University of Lorraine
Université de Lorraine
|Latin: Universitas Lotharingiae|
Innovation through the dialogue between knowledge fields
|Budget||€622 million (2020)|
|Colors||Black, Yellow and White|
|Affiliations||Campus Europae, Grands établissements, EPSCP|
The University of Lorraine (French: Université de Lorraine), often abbreviated in UL, is a grand établissement created on 1 January 2012, by the merger of Henri Poincaré University, Nancy 2 University, Paul Verlaine University – Metz and the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL). It aimed to unify the main colleges of the Lorraine region. The merger process started in 2009 with the creation of a "Pôle de Recherche et d'Enseignement Supérieur".
The university has 51 campus sites, over the Lorraine region, the main ones are around Nancy and Metz. The other sites are in the towns of Epinal, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Bar-Le-Duc, Lunéville, Thionville-Yutz, Longwy, Forbach, Saint-Avold, Sarreguemines.
The University of Lorraine has over 62,000 students (10,000 international students) and 7,000 staff.
The original University of Lorraine was founded in 1572 in the nearby city of Pont-à-Mousson by Charles III, duke of Lorraine, and Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and was then run by the Jesuits. The University was transferred to Nancy in 1768. The University of Nancy was closed by the revolutionaries in 1793, and reopened in 1864.
University of Lorraine is the merger of:
- Nancy-Université, itself a merger of:
- Henri Poincaré University (or Nancy 1): natural sciences, wrapping several faculties and engineering schools
- Nancy 2 University: social sciences
- Institut national polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL): engineering schools
- Paul Verlaine University – Metz
Teaching includes 43 teaching units (faculties, schools, departments), organized into 9 collegia:
- Arts, Literature, and Languages
- Engineering Schools
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Law, Economy, and Management
- Lorraine Management Innovation
- Sciences and Technologies
- École européenne d'ingénieurs en génie des matériaux (EEIGM) : material engineering
- École nationale d'ingénieurs de Metz (ENIM)
- École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Alimentaires (ENSAIA): agricultural engineering
- École Nationale Supérieure d'Electricité et de Mécanique (ENSEM): electrical and mechanical engineering
- École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie (ENSG): geology
- École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC): chemistry
- École Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois (ENSTIB): wood industry and technology engineering
- École nationale supérieure en génie des systèmes et de l'innovation (ENSGSI)
- Mines Nancy
- Polytech Nancy
- Telecom Nancy
The university has 60 research units, linked with the most important French research organizations: CNRS, INSERM, INRAE and INRIA. They are organized into 10 research areas.
- Laboratoire lorrain de recherche en informatique et ses applications (LORIA): computer sciences
- Institut Jean Lamour: material sciences
Doctoral studies are organized into 8 doctoral schools, where 400 thesis are defended annually. The 1,800 phd students come from 90 different nationalities.
The university has a network of 25 libraries, managed by the Documentation department.
Culture and museums
University of Lorraine operates several arts and scientific places and museums, and a botanic garden: Le préau, national theater Espace Bernard-Marie Koltès, Maison pour la Science en Lorraine, Musée archéologique, Aquarium Museum, Musée de l’Histoire du Fer, Jardin Botanique Jean-Marie-Pelt. The last three are co-operated with the Metropole of Grand Nancy.
University of Lorraine undergraduate law program is ranked 5th of France by Eduniversal, with 3 stars (2016/17).
According to Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021, University of Lorraine is ranked first European University in the subject Mining & Mineral Engineering.
|Global – Overall|
|ARWU World||201-300 (2018)|
|QS World||801-1000 (2018)|
|THE World||601-800 (2018)|
- François Gény (1861–1959), French professor and jurist who introduced notion of "free scientific research" in positive law.
- Victor Grignard (1871-1935) was a researcher and a teacher at the university when he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912.
- Laurent Schwartz (1915-2002) was a researcher and teacher at the university when he received the Fields Medal in 1950.
- Jean-Pierre Serre (1926-alive) was a "maître de conférences" (MCF) at the university when he received the Fields Medal in 1954.
- Alexander Grothendieck (1928-2014), alumni that later became the leading figure in the creation of modern algebraic geometry.
- ^ "Charte graphique de l'université de Lorraine" (PDF). University of Lorraine.
- ^ "Accueil | Bibliothèques de l'UL". bu.univ-lorraine.fr. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
- ^ Eduniversal law undergraduate Ranking
- ^ "Shanghai Ranking-Universities". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
- ^ "ARWU World University Rankings 2018 - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 - Top 500 universities - Shanghai Ranking - 2018". www.shanghairanking.com.
- ^ "QS World University Rankings 2018".
- ^ "University of Lorraine".
- Website: Université de Lorraine
- Website: Welcome Université de Lorraine
- Website: Open Science at the University of Lorraine
- Video: Presentation of the University of Lorraine (2015)
- Video: Université de Lorraine Key Figures (2020)
- Video: We are Université de Lorraine (2021)