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Université de Lorraine
|Latin: Universitas Lotharingiae|
|Motto||Innovation through the dialog of knowledge studies research living|
|Endowment||€562 million (2013)|
|Students||52,478 (March 2013)|
|Location||Nancy and Metz, Lorraine, France|
Black, Yellow and White|
|Affiliations||Campus Europae, Grands établissements, EPSCP|
The University of Lorraine (French: Université de Lorraine), often abbreviated in UL, is a grand établissement created on 1 January 2012 by the merger of Henri Poincaré, Nancy 2 and Paul Verlaine Universities, and the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL), etc... It aimed to unify the main colleges of the Lorraine region. The merger process started in 2009 with the creation of a "pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur" or PRES.
The university is divided into two university centers, one in Nancy (biological sciences, health care, administration, computer science, and management) and one in Metz (material sciences, technology, and management). The University of Lorraine has over 60,000 students and offers 101 accredited research centers organized in 9 research areas and 8 doctoral colleges.
The original University of Nancy was founded in 1572 in the nearby city of Pont-à-Mousson by Charles III, duke of Lorraine, and Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and transferred to Nancy in 1768. It was closed by the revolutionaries in 1793, and reopened in 1864.
University of Lorraine is the merger of:
The University of Lorraine encompasses eight collegia or departments.
The Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications or Loria is a UMR, a research lab affiliated with multiple research entities. It focuses on computer science research and is also affiliated with the CNRS and the INRIA. The laboratory notably created the Caml programming language.
Students specialise in one of the following themes:
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.