Around 900 students and university staff gathered in the auditorium of the Maison du Savoir on Monday, 14 September for the opening of the 2015/2016 winter semester, the first on the new Campus Belval.
Principal Prof. Dr. Rainer Klump spoke of an exceptional day for the university, for the south and for the entire country. Vera Spautz, the mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette, for her part called the decision to move the university to Belval one of the loveliest gifts that could be given to a town that had suffered under the decline of the steel industry. In the light of the new academic year, Sanem's mayor Georges Engel spoke of a new chapter in Luxembourg's history and of the beginning of an exciting voyage of discovery for the students.
In addition to various introductory and information events by the various faculties, there were also guided tours of the new quarter. Then, at the garden party in the afternoon at "Um Belval" park, the move to the new campus was celebrated fittingly with music, cocktails, a barbecue, bumper ball tournaments and a Segway course.