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Henri Poincaré University

Henri Poincaré University
Université Henri Poincaré
Type Public
Established 1572, 1970
President Jean-Pierre Finance
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 18,000
24-30 rue lionnois - BP 60121
54 003 Nancy Cedex
, Nancy, France
Affiliations Nancy-Université
UHP's Science and Technology Campus Library in Vandoeuvre (Nancy)

The Henri Poincaré University, or Nancy 1, was a public research university located in Nancy, France. UHP was a member of the Nancy-Université federation, belonging to the French Nancy-Metz Academy.


The first University of Lorraine was created in 1572 by the Duke Charles de Lorraine and the Cardinal Charles III, in a city near Pont-à-Mousson.

Nancy 1 merged with Nancy-II, Paul Verlaine University – Metz, and the INPL forming the University of Lorraine. The merger process started in 2009 with the creation of a "pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur" or PRES and was completed 1 January 2012.


UHP figures in the Academic Ranking of World Universities made by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In the year 2007, UHP ranked 305th at a worldwide scale and 124th at European scale.

Organization and administration


Uhp had five Faculties:

  • Science and Technology
  • Medical School
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Sports

Three Engineering Schools:

Three Institutes of Technology (IUT):

  • Nancy-Brabois
  • Longwy
  • St Dié

And one Institute for Teacher Training (IUFM).


The University included a total of 44 laboratories, linked with the most important French research organizations : CNRS, INSERM, INRA and INRIA.

École Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois

The École Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois (ENSTIB) is a French grande école located in Épinal in Lorraine, which is one of the biggest forested regions of France.

Studies are oriented to the wood industry and technologies, including everything that is related to wood as a construction material or for furniture.

Students specialise in one of the following themes:

  • chemistry of wood
  • wood in construction
  • wood manufacturing

The origin of the school dates back to the petrol crisis of 1973. France had no petrol and a need for innovative ideas on renewable material. A group of professors and doctors created a very small university class in Epinal that had a focus on wood as a material. It became an engineering school in the year 1985. Now the scope of studies has enlarged to biological fiber materials and paper.

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