Overview

The Catholic University of Lyon was founded in 1875 and combines respect for Christian heritage with a spirit of openness.

With its location at the heart of a regional capital, its close ties to business and strong international links, it seeks to promote academic excellence, creativity and integrity.

It has 5 faculties :
  • Theology and Religious Sciences
  • Philosophy and Human Sciences
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Language and Literature
  • Science


The Catholic University of Lyon is a member of the University of Lyon


The Catholic University of Lyon has :
  • 5 faculties
  • 5 vocational schools
  • 15 education and research units
  • 10,000 students and auditors, including 2,100 international students
  • 200 permanent lecturers
  • 160 administrative and technical staff


The Rectorate team :
  • Rector: Thierry Magnin
  • View the Rector's CV (in french)
  • Vice-Rector for Student Affairs: Annick Rivet
  • Vice-Rector for Development: Olivier Frérot
  • University Secretary: Claudine Dargent

Deans :
  • Faculty of Theology: Bertrand Pinçon
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences: Eric mangin
  • Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences: Marc Ollivier
  • Faculty of Language and Literature: Claudine Fréchet
  • Faculty of Sciences: Isabelle Hardy