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[en]Publié le November 2, 2005

A major research University

University Lumière (Lyon 2) is known as one of the top Universities in France for research in the field of arts and languages, social sciences and humanities, economics, political sciences and law.

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Its scientific activities are organised aroud research centres, federative structures and doctorate colleges. The University Lumière Lyon 2 comprises 4 joint doctoral colleges one linked with the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lettres et Sciences Humaines' (Higher Education and Research Institution in Humanities). One of them is also linked with the Lyon 1 University and one with the INSA (Multidisciplinary International Engineering University).
Research is carried out in 46 research centres approved by the Ministry of Education and Research , 22 of which are UMR's (Joint Research Units) linked with the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research).

The University's research policy is based on several major concepts:

- Team organisation and federative groups (approved by the CNRS and the Ministry).
- Active cooperation within a network of establishments from Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes Region and national partners.A close relationship with the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lettres et Sciences Humaines' (Higher Education and Research Institution in Humanities) in regards to both doctoral supervision and research (10 laboratories associated with the CNRS are now shared by both establishments).

- Close partnership with public authorities and non-trading partnerships.
- Strengthening the access to Europe and the international scientific community (researchers and research lecturers, advanced students).
- Sustained action in renewing research topics and integrating new research lecturers.

Key figures...
458 research lecturers in the Lyon 2 teams
100 CNRS researchers in the Lyon 2 teams
120 theses (on average) defended each year

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