Université de Lorraine
The University of Lorraine (French: Université de Lorraine), often abbreviated to UdL, is a "grand établissement" created on 1 January 2012 by the merger of Henri Poincaré, Nancy 2 and Paul Verlaine Universities, and the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL).
The merger process started in 2009 with the creation of a "pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur" or PRES.
The university is divided into two university centres, one in Nancy (biological sciences, health care, administration, and management) and one in Metz (material sciences, technology, and management). The University of Lorraine has over 52,000 students and offers 101 accredited research centres organized in 9 research areas and 8 doctoral colleges.
The University of Lorraine encompasses eight "collegia" - departments:
- Arts, Literature, and Languages
- Human and Social Sciences
- Law, Economy, and Management
- Sciences and Technologies
- Engineering Schools
For more details in English see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Lorraine and in French see http://www.univ-lorraine.fr/