The University of Luxembourg is developing its studies in the field of medicine after the state pledged to inject an additional €26.4 million over a four-year period.

From the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, Luxembourg's only university will open an undergraduate degree in medicine in partnership with four French universities.

This means up to 25 students from Luxembourg will be able to continue a master's programme in medicine at one of the four participating French universities – Lorraine, Strasbourg, Paris V or Paris VI.

The University of Luxembourg will also consider adding master's degrees in medicine to its list of programmes in future.

Bachelor's degrees in medicine were introduced at the Grand Duchy's Belval campus in 2005.

The university will also further develop its specialized training in oncology and neurology, starting in September 2019.

The state's financial input adds to the €766.84 million it is giving the university under the new four-year plan.

This brings the total state investment in public research and higher education to €1.44 billion for the 2018-2021 period.

This represents an increase of 25% in state aid compared with the last four-year period, between 2014 and 2017.