Study in Lyon
LYON, THE BEST CITY FOR SUCCESSFUL STUDY IN FRANCE
Deciding where to study is a strategic decision. With internationally renowned establishments such as EM Lyon, Lyon is highly attractive to foreign students. Of the 144,000 students enrolled in 2009, 12% came from other countries!
The 4 universities and 54 higher education establishments cover an expansive range of courses. The city's appeal also lies in Lyon's well-known quality of life and a rich network of over 9200 associations!
Internationally renowned establishments
Lyon attracts students to all kinds of study programs, thanks to its first-class establishments: Lyon's INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) and the Ecole Centrale (engineering), EM Lyon (business) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon (research). Training in artistic subjects is also very much at the fore with the National Conservatory of Music and Dance as well as the National School of Arts and Theater Techniques.
Welcoming foreign students
Lyon welcomes foreign students and provides services to help them settle in: orientation, organizations that offer information and help with accommodation etc.
The presence of foreign students contributes to Lyon's international reach. In all, there are 700 exchange partnerships with foreign universities. The elite post graduate training schools in Lyon thus maintain strong links with higher education establishments in North America, and Asia (especially Japan).
The University of Lyon, 2nd largest research center in France.
The University of Lyon is the 2nd largest scientific research center in France. With over 100,000 students, it includes 20 higher education establishments, which offer a wide range of training and research.
An appealing labor market.
The 1500 decision centers based in Lyon and in its region are potential employers for young French and foreign graduates alike. The chemicals, environmet, digital and biotech sectors are particularly well represented in the second largest labor market in France. Internships and qualified positions are easily found.
Lyon also offers a quality of life that is widely recognized, with all the advantages of a big city while preserving the local character that is so important. Its central location in Europe and the ease of access to other major European cities (via Lyon St-Exupéry airport) are two key advantages.
Sporting activities, cultural events, a vibrant nightlife, countless quality restaurants: all the right elements for the unforgettable student experience.
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