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University of Lorraine

University of Lorraine
Université de Lorraine
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Latin: Universitas Lotharingiae
Motto Innovation through the dialog of knowledge studies research living
Type Public
Established 2012 (1572) (2012 (1572))
Endowment €562 million (2013)[1]
President Pierre Mutzenhardt
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 52,478 (March 2013)[1]
Undergraduates 22,610
Postgraduates 9,858
1,736 (2012)[2]
Location Nancy and Metz, Lorraine, France
Campus Urban
Colors Black, Yellow and White[3]
Affiliations Campus Europae, Grands établissements, EPSCP
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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.

  • Arts, Literature, and Languages
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Law, Economy, and Management
  • Sciences and Technologies
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Engineering Schools
  • Interface


Faculty of Law, Economics and Management in Nancy
  • The oldest universities in Nancy included several academic libraries, housing 500,000 documents and 250,000 books spread over 36 sites. The first stone of the library of the former Nancy-II was laid by President Albert Lebrun in 1932.
  • Six libraries including three in Metz, Thionville-Yutz, Sarreguemines and Saint-Avold were attached to the University of Metz, housing approximately 280,000 books, 880 periodicals and 26,650 online journals.



University of Lorraine undergraduate law program is ranked 5th of France by Eduniversal, with 3 stars (2016/17).[4]


  1. ^ a b "Portrait d'université. En Lorraine, l'an II de la fusion". 2013-10-24. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Recherche et Innovation (fr)". University of Lorraine. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Charte graphique de l'université de Lorraine" (PDF). University of Lorraine. 
  4. ^ Eduniversal law undergraduate Ranking

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