UniversitÚ de Lyon

Welcome to the UniversitÚ de Lyon!

The Université de Lyon is a consortium of higher education and research institutions (COMUE: Communauté d’universités et établissements) located within the two neighboring cities of Lyon and Saint-Étienne. The Université de Lyon is the main French higher education and scientific center outside the Parisian area composed of 4 public universities, 7 grandes écoles and the CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research), forming a group of 12 members institutions. The Université de Lyon also assembles 19 associated institutions offering specific disciplinary training programs. Altogether, the Université de Lyon regroups 137,600 students and 168 public laboratories.

The Université de Lyon implements and manages large strategic projects with the regional authorities (Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Métropole de Lyon, Saint-Étienne Métropole) as well as a large network of public and private companies.

The Université de Lyon builds its international recognition on the great quality of its faculty members, research teams and teaching departments in various disciplines and more particularly in three strategic domains:

  • Bio health and Society
  • Science and Engineering for Sustainable Society
  • Urbanity and Humanities

In cooperation with its network of member and associated institutions, the Université de Lyon implements joint-research centers, offers high-quality targeted internships programs and organizes scientific and academic symposiums. It also coordinates PhD programs for the 17 doctoral schools and fosters strategic international partnerships.

The Université de Lyon works as a powerful brand promoting its institutions, academic communities, institutional partners, as well as the Lyon Saint-Étienne area in the same way as renowned international university brands.

News and events

  • Urban Governance in a Network Society: France, Thailand and Japan 
    January 19, 2017 - January 20, 2017

    The conference aims to be inter-disciplinarily and cross-disciplinary platform to bring together academics, practitioners, civil activists and students from various disciplines; urban politic, urban policy, urban spatial planning, urban big data and computing, urban advocacy; to exchange views by drawing from experience in France, Thailand and Japan.

  • The PhD Student guide 2016 edition is now available 

    Congratulations, you are beginning your doctoral studies at the UniversitÚ de Lyon! Your success is our biggest concern and this is why each year we update this guide in order for you to have access to all the pieces of advice you need.


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