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The Université de Lyon is an academic community (ComUE – Communauté d’universités et établissements) gathering 11 member and 24 associated institutions in Lyon and Saint-Étienne. It carries the territorial coordination of the Lyon-Saint-Étienne academic site. Download the 2021 annual report (FR)

The Université de Lyon aims to:

Support the strategies of its member and associated institutions

by ensuring the coordination and consistency of the site's projects;

11 member institutions
24 associated institutions
153,000 students by the start of the 2020-2021 academic year
4,700 doctoral students

Coordinate and conduct structuring projects on behalf of those institutions

on topics of common interest such as research, innovation and entrepreneurship, science and society, student reception and student life, etc.;

9 Laboratories of Excellence
2 Graduate Schools of Research
1 Convergences Institute
17 Doctoral Schools
2 schemes for student innovation and entrepreneurship:
the Innovation Factory (FR) et
the Entrepreneurship Center (FR)
4 desks and dedicated web portals:
Students Welcome Desk ;
Pop’Sciences (FR) ;
Student Health (FR) ;
Student Assistance

Enhance the Lyon Saint-Étienne area and promote its excellence

in conjunction with all local stakeholders (citizens, associations, guardianships, socio-economic world, local authorities)

Over 3,000 doctoral students and researchers assisted by the Collegium de Lyon and Espace Ulys since their creation
  128 startups launched by the SATT PULSALYS as of December 31, 2022
  270,000 sq.m. refurbished and 6 institutions supported in their estate renovation, as part of the Campus Plan
  14 institutions within 4 geographical areas as privileged partners (International Alliance of the Université de Lyon)
9 Lyon Saint-Étienne institutions represented in world academic rankings: QS, THE, ARWU