The Ministry of national Education, Children and Youth has launched a new application for VET pupils. eduBoard is a dashboard, allowing VET pupils to keep track online of their training path and individual school progression.
The Luxembourg Tech School (LTS) is a new extracurricular school concept to support the development of future digital leaders. It is aimed at students aged 15 to 20 years who are passionate about the digital realm and eager to learn and apply technology in a real business context. The pilot phase started in September 2016 with about 30 students from general secondary education. LTS is supported by Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth and Digital Luxembourg.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at a ceremony at Thessaloniki’s Concert Hall on 14 July, in the presence of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and other distinguished guests.
At the end of 2016 the project Promotion of entrepreneurship in secondary education was introduced by the Education Minister and the Secretary of State for Economy. It involves promoting the emergence of 'entrepreneurial schools' in the Grand Duchy, meaning secondary schools that encourage their students to develop multidisciplinary skills enabling them to succeed in future entrepreneurial challenges.
Key data on education statistics and indicators – 2014/15 has been published; with a new look for the 2016 edition.
Enabling young people to obtain a good, stable job quickly is a real challenge for society since the young are one of the groups most affected by unemployment. It is with this in mind that the TEVA study (Transition Ecole-Vie Active – transition from school to working life) was carried out by the Luxembourgish Training Observatory.
BEE CREATIVE is an initiative in formal and informal education aiming to improve digital competences (programming, security, design, communication) and technological creativity among young Luxembourgish residents.
The main lines of education policy and priority projects for the coming years were recently presented by the Minister of Education.
Curricula and didactic materials have significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning. Their modernisation is an important challenge for the coming years.