The Ministry of the Economy and the University of Luxembourg have signed a framework agreement for education and research activities focused on High-Performance Computing  (HPC), including a European Master’s degree in High-Performance Computing, Big Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence.

The Launch of the Master in HPC is planned for the 2023 fall semester.

It will be part of the EUMaster4HPC consortium, led by the University of Luxembourg and composed of 60 universities, research centers, supercomputers, corporates and other partners. It supports the development of HPC skills, education and fundamental training for European science and industry.

High performance computing is a key technology for tackling today’s major challenges such as climate change, energy efficiency, personalised medicine and digital transformation in industry, said Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot.

The planned Master aims to meet the needs of Luxembourg in its digital transformation, attract world-class researchers and allow a close collaboration with local industry.

During a press conference on September 23, 2022, the details of the European Master in High Performance Computing, Big Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence were presented by Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, Minister for Higher Education and Research, Claude Meisch, the Rector of the University, Stéphane Pallage, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine, Prof. Jean-Marc Schlenker, and the director of the new HPC Master, Prof. Pascal Bouvry.

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 University rector, Stéphane Pallage.


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