Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region in northern France, near the border with Belgium. A cultural hub and bustling university city today, it was once an important merchant center of French Flanders, and many Flemish influences remain. The historic center, Vieux Lille, is characterised by 17th-century brick town houses, cobbled pedestrian streets and the large central square, Grand Place.
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Lille University is the result of the common desire of the three universities of Lille to develop a leading European University, recognised worldwide for its research, the excellence of its teaching and its innovation in lifelong training.
Today, Lille University is working toward becoming one of the top 10 French universities and among the top 50 European higher education institutions by 2025.
Degree programmes take place over a period of 3 years for the Bachelor's degree and 2 years (1+1) for the Master's degree, with a selection process for admission to the second year. Most degrees are taught in French and cover a wide range of fields of study in science, technology, engineering, law, health, economics, management, languages, and human and social sciences. Moreover, 24 degrees are fully taught in English! The University offers language courses for international students, so you can learn French at your home university or here in Lille to meet the admission requirements (B2 level*) or just to improve your language skills. We are looking forward to welcoming you very soon!
*according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The Faculty of Pharmacy of Lille
The Faculty of Pharmacy of Lille is a center of excellence in training and research on health products bringing together teams recognised nationally and internationally in all areas of pharmaceutical and biological sciences.
Our Faculty is one of the main institutions in France. It has about 2,900 students in initial or continuing education, 150 teacher-researchers and 14 research teams including 8 labeled INSERM and CNRS.
We are preparing for the State Diploma of Doctor of Pharmacy and 25 other diplomas in initial or continuing training.
Thus, our faculty offers DEUST (a 2 year diploma) and professional licences (bachelor’s degree) in various fields such as environmental health, therapeutic innovation and biotechnology.
The Faculty of Pharmacy of Lille is well established on the university hospital campus. It hosts many professional and scientific events. It offers pharmacists continuing professional development programs.
Our Faculty is internationally oriented with international partnerships all over the world, welcoming foreign students and allowing our students to go abroad to study or as interns in various institutions. The Faculty of Pharmacy is a faculty on a human scale, attentive to the reception of its students and alive thanks to the students and its technical teams, administrative staff, teachers, researchers, hospital practitioners, professionals who animate it each day.
Pr B. Decaudin, Dean
The Fine Arts Museum
Lille's illustrious Fine Arts Museum displays a truly first-rate collection of 15th- to 20th-century paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck and Manet.
Exquisite porcelain and faience (pottery), much of it of local provenance, is on the ground floor, while in the basement you'll find classical archaeology, medieval statuary and 18th-century scale models of the fortified cities of northern France and Belgium.
The Old Stock Exchange
|Ornamented with caryatids and cornucopia, this Flemish Renaissance extravaganza was built in 1653. It consists of 24 separate houses set around a richly ornamented interior courtyard that hosts a used-book market and chess games.|
The Main Square
|The Lillois' favourite meeting place offers an interesting view of the architecture from the 17th to the 20th century. Standing in the centre of the squares stands the Goddess commemorates Lille's resistance to the Austrian siege in 1792.|
The Old Lille
|Remarkably restored, the Old Town enchants the eye with its flamboyant architecture. The softly dare facades that set off the exuberance and profusion of their decoration. The extraordinary diversity of the 17th century architecture is an invitation to saunter ; so look up to appreciate the perfect harmony of brick and stone.|
|At the northwestern end of bd de la Liberté, this massive, star-shaped fortress was designed by renowned 17th-century French military architect Vauban after France captured Lille in 1667. Made of some 60 million bricks, it now serves as the headquarters of the 12-nation, NATO-certified Rapid Reaction Corps – France. Outside the 2.2km-long ramparts is central Lille's largest public park.|