The Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 is an academic site of excellence serving a dual objective: to provide outstanding training and research opportunities, in line with current social expectations and changes.
As a university at the forefront of innovation, Lyon 1 combines quality education and excellent research within an attractive environment. It also benefits from an international reputation in the fields of science, technology, health and sport. Supporting, creating and sharing are the commitments of University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 so that everyone can achieve their potential.
With 62 laboratories and more than 5,500 publications per year, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 is advancing science in many fields: health, mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, earth and universe sciences, life sciences, etc. As a creator of emerging knowledge and new technologies, the University is consolidating the excellence of its research at a global level by developing inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to the major societal challenges of our time. It also promotes student mobility and is committed to internationalising its training: offering real opportunities to those who dream of going abroad.
As the second largest French university in terms of patent applications, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 is a producer of innovation. Ranked among the top 100 most innovative universities in the world (Reuters ranking), it has developed solid and lasting ties with companies as part of its proactive policy to promote and partner research. Every year, theses collaborations give rise to new start-ups, joint research laboratories, innovative platforms and many new achievements in cutting-edge fields such as medicine, the environment and space.
At the crossroads of Europe, the university is located in a city with a historical centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a cultural life punctuated by events of international importance. It also benefits from an exceptional environment with three campuses, 11 sites, and nine university libraries.
At University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, the quality of life on campus is guaranteed by access to numerous cultural and sports activities, social action and assistance for students and staff, the civic commitment of 93 student associations, and respect for the values of equality, diversity and solidarity. The University is thus a true place of exchange, diversity and sharing: a place to fulfil oneself.