The Henri Poincaré University, or Nancy 1, was a public research university located in Nancy, France. UHP was a member of the Nancy-Université federation, belonging to the French Nancy-Metz Academy.
The first University of Lorraine was created in 1572 by the Duke Charles de Lorraine and the Cardinal Charles III, in a city near Pont-à-Mousson.
Nancy 1 merged with Nancy-II, Paul Verlaine University – Metz, and the INPL forming the University of Lorraine. The merger process started in 2009 with the creation of a “pôles de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur” or PRES and was completed 1 January 2012.
UHP figures in the Academic Ranking of World Universities made by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In the year 2007, UHP ranked 305th at a worldwide scale and 124th at European scale.
Organization and administration
Uhp had five Faculties:
- Science and Technology
- Medical School
Three Engineering Schools:
- Telecom Nancy
Three Institutes of Technology (IUT):
- St Die
And one Institute for Teacher Training (IUFM).
The University included a total of 44 laboratories, linked with the most important French research organizations : CNRS, INSERM, INRA and INRIA.
National School of Technology and Wood Industries
The National School of Technology and Wood Industries (ENSTIB) is a French high school Located in Epinal in Lorraine , qui is one of the biggest forested regions of France.
Studies are oriented to the wood industry and technologies, including everything that is related to wood as a construction material or for furniture.
Students specialise in one of the following themes:
- chemistry of wood
- wood in construction
- wood manufacturing
The origin of the school dates back to the petrol crisis of 1973. France had no petrol and a need for innovative ideas on renewable material. A group of professors and doctors created a very small university class in Epinal that had a focus on wood as a material. It became an engineering school in the year 1985. Now the scope of studies has enlarged to biological fiber materials and paper.