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Université Lille Nord de France
The University of Lille Nord de France (French: Université Lille Nord de France) is a French Groups of Universities and Institutions (COMUE) spread over multiple campuses and centered in Lille. It includes a doctoral college and federates universities, engineering schools and research centers. With more than one hundred thousand students, it is one of the five largest university federations in France.
Founded as University of Douai in 1562, the university was renamed Université impériale de Douai-Lille in 1808, then as Université de Lille with faculty expansion in the Lille region from mid-19th century onwards.
- The roots of the faculties in law and humanities date back from the 16th century;
- The school of medicine and university hospital expanded rapidly from end-18th century;
- Research and education in mechanical engineering and chemistry expanded from the early 19th century;
- The faculty of sciences was set up in 1854 by bringing together different university-grade schools in Lille city centre;
- Research and education in control sciences and information technologies were set up in 1957;
- Research in fundamental physics, micro-electronics, molecular engineering and bio-technologies started in the 1980s.
The university expanded into several campus in Lille region at the end of the 20th century and built itself as the Université Lille Nord de France.
Multiple site campus
University of Lille Nord de France is organised over several clusters of campuses:
- Campus Lille I: Lille University of Science and Technology and Ecole centrale de Lille
- Campus Lille II: Lille 2 University of Health and Law and CHRU Lille university hospital
- Campus Lille III: Charles de Gaulle University - social sciences, humanities, literature and arts
- Campus Artois (in Arras and Douai): Multidisciplinary Artois University and École des Mines de Douai
- Campus Littoral (in Boulogne, Calais, Dunkirk and Saint Omer): Multidisciplinary University of the Littoral Opal Coast
- Campus Valenciennes: Multidisciplinary University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis.
Doctoral school and research laboratories
139 research labs and institutes are associated to the European Doctoral College Lille Nord-Pas de Calais.
Altogether, the university research labs own an active portfolio of more than 170 invention patent families. (Approximately 411 results found for Univ Lille in the EPO worldwide patent database in mid-2008)
Notable alumni and faculty
- Mathematics, engineering and information theory : Émile Borel, Joseph Boussinesq, Henri Cartan, Albert Châtelet, Paul Dubreil, Joseph Kampé de Fériet, Szolem Mandelbrojt, Benoît Mandelbrot, Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, Henri Padé, Paul Painlevé, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, Ernest Vessiot
- Biology, chemistry, geology and medicine : Charles Barrois, Albert Calmette, Jean Théodore Delacour, Alfred Mathieu Giard, Camille Guérin, Claude Auguste Lamy, Louis Pasteur
- Law : René Cassin (Nobel Prize)
- Literature and human sciences : Pierre Bourdieu, Henri Gouhier, Étienne Gilson, Victor Henry, Pierre Macherey, Vladimir Jankélévitch.
Student and researcher mobility
University institutes and research labs promote student and researchers mobility and cooperate in several university networks :
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