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The Ministry of Economy signs an agreement to support teaching and research activities in the field of HPC/HPDA/AI

  1. (left to right) Jean-Marc Schlenker, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine; Claude Meisch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg; Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy; Pascal Bouvry, responsible for the new master within the university

  2. (left to right) Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy;  Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg

    (left to right) Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy; Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg

  3. (left to right) Jean-Marc Schlenker, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine;  Claude Meisch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg;  Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy;  Pascal Bouvry, responsible for the new master within the university

    (left to right) Jean-Marc Schlenker, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine; Claude Meisch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg; Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy; Pascal Bouvry, responsible for the new master within the university

The University plans to launch a new 120 ECTS Master within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine and is committed to continuing the development of the National HPC Competence Center (EuroCC) and attracting researchers to it. Subject to approval by the university authorities, this new master’s program will be integrated into the first pilot HPC master’s program established at the European level by a consortium of universities coordinated by the University of Luxembourg.

During the press conference on September 23, 2022, in the presence of the Minister of Economy, Franz Fayot, the modalities of the European Master’s study in the field of high-performance computing systems, in the analysis of large amounts of data and in artificial intelligence were presented. Minister of Higher Education and Research Claude Meisch, as well as Rector of the University of Luxembourg Stéphane Pallage, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine prof. Jean-Marc Schlenker and the head of the new master’s degree within the university prof. Pascal Bouvry.

The planned master’s program is aimed at meeting the needs of Luxembourg in its digital transformation and at enabling close cooperation with local industrial players to develop economic and scientific activities linked to the data economy.

The planned Master’s degree in HPC/HPDA/AI will be part of the EUMaster4HPC consortium, led by the University of Luxembourg and consisting of 60 universities (including eight degree-granting universities), research centers, supercomputers, industrial partners and SMEs, as well as others contributing partners. It will support the development of core HPC skills, education and training for European science and industry. The first courses of the European pilot master’s program are offered from September 2022 at some universities of the consortium. The first courses of the planned master’s degree at the University of Luxembourg will be offered from September 2023.

Economy Minister Franz Fayot said: “High-performance computing is a key technology to address today’s grand challenges such as climate change, energy efficiency, personalized medicine and digital transformation, which is why the training of employees and professionals with specialized skills has become a priority, which is why the Ministry of the economy has directly decided to support the establishment of this European master’s degree in high-performance computing, big data analysis and artificial intelligence.

Minister of Higher Education and Research Claude Meisch underlined: “Skills are at least as important as technology. With this new course, the University of Luxembourg is making a significant and timely contribution to filling the skills deficit, skills gap, existing in the HPC field. An approach that covers the entire chain of innovation, from education and basic research to applied research, ultimately leading to practical and economic use, is, in my opinion, essential if we want all stakeholders, and especially SMEs and start-ups, to could join HPC in the medium term.”

“Supporting the country’s digital transformation is one of the pillars of the university’s strategic framework, and high-performance computing is an essential part of it,” said Professor Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg. “The university is grateful to the Ministry of Economy for its support in the implementation of this ambitious program. Through this master’s degree and with the support of the EUMaster4HPC consortium, we will be able to contribute to attracting and retaining the best talent in the world in Luxembourg.”

“Training students from the beginning of the next academic year to design, deploy and harness the current and future power of supercomputers will enable the development of a new generation of experts and closely link industry and the academic community,” said Professor Jens. Kreisel, vice chancellor for research.

Announced by the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the University of Luxembourg

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