The Catholic University of Lyon, also known as the Lyon Catholic University or the Catholic Institute of Lyon (Institut Catholique de Lyon) was founded in 1875 and is located in Lyon, France. It’s foundation was initiated by Catholics following passage of the law on the freedom of higher education and the university has stuck with its roots ever since- combining respect for Christian heritage with the essence of openness. The Catholic University now has two campuses that are located close to each other: the Bellecour campus consists of the faculties of Theology, Philosophy, Language and Literature and Science, as well the Department of Humanities and the Lyon Polytechnic Institut, and the Carnot campus accommodates the faculty of Law, Economics and Social Science. The Catholic University of Lyon is part of the University of Lyon. It has 10000 students and auditors, including 2100 international students. The body of staff is made up of 200 permanent teaching staff, 160 administrative and technical staff. The university has 5 vocational schools, 15 education and research units and 5 faculties. Master degree programmes are offered in English. The institution has a signed agreement with over 230 universities in over 60 countries, which allows students to take part in exchanges.
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