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University of Lorraine

University of Lorraine
Université de Lorraine
University of Lorraine (logo).png
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
3,722
Administrative staff
3,081
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
Website www.univ-lorraine.fr
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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.

History

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:

Departments

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

Research

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

Loria

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.[4] The laboratory notably created the Caml programming language.[5]

Components

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.

Libraries

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.

Rankings

Law

University of Lorraine undergraduate law program is ranked 5th of France by Eduniversal, with 3 stars (2016/17).[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Portrait d'université. En Lorraine, l'an II de la fusion". www.letudiant.fr. 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. ^ "Presentation of Loria". www.loria.fr. Retrieved 2018-09-10. 
  5. ^ "A History of Caml". caml.inria.fr. Retrieved 2018-09-10. 
  6. ^ Eduniversal law undergraduate Ranking

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