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Université de Lorraine

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.



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


Université de Lorraine offers curricula in all fields of knowledge: sciences, health, technology, engineering sciences, human and social sciences, law, economy, management, arts, literature and language. A specific focus is given to crossovers between fields and skills, to help students develop their own pathway.


The studies are connected to high-level research in the different fields, and benefit from high-level specialized skills and hi-tech facilities and infrastructures, whenever necessary. 

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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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
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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
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Housing services

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

Library services

Take advantage of the University's 26 libraries! We have:

  • textbooks for your days of long studying
  • works recommended by your professors to read before exams
  • books for your sleepless nights or for your own culture
  • magazines to escape and relax with, or just to stay up to date with the latest trends
  • DVDs for your relaxing evenings and your weekends
  • rooms to study in, or collaborate and socialize

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 Reviews

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!

No age to learn !
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Online studies. Twice/year I went to my university just for exams