The Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, also known as Université Lyon 1 or UCBL, is one of the three public universities of Lyon, France. The dominant areas of study covered by the university are science and medicine. The main administrative, teaching and research facilities are located in Villeurbanne. Other campus are the domains of Gerland, Rockefeller and Laennec. Attached to the University are the "Hospices civils de Lyon" including the "Centre hospitalier Lyon Sud", which is the largest teaching hospital in the Rhône-Alpesregion and second largest in France.
The university is named after the FrenchphysiologistClaude Bernard. It is the heritage of the "faculté des sciences de Lyon", founded in 1833 and the "faculté de médecine", founded in 1874.
Out of the 2630 faculty 700 are also medical practitioners at local teaching hospitals. The university is independent since January 2009. Its yearly budget is 395 Mio Euros.