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Université Lumière Lyon 2

Location

86 rue Pasteur, Lyon, FR, Lyon France

Ranking

# 1001-1200QS World University Rankings

About Université Lumière Lyon 2

The Lumière Lyon 2 University focuses on a strong and rigorous vision of higher education and research, driven by a spirit and values that are also its hallmark: humanist, open and committed. Located in the heart of the Metropolis of Lyon, it is one of the few universities to offer such a wide spectrum of disciplines: human and social sciences, humanities, law, economics and management. It hosts nearly 29,000 students and 1,800 staff (teachers and administrative staff) on 2 main campuses (Berges du Rhône and Porte des Alpes) and 3 complementary sites (Rachais, Ecully and Le Vinatier). Its varied training courses are aimed at all audiences and it combines openness and success for as many people as possible. Affirming its attachment to the principles of public service, the Lumière Lyon 2 University places the requirement for quality and academic ambition at the service of the development of critical thinking, intellectual training and understanding of our society. Through its research programmes and numerous actions to disseminate knowledge, it fully participates in social progress. Maintaining numerous links with institutional, cultural and socio-economic partners, both in terms of training and research, it is part of the dynamism of the territory, contributes to its influence and ensures professional integration. Openness to the world is a major challenge and it is addressing it by offering diplomas and research activities in international partnership and by encouraging student mobility.

Transmission and sharing of knowledge

29,000 students

13 training entities spread over 4 areas of training and research:

  • Arts, letters, languages
  • Law, economics, management
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Science, technology, health

Multidisciplinary research open to the city

  • 1,000 doctoral students of which 36% international
  • 32 laboratories including 17 mixed research units (UMR) in joint supervision with the CNRS
  • 8 research federations
  • 4 laboratories of excellence (Labex)

A university open to the world

  • 560 cooperation agreements with 370 partner institutions in 60 countries
  • 25 diplomas in international partnership
  • 142 nationalities represented

A stimulating study environment

  • 2 main campuses (Berges du Rhône and Porte des Alpes) and 3 complementary sites (Rachais, Ecully and Le Vinatier)
  • 1,800 staff, 52% of which are teachers and researchers and 48% are administrative staff
  • More than 60 student associations
  • More that 1,000 partners companies

About Université Lumière Lyon 2

The Lumière Lyon 2 University focuses on a strong and rigorous vision of higher education and research, driven by a spirit and values that are also its hallmark: humanist, open and committed. Located in the heart of the Metropolis of Lyon, it is one of the few universities to offer such a wide spectrum of disciplines: human and social sciences, humanities, law, economics and management. It hosts nearly 29,000 students and 1,800 staff (teachers and administrative staff) on 2 main campuses (Berges du Rhône and Porte des Alpes) and 3 complementary sites (Rachais, Ecully and Le Vinatier). Its varied training courses are aimed at all audiences and it combines openness and success for as many people as possible. Affirming its attachment to the principles of public service, the Lumière Lyon 2 University places the requirement for quality and academic ambition at the service of the development of critical thinking, intellectual training and understanding of our society. Through its research programmes and numerous actions to disseminate knowledge, it fully participates in social progress. Maintaining numerous links with institutional, cultural and socio-economic partners, both in terms of training and research, it is part of the dynamism of the territory, contributes to its influence and ensures professional integration. Openness to the world is a major challenge and it is addressing it by offering diplomas and research activities in international partnership and by encouraging student mobility.

Transmission and sharing of knowledge

29,000 students

13 training entities spread over 4 areas of training and research:

  • Arts, letters, languages
  • Law, economics, management
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Science, technology, health

Multidisciplinary research open to the city

  • 1,000 doctoral students of which 36% international
  • 32 laboratories including 17 mixed research units (UMR) in joint supervision with the CNRS
  • 8 research federations
  • 4 laboratories of excellence (Labex)

A university open to the world

  • 560 cooperation agreements with 370 partner institutions in 60 countries
  • 25 diplomas in international partnership
  • 142 nationalities represented

A stimulating study environment

  • 2 main campuses (Berges du Rhône and Porte des Alpes) and 3 complementary sites (Rachais, Ecully and Le Vinatier)
  • 1,800 staff, 52% of which are teachers and researchers and 48% are administrative staff
  • More than 60 student associations
  • More that 1,000 partners companies

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Université Lumière Lyon 2 is one of the top universities in Lyon, France. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #551- 600
  • 2014
    #651-700
  • 2015
    #651-700
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #751-800
  • 2019
    #801-1000
  • 2020
    #801-1000
  • 2021
    #1001+
  • 2022
    #1001-1200
  • 2023
    #1001-1200
  • 2024
    #1001-1200
  • 2025
    #1001-1200

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