Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

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Claude Bernard University
Lyon 1
Université Claude-Bernard Lyon 1
Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (logo).svg
Established 1971
Type Public
Endowment €395 M
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 35,000
Location Lyon, France
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Lyon

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-Alpes region and second largest in France.

The university is named after the French physiologist Claude 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.

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  • Sport (STAPS, "Sciences et Techniques des Activités Physiques et Sportives")
  • Observatory of Lyon
  • ISFA, Graduate School of Actuarial Studies (ISFA, "Institut de Science Financière et d'Assurances")
  • Engineering school (ISTIL, "Institut des Sciences et Technologies de l'Ingénieur de Lyon")

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Coordinates: 45°46′52″N 4°52′03″E / 45.78098°N 4.86759°E / 45.78098; 4.86759