Université de Lorraine

The French Université de Lorraine (University of Lorraine) was created on the 1st January 2012 from the merging of four universities: Henri Poincaré University (UHP), University of Nancy 2, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL) in Nancy, and the Paul Verlaine -Metz University in Metz (UPV-M).
UL is multidisciplinary. It benefits from a central position in Europe with the specificity to border three other countries (Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg). It enrols more than 53000 students, including 15% of foreign ones. It is composed of 29 “Grandes Ecoles” (graduate schools) and faculties, 13
technical colleges in addition to 8 doctoral colleges.
Tuned into its regional industrial economy and society, UL has a strong international strategy. By participating in European funding programs, by establishing international cooperation networks and bilateral agreements, its training and research activities are developed with an international approach. Among these European strategic networks, the University of the Greater Region project (Uni-GR) involves 7 cross-border universities, the University of Lorraine being an active member of it. Research has a place of pride within UL: 80 laboratories (including 30 ones associated with CNRS, INRIA, INRA and INSERM), 3750 researchers with also teaching duties and 2000 doctoral students are contributing to develop a dynamic policy in areas ranging from fundamental to applied sciences. A Human Science Institute called “Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Lorraine” involving some 25 research units has also been created to host cross-disciplinary, and notably European, research projects in human and social sciences.
UL will fully endorse and apply the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers promoted by the European Commission. By subscribing to this recommendation, it will maintain and further develop a research environment and working conditions which enable high quality research to be carried out.
An Euraxess Centre located in Metz and Nancy welcomes all new incoming researchers providing logistic and administrative information, assistance in professional and living set up. Furthermore, French courses are offered for new incoming scientific people on both sites. Electronic resources including the
best international research reviews are also made accessible to all researchers.