MUDEC is the Miami University Dolibois European Center, a Miami campus in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg city aerial shot

About Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by the countries of Belgium, France, and Germany. Despite its small size, the physical landscape of Luxembourg ranges from rolling hills, castles, and picturesque villages to industrialized, metropolitan areas. It has a population of under a half a million people in an area of approximately 999 square miles.

While Luxembourg is one of Europe’s smallest countries, it is noted for its multilingual and multicultural society. Luxembourgers all speak several languages including Luxembourgish, French, German, and English. Home to major international banking, financial, and communication companies, Luxembourg is also the location of a number of European Union institutions, including the European Court of Justice.

Luxembourgers have a genuine affection for Americans and have special ties with Miami University. Many citizens remember with gratitude that the American forces liberated their country during World Wars I and II. John Dolibois, for whom the European campus is named, was born in Luxembourg, immigrated to the U.S., came to Miami as a student in 1938, and returned to his homeland as U.S. ambassador during the 1980s.

MUDEC's Lasting Impressions

MUDEC strives to provide an academically challenging, relevant and exciting learning and growth experience.  They return having developed a greater degree of intellectual curiosity, tolerance, problem solving skills, self reliance, self respect, and self confidence, thereby preparing them to become mature and responsible members of society. 

Our program has been very successful in attaining these goals and objectives. Almost without exception, MUDEC students look at their European experience as the most formidable and outstanding one in their university years. The expression the students coined, “After Luxembourg you will never be the same again,” is a testimony to this. 

MUDEC Mission Statement

  • Our primary mission is to provide Miami University's students with a systematic and extensive exposure to European society and culture in a high quality academic environment.
  • A second mission is to be a source of scholarly enrichment and professional development for the faculty and staff of the University, for core professors, visiting scholars/professors workshop and seminar directors, and for professors teaching in summer programs.
  • A third mission is to provide support for short-term courses and summer academic workshops in a variety of fields, in order to further increase the opportunities for Miami's students and faculty and staff to lean about and to become familiar with Europe.

To fulfill our missions we have established and are committed to a number of specific goals:

  • To provide a comprehensive program that a) integrates classroom instruction in the Social Sciences, the Humanities and the Fine Arts, Business Administration, and Education, related supervised field study and language classes in French and German b) provides the opportunity to participate in the daily life of a household in a foreign country and c) encourages educational travel to other parts of Europe, both as course related study tours and in pursuit of individual interests.
  • To provide Miami faculty and staff with teaching and research opportunities at MUDEC and in Europe, in form of core course teaching and visiting scholar/professor assignments, to provide extensive administrative and logistic support in arranging summer programs, workshops, conferences, concerts and other academic activities; to make available the extensive range of contacts MUDEC has within and outside of Luxembourg.
  • To maintain and to enlarge MUDEC's contacts, visibility and reputation with diverse institutions and individuals representing the educational, cultural, business and professional communities of Luxembourg and neighboring countries.
  • To provide academic and cultural links between Miami University, Luxembourg, and the United States.
  • To search for financial and other support from outside sources.

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.