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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Type Public, science and technology
Established 1562, 1854
President Jean-Christophe Camart
Administrative staff
Students 20,292 (and 12,000 students in continuing education)[1]
Undergraduates 11,000
Postgraduates 9,000
Location Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille, France
Campus Suburban, 1.1 km²
Research labs 43
Affiliations Université 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 University of Science and Technology (French: Université Lille 1 : Sciences et Technologies) is a French university located on a dedicated main campus in Villeneuve d'Ascq 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 is a member of the European Doctoral College Lille-Nord-Pas de Calais, 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 in 1854 in Lille, although its academic roots extend back to 1562. 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 campuses in Lille include more than 90,000 students and are the main parts of the Université Lille Nord de France.

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 campuses 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 ("SN" buildings as in "sciences naturelles", natural sciences)
  • 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.


  • 1562: Foundation of the University of Douai, 30 km south of Lille city centre, delivering courses in law and humanities;
  • 1854: Establishment of the Faculty of Sciences in Lille city, reporting to University of Douai ;
  • 1854: Louis Pasteur as first dean of the Faculty of Sciences of Lille ;
  • 1896: Université de Lille, regrouping Faculties located in Lille, becomes an independent University ;
  • 1971: Transfer of the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL) on a new campus in Lille suburb ;
  • 2008: Enhanced research cooperation through Université Lille Nord de France.

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.


Even though the university is secular, it has prayer rooms for Muslims. The rooms are situated at residences "Camus" and "Bachelar" on the science campus.

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Coordinates: 50°36′33.38″N 3°08′29.72″E / 50.6092722°N 3.1415889°E / 50.6092722; 3.1415889