Université de Lyon is the most important French University site outside the Paris region.
Université de Lyon brings together in a unifying structure 11 higher education institutions and offers partnership to 24 additional higher education organisations in the Lyon area and in the neighbouring city of St-Etienne.
With its 220 public and private laboratories, Lyon is a key innovation and research area in France and in Europe.
- Students: 156 000
- PhD students: 5 000
- Master degree students: 73 000
- Foreign students: 20 000
- Teachers / Researchers: 6 800
- Permanent employees: 6 000
- Public Research laboratories: 181
- PhD delivered each year: ~1 000