University of Lyon

Welcome to the Université de Lyon!

Université de Lyon is a cluster of 11 Higher Education Institutes (HEIs)

Université Claude Bernard Lyon1
Université Lumière Lyon2
Université Jean Moulin Lyon3
Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne
ENS de Lyon
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
INSA de Lyon
Sciences Po Lyon
VetAgro Sup

The most important French University site outside the Paris region

130,000 students
11,500 teacher-researchers
5,700 PhD students
180 public laboratories

©CNRS Photothèque Eric Coquegniot

A strong cooperation between its member institutions

In addition to its missions set by the French research code, the Université de Lyon has initiated strong cooperation between its member institutions.
It takes the lead on infrastructure projects and particularly intricate joint strategies and negotiations with key partners.


  • PhD Student Guide... Read me! 

    "Congratulations, you are beginning your doctoral studies at the Université de Lyon! By choosing the Lyon-Saint-Étienne site, you have opted to pursue a fascinating and demanding avenue dedicated to knowledge and learning and benefitting from a particularly rich research environment of the highest quality."

  • Signature of a framework agreement between the Université de Lyon and the Université de Sherbrooke 

    On 6 October 2014, the President of Université de Lyon, Khaled Bouabdallah and the Chancellor of the Université de Sherbrooke, Luce Samoisette, signed a framework agreement . This agreement is the second signed in Canada and the first in the Province of Québec by the Université de Lyon as part of its International Alliance policy. 

  • "Espace multiservices étudiant" 

    Welcome to international students to "Espace multiservices étudiant", the ideal place to renew your residence permit.

  • PhD students: support for the international mobility of _Call for applications for a 2015 mobility 

    The Avenir Lyon Saint-Étienne Programme (PA-LSE) supports the international mobility of PhD students by renewing, for the third straight year, its programme for assisting PhD student mobility. "In-coming" mobility assistance is destined for PhD students registered at a foreign institution who would like to carry out, as part of their doctoral work, a research stay at a Université de Lyon member institution's research unit.



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