Discover Lyon 1

A university at the cutting edge of innovation, Lyon 1 delivers highquality education and research excellence within an attractive environment. Its international reach extends through the fields of science, technology, health and sport. Lyon 1 is also a university that is committed to support, creation and sharing with respect to everyone within its community.

University of excellence

With 62 laboratories and more than 5,600 publications per year, Lyon 1 contributes to scientific progress in numerous fields: health, mathematics, IT, physics, chemistry, earth and space sciences, life sciences, etc. Creator of emerging knowledge and new technologies, the University is consolidating its research excellence on a global level by developing inter- and multidisciplinary approaches targeting the major challenges facing society today.

Working alongside scientific players, students at Lyon 1 learn through research. Faculty members share their knowledge, work tools and facilities: a hands-on educational approach, ensuring the quality of programme content and paving the way for successful entry to the workplace. Encouraging student mobility, the University is committed to reinforcing the international dimension of its programmes and providing genuine opportunities for students wishing to study abroad.

Innovative University

The leading French university in terms of the number of patents filed, Lyon 1 is an innovation factory. Ranked among the top 100 most innovative
universities in the world (Reuters ranking), Lyon 1 forges solid, long-term relations with companies within the context of its proactive research transfer and partnership policy. Each year, this collaborative approach leads to the creation of new start-ups and innovative research platforms as well as numerous original developments in cutting-edge fields: medicine, environment, space, etc.

Lyon 1 is also committed to innovation in terms of teaching methods. Students have access to a latest generation educational platform, innovative practical work sessions and unique teaching facilities: cuttingedge technical platforms, 3D simulation, simulation on life-like models, drones, MOOCs, etc. Lyon 1 also participates actively in the development of virtual

An attractive and stimulating environment

A region at the crossroads of Europe, a city with a historic centre listed as a UNESCO heritage site, cultural life hinged around a full calendar of international events: the University enjoys the benefits of a truly exceptional environment. Spread over three campuses and 11 sites, Lyon 1 is a university boasting an exceptional pool of real estate, including nine university libraries and numerous sports and cultural facilities.
At Lyon 1, quality of life on campus is guaranteed through access to a raft of cultural and sports activities, social action and aids available to students and staff, the civic responsibility initiatives of the 77 student associations and respect for the values of equality, diversity and solidarity. Committed to supporting everyone within its community, the University has become a place of exchange, diversity and environment conducive to self-fulfilment.