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University Lille 1: Sciences and Technologies
fr:Université Lille 1 : Sciences et Technologies
Established 1854
Type Public, science and technology
President Philippe Rollet
Staff 2750
Students 20,000
Undergraduates 11,000
Postgraduates 9,000
Location Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille, France
Campus Suburban, 1.1 km²
Research labs 43
Affiliations Université Lille Nord de France
Institut d'administration des entreprises de Lille (IAE)
Bibliothèque Universitaire (BU, University library) in winter
Cité scientifique (métro)

The Université Lille 1 is a French university established in 1854 in Lille with academic roots back to 1562. USTL focuses on sciences and technologies. Law, business management and medical fields are taught in the independent campus of Université de Lille II, while literature and social sciences are taught as part of the independent campus of Université de Lille III. Altogether, the three university campus in Lille include more than 90,000 students and are the main parts of the Université Lille Nord de France.

University Lille 1 is located on a dedicated main campus with 20,000 full-time students plus 14,500 students in continuing education (2004). 1,310 permanent faculty members plus 1,200 staff and around 140 CNRS researchers work there in the different University Lille 1 institutes and 43 research labs. University Lille 1 is a member of the European Doctoral College Lille-Nord-Pas de Calais that provides 400 doctorate dissertations every year.


University Lille 1 campus

The main University Lille 1 campus, referred-to as 'cité scientifique' is located in Villeneuve d'Ascq area in Lille suburb, and has a surface of 1.1 km². USTL also has secondary campuses in Lille historical city centre, Sallaumines, Tourcoing and Wimereux (Marine station).

University Lille 1 is located on the same 'cité scientifique' campus as École nationale supérieure de chimie de Lille and Ecole Centrale de Lille: these independent entities have established a number of joint research laboratories with USTL.

University Lille 1 faculties and doctoral college

University Lille 1 faculties include

  • UFR biology ("SN" buildings as in "sciences naturelles", natural sciences)
  • UFR chemistry
  • UFR geography
  • UFR mathematics
  • UFR physics
  • UFR economy and social sciences
  • UFR earth sciences
  • UFR electronics, electrotechnics, control and computer sciences

In addition to standard science curricula, providing bachelor (licence), master and doctorate degrees provided by University Lille 1 faculties, University Lille 1 also includes a number of specialized education and research units run by the University, for undergraduate and graduate students:

University Lille 1 has also its own Business management school

University Lille 1 participate to the European Doctoral College Lille Nord-Pas de Calais that provides 400 doctorate dissertations per year.


  • 1562: Foundation of the University of Douai, 30km south of Lille city centre, delivering courses in law and humanities;
  • 1854: Establishment of the Faculty of Sciences in Lille city, reporting to University of Douai ;
  • 1854: Louis Pasteur as first dean of the Faculty of Sciences of Lille ;
  • 1896: UniversitĂ© de Lille, regrouping Faculties located in Lille, becomes an independent University ;
  • 1971: Transfer of the UniversitĂ© des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL) on a new campus in Lille suburb ;
  • 2008: Enhanced research cooperation through UniversitĂ© Lille Nord de France.

Notable faculty and alumni

See also

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Coordinates: 50°36′33.38″N 3°08′29.72″E / 50.6092722°N 3.1415889°E / 50.6092722; 3.1415889



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