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Jean Moulin University Lyon 3

Jean Moulin University Lyon 3
Université Jean Moulin Lyon III
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Motto Ad summum in omnibus pro omnibus1 (Latin)
Type Public
Established 1973
President Jacques Comby
Students 29 174
Location Lyon, France
Affiliations University of Lyon

Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 (French: Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3) is a French public university, based in Lyon. It is under the purview of the Academy of Lyon. A total of 29,000 students study there for undergraduate and posgraduate degrees.


University Lyon 3 was established in the early 1970s (July 26, 1973), a division of teachers following the events of May 68 that rocked the academic world. There are also departments of geography-planning, the engineer of the countryside in Annecy and history, and a faculty of philosophy with more than 90 doctoral students. All three public universities in Lyon (Lyon 1, Lyon 2, Lyon 3) are derivative of the former University of Lyon established in 1896.[citation needed]

The university has steadily expanded its international relations and has relations with universities in various countries.[citation needed]

Because of past extreme-right tendencies of some of its staff, the university was accused in the 1980s and 1990s of complacency with regard anti-Semitic and racist elements. The Report on racism and Holocaust denial at the University Jean Moulin-Lyon 3, prepared under the direction of Henry Rousso at the request of the Minister of Education and released in October 2004, showed that the number of teachers involved was limited.[citation needed]


The university is located on three different campuses: the first one, called "Les Quais", is by the Rhône (river), the second, called "Manufacture des Tabacs" in the SE part of Lyon, and the last one in Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain department).


Jean Moulin University Law School
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Business administration (IAE, Institut d'Administration des Entreprises)
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Languages
  • Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Law

Jean Moulin University Law School, was created by decree issued on October 29, 1875, by Marshal Mac Mahon, was inaugurated by French President Felix Faure on May 1, 1896. The Faculty of Law of Lyon celebrates 130 years with its rival, the University Lyon-II.[1] Largest center for law students from the city of Lyon, it has all the legal training of the first year Degree tray until 8 (or more). Jean Moulin Law school enjoys a national and international reputation of distinction. In the latest edition of the Gourman Report (6th ed, 1993), it was ranked 1st among France's provincial universities, and 5th among European universities, behind Paris, Oxford, Cambridge and Heidelberg.[2][3]

It is known for research of history of law and family law and for the master's degree (Master 2) in Business and Tax Law coupled with the most famous degree in the field of business Law in France:[4] DJCE (DJCE stands for "Diplôme de Juriste Conseil en Entreprise" or Corporate Jurist Diploma in English). The Faculty of law also proposes the preparation of master 2 business and financial engineering ranked 7th, Master 2 audiovisual & media law ranked 4th among the best master's degrees by SMBG 2015.[5] The Law faculty also includes the department of political science (international relations oriented), propose the preparation of master 2 international relations - security studies ranked 5th among the best master's degrees in international security and defense by SMBG ranking 2015.[6]

Under the near Lyon, the Law School of Lyon-III is a member of the graduate school creates common at the beginning of 2007-2008 between the University of Lyon-II, III and Lyon-Saint-Étienne.

Faculty of Philosophy

The professorial staff of the Faculty of Philosophy of Lyon 3 includes, or has included :

  • Régis Debray,
  • Jean-Jacques Wunenburger
  • Jean-Claude Beaune
  • Jean-Pierre Ginisti
  • François Guéry
  • Bruno Pinchard
  • Bimbenet Etienne
  • Jean-Joël Duhot, etc..

School of business administration

 IAE, Institut d'Administration des Entreprises

The IAE, standing for Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (Institute of business administration), is the school of business of the Jean Moulin University Lyon 3. Also known as the IAE of Lyon, its main campus is located in the historical complex of the “Manufacture des Tabacs” in the heart of Lyon, France.

Founded in 1956 the IAE of Lyon has 6300 students in 2007 (including 2000 in postgraduate studies), accounting for more than 28% of the 22,300 students at Lyon 3 University.

In addition to the 150 some professors at the IAE, 400 executives from private, external companies contribute to the education.

The various courses offered include four bachelor's degrees (Licence), eight professional bachelor's degrees (Licence professionnelles), nine master's degrees (with 40 specializations) and preparatory courses for the chartered accountants examination.

The IAE of Lyon is one of the top French institutions for research and training in management. The school is highly internationalized and has an alumni network of 30,000 former students throughout the world.[citation needed]

Faculty of languages

The Faculty of Languages of Lyon 3 includes studies in foreign languages and civilizations (the LCE), learning of foreign literatures, cultures, history of languages.

Foreign languages:

  • German, English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Hindi

There is also the opportunity to study applied foreign languages.

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts of Lyon complements and collaborates with the University Lyon 2 and the "École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines" de Lyon.

It offers courses in French literature and the Classics. The faculty also in includes departments of history, geography, and media and communication.

Notable alumni

(*prior the division of the University of Lyon).

Notable faculty

(*prior the division of the University of Lyon).


The biggest school in terms of number of students is the Faculty of Law (10,460), the Business School (IAE) with (8,578). Then comes, the Faculty of Languages (4851) and the Faculty of Arts (13%). Other students attend the Faculty of Philosophy, or programmes such as professional short-term degree.[7] [2005 figures]

See also


  1. ^ "L'Université de Lyon : historique | Au coeur de Lyon". Au coeur de Lyon (in French). 2016-05-12. Retrieved 2018-02-06. 
  2. ^ Gourman, Jack. (1993). The Gourman report: a rating of graduate and professional programs in American and international universities. Los Angeles: National Education Standards. ISBN 0918192153. 
  3. ^ "L'Université de Lyon : historique | Au coeur de Lyon". Au coeur de Lyon (in French). 2016-05-12. Retrieved 2018-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 N°1 au classement Masters Marché de l'Art, Master Droit et fiscalité du marché de l'art". (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-06. 
  5. ^ web-droit2. "Classement SMBG 2015 : plusieurs Masters de la Faculté de droit mis à l'honneur". Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 N°5 au classement Masters Sécurité Globale et Défense, Master 2 Mention Science Politique - Relations Internationales, Spécialité Sécurite Intérieure". (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-06. 
  7. ^ web-com, com. "Effectifs étudiants". Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-06.