In the 2018 edition of the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the University of Luxembourg ranks 179th worldwide. The University has featured among the world’s top 200 universities ever since it joined the league table in 2016, coming 178th last year and 193rd the year before.
From 7 to 17 September, the city of Toronto will host over 300 films from around the world for the 42nd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the biggest festivals in the world of cinema. Among the participants, three Luxembourg co-productions supported by the Film Fund Luxembourg are aiming to convince the Canadian audience and boost Luxembourg's reputation for film creation.
In its annual report for 2016, Luxembourg's Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF), which 'polices' the Grand Duchy's financial centre, confirms its role as regulator and draws up a favourable report on the sector. Regarding the financial sector's activities, the income generated and the assets under management remain at a high level, while on the supervisory side, the amount of fines remained stable at 1,330,950 euros in 2016, despite an enormous increase in staff numbers and on-the-spot inspections.
In the Grand Duchy, the number of subscriptions for fixed very high-speed Internet (more than 30Mbps) increased by 24.9% last year, reaching a figure of 109,200. This means that very high-speed access has overtaken high-speed access. Mobile Internet traffic reached a new record level of 16,844.2 terabytes - explosive growth of 42% between 2015 and 2016, according to the ILR 2016 report on telecoms statistics for the Grand Duchy.