Founded in 1875, and unique in France, the Université Catholique de Lille is a multidisciplinary institution which combines 5 faculties, 20 schools, institutes, and Grandes Ecoles, and a hospital group.
From its very beginnings, what is now France’s largest private, not-for-profit university has distinguished itself within the fields of higher education, research, and health, through its commitment to mutual care as a central value. The institution both supports and is supported by the local region and community, and is open to diversity, and to the world.
Driven by creativity and innovation, and in close collaboration with its students and its partners, the Université Catholique de Lille is contributing to the construction of the world of tomorrow through its research projects, entrepreneurship, involvement with society’s most vulnerable, and the transformation of society and its energy use.
An integrated student educational experience
A university at the forefront of internationalisation
Research in the service of social change
Three primary areas:
- the Third Industrial Revolution
- innovative ecosystems
- ethics and new social models
15 Research Chairs
15 units and research institutes
Health and social care: an important player in the region
9 births daily in our hospitals
A hospital group: 1000 hospital beds across three sites
A social medicine group: 700 beds at the EHPAD retirement homes
3 facilities dedicated to the care of the handicapped
“Live Tree” : A project for energy and social transition
A large livable campus
A university library of 1.360 sq.m
1500 beds in university residences
A university campus covering 150 000 sq.m at the heart of Lille