First student housing at Belval campus opens
(CS) With the so-called City of Sciences – the University of Luxembourg's campus – taking shape, the first student halls of residence in Belval were officially inaugurated on Thursday.
With 77 rooms in flat shares and 98 studio apartments, the Uni-Val I student accommodation building is the largest of the university's 36 halls of residence and the first to open on the new Belval campus.
Located on the development's Avenue du Swing, students living at Uni-Val I benefit not only from the proximity to university buildings, but also the Belval Plaza shopping centre and cinema, the Rockhal, as well as shops and bars in the area.
The building itself boasts a roof terrace, a gym and a large room for student events. All this at an average cost of 485 euros for a room in a flat share and 665 euros for a studio, bills included.
A second block of student housing, Uni-Val II, will add another 400 units by 2016 on campus, on top of 400 already available housing units in the surrounding area.
While the student housing opened its doors to its first tenants in September, it was officially inaugurated on Thursday, with Education State Secretary Marc Hansen, as well as University of Luxembourg vice-rector Eric Tschirhart and representatives of the real estate developer in charge of the project on site.