• KEY FIGURES
  •  In the Top 10 of the best cities to study (L’Etudiant, 2015)
  • 144 500 students in 2013-14 (in Lyon’s regional education authority)
  • 10% of foreign students
  • #2 for high-quality education (L’Etudiant 2015-2016)

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Renowned schools

  • INSA Lyon and Centrale Lyon: In France’s top 20 best engineering schools (L’Usine Nouvelle, 2016)
  • EM Lyon: 6 campuses (Lyon, Paris, Saint-Etienne, Geneva, Shanghai, Casablanca), 4th best business school in France (post-foundation course). (Challenges, 2016)
  • ENS: 433 PhD students, 250 researchers, 823 professors, researchers and research-professors.

Qualified and international students

With France’s second-largest network of higher education and research institutes, the Lyon area provides a pool of highly qualified students, researchers and employees. Thanks to its nationally and internationally renowned schools and training programs, the region is home to nearly 10% of higher education students in France. Every year, some 15,000 foreign students come to study in Lyon.

As the second largest labor market in France, Lyon offers companies easy access to the qualified personnel they seek, proficient in foreign languages and adaptable to an international environment.

Consult the list of higher education establishments