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Louis Pasteur University

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Established  1567
Students  18,847
Total enrollment  46,627 (2014)
Founded  1567
President  Alain Beretz
Phone  +33 3 68 85 00 00
Founder  Johannes Sturm
Budget  512 million EUR (2015)
Louis Pasteur University
Location  Strasbourg, Alsace, France
Website  Official university website
Address  4 Rue Blaise Pascal, 67081 Strasbourg, France
Undergraduate tuition and fees  Domestic tuition: 184 EUR (2015), International tuition: 184 EUR (2015)
Notable alumni  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alberto Fujimori, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean‑Claude Juncker, Albrecht Kossel
Similar  Marc Bloch University, University of Paris, University of Lorraine, University of Burgundy, Pierre‑and‑Marie‑Curie University

Louis Pasteur University (Université Louis-Pasteur), also known as Strasbourg I or ULP was a large university in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. As of 15 January 2007, there were 18,847 students enrolled at the university, including around 3,000 foreign students. Research and teaching at ULP concentrated on the natural sciences, technology and medicine. On 1 January 2009, Louis Pasteur University became part of the refounded University of Strasbourg and lost its status as an independent university.


The university was a member of the LERU (League of European Research Universities). It was named after the famous 19th-century French scientist Louis Pasteur. Eighteen Nobel laureates and one laureate of the Fields Medal have studied, taught or conducted research at Louis Pasteur University, underlining the excellent reputation of the university.

Notable staff and students

  • Louis Pasteur (1822–1895), professor of chemistry
  • Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845–1922), medical student, Nobel Prize in 1907
  • Wilhelm Röntgen (1845–1923), lecturer in physics, Nobel Prize in 1901
  • Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850–1918), professor of physics, Nobel Prize in 1909
  • Hermann Emil Fischer (1851–1919), graduate student in chemistry, Nobel Prize in 1902
  • Albrecht Kossel (1853–1927), physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize in 1910
  • Paul Ehrlich (1854–1915), medical student, Nobel Prize in 1908
  • Pieter Zeeman (1865–1943), postdoctoral fellow, Nobel Prize in 1902
  • Otto Loewi (1873–1961), medical student, Nobel Prize in 1936
  • Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician, Nobel Prize in 1952
  • Max von Laue (1879–1960), undergraduate student in mathematics and physics, Nobel Prize in 1914
  • Hermann Staudinger (1881–1965), professor of chemistry, Nobel Prize in 1953
  • Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884–1951), medical student, Nobel Prize in 1922
  • Alfred Kastler (1902–1984), graduate student in physics, Nobel Prize in 1966
  • Louis Néel (1904–2000), graduate student in physics, Nobel Prize in 1970
  • René Thom (1923–2002), mathematician, founder of catastrophe theory, laureate of the Fields Medal in 1958
  • Martin Karplus (1930–), professor of chemistry, Nobel Prize in 2013
  • Pierre Chambon (1931–), professor of biology, Lasker Award in 2004
  • Jean-Marie Lehn (1939–), professor of chemistry, Nobel Prize in 1987
  • Jules Hoffmann (1941–), professor of biology, Nobel Prize in 2011
  • Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944–), professor of chemistry, Nobel Prize in 2016
  • Mounir Majidi
  • Points of interest

  • Jardin botanique de l'Université de Strasbourg
  • Musée zoologique de l'ULP et de la ville de Strasbourg
  • References

    Louis Pasteur University Wikipedia