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University of Lorraine

Université de Lorraine is a French public university. It offers to its nearly 52,000 students a full range of studies, in all fields, and in conformity to the Bologna model (bachelor / master / doctorate). 

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

In Nancy, three universities were founded in the 20th century, among which a National Polytechnic Institute that combined several engineering schools. In Metz, the first university appeared in 1970. On January 1st, 2012, after several years of preparation, these four universities merged into one, forming Université de Lorraine.

Education

Université de Lorraine promotes innovation through the dialogue of knowledge, taking advantage of the variety and strength of its scientific fields, and aiming at the promotion of knowledge transfer to irrigate innovation and economic growth as well as the progress of fundamental science.

Research

There is no coincidence. The scientific thematic areas which have developed in Lorraine result from this region’s history, through the cross-fertilization of scientific fields present for a century, and through their highly increased interaction in the last decade.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
301 -100
2018
201
2017
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
379 -11
2019
368 2
2018
370
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
601
2019
601 -100
2018
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
751 50
2019
801 -50
2018
751
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Lorraine is teeming with cultural venues, cinemas, theaters and other concert halls. Université de Lorraine also proposes a particularly rich cultural offer, open to all study fields.It owns and directly manages the Theater of Saulcy, Bernard-Marie Koltès space, labelled as a "scene theatre of Contemporary writings" on the campus of the Saulcy in Metz. This theatre provides professional and amateur live entertainment and allows students to organize artistic and cultural projects.

Housing services

In France, student housing and catering are managed by a public institution: the CROUS (Regional Centre for student support) )

Library services

As we are part of the University of the Greater Region, please note that you have a free access to all the libraries of the partner universities (University of the Saar, University of Luxembourg, University of Liège, University of Trier, University of Kaiserslautern).

Medical services

Healthcare coverage in France is made up of a compulsory social protection (the so-called social security) and a complementary optional health insurance.

Student Life

Campus life

Some of the campuses are located in the heart of the city, close to train stations, amenities, and cultural sites. Others are located in wooded areas away from major roads.

All of them, however, are easy to access and are connected to each other and to the inner city through performant and safe public transit.

Sports facilities

  • 25 m pool, 6 water lines
  • 4 multi-purpose gyms
  • Dance studio
  • Fighting room
  • Fencing room
  • Athletics tracks
  • 2 stabilized soccer fields
  • Grass field (soccer and rugby)
  • 9 tennis courts
  • Multi-sport hall: 2 basketball fields, 3 volleyball fields, 1 handball field, 10 badminton fields...
  • 3 fitness rooms
  • Dance – movement room
  • Climbing wall (biggest in the region)

Student clubs

  • Lorraine is teeming with cultural venues, cinemas, theaters and other concert halls.
  • Université de Lorraine also proposes a particularly rich cultural offer, open to all study fields.
  • It owns and directly manages the Theater of Saulcy, Bernard-Marie Koltès space, labelled as a "scene theatre of Contemporary writings" on the campus of the Saulcy in Metz. This theatre provides professional and amateur live entertainment and allows students to organize artistic and cultural projects.
  • The university also performs events in the amphitheater Déléage on the Humanities campus in Nancy.

Student Reviews

Great but not easy
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, I've had a pretty good experience but I there's way too many courses per semester (12 to 14)

Great academic experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I had a great academic experience in my university, the classes I took where very interesting and well taught even though sometimes not all would seem to be used when faced with real life problems. The evaluation system, however, was mainly focused on what has been learnt by heart and not on what the student really understood, that's the only thing that bothered me.

Polytech Nancy
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Something I understood thanks to uni, people are lazy in all level of life. Studying engineering sounds hard, but when you get in it's not really hard. Just do what you like to do and you'll see how it can get easy. Having international opportunities is even better, so don't hesitate anymore!

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