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Type  Public
President  Pierre Mutzenhardt
Phone  +33 3 72 74 00 00
Colors  Black, White, Yellow
Endowment  €562 million (2013)
Academic staff  3,722
Total enrollment  52,478 (2013)
University of Lorraine
Motto  Faire dialoguer les savoirs, c’est innover
Established  2012 (1572) (2012 (1572))
Address  34 Cours Léopold, 54000 Nancy, France
Founded  1 January 2012, Lorraine, France
Similar  Henri Poincaré University, Nancy 2 University, University of Strasbourg, École nationale supérieur, École nationale supérieur

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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, Nancy 2 and Paul Verlaine Universities, and the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL). The merger process started in 2009 with the creation of a "pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur" or PRES.


The university is divided into two university centers, one in Nancy (biological sciences, health care, administration, and management) and one in Metz (material sciences, technology, and management). The University of Lorraine has over 52,000 students and offers 101 accredited research centers organized in 9 research areas and 8 doctoral colleges.


The original University of Nancy was founded in 1572 in the nearby city of Pont-à-Mousson by Charles III, duke of Lorraine, and Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and transferred to Nancy in 1768. It 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
  • École Supérieure des Sciences et Technologies de l'Ingénieur de Nancy: general engineering
  • École Supérieure d'Informatique et Applications de Lorraine: Computer Science engineering
  • Nancy 2 University: social sciences
  • Institut national polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL): engineering schools, notably :
  • ENSEM: electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Mines de Nancy: general engineering
  • ENSIC: chemistry
  • ENSAIA: agricultural engineering
  • Paul Verlaine University – Metz
  • Departments

    The University of Lorraine encompasses eight collegia or departments.

  • Arts, Literature, and Languages
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Law, Economy, and Management
  • Sciences and Technologies
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Engineering Schools
  • Interface
  • Libraries

  • The oldest universities in Nancy included several academic libraries, housing 500,000 documents and 250,000 books spread over 36 sites. The first stone of the library of the former Nancy-II was laid by President Albert Lebrun in 1932.
  • Six libraries including three in Metz, Thionville-Yutz, Sarreguemines and Saint-Avold were attached to the University of Metz, housing approximately 280,000 books, 880 periodicals and 26,650 online journals.
  • Rankings


    University of Lorraine undergraduate law program is ranked 5th of France by Eduniversal, with 3 stars (2016/17).


    University of Lorraine Wikipedia

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