Welcome to Université de Lorraine!

The Lorraine region was already an independent duchy in the Northeast of France when it created its university in 1572. Throughout History, the region was divided several times into a "French" part and a "German" part, before being reunited and definitely included in France at the beginning of the 20th century. Because of this complex and rich history, two large cities developed: Metz in the North and Nancy in the South.

In Nancy, three universities were founded in the 20th century, among which a National Polytechnic Institute that combined several engineering schools. In Metz, the first university appeared in 1970.

On January 1st, 2012, after several years of preparation, these four universities merged into one, forming Université de Lorraine. The university has over 50 000 students, close to 6 800 staff members, among which 3 700 teachers and searchers, and many buildings and campuses distributed in the entire region.

1hour 30 minutes away from Paris by TGV and at the heart of the Greater Region (Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany), the Lorraine region provides a pleasant setting along with a very rich cultural life.

In 2013 according to the French newspaper, Le Figaro-étudiant, Nancy was rated by students to be the best city to study in!

Université de Lorraine is a French public university

It offers to its nearly 52,000 students a full range of studies, in all fields, and in conformity to the Bologna model (bachelor/master/doctorate).

It also proposes specific French diplomas such as DUT in a variety of fields (a 2 years vocational diploma which is often followed by an additional year to obtain a vocational bachelor degree) or diplôme d’ingénieur, a master-level degree in engineering and industrial management.

The studies are connected to high-level research in the different fields and benefit from high-level specialized skills and hi-tech facilities and infrastructures, whenever necessary. Please feel free to explore in more details the organization and working of the French Education System.

International students have the possibility to spend one or more semesters at Université de Lorraine through a number of exchange programs. They are also invited to apply for one of our international curricula, where all or parts of the courses are taught in English. And of course, it is a very good idea to use the opportunity of a stay with us to learn French; for that, we have a full offer of language training in French.

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Dialogue of Knowledge

Université de Lorraine promotes innovation through the dialogue of knowledge, taking advantage of the variety and strength of its scientific fields, and aiming at the promotion of knowledge transfer to irrigate innovation and economic growth as well as the progress of fundamental science.

Being the University of a whole region, Université de Lorraine is a major actor of its economic and social development, building on intercultural and intergeneration links, coordinating a regional research policy, and giving access to higher education to as many inhabitants as possible.

Université de Lorraine offers curricula in all fields of knowledge: sciences, health, technology, engineering sciences, human and social sciences, law, economy, management, arts, literature, and language. A specific focus is given to crossovers between fields and skills, to help students develop their own pathway.

Université de Lorraine proposes a large spectrum of international activities

  • Ingoing and outgoing student exchanges (about 1.500 of our students spend at least one semester abroad during their studies, 15% of our students started their studies in one among approximately 100 foreign countries).
  • Shared diplomas with other universities: around 60 joint diplomas, including 7 Erasmus Mundus master programmes.
  • Research collaborations:
    • Numerous joint PhDs: 11% of our PhDs are shared with a foreign university;
    • Joint groups or labs with foreign universities;
    • Nearly 30% of our publications are co-signed with scientists from other countries.
  • Mobility of students, of Ph.D. students and post-docs, of faculty members and administrative staff, to consolidate our international integration. The University has an active policy for encouraging outgoing mobility, and to facilitate and simplify the welcome of incoming persons.

Beyond this general openness, our international strategy builds on 3 gradual levels

  • Having border with 3 other countries, it is quite natural that Lorraine is involved in the buildup of cross-border relationships within the Greater Region (Luxembourg, French- and German-speaking parts of Belgium, Lorraine, German Länder of Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland). Université de Lorraine is a major player in this construction, through numerous bilateral collaborations with the universities of these regions, but also through its active role in developing the University of the Greater Region, where it is associated with the Universities of Saarland, Trier, Kaiserslautern, Luxembourg, and Liège.
  • Université de Lorraine intends to progressively build up ties with a network of European universities sharing its major orientations: interdisciplinarity and dialogue of knowledge fields, within universities covering a broad scientific spectrum, but with a structuring orientation around engineering, taken in a broad sense.
  • Whereas we have numerous international partnerships throughout the world, some sites have the potential of focusing several collaborations, in research and in teaching, on a broad set of disciplines. Université de Lorraine wishes to emphasize its partnership with these sites, by structuring its collaborations within recognized and strongly supported entities. This is first and foremost true for the French-German cooperation, for which Université de Lorraine has established a specific French-German Center for Lorraine, (CFALOR). This kind of partnership has also been established in Morocco, in Kazakhstan, and in China (especially in Wuhan), and the aim is to focus on around 10 sites or regions in the world.
Programs taught in:
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Université de Lorraine

This course aims to train specialists covering the fields of metallurgy and mechanics of materials at engineering and Master levels that meet the expectations of a wide v ... [+]

An International Master Research built around two major themes of materials sciences; mechanics of materials and microstructures is offered at the University of Lorraine. The teaching is given in English and the program is open to students of all nationalities with a Master M1 level or equivalent, that is, for students that have already studied one year at a graduate level and wishing to realize their 2nd year of Master in an international atmosphere. The objective of this new master research is to train high-level executives in metallurgy and in the mechanics of materials. At the end of this course, the students will possess all knowledge necessary to pursue their career in academics or towards industrial research.... [-]

France Nancy
August 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Université de Lorraine

Within the AMASE Master, you do not only gain valuable knowledge in Materials Science and Engineering, but you also learn two of the four most widespread European languag ... [+]

Within the AMASE Master, you do not only gain valuable knowledge in Materials Science and Engineering, but you also learn two of the four most widespread European languages.

You study with local students and get to know the culture of your host countries, increasing your later job opportunities.

In 2005, EEIGM, with its institutional partners, created a two-year multinational Master in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Students carry out the first two semesters in a partner university of their choice; the third semester is spent in one of the other universities of the consortium. The fourth semester consists of a research project in a laboratory of one of the two universities where the student has studied. Students receive a double Master’s degree from the two universities concerned.... [-]

France Nancy
August 2020
French
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The EMerald Master programme was created to answer the urgent need expressed by the European Union to create a resource-efficient Europe. ... [+]

Highlights

Innovative Education in Geometallurgy and Circular Economy (2-year master course = 120 ECTS)

The EMerald master is labelled by both Erasmus + and EIT

Participating Universities

University of Liège Belgium (main coordinator) University of Lorraine, ENSG Nancy France Luleå Institute of Technology Sweden TU Bergakademie Freiberg Germany

Diploma

The consortium will deliver a triple diploma (one from each university where the student attended lectures) and a Diploma Supplement from the coordinating university:

Ingénieur Civil des Mines et Géologue delivered by University of Liège (ULiège) Master Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes Environnement delivered by University of Lorraine (UL) Master of Science – Major: Geosciences delivered by Luleå University of Technology (LTU) Master in Mechanical and Process Engineering delivered by Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) – EIT Label Certificate ... [-]
France Nancy Belgium Liège Sweden Luleå Germany Freiberg  + 4 More
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM) aims at combining advanced Information and ... [+]

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM) aims at combining advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with environmental awareness to enable world-class education and unique competencies for ICT professionals who can build cleaner, greener, more resource, and energy efficient cyber-physical systems.

Context

The future world challenges include the impact of technological development and new emerging technologies on the environment and require an enormous effort to efficiently address air, water, food and energy challenges.

The Smart 2020 report written by the international climate group recommends to intensively deploy Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) both for enhancing the monitoring of environment and human activities (industry, building, transport, etc) and for distributed smart ICT systems for enabling to mitigate the pollution, the waste, food quality and supply, energy constraints, etc.... [-]

France Nancy
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in a rapidly growing ... [+]

The Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in a rapidly growing area. It offers education and training opportunities for the next generations of leaders in research and innovation. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies and it strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods. Moreover, the students acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer Science.... [-]

France Nancy
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’s degree program (120 ECTS) that has been offered since 2009. Since 2016 the EMLex can be concluded ... [+]

Would you like to be a part of an internationally renowned master program and educated in the academic field of lexicography?

Then what about becoming a student of the elite study program European Master in Lexicography (EMLex), an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree that offers a highly valuable and worldwide unique education? You will be able to study at different European universities, to establish international academic contacts and to increase your professional opportunities tremendously.

Graduates of the EMLex are highly qualified international experts in research, education, culture, linguistics and information management.

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’s degree program (120 ECTS) that has been offered since 2009. Since 2016 the EMLex can be concluded with an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. It includes a joint summer semester abroad for all students in cooperation with the following universities and institutions:... [-]

France Nancy
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The aim of the master’s program is to provide a high-level multinational research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the resea ... [+]

The aim of the master’s program is to provide a high-level multinational research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research activities of the partners, and with a well-integrated language and cultural experience. The combined and harmonized teaching and research of the 7 institutions involved, offers a great variety of competences in the field of fusion science and engineering physics.

The joint European master’s program offers a genuine European opportunity for master level studies in a field which is of crucial importance to contribute to the solution of the ever more urgent and vital problem of world energy supply. The partners have a long relationship in the framework of the coordinated EURATOM research program on nuclear fusion.... [-]

France Nancy
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

MSc EF provides academic education in the fields of sustainable resource management, bioeconomy and nature management. The objective of the programme is to educate profes ... [+]

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a 2-year program in the field of forest sciences. The program got the Erasmus Mundus label from 2004 to 2014 and for years 2016-2019.

MSc EF provides academic education in the fields of sustainable resource management, bioeconomy and nature management. The objective of the program is to educate professionals who have a thorough understanding of sustainable forest bioeconomy as well as in European business culture.

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The MSc EF Consortium consists of six European top-class forestry universities:

University of Eastern Finland (coordinator) AgroParisTech, France University of Freiburg, Germany University of Lleida, Spa... [-]
France Nancy
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The MSc program is a research-driven approach to the understanding and management of forest ecosystems, providing fundamental and applied knowledge on the organization, f ... [+]

This master is jointly accredited by Université de Lorraine and by AgroParisTech.

In this Master program, the major “Forests and their environments (FEN)” consists in one semester of courses displayed in English and opened to international students.

Objectives of the program Acquire high multidisciplinary training and up-to-date technologies for project management and research activities (communication, experimentation, investigation, data analysis, etc). Understand the functioning of perennial plants, of agrosystems and forest ecosystems, from the molecules to landscape, sources of industrial products and ecological services. Master the science and the technologies of ecological engineering for the sustainable management of natural environments and agricultural/forest production systems. Understand major environmental issues (global changes, biodiversity, wood biomaterials, renewable resources, energy, pollution, sustainable development, etc). Disciplines ... [-]
France Nancy
August 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The general aim of this course is, for the students, to acquire knowledge about the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and more specifically about the development ... [+]

General description

The understanding of the biomechanical behavior of the musculoskeletal system and the design of medical devices require diversified knowledge in various fields such as medical sciences (anatomy, cell and tissue biology, medical imaging…), mechanics of materials, finite element simulation, motion analysis of the human body. This Master’s degree will provide students all the necessary fundamentals of these domains to allow them to understand a clinical issue and propose realistic and reliable therapeutic solutions. These approaches will be completed by an introduction to biomimetics to show how to get inspiration from nature to design new technical applications.... [-]

France Metz
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Université de Lorraine

In this Master program,the specialisation “Molecular Chemistry and Physicochemistry” (MCP) consists of courses displayed in English and opened to international students. ... [+]

In this Master program, the specialisation “Molecular Chemistry and Physicochemistry” (MCP) consists of courses displayed in English and opened to international students.

Objectives of the program

The main objective of the M.S. in Chemistry is to meet the expectations of the companies by offering a program with a specialization covering several domains of activity which are recognized as sources of employment : chemical analysis, surface treatments, biomaterials, environmental preservation, modeling, synthesis.

The M.S. in Chemistry aims also to train future specialists highly qualified for laboratories of Doctoral Schools, C2MP (Chemistry, Mechanics, materials, Physics), SIMPPE (Science and Engineering of Molecules Products and Energy) and other partner laboratories, with the ambition of an international opening by ensuring to give students a solid linguistic basis and the taste of mobility.... [-]

France Nancy
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Université de Lorraine

This Masters program on “Dependable Software Systems” (DESEM) is an Erasmus Mundus Master program which consists of courses of the Master in Computer Science of Universit ... [+]

This Masters program on “Dependable Software Systems” (DESEM) is an Erasmus Mundus Master program which consists of courses of the Master in Computer Science of Université de Lorraine on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, displayed in English and opened to international students.

Objectives of the program

The main objective of the Master program is to offer an advanced program on “Dependable Software Systems” (DESEM), mixing courses on foundations and key concepts and courses on methods, techniques, and applications, with some specialized courses depending on the interests and the professional project of the students. To ensure the adaptability required of future graduates to the constant evolution of the discipline, the program's purpose is mastering the basic and key concepts of the software engineering discipline, such as algorithmics and programming, advanced software engineering, modelling systems, formal methods, logic and proofs, semantics, model-checking and verification, security of information systems, protocol and system verification techniques, with an emphasis on formal methods and their applications.... [-]

France Nancy
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

In this Master in Life Sciences program, the “RNA Enzymes Sciences” Specialization (RNAES) consists in courses displayed in English and opened to international students. ... [+]

Presentation

The Master in Life Sciences program - RNA and Enzymes Sciences (RNAES) is a training course characterized by a strong recognized and specific expertise in the field of molecular and cellular biology of RNAs and Enzymology.

RNAES relies heavily on the teaching team made up of members of the ARN-RNP and Molecular and Structural Enzymology teams of the UMR IMoPA UL-CNRS 7365, which is internationally renowned, but also on external speakers, from French universities or Foreign. Second-year Master's courses are taught in English only.

Objectives and expected competencies

Graduates will be able to develop experimental plans and strategies to produce and characterize RNA molecules or enzymes, to conduct projects aimed at studying the activity, structure, cellular functions, of these macromolecules. This knowledge and know-how will enable graduates either to enter the workforce at Bac +5 or to pursue a Ph.D. Students will have to choose between two options:... [-]

France Nancy
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The Master of Business Management: General Management Specialization from IAE Nancy is a high level, theoretical and applied management. It is accessible in continuous le ... [+]

The Master of Business Management: General Management Specialization from IAE Nancy is a high level, theoretical and applied management. It is accessible in continuous learning or after a Bachelor degree or First year Master Program (i.e., after 4 years of university studies). It is aimed at both non-business and business students or professionals. It allows students or managers to complement their expertise in non-business fields with a comprehensive curriculum in business. It also allows students or managers specialized in specific fields, to broaden their perspectives and polyvalence through the reinforcement of transversal competencies to face business challenges in a globalized world.... [-]

France Nancy
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The Master of Business Management: International Management Specialization from IAE Nancy is a high level, theoretical and applied management. It is accessible in continu ... [+]

The Master of Business Management: International Management Specialization from IAE Nancy is a high level, theoretical and applied management. It is accessible in continuous learning or after a Bachelor degree or First year Master Program (i.e., after 4 years of university studies). It is aimed at both non-business and business students or professionals. It allows students or managers to complement their expertise in non-business fields with a comprehensive curriculum in business. It also allows students or managers specialized in specific fields, to broaden their perspectives and polyvalence through the reinforcement of transversal competencies to face business challenges in a globalized world.... [-]

France Nancy
August 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Université de Lorraine

The goal of NLP (Natural Language Processing) is to produce computational models which simulate our ability to speak and understand «natural» languages such as English, F ... [+]

At a glance Diploma: Master of Science Degree Type: Industry and Research oriented degree Number of ECTS credits: 120 Start: September 2nd 2019 Duration: 1-2 years Language: English Tuition fees: €334,00, price may vary if you are not a E.U. citizen. Location: Nancy, France (1h30 train ride from Paris) Natural Language Processing (NLP): Get computers to converse

NLP: An exploding and fascinating area of science, offering many career opportunities in many sectors such as industry, research and education.

The goal of NLP is to produce computational models which simulate our ability to speak and understand "natural" languages such as English, French, Russian, Chinese etc. as opposed to artificial languages such as programming or mathematics.... [-]

France Nancy
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Address
Cours Léopold,34
54000 Nancy, Grand Est, France
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Metz, Grand Est, France