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The strengths of France's second scientific consortium

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.

46 technical core facilities

A "technical core facility" brings together, on one site, various high-level scientific, technological and human resources for a community of users.

9 EquipEx

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.

  • Surface Enhanced NMR Spectroscopy by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization
  • IVTV – Engineering and Ageing of Living Tissues
  • MANUTECH – The Manufacturing of Technologies
  • PHARE – Rotating Machinery Platform for the Control of Environmental Risks

2 University Hospital Institutes

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.

  • ESAME, Brain and Mental Health
  • OPERA, Organ Protection and Replacement

1 “Institute of Excellence dedicated to decarbonized energies

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.

1 cohort

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.

1 institute of technological research

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.

ARCs: Academic Research Communities
7 Carnot Institutes

The Carnot Institutes develop joint research between public laboratories and private businesses.

7 competitiveness clusters

"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.

3 thematic centers for research and treatment

A "thematic center for research and medical treatment" brings together research and treatment teams around a shared scientific and medical objective.

2 thematic networks for advanced research

A "thematic network for advanced research" brings together several public or private research and higher-education institutions, as well as businesses collaborating in one or several fields of research.