Political Science (Patrick Dumont and Philippe Poirier)
– Political elites
– Elections
– Development of mixed methods in political science
Public Policy (Robert Harmsen)
– Higher Education and Research Policy in European and International Contexts
Political Economy (David Howarth)
– The operation of European Economic and Monetary Union
– European Economic Governance more broadly
– Financial and, specifically, banking regulation and supervision at
the national and supranational levels
Comparative regionalism (Harlan Koff)
– Transborder activities
– Migration
Religion and Politics (Philippe Poirier)
Human Rights and Judicial Politics (Robert Harmsen)
The construction of a vibrant doctoral student community focused on
these research areas is a core element of our broader research agenda.
We currently host over 20 doctoral students and two post-doctoral researchers in political science and European governance.
General: In 2013, the members of Political
­Science published over fifteen journal articles
and book chapters and three edited volumes.
­Political Science hosted the fifth conference of francophone political
science associations (over 180 attendees, 24 panels over two days)
(www.luxpol.eu). Four doctoral theses in political science were successfully defended.
Research
Activities
Legislative Studies: La Chaire de recherche en études parlementaires
du Parlement luxembourgeois (www.chaireparlementaire.eu), dirigée par
Philippe Poirier, a organisé une conférence internationale sur le fonctionnement et l’état de la démocratie représentative, les 13-14 décembre
2013, au sein même du Parlement. Elle a réuni des chercheurs issus des
principaux centres, chaires et réseaux de recherche en études législatives d’Amérique du Nord et d’Europe. Les actes seront publiés dans la
collection études parlementaires des éditions Larcier. Philippe Poirier est
aussi le co-auteur du rapport sur la Prévention de la corruption des parlementaires, des juges et des procureurs en France du Conseil de l’Europe.
Comparative Political Science: Patrick Dumont focused upon the
developments of the SEDEPE (Selection and Deselection of Executive
Political Elites) network, which currently counts over 160 members. Two
new books were published in the Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites book series. Another edited volume, completing the research
project on The Impact of European Integration on Consensus Politics in
the Low Countries was sent for publication in 2014 with Routledge. Patrick Dumont and Raphaël Kies continued their work on Voting ­Advice
­Applications, with the preparation of a forthcoming edited volume with
the ECPR Press and a forthcoming special issue of the Revue internationale de Politique comparée. Patrick Dumont, Philippe Poirier and
Raphaël Kies set up the VAA instrument for public use in the run-up to
the Luxembourg general elections (October 2013).
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TEAM MEMBERS: Gangolf Braband - Xavier Carpentier Tanguy - Ligia Deca - Virginie de Moriamé - Patrick Dumont - Jill Eriksson - Shirlita Espinosa
- Nadim Fahrat - Cyril Fegué - Sidonie Foltête-Paris - Ante Galich - Robert Harmsen - Kathleen Hielscher - Raphaël Kies - Harlan Koff - Moritz Liebe
- Carmen Maganda - Florent Marciacq - Martin Mendelski - Elisabetta Nadalutti - Emeline Nanga - Konstantinos Papastathis - Andreja Pegan - AnneSylvie Pigeonnier - Philippe Poirier - Aline Schiltz - Astrid Spreitzer
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One of 24 panels organised during the fifth conference of the Congress of Francophone Political Science Associations, held in Luxembourg, 24-26 April 2013
Smartvote.lu generated 70000 political profiles, with empirical material
on voters’, parties’ and candidates’ preferences to be analysed in the
coming months.
Public Policy: 2013 saw the launch of the internally funded ‘Global-Uni’
project. Building on the earlier ‘Euro-Uni’ project, the new three-year project seeks to engage both public policy scholars and practitioners in an
examination of the decision-making processes and logics of policy transfer in the higher education sector against the backdrop of increasing internationalisation, particularly probing the implications of global trends for
the maintenance of a traditional model of the ‘public university’. Attention
is focused on the roles played by key international organisations (such as
the OECD) and selected national cases (including a comparison of ‘small
states’ and the knowledge economy encompassing Luxembourg and Singapore). Gangolf Braband has returned to the university to join Robert
Harmsen as part of the project team. International partners include colleagues from the Universities of British Columbia and Strasbourg.
Governance and West European Politics – and four book chapters. His
co-edited book on Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis was published by Oxford University Press – the culmination
of a three-year research project. In April, David Howarth organised a
workshop on the political economy of the sovereign debt crisis with papers to be published in a special edition of the leading journal Review of
International Political Economy. In 2013, David Howarth began research
into European Banking Union and the operation of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and secured a publishing contract with Oxford University
Press for a monograph on Banking Union.
Comparative Regionalism: Harlan Koff organised a diverse range of
activities (conferences, workshops, guest speakers) through the RISC
(Regional Integration and Social Cohesion) consortium and published
three issues of the journal that he co-edits, Regions and Cohesion. Harlan Koff continued his work with Carmen Maganda on the HUMENITY
research project focused on ‘security’ in transnational public agendas.
Political Economy: In 2013, David Howarth published five peer reviewed
journal articles – including pieces in the highly ranked World Politics,
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Evan McDonough
Doctoral Candidate
Why did you come to Luxembourg
and join the research unit IPSE?
What were your reasons regar­
ding your research activities?
Research Unit IPSE / Institute of Geography
and Spatial Planning
“I chose to move from Toronto,
Canada to Luxembourg to join IPSE
research unit and pursue a Ph.D. in
Geography and Spatial Planning be­
cause I am fascinated by cities, and
I knew that this would be a terrific
opportunity to specialise in critical
urban studies with an international
perspective.”
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Ästhetische Figurationen des
Politischen im Zeitalter des
‘Postnationalen’ – ÄFP
(Fördermittel: FNR-ATTRACT)
Projektleitung: Oliver Kohns
Projektmitarbeiter: Martin Doll, Johanna Gelberg,
Nicole Karczmarzyk
Research
Objectives
Poltische Macht ist an sich unsichtbar. Sie benötigt eine Verkörperung in einer sichtbaren
Gestalt. Der Körper des Herrschers ist der traditionsreichste Ort dieser Verkörperung. Wie Ernst Kantorowicz in seiner
berühmten Analyse The King’s Two Bodies (1957) herausarbeitet, besitzt
der Monarch im Mittelalter und in der Frühen Neuzeit immer mehr als
nur einen Körper: Neben seinem sterblichen biologischen („natürlichen“)
Körper verfügt er über den unsterblichen „politischen“ Körper, durch
den er die Würde und Macht der Monarchie verkörpert. Rituelle Inszenierungen dieser Körpersymbolik, auf Wappen oder Portraits, Emblemen
oder in höfischen Maskentänzen, prägen entsprechend das politische
Leben des Mittelalters. Da Kantorowicz’ Analyse bereits mit dem letzten Jahrzehnt des 16. Jahrhunderts endet, bleibt zu fragen, ob und wie
die Symbolik der zwei Körper in der Moderne fortgeschrieben wird. Der
Imperativ der Volkssouveränität, d.h. die Forderung nach vollständiger
Übereinstimmung zwischen Herrschenden und Beherrschten, steht
in einem grundsätzlichen Gegensatz zum Konzept der Repräsentation
(der Überhöhung sterblicher Menschen als Verkörperung unsterblicher
Macht). Nichtsdestotrotz muss Macht auch in der Moderne durch eine
Verkörperung sichtbar gemacht werden. Von hier aus ergeben sich drei
zentrale Fragen für unsere Forschung: 1) Wie kann (im Zeitalter der
Demokratie) „das Volk“ in seiner Gesamtheit ästhetisch verkörpert
werden? 2) Inwiefern schließt die ästhetische Inszenierung von Poli-
tikern (und der entmachteten Monarchen) in der Moderne an die von
Kantorowicz beschriebene Verkörperungslogik an? 3) Welche Logik der
politischen Sichtbarkeit und Ästhetik bringen spezifisch moderne politische Konzepte (z.B. „Autorität“ oder „Menschenrechte“) hervor? Das
ATTRACT-Projekt „Ästhetische Figurationen des Politischen“ untersucht
die Problematik der ästhetischen Sichtbarwerdung politischer Macht im
gesamten Raum gesellschaftlicher Diskurse in Europa nach 1945, vornehmlich in Bezug auf literarische Texte, aber auch in Bezug auf andere
Medien (z.B. Filme).
Research
Activities
Veröffentlichungen: Ende 2013 erschien die
zweite Publikation des ATTRACT-Forschungsprojekts, der Sammelband „Die imaginäre
Dimension der Politik“ (hg. Martin Doll & Oliver Kohns), der auf einen
Workshop im Januar 2012 zurückgeht. Indem er den Begriff des „politischen Imaginären“ analysiert, versucht der Band gewissermaßen
eine theoretische Fundierung der Arbeiten über politische Verkörperungssymboliken. Der Band bespricht (durchaus kritisch) verschiedene
theoretische Ansätze, die das Konzept des „politischen Imaginären“ als
zentral für die politische Organisation beschreiben.
Der Band „Die imaginäre Dimension ist gleichzeitig der erste Band einer
eigenen Buchreihe des ATTRACT-Projekts, die „Texte zur politischen Äs-
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thetik“ heißt und im renommierten Fink-Verlag erscheint. Z.Zt. sind vier
weitere Publikationen des ATTRACT-Projekts in dieser Reihe in Vorbereitung, von denen drei noch im Jahr 2014 erscheinen werden.
Forschungsergebnisse aus der Projektarbeit wurden außerdem auf
verschiedenen internationalen Konferenzen präsentiert – z.B. auf der
ACLA-Jahrestagung im April 2013 in Toronto – sowie in verschiedenen
internationalen Fachzeitschriften publiziert, u.a. in „Image & Narrative“
(Belgien) und „Gegenwartsliteratur: A German Studies Yearbook“ (USA).
Konferenzen: Das ATTRACT-Projekt hat im Jahr 2013 zwei Konferenzen
organisiert. Im Oktober 2013 fand in Luxemburg der Workshop „Zur Genealogie der Autorität“ statt, der in Kooperation mit dem Kölner Center for
Advanced Studies in the Humanities „Internationales Kolleg Morphomata“
und mit der Université de Montréal veranstaltet wurde (Organisatoren: Oliver Kohns, Martin Roussel, Till van Rahden). Unter Teilnahme von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Kanada, Großbritannien, Italien,
Luxemburg und Deutschland war das Hauptziel der Konferenz, einen neuen
Blick auf die Kategorie der „Autorität“ zu entwerfen, die oft voreilig bloß
als konservativer Kampfbegriff interpretiert wird. Im Anschluss an die vor
allem in den angelsächsischen Ländern seit Jahren geführten Diskussionen
über „demokratische Autorität“ ging es darum, eine neue historische Perspektive auf den Begriff zu entwickeln, die ein komplexeres Bild verspricht.
Im November 2013 fand an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main
die Konferenz „Politische Tiere“ statt, die das ATTRACT-Projekt „Ästhetische Figurationen“ in Kooperation mit dem Frankfurter „Forschungszentrum für Historische Geisteswissenschaften“ organisiert hat (Organisatoren: Martin Doll, Julika Griem, Oliver Kohns, Susanne Scholz). Die
international besetzte Konferenz „Politische Tiere“ rückte insbesondere
kollektive Aspekte des politischen Tiervergleichs ins Zentrum: Im Zentrum der Diskussion stand die Frage, inwiefern tierische Sozialformen
wie der Bienen- oder Ameisenstaat als utopische Modelle für politische
Ordnungen bzw. als symbolische Repräsentationen sozialer Organisationen dienen können.
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IDENT2 – Regionalisierungen als
Identitätskonstruktionen in
Grenzräumen
(Fördermittel: Universität Luxemburg)
Projektleitung: Markus Hesse, Sonja Kmec
Projektkoordination: Rachel Reckinger, Christian Wille
An dem Projekt sind mehr als zwanzig Wissenschaftler aus den IPSE-Instituten beteiligt. Einen Forschungsschwerpunkt der IPSE bilden
Identitätskonstruktionen, die im Projekt IDENT2 (2011-2014) um Fragen der Raumkonstruktion erweitert werden.
Das erweiterte Interesse am Raum und seinen Konstruktionsprozessen beruht auf den
vielfältigen räumlichen Bezügen des Sozialen,
die sich mit politisch-administrativen Abgrenzungen nur unzureichend
abbilden lassen. IDENT2 stellt daher den Prozess der Hervorbringung
von räumlichen Verhältnissen ins Zentrum, der politisch-administrative
Verräumlichungen ebenso einschliesst wie subjektive oder medial-ästhetische Raumkonstruktionen. In dieser Perspektive werden Raumund Identitätskonstruktionen in grenzenüberschreitenden Zusammenhängen untersucht. Die zwanzig Teilstudien verteilen sich auf drei
komplementäre Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Research
Objectives
•Institutionelles
Akteurshandeln – Raum- und Identitätskonstruktionen durch Politiken und Normierungen
•Medien – Repräsentationen von Raum- und Identitätskonstruktionen
•Subjekthandeln – Raum- und Identitätskonstruktionen durch alltägliche Praxis
Im Jahr 2013 wurden zentrale Meilensteine
des interdisziplinären Projekts erreicht. Dafür
haben sich die Wissenschaftler der IPSE-Institute 38 Mal in Arbeitsgruppen getroffen, fächerübergreifend ausgetauscht und das arbeitsteilige Vorgehen abgestimmt. Dazu gehörten
Research
Activities
•
die
Entwicklung gemeinsamer Untersuchungsinstrumente und
Analysekriterien,
•
die Durchführung und Analyse einer quantitativen Befragung
(3.300 Personen) und qualitativen Befragung (47 Personen) in
Luxemburg sowie im angrenzenden Deutschland, Frankreich und
Belgien,
•die Entwicklung von Interpretationsansätzen im interdisziplinären
Austausch.
Die Untersuchungen geben Aufschluss über Vergesellschaftungsprozesse in Grenzregionen und leisten einen fundierten Beitrag innerhalb
der kulturwissenschaftlichen Raum- und Identitätsforschung.
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Aus der Auseinandersetzung mit dem empirischen Datenmaterial
sowie mit theoretisch-konzeptionellen Fragestellungen sind im Jahr
2013 drei IDENT2-Arbeitspapiere und 19 wissenschaftliche Beiträge
hervorgegangen, die im Jahr 2014 im Buch „Räume und Identitäten
in Grenzregionen. Politiken – Medien – Subjekte“ (transcript-Verlag)
veröffentlicht werden. Erste Ergebnisse wurden bereits auf internationalen Konferenzen vorgestellt in Luxemburg, Antwerpen, Trier, Basel,
Turin, Passau und Barcelona.
Stichprobe der quantitativen IDENT2-Befragung: Verteilung der Befragten im
Grenzraum zu Luxemburg (Karte: Malte Helfer)
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Kant and the modern world
Immanuel Kant’s thought continues
to provide important insight into current challenges. Thus the University of
Luxembourg is providing the momentum for a
multinational, multi-disciplinary project to assess current challenges using Kantian insight.
This “Contemporary Kantian Philosophy”
project is being driven by visiting research
professor Robert Hanna from the University
of Colorado, USA, in close cooperation with
­Dietmar Heidemann, professor of Philosophy
at the University of Luxembourg.
“In this project we are exploring the nature of
human rationality from a contemporary Kantian point of view,” explained Robert Hanna,
one of the world’s foremost Kant scholars.
“We believe this can be achieved best through
international collaboration.” The work is being
structured in an inclusive fashion within the research unit Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Es-
paces (IPSE), across the Faculty as well as with
an “outer circle” of international researchers.
A message for all disciplines
A major figure in philosophy, Immanuel Kant’s
influence is compared to giants such as Plato,
Aristotle and Descartes. He is synonymous
with the Enlightenment movement, writing in
the final quarter of the 18th century, working
in and around his birthplace of Königsberg in
Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He argued
that reason is the source of morality and human understanding. He also believed that our
experiences are structured by the way our
minds work, with the mind shaping experience.
Thus, human behaviour has many underlying
similarities rather than infinite diversity.
Kant’s ideas have relevance in a wide range of
disciplines. His thinking about states and the
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individual are central for politics. He influenced
the French revolutionaries and Woodrow Wilson quoted him in the context of creating the
League of Nations. His thinking about the nature of free will is intrinsic to questions of law
and justice. Psychologists are also interested
in these writings, as well as his views on how
the mind and thoughts are structured and
their influence on human action.
He was an early exponent of human rights, another issue for political scientists and lawyers.
Also for science in general, he believed that not
everything in nature is knowable. Educationalists are interested in his ideas about how individuals should strive to fulfil their potential.
Relevance to current issues
In this project they are addressing contemporary and practical problems using empirical
evidence from medicine, psychology and so on. For example, Kant’s
ideas feed into debates about abortion and euthanasia: hot topics at
the moment in Luxembourg. As well, he influenced the theory that
language is generated from general principles common to everyone.
This is a key notion in this multilingual country. Kantians believe there
must be limits to scientific knowledge, for example contradicting the
suggestion that we are relatively close to gaining full understanding of
how the brain works.
Building a global reputation
“It is good for Luxembourg’s reputation to be at
the centre of such a prestigious project.”
“It is good for Luxembourg’s reputation to be at the
centre of such a prestigious project,” says Heidemann.
“In particular, it is important to have attracted someone of the
standing of Robert Hanna to lead this work. He is one of the
world’s foremost Kant scholars,” he added. The broader aim is to create a global reputation as a centre for Kantian scholarship.
In Luxembourg, researchers and graduate students from philosophy
and other disciplines are working together. They in turn are co-operating across Europe including Finland (University of Turku), Germany
(University of Leipzig), Norway (University of Oslo) and the UK (the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, London School of Economics and
King’s College London). There is also a connection to the USA through
the University of Illinois. Then in the planned latter phase, the work in
Luxembourg would be “mirrored” by a group under Robert Hanna at the
University of Colorado.
Dietmar Heidemann
Attracting interest
The aim is to create a snowball effect, whereby the work of the inner
core of research spills out to inspire and reinforce work around Europe,
the USA and beyond. The pair point to possibilities of work with Brazil
and China which continues to seek greater insight into European thinking. There are also plans to work with Kaliningrad University in Russia.
This reputation is being built in other ways. Dietmar Heidemann has
been the editor of the respected Kant Yearbook since 2009. Also, the
Society of Kantian Studies in the French Language (SEKLF) is based in
Luxembourg. “Kant was explicitly cosmopolitan hence I have tried hard
to work with philosophers from around the world,” noted Hanna. This
outlook fits perfectly with the University’s internationalist vocation.
Landmark publications
The result of the Contemporary Kantian Philosophy project will be a series of books giving a comprehensive review of Kantian interpretations of
current themes. In the current academic year, study is focussed on the
philosophy of mind and knowledge. In 2014-15, the basic topics will be
the metaphysics of free will and in 2015-16 attention will be on ethics,
philosophical anthropology and practical philosophy. A fourth year may
be added by which time as many as 100 academics could be involved,
up from about 12 at present. This series is called “The Rational Human
Condition” based on the notion of “rational anthropology”. The National
Research Fund has backed the first year of this three or maybe four-year
programme.
The idea is to combine other research programmes to feed into this.
“I have been encouraged by the reaction,” said Hanna. “People not directly involved are contacting us offering to present papers and attend
events. This has generated substantial interest.”
Robert Hanna
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Facts & figures
114
PHD STUDENTS
122
CONTACT
124
IMPRINT
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FACTS & FIGURES
Facts
&
figures
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FACTS & FIGURES
Student enrollment over the last 5 years
1K
2K
W-13/14
2.225
2.286
W-12/13
2.081
W-11/12
1.893
W-10/11
1.856
W-09/10
Total number of students : 2.225
PhD
179
Vocational
programmes
355
Bachelor
1.188
Master
503
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FLSHASE
Faculty members: 404
117
Scientific staff
98
Academic staff
38
Administrative staff
12
139
Technical staff
Intermediate
academic staff
PhD students over the last 5 years
179
154
W-13/14
W-12/13
134
W-11/12
128
W-10/11
107
W-09/10
111
FLSHASE
publications 2013
21
31
Authored books
Edited books
Authorded book chapters
210
Publications in peer-reviewed journals
182
39
159
Publications in refereed conference proceedings
Other scientific publications
Complete list of FLSHASE publications: orbilu.uni.lu
Research funding sources: Personal Grants (Post Doc and PhD)
AFR-PDR*
AFR PhD*
OTHERS
ECCS
4
12
INSIDE
1
12
IPSE
10
54
1
TOTAL
15
78
1
* The FNR’s AFR Grant Scheme (Aides à la Formation-Recherche) supports PhD and postdoctoral research training projects in Luxembourg and abroad.
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Research funding sources: Projects
ECCS
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INSIDE
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113
FLSHASE
PhD Defences in 2013
Doctoral Candidate
Title
Supervisor
IPSE
Sabine Baum
« Creating a Pattern of the (new) American mind ».
Wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zur funktionalen
Psychologie des Chicagoer Pragmatismus in sozialhistorischem
Kontext (1894 - 1915)
Dietmar Heidemann
ECCS
Magda Chmiel
The impact of intelligence on subjective well-being in middle
adulthood
Romain Martin
IPSE
Marc Birchen
Die Verteidigung der osteuropäischen Firmenbeteiligungen der
Arbed in der Nachkriegszeit
René Leboutte
17.12.2013
IPSE
Christine Breckler
Die Flexion der Nominalphrase im Luxemburgischen
Peter Gilles
28,02.2013
IPSE
David Draut
Der Weg der DDR-Science Fiction in die Postmoderne: Das
Autorenehepaar Steinmüller und die ostdeutsche utopische
Science-Fiction Literatur
Georg Mein
15.03.2013
IPSE
Jill Eriksson
Addressing urban poverty in West Africa: What is the potential of
sub-regional integration and cooperation?
Harlan Koff
03.12.2013
IPSE
Estelle Evrard
Suprarégionalisation transfrontalière? Grande Région Saar-LorLux
Christian Schulz
26.03.2013
IPSE
Nadim Fahrat
Le rôle du passé dans les sociétés plurales: conflits, violence et
modèles institutionnels
Philippe Poirier
IPSE
Anne Franziskus
Getting by in a multilingual workplace environment. Language
practices, norms and ideologies among cross-broder workers in
Luxembourg
Peter Gilles
ECCS
Aurélie Haismann
Du traitement des événements à la construction des représentations médiatiques: La Une, lie d'émergence des enjeux identitaires
Sylvie Freyermuth
IPSE
Pierre Halté
Les marques modales dans les chats: étude sémiotique et pragmatique des émoticônes et des interjections dans un corpus de
conversations synchrones en ligne
Marion Colas-Blaise
INSIDE
Christian Happ
Empathy in video games and other media
Ulrich Wagner
(Universität Marburg,
Deutschland)
ECCS
Danielle Hoffmann
An investigation of number-space associations: exploring developmental and cognitive influences
Christine Schiltz
12.06.2013
ECCS
Thomas Hörstermann
Vergleich regressionsanalytischer Methoden zur Modellierung von
Urteilsprozessen in pädagogischen Kontexten
Sabine KrolakSchwerdt
19.04.2013
ECCS
Carrie Kovacs
(How) Can formal modeling improve educational achievement
judgments ?
Sabine KrolakSchwerdt
06.12.2013
INSIDE
Glenn-Marie Le Coz
Enhancement and prolongation of neuropathic pain by stress and
altered stress hormone levels: Behavioural and neurobiological
studies
Fernand Anton
25.09.2013
IPSE
Jennifer Pavlik
“Uninteressiertes Weltinteresse“: Über die Ausbildung einer
ästhetischen (Denk-)Haltung im Werk Hannah Arendts Georg Mein
15.11.2013
IPSE
Anne-Sophie Pigeonnier
Européanisation et démocratisation de l’espace politique des
Etats baltes, le cas de la Lituanie
Philippe Poirier
01.10.2013
IPSE
Conny Reichling
Le Dr. Ernest Schneider et les gravures sur Grès de Luxembourg.
Etude du fonds documentaire inédit
Michel Pauly
IPSE
Valérie Schreiner
Wortlos waltet die Sprache: Überlegungen zu F. G. Klopstocks
aisthetischer Poetik des Wortlosen
Georg Mein
15.11.2013
IPSE
Aline Schiltz
Relation entre migrations et développement dans un espace politique changeant. Analyse de la mobilité intra-européenne entre le
Portugal et le Luxembourg
Harlan Koff
21.06.2013
IPSE
Katja Stoppenbrink
Verantwortung für unabsichtliches Handeln. Rechtsphilosophische
und handlungstheoretische Grundlagen der Fahrlässigkeit
Dietmar Heidemann
114
FLSHASE
Co-Supervisor
Date of Defence
28.01.2013
Martin Brunner (Institut für Schulqualität
der Länder Berlin
und Brandenburg,
Berlin)Getraud Stadler
(Columbia University,
NY, USA)
Valérie Rosoux (Université Catholique de
Louvain, Belgium)
17.10.2013
08.02.2013
12.04.2013
Marc Bonhomme
(Université de Berne,
Suisse)
07.12.2013
13.12.2013
Georges Steffgen
Marc Groenen
(Université Libre de
Bruxelles, Belgium)
Michael Quante
(Westfälische
Wilhelms-Universität,
Germany)
16.07.2013
04,10.2013
08.10.2013
Doctoral Candidate
Title
Supervisor
Co-Supervisor
Date of Defence
IPSE
Sebastien Thiltges
Paysages silencieux dans le roman réaliste (1850-1900)
Frank Wilhelm
Guy Ducrey (Université de Strasbourg,
France)
15.11.2013
IPSE
Dominik Trauth
Landwirtschaftliche Lokalvereine im Spannungsfeld von Selbstbestimmung und Regulierung. Ein Studie zur Agrargeschichte
Luxemburgs von 1875 - 1914 mit Vergleich zum Regierungsbezirk
Trier in der preuβischen Rheinprovinz
Jean-Paul Lehners
Lutz Raphael (Universität Trier, Germany)
29.10.2013
IPSE
Marie-Christine
Wehming
Was bleibt… .Literarische Zeugenschaft im Kontext des Holocaust
Georg Mein
ECCS
Marius Wrulich
The relationship between intelligence and health in Luxembourg
Romain Martin
INSIDE
Jean-Claude Zeimet
Jugendszenen in Luxemburg: Eine empirische Studie zur Szene­
struktur, zum Engagement und den Motiven von Jugendlichen in
Szenekernen am Beispiel der LAN-, Techno- und Parkours-Szene
Helmut Willems
INSIDE
Vivien Zell
Modulation de la transmission de l'information nociceptive spinale
par l'axe hypothalamo-hypophysaire-adrénocortical: Implication
des glucocorticoides circulants
Pascal Darbon (Université de Strasbourg,
France)
15.03.2013
Martin Brunner
(Institut für Schulqualität der Länder
Berlin und Brandenburg, Berlin) Getraud
Stadler (Columbia
University, NY, USA)
18.10.2013
07.06.2013
Fernand Anton
22.11.2013
ON-GOING PHD THESES
Doctoral Candidate
Working Title
Supervisor
Co-Supervisor
ECCS
Claudia Albanese
The composite structure of Repair in French and Chinese
Charles Max
Peter Gilles, Nick Enfield (Max Planck
Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
ECCS
Susanne Backes
Heterogeneity in the Luxembourgish educational system: A comparative analysis of school biographies
Andreas Hadjar
IPSE
Franklin Bahfon
Feyeh
The role of Green Economy in Sustainable Local Development of
Cross border Natural Park Areas in the Greater Region
Christian Schulz
IPSE
Isabelle Baumann
Nationalbilder und Identitätskonstruktionen in Luxemburg im
Spiegel von Literatur und Medien
Georg Mein
IPSE
Katrin Becker
Viva vox juris - Eine systematische Auseinandersetzung mit der
dogmatischen Anthropologie Pierre Legendres
Georg Mein
IPSE
Luc Belling
Language variation on Facebook - Strukturen und Funktionen
von sprachlichen Variationsmustern des "Lëtzebuergeschen" in
Online-Kommunikation
Peter Gilles
IPSE
Amélie Bendheim
Erzählanfänge im mittelhochdeutschen Roman
Heinz Sieburg
ECCS
Stéphanie Bertrand
L’aphorisme dans l’œuvre de Gide : une forme au carrefour des
discours et des cultures
Sylvie Freyermuth
INSIDE
Jörg Bidinger
Lay theories about neurodegenerative diseases
Dieter Ferring
IPSE
Mathias Birrer
The relation of Justification Between Philosophy and Mathematics in Kant's Transcendental Schematism
Dietmar Heidemann
ECCS
Philippe Blanca
Multimodal scholarly publishing: the case of the online scientific
journal
Charles Max
ECCS
Monica Bogdan
L'intelligence culturelle du personnel travaillant dans le système
éducatif international
Claude Houssemand
INSIDE
Jannika Borlinghaus
Attachment style and vagal-cardiac control
Claus Vögele
INSIDE
Elisabeth Bourkel
Interkulturelle Kommunikation und interkulturelle Kompetenz in
der Gesundheitsversorgung einer alternden Gesellschaft
Dieter Ferring
INSIDE
Jessica BrensingKubern
Umweltpsychologische Unterstützung der Planung des EnergieMonitoring-Konzeptes für Belval Energy
Georges Steffgen
115
FLSHASE
Evelyn Ziegler (Universität DuisburgEssen, Germany)
Jean-Michel Wittmann (Université de
Lorraine, France)
Doctoral Candidate
Working Title
Supervisor
Co-Supervisor
INSIDE
Barbara Bucki
La capabilité de santé des aidants familiaux: analyses du paradigme et pistes d'opérationnalisation
Michèle Baumann
Elisabeth Spitz (Université de Lorraine,
France)
ECCS
Regula Bürgi
Rationalized, standardized, and planned Education for the “Free
World". The Emergence of the OECD and its experts as new
education policy actors
Daniel Tröhler
ECCS
Barbara Caluori
Pestalozzi or Bell-Lancaster? Strongholds and borderlands of the
educational methods after 1800
Daniel Tröhler
INSIDE
Cristina CampilloCostoya
Effects of biofeedback on emotional instability in patients after
stroke
Claus Vögele
IPSE
Madeline Chalon
Une pensée contre le fascisme (1930-1940): lecture de Georges
Bataille. Enjeux contemporains
Lukas K. Sosoe
IPSE
Marie-Cécile Charles
Les légendes de fondation et la mémoire des origines dans les
institutions ecclésiastiques
Michel Margue
ECCS
Yan-Zhen Chen
Les stratégies d’apprentissage du mandarin en tant que troisième
ou quatrième langue étrangère : quel rôle pourrait jouer la compétence plurilingue et pluriculturelle ?
Christine Hélot (Université
de Strasbourg)
IPSE
Nathalie Christmann
Residential migration of Luxembourgish citizens within the
Greater Region - An inter-urban discourse analysis
Markus Hesse
ECCS
Hsiao-Feng (Bonnie)
Chung
Internationalization of Higher Education in Europe: Chinese
Student's Linguistic Challenges
Adelheid Hu
IPSE
Jeroen Claessen
La chute du mur de Berlin dans la presse allemande, française et
luxembourgeoise
Nathalie Roelens
IPSE
Robert Clees
Formelhafte Sprache und politischer Sprachgebrauch - Eine
Untersuchung der Sitzungsprotokolle der Luxemburgischen
Abgeordnetenkammer
Peter Gilles
Adelheid Hu
Claudine Moulin (Universität Trier,
Germany)
IPSE
Françoid Conrad
Variation in der luxemburgischen Wortphonologie
Peter Gilles
ECCS
Dennis Croonenberg
Number and Space: a fMRI approach
Christine Schiltz
Romain Martin
ECCS
Astrid De Leeuw
Psycho-social factors related to teaching sustainable behaviour
and students' sustainable behaviour
Claude Houssemand
Pierre Valois (Université Laval, Canada)
IPSE
Virginie De Moriamé
Memory(ies) at work: the European Union and the Legacy of History in Euro-Mediterranean Relations
Philippe Poirier
Valérie Rosoux (Université Catholique
de Louvain, Belgium)
ECCS
Herie De Vries
Inquiry-based science learning in the multilingual / multicultural
classroom: a comparative study (Luxembourg / Dutch) of science
learning in the primary science education classroom
Christina Siry
IPSE
Ligia Deca
Unity in Diversity?: Agenda-Setting and policy framing in national
contexts within the European Higher Education Area
Robert Harmsen
INSIDE
Jean Philippe Pierre
Décieux
Die Entwicklung eines europäischen Indikatorensets im Bereich
der Jugendforschung: Theoretische Konzepte, methodologische
Herausforderungen und praktische Relevanz in Luxemburg
Helmut Willems
IPSE
Caroline Döhmer
Wortstellungssyntax von Haupt- und Nebensätzen im Luxemburgischen
Peter Gilles
IPSE
Daniela Dora
Encountering the Other. India and German speaking texts
Dieter Heimböckel
Christine Kanz (Universiteit Gent,
Belgium)
ECCS
Carole Dording
GEOGEBRA TAO: Validation d'un environment d'apprentissage
adaptif de géométrie dynamique
Romain Martin
Yves Kreis
IPSE
Michel Dormal
Politische Repräsentation und vorgestellte Gemeinschaft. Die Entwicklung des luxemburgischen Parteiensystems und Parlamentarismus und ihr Beitrag zur Nationalbildung
Jean-Paul Lehners
Winfried Thaa (Universität Trier,
Germany)
INSIDE
Céline Dujardin
Parentalité en précarité et résilience familiale
Dieter Ferring
ECCS
Jennifer Dusdal
Universities, research institutes and international collaborations:
comparing publication in journals in science and technology
disciplines (1955 – 2010)
Justin J.W. Powell
IPSE
Emilie Duvot
Relation de la coopération transfrontalière à l'enseignement
supérieur et à la recherche: l'exemple de Saar-Lor-Lux et Grande
Région (1975 à 2008)
Sonja Kmec
Birte Wassenberg (Université de
Strasbourg, France)
IPSE
Maike Edelhoff
Wird die Staatsgrenze zur morphologischen Grenze? Eine
empirische Untersuchung zum Diminutiv im moselfränkischluxemburgischen Übergangsgebiet
Peter Gilles
Damaris Nübling (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany)
116
FLSHASE
Doctoral Candidate
Working Title
Supervisor
Co-Supervisor
IPSE
Fabian Faller
Sustainable regional development through energetic regionalisation
Christian Schulz
Peter Dörrenbächer (Universität des
Saarlandes, Germany)
IPSE
Cyril Fegué
Managing the City-region as a Start-up: Entrepreneurship and
shifting local Economic Governance in Developing countries
Harlan Koff
ECCS
Florian Feltes (SnT)
ENTERPRISE 2.0 – The impact of social media on the leadership
strategies of Generation Y: Challenges and potential
Charles Max
IPSE
Walter Amaru Flores
Flores
Die luxemburgischen Familiennamen entlang der historischen
Grenzen (zu Deutschland)
Peter Gilles
IPSE
Sidonie Foltête Paris
The Europeanisation of High-Skilled Immigration Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Germany
and France
Robert Harmsen
ECCS
Nadine Geisler
The Luxembourgian pedagogical idiosyncrasy seen through the
teaching of recent past
Daniel Tröhler
IPSE
Johanna Maria
Gelberg
Poetik und Politik der Grenze - Die Literatur der innerdeutschen
Teilung seit 1945
Oliver Kohns
ECCS
Carrie Georges
NUMSPACE-Variability: How and why do number-space interactions differ between individuals?
Christine Schiltz
IPSE
Marie-Line
Glaesener
Combining GIS and hedonic analysis to estimate the value of
neighbourhood landscape and accessibility in Luxembourg
Geoffrey Caruso
IPSE
Piotr Glonek
L'homophobie (dès)institutionnalisée dans l'Union européenne:
influence directe et indirecte des instances religieuses sur la
politique nationale et supranationale en la matière
Christel Baltes-Löhr
ECCS
Katarzyna Gogol
ACHMO: Achievement Motivation: Assessment, Structure and
Development
Romain Martin
Martin Brunner (Institut für
Schulqualität der Länder Berlin und
Brandenburg, Berlin)
IPSE
Emilie Goin
Rhétorique et sémiotique du corps et du sensible dans les
représentations du peuple en période de crise (France-BelgiqueLuxembourg 1875-1930)
Marion Colas-Blaise
François Provenzano (Université de
Liège, Belgium)
IPSE
Alexander Gunkel
Autonomie-Metaphysik
Dietmar Heidemann
ECCS
Marie-Anne Hansen
Pauly
Lives in several languages, literary creation and cultural identity
construction: Liliane Welch and Pierre Joris, the work of poets
from Luxembourg writing in English. (Working title)
Adelheid Hu
ECCS
Katinka Hardt
Internal validity studies and process analyses of problem solving
instruments
Samuel Greiff
IPSE
Myriam Heirendt
Das Echternacher Nekrolog-Obituar II. Edition und Untersuchung
Michel Margue
INSIDE
Karen Hellhammer
Efficacy of psychobiological diagnostics in somatoform disorders
Fernand Anton
IPSE
Kathleen Hielscher
Luxembourg and Europe: The Europeanization of National Officials
Robert Harmsen
ECCS
Jana Maria Hilgers
TRISECT: Tracing the development of children's ideas in primary
science education (through fiction books)
Christina Siry
IPSE
Thierry Hinger
Die Entwicklung der sozio-politischen Organisationsformen der
portugiesischen Migranten in Luxemburg von 1974 bis zum Ende
des 20. Jahrhunderts im Lichte der seit der Nelkenrevolution
in Portugal eingeführten Emigrationspolitik der „Comunidades
Portuguesas“
Michel Pauly
INSIDE
Vanessa Hubl
Household nonemployment, social risks and inequality in Europe
Louis Chauvel
ECCS
Jean-Louis Hyunen
(SnT)
Human aspects in socio-technical security: an interdisciplinary
approach
Peter Ryan (SnT)
IPSE
Siegfried Jaag
The structure of reality: a non human theory of natural properties
Frank Hofmann
IPSE
Julien Jeusette
Œuvres en fuite dans la littérature française entre 1920 et 1950
Nathalie Roelens
IPSE
Eva Jullien
Handwerker der Stadt Luxemburg im Spätmittelalter. Eine Untersuchung unter sozial-kultur-und technikgeschichtlichen Aspekten
Michel Pauly
IPSE
Bérénice Jung
Green Building in regional strategies for sustainability: multiactor
governance and innovative building technologies in Europe,
Australia, and Canada
Christian Schulz
INSIDE
Senad Karavdic
Evolution of dynamic career attitudes, quality of life and socioeconomic factors among master's degree students, mediated
effects by succesful career capabilities for the graduate cohort
Michèle Baumann
117
FLSHASE
Lutz Raphael (Universität Trier,
Germany)
Vincent Koenig
Gabriele Lenzini (SnT)
Doctoral Candidate
Working Title
Supervisor
IPSE
Nicole Karczmarzyk
Der Mythos der Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich und seine Aktualisierungen. Eine struktural-funktionale Untersuchung
Oliver Kohns
ECCS
Tetyana Karpenko
The collaborative construction of news media: care-giving, knowledge building and early education by web 2.0 tools
Charles Max
IPSE
Daliah Kentges
Wirksame Orte: heterotopische Räume in den Romane Christian
Krachts
Dieter Heimböckel
Co-Supervisor
ECCS
Christiane Kirsch
Creativity and intelligence: optimal exploitation of potential
Claude Houssemand
IPSE
Eva Klos
Zwangsrekrutierung im Zweiten Weltkrieg in den nationalen Erinnerungskulturen Luxemburgs, Frankreichs und Belgiens
Jean-Paul Lehners
Lutz Raphael (Universität Trier,
Germany)
ECCS
Martin Kracheel
(SnT)
Incentives and gaming environments for changing computer
behaviour
Romain Martin
Vincent Koenig
Roderick McCall (SnT)
ECCS
André Kretzschmar
Cognitive abilities and Lifelong Learning
Samuel Greiff
IPSE
Elena Kreutzer
Migranten in der Wahrnehmung der Presse der Großregion: das
Luxemburger Wort, Le Républicain Lorrain und die Saarbrücker
Zeitung (1990-2007)
Dieter Heimböckel
ECCS
Katarina Krkovic
COLPASS: Collaborative Problem Solving - Assessment solution
and empirical validation
Samuel Greiff
IPSE
Laura Lakaff
Globalisierungsdiskurse und Kollektivsymbole in der zeitgenössischen luxemburgischen Literatur. Roger Manderscheid, Jean
Portante und Nico Helminger, ein Vergleich.
Georg Mein
ECCS
Carine Lallemand
(CRP Henri Tudor)
GUIDE: Understanding user experience to promote its integration
into interactive systems
Romain Martin
INSIDE
Chrstian Lamy
Die Bewältigung beruflicher Anforderungen durch Lehrpersonen
im ersten Berufsjahr: Eine qualitativ-rekonstruktive Studie über
die Merkmale beruflicher Bewältigungsprozesse bei Luxemburger
Grundschullehrern
Helmut Willems
IPSE
Marion Le Texier
Les circulations internationales en Europe au XXIème siècle.
De l'étude des répartitions monétaires à la modélisation d'un
système complexe
Geoffrey Caruso
IPSE
Elisabeth Lefort
Quelle attitude doit adopter le commentateur juridique face à une
loi inique ?
Lukas K. Sosoe
IPSE
Annick Leick
Large-scale urban projects in Luxemburg- urban integration,
governance practices, hegemonic discourses
Markus Hesse
INSIDE
Juliane Lessing
Coping with cancer in old age - a mixed methods approach
Dieter Ferring
IPSE
Moritz Liebe
The preference formation for public-private partnerships and the
role of the european union
David Howarth
INSIDE
Annika Lutz
Neurophysiological correlates of body image disturbance in
anorexia nervosa
Claus Vögele
ECCS
Annie Flore Made
Mbe
Etude sociolinguistique sur les pratiques linguistiques au sein de
familles multilingues vivant au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Jean-Jacques Weber
ECCS
Jakob Mainert
Assessment of Collaborative Problem Solving in the context of
CBA in the 21st century
Samuel Greiff
IPSE
Florent Marciacq
The Europeanization of national foreign policy in European non-EU
Europe
Philippe Poirier
ECCS
Mariya Markova
Effects of pre-service teachers‘ attitudes, self-efficacy and
competence on the judgment of students from different ethnic
backgrounds and with special education needs
Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt
IPSE
Heike Mauer
Nationale Identität und Geschlecht. Intersektionale Perspektiven
auf die Konstruktion luxemburgischer Identität von 1906-1939
Christel Baltes-Löhr
IPSE
Cryrille Médard de
Chardon
The bike-share revolution: A mixed method comparative study
Geoffrey Caruso
IPSE
Fabienne Meiers
Mobility and communication networks as reflected by the account
books of Luxembourg City (1388-1500) with special emphasis on
equestrian traffic
Michel Pauly
IPSE
Martin Mendelski
Rule of Law reforms in Central and Eastern Europe
Robert Harmsen
INSIDE
Adrian Meule
Regulation of emotions and behavioural inhibition in relation of
eating disorders
Andrea Kübler (Universität
Würzburg, Deutschland)
118
FLSHASE
Clemens Zimmermann (Universität des
Saarlandes, Germany)
Vincent Koenig
Claude Grasland (Université Paris VII,
France)
Christine Hélot (Université de Strasbourg, France)
Helmut Kramer (Universität Wien,
Austria)
Claus Vögele
Doctoral Candidate
Working Title
Supervisor
Co-Supervisor
IPSE
Régis Moes
Les luxembourgeois et les colonies: voyages dans les interstices
des empires coloniaux:1850-1940
Jean-Paul Lehners
P. Boilley (Université Paris 1 PanthéonSorbonne, France)
ECCS
Elayne Cristina
Morais Pinheiro
LANGDEX: Language development in exceptional circumstances:
A longitudinal study of minority children with and without
Pascale Engel de Abreu
IPSE
Nadège Mougel
La politique de terre brûlée appliquée au front est de la France à
l'automne 1944
Benoît Majerus
ECCS
Jonas Müller
Complex problem solving in organizational contexts
Samuel Greiff
ECCS
Claire Muller
Development of cognitive ability test for a population of
fundamental school pupils with o heterogeneous language
backgrounds
Romain Martin
INSIDE
Elke Murdock
The process of national identity formation in the Luxembourg
context
Dieter Ferring
ECCS
Shaghayegh Nadimi
Amiri
The historical study of epistemology of mathematics education in
school system of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - 1950s-1970s
Daniel Tröhler
IPSE
Emeline Nanga
Between regions: Mexico and Morocco facing migration in a
context of regional integration
Harlan Koff
IPSE
Gloria Naranjo
Fronteras, ciudadanía y gobernanza a multinivel: transformaciones de poder y territorio en contextos conflictivos de migración
transfronteriza. Estudio comparado en las fronteras Colombia
(Cúcuta)-Venezuela (San Cristóbal) y España (Melilla)-Marruecos
(Nador). 1990-2009
Harlan Koff
IPSE
Sophie NeuenkirchMankel
Vergangenheitsvorstellungen und Zukunftserwartungen. Geschichtsbewusstsein im inter- und intragenerationellen Gespräch
im Luxembourg
Sonja Kmec
IPSE
Sébastien Neveu
Les notions d'A priori et d'A posteriori et de Pur et non Pur dans
l'oeuvre de Christian Wolff
Dietmar Heidemann
INSIDE
Sylvia Nienhaus
Praktiken sozialer Ungleichheit im Betreuungsalltag zwei- bis
vierjähriger Kinder in Luxemburg
Michael-Sebastian Honig
INSIDE
Alain Origer
Des inégalités sociales aux décès par overdose des usagers de
drogues illicites au Luxembourg
Michèle Baumann
IPSE
Julian Osthues
Postkoloniale Poetiken im deutschsprachigen Roman der Gegenwart
Dieter Heimböckel
ECCS
Adrienne Lambo
Ouafo
Interacting in Luxembourgish as an additional language: an analysis of adult immigrans’ILAL as related to their social activities
Charles Max
INSIDE
Nadine Pax
Psychosocial interventions in old age
Dieter Ferring
IPSE
Andreja Pegan
The role of the European Parliament Secretariat in the decisionmaking procedure of the EU
Philippe Poirier
INSIDE
Andreia Pinto Costa
Emotion regulation in autism spectrum disorder: social influence,
cognitive performance, and executive attention role
Georges Steffgen
INSIDE
Eric Planta
Vergleichende Studie zum Einfluss der Unterrichtsmethode auf
die Sprachkompetenz
Werner Becker
IPSE
Michèle Platt
Die Rolle kleiner Städte im mittelalterlichen Herzogtum Luxemburg
Michel Pauly
INSIDE
Valentina
Ponomarenko
Social trauma and scarring effects in the transition to retirement
Louis Chauvel
IPSE
Sophie Richelle
History of old age
Benoît Majerus
IPSE
Kathrin Ricken
Socio-economic perspectives of early day care in Luxemburg: job
perception and decision taking
Christel Baltes-Löhr
INSIDE
Silke Rost
Self-regulation and pain - Psychological processes in endogenous
analgesia
Claus Vögele
IPSE
Danielle Roster
Die Komponistin Lou Koster (1889-1973) im Kontext der Musikgeschichte Luxemburgs - Gender und Musik in Luxemburg
Sonja Kmec
ECCS
Barbara Rothmüller
Discursive practices of social differentiation in constructing curriculum in Luxembourg
Daniel Tröhler
ECCS
Julia Rudolph
Genesis of complex and domain specific skills in problem solving
- Longitudinal analysis of causal influences with simultaneous
consideration of self-regulation, scholastic achievement and
motivational constructs
Samuel Greiff
119
FLSHASE
Francisco Jiménez Bautista (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Melanie Unseld (Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
Joachim Funke (Universität Heidelberg)
Doctoral Candidate
Working Title
Supervisor
ECCS
Michael Ruloff
They went to school - analysis of school attendance in Switzerland in 1800
Daniel Tröhler
IPSE
Sandra Sacchetti
Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes and their impact on reintegration on returnees in their home communities in Kosovo
Harlan Koff
INSIDE
Violetta Schaan
Psychophysical and psychophysiological characterization of experimentally induced pain processing and of pain related suffering
- an interdisciplinary approach
Fernand Anton
ECCS
Paule Schaltz
The impact of the track level on academic achievement
Florian Klapproth
IPSE
Fabienne Scheer
Aspekte der Mehrsprachigkeit in Luxemburg. Position, Funktion
und Bewertung der deutschen Sprache (1984-2011) - eine diskursanalytische Untersuchung
Heinz Sieburg
IPSE
Kerstin Schenkel
Politische Partizipation in der Sozialen Stadt
Markus Hesse
INSIDE
Claude Scheuer
Untersuchung motorischer Basisqualifikationen bei luxemburgischen Kindern im Grundschulalter - Versuch einer analytischen
Bestandsaufnahme und Lehrerkompetenz als Einflussfaktor auf
frühkindliche motorische Entwicklung
Werner Becker
INSIDE
Raymonde Scheuren
Conditioning of heterotopic noxious counterstimulation induced
hypoalgesia
Fernand Anton
IPSE
Mirjam Schindler
Human exposure to traffic-induced air pollution - from a microscale spatial planning perspective
Geoffrey Caruso
IPSE
Jeff Schinker
Les mondes (im)possibles du roman contemporain
Frank Wilhelm
IPSE
Marc Schoentgen
Arbeiten für Hitler. Nationalsozialistische Wirtschafts- und Sozialpolitik in Luxemburg während der deutschen Besetzung
Michel Pauly
ECCS
Catherine Schreiber
The construction of citizens in/through the Luxembourgian curriculum
Daniel Tröhler
INSIDE
Loretta Schulte
Neurofeedback training for the improvement of university students' academic performance
Claus Vögele
INSIDE
Claudia SeeleStresow
Doing difference in the early years: An ethnographic research
on dealing with cultural and linguistic diversity in early childcare
settings
Michael-Sebastian Honig
ECCS
Rita Seixas
Investigation of an integrative approach of Emotional Intelligence:
Development and empirical validation of an emotional-related
behavior instrument
Claude Houssemand
ECCS
Stefan Karl Serwe
Exploiting linguistic resources for success? Language use among
ethnic entrepreneurs in a multilingual border region
Ingrid de Saint-Georges
ECCS
Charlotte Sosson
NUMNeglect: Embodied number cognition in spatial neglect
Christine Schiltz
IPSE
Astrid Spreitzer
Effects of European integration on parliamentary control of
government. The case of Luxembourg 1999 - 2011
Philippe Poirier
ECCS
Matthias Stadler
CoPUS: Complex Problems in University Selection
Samuel Greiff
IPSE
Yvan Staus
Schmalspurbahnen zwischen Souveränität und Rentabilität: regionale Verkehrssysteme im Großherzogtum Luxemburg zwischen
1850 und 1950
Michel Pauly
ECCS
Rahel Stoike-Sy
Students in multilingual Master study programs at the University
of Luxembourg – Perceptions of the dynamics of their plurilingualism: a qualitative study
Sabine Ehrhart
ECCS
Ernestina Tancredi
Do the appraisal systems currently used in the private sector
in Luxembourg bring and added value to comanies and to the
country as a whole?
Claude Houssemand
INSIDE
Marie-Paule Theisen
Zur Wirksamkeit von "mindfulness" auf Glück und Lebensqualität
im Alter
Dieter Ferring
IPSE
Tina Thill
Une étude acoustique et comparative sur les voyelles du luxembourgeois
Peter Gilles
ECCS
Li Thoma
La femme possédée
Sylvie Freyermuth
IPSE
Karoline Tietje
La mise en écriture des patients psychiatriques au 20e siècle
Benoît Majerus
ECCS
Francine Uwera
Studying and Teaching at a multilingual University: The case of
the EU-Law School in Luxembourg
Adelheid Hu
120
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Co-Supervisor
Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt
Laurent Filliettaz (Université de
Genève, Switzerland)
Doctoral Candidate
Working Title
Supervisor
INSIDE
Zoé van Dyck
Attentional bias to food cues in binge eating disorders
Claus Vögele
ECCS
Amandine Van
Rinsveld
The effect of language on mathematics performance in bilinguals
Christine Schiltz
IPSE
Laetitia Vittore
La Gouvernance des ducs engagistes dans le Duché de Luxembourg entre 1388 et 1473
Michel Pauly
Isabelle Guyot-Bachy (Université de
Lorraine, France)
IPSE
Danièle Wecker
What do you mean you lost the past? Subjective materiality and
pre-reflective decentering in late modern cultural studies
Sonja Kmec
Martine Beugnet (Université Paris VII,
France)
ECCS
Katja Weinerth
How does usability improve computer-based knowledge assessment
Romain Martin
Martin Brunner (Institut für
Schulqualität der Länder Berlin und
Brandenburg, Berlin), Vincent Koenig
ECCS
Astrid Weißenburg
Plurilingual Approaches to Spatial Orientation in Primary Geography
Birgit Neuer (PH
Karlsruhe)
Adelheid Hu
INSIDE
Nico Weißmann
Schulische Integration von Migranten durch Sport
Werner Becker
INSIDE
Tereza Wennerholm
Caslavska
Inequality, overeducation, and the comparative mutations of
fertility
Louis Chauvel
ECCS
Sara Wilmes
Analyzing changes in student questions following the switch to
Inquiry-Based Science Education
Christina Siry
ECCS
Delia Wirtz
Participation and language learning in the multilingual pre-primary
classroom
Charles Max
INSIDE
Slawomir Wojniusz
Prepubertal gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog treatment
and its effects on behavioural and psychological processes
Ira Haraldsen (University
of Oslo, Norway)
IPSE
Julia Zimmermann
Wir werden das für 50 % unserer Bevölkerung tun - Konstruktionen von Geschlecht in Debatten des Europäischen Parlaments
2004-2014
Christel Baltes-Löhr
Co-Supervisor
Claus Vögele
PhD Theses started in 2014
Doctoral Candidate
Working Title
Supervisor
INSIDE
Anola Bracaj
A comparative analysis of social community work in Luxembourg:
An analysis of partnership between community workers, residents,
municipality, ministry, and other partners involved
Ute Karl
INSIDE
Claire Chabot
Qualité de vie des étudiants atteints d'une maladie chronique et/
ou d'un handicap et préparation à l'adaptation à la vie professionnelle
Michèle Baumann
Philippe Combessi (Université de Nanterre, France)
INSIDE
Agnieszka
CzeluscinskaPeczkowska
Attentional bias to body- and sexually-relevant stimuli
Claus Vögele
Jens Blechert (Universität Salzburg,
Austria)
IPSE
Lucas John Duane
Language Policing in the Balearic Islands: Reconfiguring the
Standard Language Ideology in the Era of Globalization
Julia De Bres
Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de
Catalunya, Spain)
INSIDE
Julien Genty
The impact of perinatal stress on pain sensitivity and on coping
with stress at a mature age
Fernand Anton
IPSE
Elisabeth Hoffman
La mémoire de la Résistance (1940-1945) : Regards croisés entre
Luxembourg, Alsace-Lorraine et Eupen-Malmédy
Sonja Kmec
Jean-Noël Grandhomme (Université de
Strasbourg, France)
IPSE
Judith Manzoni
Intonatorische Interferenzen bei multilingualen Sprechern. Luxemburgisch im Kontakt mit Deutsch und Französisch
Peter Gilles
Angelika Braun (Universität Trier, Germany)
IPSE
Evan McDonough
The Spaces and Scales of Global Flows: International Airports and
Globalised Urbanisation
Markus Hesse
IPSE
Manon Pinatel
Devenir sage-femme, les enjeux de la professionnalisation des
sages-femmes au Luxembourg -1800-1940
Benoît Majerus
IPSE
Elsa Pirenne
Sociographie des communautés musulmanes du Luxembourg, entre sensibilités communautaires et projet(s) d'institutionnalisation
de l'islam
Philippe Poirier
ECCS
Denise Villanyi
SELFASSESS: The Validation of a Student Self-Assessent-Instrument and its Usefulness for Teacher-Feedback
Romain Martin
121
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Co-Supervisor
Brigitte
Marechal
(Université
Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
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