The Université de Lyon is well-recognized for its excellent research potential. In addition to its 168 public laboratories, its 6,800 researchers and teacher-researchers and its 5,400 PhD students, the university is part of many leading research networks and programs, in France as well as at international level.
As a consortium of member and associated institutions, the Université de Lyon benefits from extensive facilities, great knowledge and expertise, thereby significantly enhancing the attractiveness and competitiveness of Lyon Saint-Étienne area.
A "technical core facility" brings together, on one site, various high-level scientific, technological and human resources for a community of users.
The LabEx are internationally renowned “Laboratories of Excellence”, enjoying extensive interaction with the economic world. The Université de Lyon is home to 12 LabEx.
The EquipEx are advanced, ultramodern scientific equipment and facilities that meet the latest international standards for the benefit of all areas of research. The Université de Lyon boasts 4 EquipEx of its own, and is partner with 5 other EquipEx on interregional projects.
An IHU (University Hospital Institute) is an excellence cluster within the hospital and the university, supported by recognized treatment services, world-renowned teams, quality university training and the dissemination of discoveries. The Université de Lyon is home to 2 promising IHU.
The Université de Lyon is home to one "Institute of Excellence" dedicated to decarbonized energies. The IEED is an interdisciplinary core facility in the field of promising energies with a positive impact on the climate. The IEED gathers together specialized skills and knowledge from both industry and public research. For further information: IDEEL.
A "cohort" refers to a population of healthy or ill individuals followed-up over a period of several years or decades, to gather reliable information regarding their health. For further information: OFSEP.
The Université de Lyon boasts the only Institute of Technological Research in the field of health, as it was selected by the French General Commission for Investment (CGI). For further information: Bioaster.
"Competitiveness clusters" gather together businesses, laboratories and higher-education institutes within a single region and under a single theme. They support innovation and encourage the development of collaborative, innovative R&D projects.