Université de Lorraine • Nancy, France; Metz, France
The University of Lorraine (UL) is the result of the merger of Henri Poincaré, Nancy 2 and Paul Verlaine Universities, and the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL). The university consists of two university centres: one in Nancy with focus on the fields of biological sciences, health care, administration, computer science, and management; and the other one in Metz (material sciences, technology, and management). The university offers 101 accredited research centres that are organized in 9 research areas and 8 doctoral colleges. 7924 foreign students make up 15% of the student population of UL. 137 nationalities are represented. 712 UL students take part in Erasmus exchanges, 415 Erasmus students from other countries are currently taking classes at UL. 568 international researchers are welcomed through the Euraxess service centre and 11% of PhD students obtaining dual degrees that are offered in collaboration with University of Lorraine's many international partner universities. International students are encouraged to learn French and experience the French way of life during their stay at Université de Lorraine, the university offers language training in France. The international curricula during the exchange programmes are fully taught in English. One of the numerous partnerships that UL has- the important partnership with several universities in Kazakhstan and a major strategic partnership with the Wuhan University of Technology in China.