A Place for All!

Greenery surrounds the chateau
Tight angle of greenery and red leaves around chateau
springtime view of chateau
snowy view of chateau and gates
aerial view of chateau

Luxembourg is relatively unknown by those who have never visited, due to its small size and unassuming nature. Because Luxembourg is nestled in the heart of Europe, people might assume that it is a homogeneous place with a monolithic culture and belief system.Additionally, Luxembourg’s standing as one of the richest nations in the world with high standard of living and GDP per capita lead one to believe that there is not diversity among socioeconomic groups, which is also untrue.

This could not be further from the truth!

Luxembourg is a widely open and accepting nation with a history of acceptance for people of all faiths, races, or orientations. 

Diversity Statement

MUDEC embraces the inherent value of a vibrant student body and community that encompasses a wide spectrum of backgrounds, ideas and experiences. We embrace an inclusive concept of diversity that considers people from a variety of underrepresented groups, including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, military or service affiliation, gender identity, sexual identity, and sexual orientation. Not only do we strive for a diverse community of faculty and students at MUDEC, but we encourage students to understand and explore the vibrant diversity of Luxembourg and of Europe.

Here is a bit more information to show you that Luxembourg is a place for all.

Did You Know? Luxembourg has the first openly gay Prime Minister in Europe. Xavier Bettel is a popular leader in the country. The country also hosts a Gay Pride week every year in the summer time and has a number of resources to promote LGTBQ-friendly activities across the country.
Xavier Bettel and his husband

Did You Know? The government of Luxembourg does not formally collect data on religious affiliation. They do this to promote freedom of religion. Roughly 73% of the nation identifies as Christians (with Roman Catholic as the predominant denomination), but inside this small country you can still find several mosques as well as synagogues and other places to worship various religions. The Luxembourg constitution protects freedom of religion and safeguards individuals from being forced to participate in any religious act, if they do not choose.

Places of Worship in Luxembourg

Synagogue in Luxembourg City

Did You Know? Nearly half of the Luxembourgish population of 630,000+ is not native to the country. In fact, hundreds of thousands of those living there are immigrants from other countries in Europe like Portugal or the Balkan region and recently an increase from Middle Eastern nations as well, leading to a mosaic of diverse linguistic, cultural, ethnic, and religious influences.

Colorful costumed dancers getting ready to dance