University of Lorraine
|University of Lorraine|
|Université de Lorraine|
|Latin: Universitas Lotharingia|
|Location||Nancy and Metz, Lorraine, France|
|Affiliations||Grands établissements, EPSCP|
The University of Lorraine (French: Université de Lorraine), often abbreviated in UdL, is a grand établissement created on 1st January 2012 by the merger of Henri Poincaré, Nancy 2 and Paul Verlaine Universities, and the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL). The merger process started in 2009 with the creation of a "pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur" or PRES.
The university is divided into two university centers, one in Nancy (biological sciences, health care, administration, and management) and one in Metz (material sciences, technology, and management). The University of Lorraine has a student body of over 52,039 and offers 101 accredited research centers organized in 9 research areas and 8 doctoral colleges.
The University of Lorraine encompasses eight collegia or departements.
- Arts, Literature, and Languages
- Human and Social Sciences
- Law, Economy, and Management
- Sciences and Technologies
- Engineering Schools
- Henri Poincaré University (also called Nancy-I)
- Nancy 2 University
- Paul Verlaine University – Metz
- National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL)
- The oldest universities in Nancy included several academic libraries, housing 500,000 documents and 250,000 books spread over 36 sites. The first stone of the library of the former Nancy-II was laid by President Albert Lebrun in 1932.
- Six libraries including three in Metz, Thionville-Yutz, Sarreguemines and Saint-Avold were attached to the University of Metz, housing approximately 280,000 books, 880 periodicals and 26,650 online journals.
The original University of Nancy was founded in 1572 in the nearby city of Pont-à-Mousson by Charles III, duke of Lorraine, and Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and transferred to Nancy in 1768. It was closed by the revolutionaries in 1793, and reopened in 1864.
- List of public university systems and consortiums in France for an explanation of "pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur" or PRES.
- Nancy-Université which federates 3 of the above universities.