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Université de Lyon

Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University is headed by a President , elected for 4 years. He appointed a presidency team . It is assisted in its work by an enlarged presidential team, consisting of vice-presidents of central councils, other deputy vice presidents for a particular area and a general director who heads the administration and is responsible for management. 

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)



Created in 21 March 2007, the Université de Lyon in the form of a "public scientific cooperation organization" (EPCS).


The study programs on offer in health sciences give access to the totality of the medical professions (doctor of medicine, pharmacist, dentist and midwife) and paramedical professions (audioprothesist, ergotherapist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, orthoptist, physiotherapist specialised in psychomotor integration).


Lyon 1 is a multidisciplinary university specializing in both fundamental and applied research and as such it can boast more than 4300 internationally published articles and 40 patents per year.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Explore our 12 sites in Rhône-Alpes dedicated to the Sciences, Health and Technology. Three of the University campuses are in the centre of Lyon, the second largest research hub and job market in France.

Library services

The Claude Bernard University Library, Common Service of Documentation, develops and implements the University's documentary policy. 

The Library has 9 documentary units, including three major centers:

  • Health BU (Domaine Rockefeller - Lyon 8th)
  • the Science BU (Domaine de la Doua- Villeurbanne)
  • the Education BU (BU Education Lyon Croix-Rousse, Saint-Etienne and Bourg-en-Bresse)

Student Life

Campus life

Its campuses rich in life and activity, in the heart of an exceptional region, allow everyone to flourish and realize themselves.

Sports facilities

Enjoy playing your favourite sport in the largest University Sports Association in France. Over 30 activities are on offer year-round through our Sports & Physical Activity University Department.

Student clubs

Enjoy the thriving cultural environment provided by the Astrée Theatre, featuring a company that combines both arts and science. A number of exhibitions and activities open to the general public are also organised throughout the year.

Student Reviews

ISFA Lyon1
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied at ISFA, the faculty of actuarial and financial sciences of the universities of Lyon "Lyon 1". I would say that the overall experience was very good. In fact I really enjoyed the courses I followed and the organization of the university (libraries, labs, restaurants, etc.). They also provided me an apartment at a residence near my faculty. One thing that I found...

Erasmus Exchange at Lyon Sud
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

First to the positive points: in France you get a lot of practical experience because students are a normal part of the wards at the hospitals. I therefore did a lot of internships which taught me practical skills and also improved my skills with patients. On the other hand, erasmus students weren't really a part of this system, so often the doctors didn't know you're...

Université de La Rochelle "Corrosion"
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really liked the fact that we can have a very good exchange with our professors