University of Lyon
The University of Lyon located in Lyon
Lyon , is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Lyon is located at from Paris, from Marseille, from Geneva, from Turin, and from Barcelona. The residents of the city are called Lyonnais....

 and Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne
Saint Étienne is French for Saint Stephen."Saint Etienne" may further refer to:- France :*Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, a church in Paris, FranceCommunes*Saint-Étienne, in the Loire department*Saint-Étienne-à-Arnes, in the Ardennes department...

, France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

, is a center for higher education and research comprising 16 institutions of higher education. The three main universities in this center are: Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, which focuses upon health and science studies and has approximately 27,000 students; Lumière University Lyon 2
Lumière University Lyon 2
Lumière University Lyon 2 is one of the three universities that comprise the current University of Lyon, having splintered from an older university of the same name, and is primarily based on two campuses in Lyon itself...

, which focuses upon the social sciences
Social sciences
Social science is the field of study concerned with society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences usually exclusive of the administrative or managerial sciences...

 and has about 30,000 students; Jean Moulin University Lyon 3
Jean Moulin University Lyon 3
Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 is a French public university, based in Lyon. It is under the supervision of the Academy of Lyon...

, which focuses upon the humanities
The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences....

 and law with about 20,000 students.

The other member institutions are :
  • École normale supérieure de Lyon
    École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
    The École Normale Supérieure de Lyon is a highly selective grande école located in Lyon, France. As one of France's three Écoles normales supérieures, ENS Lyon is associated with a strong French tradition of excellence and public service...

  • École centrale de Lyon
    École Centrale de Lyon
    The École Centrale de Lyon, founded in 1857, is one of the oldest universities in France. It is considered as one of the most prestigious French Grandes écoles of engineering continuously ranking as one of the Top 6 French Engineering research institutions for the post Bachelor study...

  • INSA Lyon
  • Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Lyon
    IAE Jean Moulin University Lyon 3
    The IAE, standing for Institut d'Administration des Entreprises , is the school of business of the Jean Moulin University Lyon3...

  • École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (enssib)
  • École vétérinaire de Lyon
  • Université catholique de Lyon
  • Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne (Université de Saint-Étienne)
  • École nationale d'ingénieurs de Saint-Étienne, (ENISE
    ENISE : National Engineering School of Saint-ÉtienneENISE is a French public engineering school which offers five-year courses in engineering after the baccalauréat, in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Sensory Engineering.The school delivers the Diplôme d'Ingénieur in...

  • École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne
    École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne
    The école nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne is one of the French generalist engineering schools Grandes Ecoles.The école nationale supérieure des mines of Saint Etienne is one of the French "Grandes Ecoles" dedicated to training highly qualified engineers and to carrying out research...

  • École supérieure de commerce et management (ESDES
    ESDES School of Business and Management was founded in 1987 as part of the Catholic University of Lyon which has stood for a hundred and thirty years since its foundation in 1875 in Lyon, France...

  • École de management de Lyon
    École de Management de Lyon
    EMLYON Business School is a French business school. It was founded in Lyon in 1872 by the local business community, and is affiliated to the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It has triple accreditation: EQUIS by the EFMD, AMBA, and the AACSB.-Campuses:EMLYON has three campuses...

  • Institut polytechnique de Lyon (CPE Lyon, ECAM Lyon
    École Catholique des Arts et Métiers
    The École catholique des arts et métiers of Lyon is an engineering school. It was created in Reims in 1900 and moved to Lyon in 1946, on the hills of Fourvière.-General information:...

    , ISARA Lyon, ITECH Lyon)
  • Institut d'études politiques de Lyon
    Institut d'études politiques de Lyon
    The Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lyon also known as Sciences Po Lyon, was established following an executive decree by General de Gaulle in 1946. This prestigious and highly selective institute is modeled on the former Paris "École Libre des Sciences Politiques"...

  • École nationale des travaux publics de l'État

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