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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

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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

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

Studying at UCBL1 in English
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Given my study track, which was entirely in English, and my own complete lack of French language skills, this review will certainly be biased. Hopefully someone will find it of use. Firstly, the university - UCBL 1 is specialised on the domains of science and technology and health. It is located in Lyon, as the name suggests, which is in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes...