Our strengths

Optimal study conditions based on more than 145 years of experience

Close links with companies

• Professional training and higher education allowing one to follow several alternating (“sandwich”) courses.

• Professional internships in all programmes

• The involvement of experts and professionals in teaching.

• Excellence grants awarded by partner companies.

• Many recognized partners such as Fondation Mérieux, Sanofi, Byblos Sécurité, Danone, Hewlett Packard, SEB, Vicat, Sopra Steria, Société Générale, Natixis, GL Events, APICIL, Michelin, M6, and Bayard.

• A service dedicated to business partnerships.

• An historic higher education institution founded in 1875, with tens of thousands of alumni who are the strength of our alumni network.

A pedagogy of success based on 145 years of experience

• University and professional curricula which dare to combine humanism and innovation

• 130 training courses, including 57 European standard diploma courses (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate)

• Small numbers of students in each year

• A professional, evolving curriculum, with personalized follow-up

• Humanities education integrated into all courses

• Accompanied and rapid professional integration

Optimal Study Conditions

• 3 modern campuses (two on the peninsula in the heart of Lyon -Place des Archives and Place Carnot- and a new campus in Annecy (programs have started in September 2020 but the campus will be built for September 2021).

• A university library with thematic documentary resources comprising more than 250,000 volumes.

• Original associative projects in: humanitarian aid, the environment, a student web radio with RCF.

• Innovative installations at the service of creativity: coworking room, learning lab, and an incubator.

• Numerous student services: housing, health, cafeterias, sports, community life, and chaplaincy .

An International University

  • 300 partner universities in more than 61 countries.
  • 1,000 international students welcomed each year.
  • Possibilities for studying abroad in all programmes.
  • French students are paired with incoming international students to help them, upon arrival, settle into life in Lyon.

Financial aid during studies