Henri Poincaré University

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
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Sports

Three Engineering Schools:

  • Telecom Nancy

Three Institutes of Technology (IUT):

  • Nancy-Brabois
  • Longwy
  • 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.