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Henri Poincaré University

Henri Poincaré University
Université Henri Poincaré
Established1572, 1970
PresidentJean-Pierre Finance
Academic staff
Administrative staff
24-30 rue lionnois - BP 60121
54 003 Nancy Cedex
, Nancy, France
UHP's Science and Technology Campus Library in Vandoeuvre (Nancy)

The Henri Poincaré University, or Nancy 1, nicknamed UHP, was a public research university located in Nancy, France. UHP was merged into University of Lorraine in 2012, and was previously 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.

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