University of Lyon II

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The law and political science faculty

The University of Lyon 2 , officially Université Lumière Lyon 2 , is the second largest university in Lyon in terms of student numbers . It covers most of the humanities, social sciences, and economics, as well as law.


The University of Lyon was founded relatively late, in 1896. In 1968, as a result of the student protests, a law was passed by Edgar Faure , which roughly split the full university into a natural science university (today's Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 ) and a humanities university (Université Lumière Lyon 2). Also as a result of the student protests at the beginning of the 1970s, some university members were dissatisfied with the situation, so that in 1974 there was another separation and the creation of the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 . To date, the two universities have roughly the same range of subjects.


Faculty of Anthropology and Sociology
Sociology , anthropology
Faculty of Geography, History, Art History and Tourism
Geography , history , art history , archeology , spatial planning
Faculty of Languages
English , German , Spanish , Portuguese , Arabic , LEA , LLCE
Faculty of Literature, Linguistics and Art
Classical and modern literary studies , linguistics , French as a foreign language, music , visual arts
Economics and business administration faculty
Economics , Applied Computer Science
Faculty of Law and Political Science
Law , economic and social administration, political science


Web links

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