Prof. Dr Stéphane Pallage; Credit: University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg announced on Tuesday that its rector, Professor Dr Stéphane Pallage, does not intend to seek a second mandate.

The Board of Governors of the University of Luxembourg has acknowledged the decision of Prof. Dr Stéphane Pallage to not seek a second term of office as rector of the university. The decision has been attributed to circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which have made the rector's family situation "very difficult". The Board expressed its "full understanding".

In order to ensure continuity at the helm of the University of Luxembourg at the end of Prof. Dr Stéphane Pallage's term of office, the Board has initiated first steps to recruit the next rector, who will take up office on 1 January 2023.

Prof. Dr Stéphane Pallage succeeded former rector Rainer Klump in January 2018 following the latter's resignation over budgetary disagreements. Prior to his move to Luxembourg, the Belgian-Canadian economist served as Dean of the School of Management at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, from 2013 to 2017.