The EIB and the University of Luxembourg signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012. This encompasses various initiatives:
The University’s School of Finance (LSF) benefited from an EIBURS competitive grant for a research project on Small and Medium-Sized Companies.
The EIB donated documentary resources from the EIB library to UniLu which now houses a European Studies Library, providing access to all the Bank’s collections of historic documents.
EIB staff and university staff pool knowledge, some teaching at the university (Masters Course on Energy Efficiency, Certificate on Inclusive Finance…) and others in conferences at the EIB or publishing co-authored articles while graduate students of the Luxembourg School of Finance and the Luxembourg Business Academy (LBA) have opportunities for internships at the EIB in Luxembourg.
The EIB-Institute is partnering with the University’s PEARL Institute for research on Socio-Economic Inequality and other Luxembourg based institutions in organising a series of lectures under the general theme of ‘Inequality and… ?’
The EIB has also supported various academic events such as the 2011 Summer School of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) on “Modelling Cities and Urban Dynamics“, the 2012 Summer School and Research Symposium on “Analysing Regional Social Cohesion: Theoretical and Methodological Training for Advanced Research“, the 17th Financial Managements Association (FMA) European Conference (2103) and the sixth meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (2015).