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The International Associated Laboratories (LIA)

The International Associated Laboratories (LIA) are tools for international, scientific cooperation supported by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). As “laboratories without walls”, the LIA associate a CNRS laboratory with a laboratory in a particular country in a project chosen together.
As part of the International Alliance, the Université de Lyon supports several international laboratories:

LIA “Fundamental Catalysis for Green Chemistry” (FunCat)

Created in 2014 with the University of Ottawa and re-established in 2017, this International Associatde Laboratory is supported by the Université de Lyon as part of th International Alliance.

Shared LIA Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1-University of Ottawa : ongoing project 2018

Following the research partnership signed in June 2017 between the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the University of Ottawa on the subject of neuromuscular disease, an LIA project has been set for 2018.

LIA « Post-Western sociology in Europe and in China »

Post-Western Sociology in Europe and China is one of the first Sino-French LIA in sociology regrouping several member institutions of the Université de Lyon (ENS de Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Université Jean Monnet, Sciences Po Lyon) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Other Chinese higher education institutions are involved in the LIA research project such as Beijing University, Nanjing University and Shanghai University.

The objective of this LIA is to analyse the ways in which academic knowledge is produced and put to use in a world in which knowledge is circulating ever more quickly. Drawing on a comparison of academic trajectories and research practices in France and in China, the project aims to reveal the dynamics of knowledge exchange, evaluation and hybridisation that have developed beyond the Western models.

International Mixed Units (UMIs)

Another structural tool for international cooperation is the International Mixed Units (UMIs) which are laboratories bringing together researchers, students, postdocs and technicians posted at the CNRS and working within the international partner institution.
In cooperation with the CNRS, the Université de Lyon has supported the development of two UMIs:
  • The Laboratory for Nanotechnologies and Nanosystems (LN2) with the Université de Sherbrooke;
  • The Eco-Innovation for Sustainable Chemistry (E2P2L) with Shanghai (East China Normal University and Fudan University).
In the field of materials research, the International Mixed Unit (UMI) ElyTMax was created on 1 January 2017 by the CNRS, the Université de Lyon and the Tohoku University in Sendai.
It is based on the tradition of cooperation established through the LIA ElyT lab.