The University of Lyon
On 18 June 2008, the Board of Directors of the University of Lyon* voted unanimously for the inclusion of INSA Lyon as a founding member.
After more than ten years of dialogue, exchanges, project coordination and management, the Lyon schools reached a decisive milestone when creating a common identity and joint policy on research and higher education on the site.
The Decree of 21 March 2007 regarding the creation of a public establishment for scientific cooperation, published on 22 March 2007, was the founding act that gave birth to the University of Lyon. The latter is now a higher education and research centre, legally registered as a public establishment for scientific cooperation.
* The University of Lyon is a “Pole for Research and Elite Studies” (PRES), a public establishment for scientific cooperation, that groups together 19 establishments in Lyon and St Etienne.
LyonTech Campus (la Doua)
The LyonTech Campus (22,000 students) is a strategic campus for the greater Lyon area. Created 50 years ago, it groups together 40% of Lyon's scientific potential with 80 research laboratories, 1,500 researchers and 1,300 doctoral students.
Today, the LyonTech Campus proposes a wide range of training, thanks to the high in-take of students and the setting up of ENSSIB, and also benefits from the local presence of national research organisations (CNRS, INSERM, INRIA, INRA and CEMAGREF), research valorisation structures and higher education establishments (EZUS, INSAVALOR, CNRS) as well as major technical centres (CETIAT, CETIM). In addition, there are 50 companies located on site in dedicated offices (the company and innovation centre (9,000 m²) and the Einstein scientific and technological business centre (4,200 m²)). This structure favours the development of research partnerships, with over 30 M€ of contracts each year
Future operations are planned to reinforce the economic development of the site:
- The creation of the Innovation and Competitiveness Centre, grouping together the research valorisation structures, the head offices of clusters and housing start-ups.
- The 10,000 m² extension of the business centre, built around the CEI (Company and Innovation Centre), aimed at "cleantech" activities;
- The creation of 2 project centres, for housing innovative projects, built next to the scientific zones.
The LyonTech Campus aims to become a magnet for innovative companies and efficient research teams, making Lyon a European leader.
A network of partners
The Conference des Grandes Ecoles (CGE [Grandes Ecoles Committee]): the association (law of 1901) of "Grandes Écoles" for engineering, management and diverse or specialised higher education, all recognised by the State and awarding a national diploma for a minimum of 5 years study after the Baccalaureate (A-levels).
The Alliance of “Grandes Écoles” Rhône-Alpes (AGERA): the regional association that groups together the higher education establishments in a network. 37 Grandes Ecoles in the Rhône-Alpes region belong to this network.