Lille University of Science and Technology

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University Lille 1: Sciences and Technologies
French: Université Lille 1 : Sciences et Technologies
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TypePublic: science and technology
Established1559, 1854, 1970
PresidentJean-Christophe Camart
Administrative staff
Students20,292 (and 12,000 students in continuing education)[1]
CampusCité Scientifique, Suburban, 1.1 km²
Research labs43
AffiliationsCommunity of Universities and Institutions (COMUE) Lille Nord de France
Campus Lille I
Cité scientifique (métro)
Institut d'administration des entreprises de Lille (IAE)
University library
Building M1 - Mathematics

The Lille 1 University of Science and Technology (French: Université Lille 1 : Sciences et Technologies, USTL) was a French university located on a dedicated main campus in Villeneuve d'Ascq, near Lille (Hauts-de-France - European Metropolis of Lille), with 20,000 full-time students plus 14,500 students in continuing education (2004). 1,310 permanent faculty members plus 1,200 staff and around 140 CNRS researchers work there in the different University Lille 1 institutes and 43 research labs. University Lille 1 was a member of the European Doctoral College Lille Nord de France, which produces 400 doctorate dissertations every year. The university is ranked in the world top 200 universities in mathematics by the Shanghai ranking.[2][3]

University Lille 1 was established as Faculty of Science in 1854 in Lille, although its academic roots extend back to 1559. It later moved to Villeneuve d'Ascq in 1967. The University focuses on science and technology. Law, business management and medical fields are taught in the independent campus of Université de Lille II, while literature and social sciences are taught as part of the independent campus of Université de Lille III. Altogether, the three university in Lille include more than 70,000 students and are the main parts of the Community of Universities and Institutions (COMUE) Lille Nord de France.

At the beginning of 2018, the three universities (Lille 1, Lille 2, Lille 3) merged to form the University of Lille;[4] the UFRs of Lille 1 become Departments of the new Faculty of Science and Technology.

University Lille 1 campus[edit]

The main University Lille 1 campus, referred-to as Cité Scientifique, is located in Villeneuve d'Ascq in the suburbs of Lille, and covers an area of 1.1 km². USTL also has secondary locations in the Lille historical city centre, Sallaumines, Tourcoing and Wimereux (Marine station).

University Lille 1 is located on the same Cité Scientifique campus as École nationale supérieure de chimie de Lille and Ecole Centrale de Lille; these independent entities have established a number of joint research laboratories with USTL.

University Lille 1 faculties and doctoral college[edit]

University Lille 1 faculties include

  • UFR biology
  • UFR chemistry
  • UFR geography
  • UFR mathematics
  • UFR physics
  • UFR economy and social sciences
  • UFR earth sciences
  • UFR electronics, electrotechnics, control and computer sciences

In addition to standard science curricula, providing bachelor (licence), master and doctorate degrees, University Lille 1 also includes a number of specialized education and research units run by the university, for undergraduate and graduate students:

University Lille 1 has also its own business management school

University Lille 1 participates in the European Doctoral College Lille Nord-Pas de Calais, which produces 400 doctorate dissertations per year.


Notable faculty and alumni[edit]

Faculty and staff[edit]

Faculty and staff in alphabetical order.


Alumni in alphabetical order. This list includes alumni who are also faculty.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Accueil - Université de Lille". Retrieved Apr 9, 2019.
  2. ^ News on Lille 1's webpage, Classement de Shanghai 2012 : Lille 1 dans le top 500 des meilleures universités au monde.,
  3. ^ Academic Ranking of World Universities in Mathematics - 2012 | 2012 Top 100 Universities in Mathematics | ARWU-SUBJECT 2012. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  4. ^ "Les trois universités lilloises fusionnent". Le (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  5. ^ ""Le boycott": "Une décision individuelle, relayée par les médias"". Libé Oct 10, 2011. Retrieved Apr 9, 2019.

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