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Université Catholique de Lille


Université Catholique de Lille

Lille Catholic University
Université Catholique de Lille
Motto Latin: In fide ad scientam
English: In faith, to knowledge
Established 28 October 1875
(139 years ago)[1]
Type Private
President-Rector Thérèse Lebrun
Academic staff 1000 Permanent
2500 Visiting
Students 22,660 (2010–2011)[2]
Location Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Campus Urban (10ha)

Lille Catholic University (French: Université Catholique de Lille) is a private Catholic university located in Lille, France.

Institutional history

The university was founded in 1875. Today it has faculties and colleges specializing in all the major fields:

  • Law - Economics - Management - Business
  • Arts - Humanities - Education - Social work
  • Health and Social Care
  • Sciences and Technologies - Engineering

Among the most well-known of its institutes are:

  • École des Hautes Études Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC) founded in 1906, currently ranked among the top 15 business schools in Europe by the Financial Times, and among the top 5 business schools in France by Le Point.
  • Ecole des Hautes études d'ingénieur (HEI) a school of engineering, founded in 1885, offering 10 fields of specialization,
  • Institut d'Économie Scientifique et de Gestion (IESEG), currently ranked within the top fifteen business schools in France by Le Point,
  • Institut Catholique d'Arts et Métiers (ICAM) founded in 1898, with a specialty in educating engineers with a broad curriculum,
  • Institut Supérieur d'Électronique et du Numérique (ISEN) founded in 1956,
  • Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme (ESJ), the university's school of journalism, established in 1924,
  • Institut Supérieur d'Agriculture (ISA), a school of engineering focusing on the agronomy/agriculture field.

Points of interest

See also

  • List of modern universities in Europe (1801–1945)



External links

  • (French)
  • (English)

Coordinates: 50°38′0″N 3°2′46″E / 50.63333°N 3.04611°E / 50.63333; 3.04611

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