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About us

Espace Ulys is the welcome center for international scientists arriving at the Lyon-Saint Etienne campus. The service provides assistance regarding relocation to PhD students and foreign researchers studying or conducting research at Université de Lyon institutions and laboratories.

The Espace Ulys team provides scientists with assistance for all administrative procedures regarding immigration, moving and integration, before and on arrival and during their stay.

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Espace Ulys was created in January 2014 by the Université de Lyon to improve how foreign scientists are greeted and hosted. Thanks to support from the Métropole de Lyon, collaborations with ONLYLYON and Aderly and a network of private partners, Espace Ulys contributes to the region’s influence.

Université de Lyon

Université de Lyon is a COMUE (community of universities and higher-education establishments) that includes 37 universities and higher-education institutions in the Lyon and Saint-Étienne area and the CNRS (national scientific research center), hosting ¬130,000 students and 12,000 researchers and ¬teacher-researchers. It is the second largest scientific center in France.

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Espace Ulys is a member of the EURAXESS European network and EURAXESS France. Launched by the European Commission in 2004, the network comprises over 200 centers in 40 countries.The service’s mission is to support and assist guest researchers from both inside and outside the European Union. The network assists you when relocating in France and Europe. See the list of centers!