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The University of Lille

The University of Lille




The project of the new experimental public institution, created in January 2022, is to become a university of excellence and inclusive, and to position itself as a major player in the ongoing renewal of its territory.

The University of Lille is engaged in a major transformation, which is taking place through several major projects.

Conduct research of excellence to meet the challenges of our time

Through its research, the University of Lille addresses the major transitions facing our society, in all their dimensions, through four hubs of interdisciplinary research and training, of international visibility:

  • precision health,
  • science for a changing planet,
  • digital world at the service of humans,
  • changing cultures and practices.

Training for the jobs of tomorrow

Creating a real territorial orientation ecosystem

The objective is to support middle and high school students in their ambition towards higher education to increase their chances of success. For this long-term project, it is a question of developing an active, intelligent but also fair orientation. This is the "À vous le sup" project, led by the university and winner of the 3rd Programme d'investissements d'avenir (PIA).

Transforming the pegadogie

by developing training and working spaces dedicated to experimentation and the dissemination of innovative practices, which prefigure the university of tomorrow. This is the Lille Learning Lab project. Another axis aims to develop more optimal digital learning environments, by analysing how users interact with them, through the Technology-Enhanced Learning Spaces (TELS) Chair in partnership with KU Leuven.

Develop training of excellence by and for research
Graduate programs

Their development is carried out in consultation with the socio-economic world (professional branches, campus of trades and qualifications,...) and in connection with the Graduate Research And Education in Lille (GRAEL) program. Each graduate program offers multidisciplinary courses at master's and doctoral level. These very high-level courses are research-oriented and are offered entirely in English to master's students, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows.

Building networks in the Euroregion

This dynamic region is driven by major infrastructure projects (such as the Axe Nord project), but also by the new requirement for short circuits. Together with the University of Ghent, KU Leuven and the University of Kent, the University of Lille has set up the Interregional Internationalisation Initiative (network 3i), which has already made it possible to develop innovative training courses, based on cutting-edge research and open to continuing education, around the circular economy and precision medicine. The institution also relies on a long-standing collaboration with its Belgian, Dutch and British neighbours, notably through the Interreg programme.

Accelerating mobility in the Euroregion and the circulation of innovation

Within the Euroregion and the circulation of innovation, or by strengthening language skills.