Lille 3 originates from the former University of Lille, and has for forty years consistently worked to offer high quality education to its students. The field of its disciplinary competences extended as the years passed, which enabled it to further affirm its vocation to prepare its students with professionalising skills, notably in foreign languages and new technology. The University today, regarding the number of its students as well as the range of its disciplines, has become the largest university of Humanities and Social sciences in the north of Paris. Charles-of-Gaulle University - Lille 3 accommodates 18 000 students registered in seven Faculties, an I.U.T. (University Institute of Technology), and two doctoral schools.