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 Paris metropolitan area, composed of 4 public universities, 7 grandes écoles and the CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research), forming a group of 12 member institutions. The Université de Lyon also assembles 20 associated institutions, offering specific disciplinary training programs. Altogether, the Université de Lyon regroups 140,000 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 all fields of knowledge, 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 internship 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.


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