Lumière University, Lyon 2

World University Rankings 2024
Young University Rankings 2023
European Teaching Rankings 2019
18 quai Claude Bernard, Lyon, Cedex 07, 69365, France

About Lumière University, Lyon 2

Lumière University, Lyon 2 was founded in 1973 after the splintering of the original University of Lyon into three separate universities. Just over a decade ago, the three universities were re-joined under the University of Lyon banner, but remain separate in their institutions.
Lyon 2 focuses on literature, languages, human and social sciences. However, it also has faculties for law, economics and management, as well as science, technology and health.

The university has 32 laboratories and 8 research federations. It places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity, aiming to foster strong connections between its social science and traditional science departments.

There are nearly 30,000 students at Lyon 2, with international students comprising around 18 per cent of that total. The university has agreements with 350 institutions internationally.

The University of Lyon as a whole, has a student population of nearly 130,000. This means students are a large part of city life in Lyon, which has around half a million residents. The city is full of interesting architecture and is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The university added Lumière to its name is in homage to the Lumière brothers, the inventors of the cinematograph and former residents of Lyon.

Lyon is also renowned for its Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières), which takes place every December. During the festival, many of the households in Lyon decorate the outside of their homes with little candles. The city council also projects lights onto the hilltop Basilica of Fourvière, which looks over the city and organizes a light show in different places of the city each year.

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Key statistics

  • 50.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 18%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 68 : 32
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 26,014
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Lumière University, Lyon 2

  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Archaeology
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Education

    • Education
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Law

    • Law