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LILLE 1, DESIGNING FUTURE s . | Tél. : +33 (0)3 20 43 43 43 Cité Scientifique | 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex

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INNOVATION project mutation emergence development creation transfer potential maturation audaciousness

* CaPPA - Air Environment Physics and Chemistry * CEMPI - European Centre for Mathematics, Physics and their Interactions * DISTALZ - Innovative strategy development for a interdisciplinary approach to Alzheimer’s disease – project supported by the Pasteur Institute of Lille * GANEX - GaN National Network – project supported by CNRS * ICST - Ion Channels of Therapeutic Interest - project supported by Sophia Antipolis University * IFMAS - French Institute for Agro-Sourced Materials * HUBHOUSE - Regional initiative helping students start their own businesses, in order to learn about entrepreneurship


An incessantly innovation-committed university, the University of Lille 1 has a stake in the future whether through research or life-long learning. Over 1 500 researchers and lecturers, as well as 1 200 technical and administrative staff are devoted daily to improving knowledge and supporting technology development.

TAKING UP THE GREATEST TECHNOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGES Researchers at Lille 1, involved in seven public/private research centres and dynamically working with LilleConurbation’s European scientific parks, are committed to partnership-based innovation together with large industrial groups and smaller firms to take up new technological challenges.

| 39 laboratories | An 89-patent portfolio | 40 start-ups created since 2002, including 25 Oséocompetition winners | 12 innovative business start-ups backed every year | The invention of the driverless metro train

EXCELLENCE AS A KEYNOTE 2 “Labex” - laboratories of excellence - projects are supported by Lille 1: CaPPA* and CEMPI * The University is a partner in 3 “Labex” projects: DISTALZ *, GANEX * and ICST * We are strongly engaged in: | 8 facilities of excellence, including 4 as the scientific coordinator | 2 institutes of excellence in the carbon-free energy field: IFMAS * and PIVERT * to support the development of the green chemistry line | 1 technological research institute – Railénium - the aim of which is to boost innovation in railway infrastructures

DEVELOPING GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED RESEARCH The Integrated National Site for Cancer Research (ONCO Lille) notably gathers Lille 1 research teams. It finds its place within the scope of the “Plan Cancer” – cancer scheme – aimed at reinforcing the means of interdisciplinary research in this field.

An industrial chain called “Smart Urban Networks” has been entrusted to an international expert in order to create a scientific, technological and cooperationoriented relationship with local authorities and economic actors around the smart-city concept. Lille 1’s campus includes a sister laboratory of the International CNRS in Shanghai for green chemistry. This laboratory is the offspring of a partnership developed with Solvay, a large industrial group. It reinforces the international visibility of our chemistry research. The Universe Sciences Observatory (OSU Nord) unites 70 PhD students with researchers of the university who work on the interface between Earth Sciences, Physics and Chemistry. Four European Research Council grants demonstrate a very high standard of research.

LIFE-LONG TRAINING: LILLE 1 DEVELOPS AN UNPRECEDENTED PATTERN Thanks to its experience in academics and continuing education, Lille 1 develops a life-long learning pattern aimed at anticipating the requirements of the job market and society. This unprecedented range of possibilities relies on active guidance and coaching, individualized pathways, as well as diploma- and certificate–based recognition.

MODELLING ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE AND KICK-STARTING YOUNG BUSINESSES Lille 1 relies on its Entrepreneurship Centre and the “Hubhouse” * to promote entrepreneurship, to provide project leaders with support and ensure the emergence of new vocations.

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As a major multidisciplinary scientific centre, Lille 1 has two essential assets: the excellence of its courses supported by its sense of innovation and an individualized guidance along a pathway with one objective: success.



Lille 1 welcomes and trains a very wide range of students at the highest level, from bachelor’s degrees to doctorates, in academic courses or under reorientation and retraining schemes. At every stage of the educational path, links with research are maintained, ensuring a very high standard of teaching. We offer customizable pathways (gradual orientation, reorientation plans, adaptation semesters…) to help achieve professional projects.

Lille 1 enables its young talents to develop, to begin their careers with ease and to have their qualification fully recognized by businesses.

Students have the privilege of accessing digital resources (online courses, web TV, teaching aid platform, thematic links to digital universities…) and they attend human-sized classes where guidance is a priority. 3 Quality Labels for a value-added CV | Commitment: putting forward openness, solidarity, and a responsibility-based mindset, participating in the life of the university and of the city. | International: enhancing linguistic skills, intercultural openness and international mobility. | Research: encouraging the research path as early as the first degree programme in order to be trained in researchers’ reasoning and methods.

RECOGNIZED COURSES DIRECTLY CONNECTED WITH THE ECONOMIC SPHERE Lille 1 employs a guidance strategy for job-seekers, employees and firms. With an 11 million euro turnover, it is France’s leading university for continuing education.

| 50 work-study programs for apprenticeship or professionalization contracts | Over 4 000 internships per year at bachelors and masters levels | Around 2 000 contract teachers and professionals provide our courses with their expertise

Lille 1 includes 5 doctoral schools: | Engineering Sciences | Material (including Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Life Sciences), Radiation and Environmental Sciences | Biology and Health | Economic, Development and Management Sciences | Humanities and Social Sciences

“THE GOLDEN NUGGET”: LILLE 1 COURSE OFFERING HIGHLY RANKED BY THE PRESS A sampling of our vocational bachelor’s degree courses: | IT Network Infrastructure Design and Management | Internet and Intranet Development and Administration | Distribution, Shelf Planning and Management | Bank Insurance Account Manager Among our master’s degree courses: | E-Services | Electrical Power Network Management | Transport Logistics and Engineering | Human Resources Management | Intelligence, Strategy and International Competitiveness | Global E-Business Sources: Le Nouvel Observateur, 31 January 2013 Le Magazine Challenges, 11 April 2013 Le MOCI – Moniteur du Commerce International, February 2013


COMPETENCY careers expertise coaching training vocation profession talents

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EXCHANGE mobility partnership networks collaboration diversity interaction relationships outward-looking

* CNRS - National Centre for Scientific Research * INRIA - IT and Automation Research Institute * INSERM - Medical Research and Health National Institute  * INRA - Agronomic Research Institute * IEMN - Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology Institute * IRSN - Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety


Lille 1’s foothold at the heart of Europe is very strong particularly thanks to its proximity with major urban centres in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, with which cooperation has been engaged. The University develops ambitious policies in the fields of culture, sport, sustainable development and community life.

A SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL HUB WITH INTERNATIONAL VISIBILITY The University of Lille 1 gathers laboratories partly associated with research organisations, such as CNRS *, INRIA *, INSERM *, INRA * and IRSN *. It constitutes a key scientific and technological hub at the national and international levels. Lille 1 develops partnerships with universities, schools, research organisations and the economic and social world, in France as well as abroad. Anchored in its territory, Lille 1 is strongly involved in the economic and social development of the Euro-Conurbation and Nord-Pas de Calais Region. Researchers, artists and businesses collaborate around new digital technologies A team of researchers joined the first French research cluster dedicated to Visual Studies in Tourcoing. The European Graphene project: 126 research teams mobilized in 17 countries The European Graphene project, in which IEMN * is involved, develops research in all fields, from microelectronics to aeronautic pieces.

| 19 % foreign students | 120 foreign professors and 50 postdoctoral researchers are welcomed on the campus every year | 110 cooperation agreements | 227 Erasmus partnerships and 11 schemes with European Commission labelling | 14 joint degrees | 12 courses taught in English At Lille 1, the students make the campus theirs as a working but also lively and convivial space with three key areas: the Cultural Centre, the Student Forum and the Athletic Centre. Cultural Centre: a place to exchange, create and debate In order to make diversity an asset, the cultural policy implemented at Lille 1 bets on common creation, debate and artistic, emotional experience-based discovery. Sport: the European tournament gathers 26 universities and schools from all over Europe This sporting event shows that our university is outward-looking and exchange-based. Mix’Cité: the event that makes campus life different For a day, the campus is transformed to host a free festival open to the public.

REINFORCING UNIVERSITY/BUSINESS LINKS Close partnerships have been developed with over 600 businesses of all sizes, for research as well as for training or also for action in favour of the underprivileged.

AN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS, A LIVELY AND CONVIVIAL SPACE As a place of life and exchange, the campus favours the exchange of knowledge between lecturers, researchers, businesses and students as well as the emergence of new projects. Over 100 associations are active on campus in various fields (humanitarian aid/solidarity, culture, campus life, sport...).

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – INVOLVED AND MOBILIZED UNIVERSITY | Training green economy, ecology, energy efficiency, eco-processes, water management professionals… | Developing research projects for a sustainable society: sustainable-city urban planning, ecology, geosciences, oceanology… | Favouring soft mobility and conserving biodiversity


THE INNOVATION LEARNING CENTRE: AT THE HEART OF THE CAMPUS – A PLACE DEDICATED TO CULTURE AND INNOVATION On the site of the former University Library at the beginning of 2016, the Innovation Learning Centre will provide a combination unique in France: a library, areas dedicated to pedagogy, discovery, innovation and experimentation, as well as an event complex. Scoop: The “Experimentarium” will open on the campus as soon at the beginning of 2014.

THE “CITÉ SCIENTIFIQUE” CAMPUS: A FUTURE PILOT SITE FOR SMART URBAN NETWORKS DEMONSTRATION Lille 1 has numerous interdiciplinary programs, including Urban Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, IT, Material Sciences, Electronics, Environmental Conservation and Social Sciences. It is currently supporting the ambitious project to turn the “Cité Scientifique” campus into a pilot site for the demonstration of smart urban networks.

“RÉÉFLEX”: INNOVATIVE RESIDENCE HALL PROJECT ON CAMPUS This environementally-friendly, socially-concious and innovative project offers accommodations adapted to student and academic life. Room reservations are flexible according to the length of your stay and the residence hall includes a nursery with room for thirty children.

A RENOVATED CAMPUS As part of the Greater Lille Campus scheme, several buildings are being renovated to meet international research standards in the fields of Information and Communication, Chemistry, Biology, Environment, Mechanics, Civil Engineering Sciences and Technologies. The renovation of sport facilities and of residence halls will reinforce quality of life on campus.


ON THE WAY TO A UNIVERSITY OF LILLE Lille universities and state schools are strongly willing to make up one international unit gathering 72 000 students and covering such major disciplinary fields as: Literature, Languages and Arts – Law  – Sciences and Technologies – Natural Sciences – Environment Sciences – Engineering Sciences – Humanities and Social Sciences – Health – Economics and Management – Sport.

CONTINUE THE QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE AT A HIGH INTERNATIONAL LEVEL | Assert a very high standard of interdisciplinary research, centred on laboratories structured in federations, in keeping with our partners and the regional, national and international socio-economic context. | Develop high-technology science facilities and promote innovation by rapidly communicating laboratory research to the economic sphere. | Teach innovation management as early as third-year courses. | Promote international cooperation, assure a place for PhD students in research and enhance their reputation in the economic sphere.

BUILD A SMART, DIGITAL AND SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS | Develop smart networks for resources such as energy and water, making us a pilot campus. | Support and promote the use of digital facilities for education, research and administration. | Favour digital exchange and strenghen our capacity for high-performance calculation. | Reinforce our environmental policy and take action to improve and expand green areas, biodiversity, clean and collective transport, as well as natural heritage and resource management. | Favour access to sport practice in all forms. | Encourage the development of student groups, a key factor for students’ sense of belonging and awareness of their role as a citizen.

JOIN THE EFFORT TO BRING TOGETHER REGIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS | Favour a gradual and long-lasting unification of the University of Lille and get the staff and students involved in the project. | Participate in missions fuelled by the community of universities and educational organisations. | Share a forward-thinking and strategic vision. | Coordinate regional course offerings, teacher training, research and innovation, doctoral courses and international relationships with the cross-border “Euroregion.”

DEVELOP LIFE-LONG LEARNING AND GUIDING STUDENTS TOWARDS SUCCESS | Provide research-linked, consistent, clear course offering to all kinds of students. | Concentrate our efforts on guidance for success all along the educational path. | Enable students to become responsible in their academic and civil life. | Develop an innovative life-long education programme.

ENSURE THE UNIVERSITY’S SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL INFLUENCE | Offer a combination of funds for educational resources, as well as new areas dedicated to university pedagogy and scientific culture thanks to the Innovation Learning Centre, unprecented for France. | Assert the central role of culture by involving staff and students more efficiently. | Develop partnerships and reinforce relationships between research and the arts.

Through its iniatives, Lille 1 University is a key player in territorial socio-economic development.


| 20 000 students including 19 % international students | 12 000 continuing education students | 1 500 researchers and lecturers | 1 200 technical and administrative staff | 1 000 PhD-students and 220 thesis defenses per year | 10 % of the doctoral theses are cotutorial | 4 500 students graduating per year | 200 000 active graduates worldwide Over 200 diplomas available in: | Sciences, Technology, Health | Economics and Management | Human and Social Sciences Distribution of students by sector | 59 % Sciences, Technology, Health | 32 % Economics and Management | 9 % Human and Social Sciences

| 8 UFRs (Research and education units) | 2 graduate engineer schools: Polytech and Télécom Lille | 3 institutes: IAE *, IUT A * and CUEEP * | 1 Universe Science Observatory | 1 Marine station in Wimereux | 39 labelled laboratories distributed in 5 institutes 7 major research fields | Biology | Molecules and Materials | Environmental Conservation Sciences | Mathematics, Physics and Interactions | Mechanical and Civil Engineering | Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies | Social Sciences A 270-acre international campus | Over 4 000 student accommodations | High-standard sport facilities | Close to the "Haute-Borne" scientific park, an innovation-dedicated place A digital high-tech campus | 200 free access computer-equipped rooms for students | A pedagogical platform with a thousand on-line courses | Thousands of hours of scientific videos available | 300 WiFi connection points throughout the campus | 50 Go available to each student in cloud-computing mode with the partnership of the company OVH | A 40 TeraFlop computing speed available to researchers Sources : OFIP guidelines – January 2013 * IAE – University Management Institute * IUT A – University Technology Institute * CUEEP – University-Run Life-Long Education Centre




MAJOR ERASMUS EXCHANGES IN 2012-2013 Germany Aachen, Leipzig, Münster, Wiesbaden, Wildau / Belgium Antwerpen, Brussels, Gent, Kortrijk, Liège / Bulgaria Sofia Denmark Aarhus, Roskilde / Spain Barcelone, Madrid, Valladolid / Finland Helsinki, Joensuu, Oulu, Turku, Vaasa, Jyväskylä Hungary Budapest, Györ / Ireland Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Waterford / Italy Bologne, Udine / Lithuania Vilnius / Norway Bergen, Trondheim Netherlands Amsterdam, Breda, Groningen, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Zwolle / Poland Wroclaw, Krakow, Lodz / Portugal Porto, Lisbonne United Kingdom Bradford, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Coventry, Dundee, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton / Sweden Boras, Linköping, Kalmar, Stockholm, Umea / Czech Republic Prague, Brno / Turkey Istanbul JOINT DEGREES Germany Wildau / Romania Bucharest, Iasi, Timişoara / Sweden Uppsala ERASMUS MUNDUS NETWORKS Belgium Gent / Spain Bilbao, Valencia / Italy Bologna / Netherlands Groningen / Poland Warsaw / Portugal Porto / Romania Iasi Slovenia Ljubljana / Sweden Lund JOINT DEGREES OUTSIDE EUROPE Brasil Belo Horizonte, Uberlandia / Cameroun Yaoundé / Canada Moncton / China Harbin, Shanghai, Tongji / United Statess New York Lebanon Beyrouth / Morocco Oujda / Russia Yekaterinburg, Novossibirsk

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