University of Lille

The University of Lille is a multi-disciplinary university of Excellence based in the north of Europe. The University can count on an exceptional cultural and scientific patrimony inscribed in the Hauts-de-France region.

The University of Lille is one of the main actor in the region in terms of formation, research and innovation.

Over the past years, the University of Lille has increasingly placed its international outlook at the heart of its administration, academic programmes and research. As the laureate in 2017 of a vast national program to fund academic excellence (I-SITE), the University of Lille is committed to organising its international programmes around selected research strands, international students recruitment methods and high-quality international partnerships.

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Structured, high-level research

The University of Lille houses 66 laboratories and research units covering all fields of study. The quality of its research has been widely recognised on the national level through the awarding of prestigious labels and funding: an I-SITE project, seven research Facilities of Excellence (EQUIPEX) and five Laboratories of Excellence (LABEX).

The University’s many research groups, networks and facilities contribute to effective multidisciplinary research, as well as to its valorisation via socio-economic partnerships. These projects include an integrated cancer research site (SiricOncolille), an institutes for energy transition (ITE) and a technology transfer group (SATT). The university belongs to a network including five technology parks and seven competitiveness clusters, which allows businesses and laboratories to collaborate on innovation in cutting-edge sectors.

The University of Lille has high-level research facilities covering a wide range of fields such as physics, chemistry, information and technology sciences and health sciences.

Research is supported by joint research institute as the Michel-Eugène Chevreul Institute. It is a Research Federation which brings together four Research Units from the Hauts-de-France region working in the field of Chemistry and Materials. The Chevreul Institute has several advanced characterisation platforms at the cutting-edge of technology open to academic and partnership research or to services for actors in the socio-economic world including: NMR, electronic microscopy, X-Ray diffraction, surface analysis, vibrational spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, electronic paramagnetic resonance.

Partners and networks

The University international ambition is put into practice through institutional networks and agreements, particularly within the European Universities Association (EUA), Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Institut des Amériques, the French-Dutch Network and Campus France, an organisation established by the French government to promote French higher education abroad. It is also a member of several international student exchange programmes: the International Student Exchange Programs (around 60 different countries), the France-Quebec Interuniversity Cooperation Office, the Erasmus + programme.

It also collaborates with institutions in other countries through numerous bilateral agreements. It has also established structured partnerships with several consortia of universities.

GOALS key staff

At the University of Lille, the Faculty of Sports Sciences has a solid experience in sports management and international programmes. It is thus accustomed to receiving foreign students and to organising high-quality as well as a tailored and adapted training programme. In addition, the sports management department of the University of Lille benefits from a large network of more than 1000 alumni and a network of professionals who carry out regular interventions in the training programme.

This faculty hosts a unique international Master degree in sports management in France. Lecturers, full professors and professionals well versed in the related fields will teach the course offered within the framework of the GOALS Master’s first semester.