CODES Partners: University Lumière Lyon 2

The University Lumière Lyon 2 has been leading the CODES Programme since the beginning of the 2017 school year. Like its European counterparts, the university is focused on international efforts and is engaged for better cultural diversity management by promoting collaboration as a preferred work method.

A short history…

Founded in 1808, the University of Lyon after the social protests and movement in May 1968. The university specializes in Law, Economy and Business as well as in Social Sciences and is noted as the 2nd university in France in these disciplines. (licence cc-by-sa)

The name Université Lumière Lyon 2 was given in 1986, in homage to Auguste and Louis Lumière, inventors in cinematography in 1895. Originally from Lyon, the two contributed significantly to art in the world.

Lyon 2 on an international scale : the DRI

Situated on 2 campuses, the University Lumière Lyon 2, frequently called “Lyon 2”, today includes 2,000 staff and hosts 28,000 students, 17% of which are international students.

Information packets for the DRI (Lyon 2)

The International Relations Department (DRI) offers the opportunity to welcome international students and accompany them throughout their university experience.  They also organize intercultural occasions to promote the integration of international students.

Additionally, the DRI encourages student mobility through exchanges and degrees via international partnership. They also manage European Erasmus+ Programmes, such as Key Action 2, Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education… and Strategic Partnerships thanks to which the CODES Programme. 

Lyon 2 as leader of CODES Programme

Dana Popescu-Jourdy created the CODES Programme from its initial conception and Erasmus+ application in 2016.

Former journalist and TV reporter in Romania,  today she is a lecturer in Communication & Information Sciences. Assistant director of the Communication Institute (ICOM) from 2014 to 2016, she is responsible for the master’s programme in Humanitarian Communications and Solidarity since 2008.

Sensitive to cultural diversity in its role in media, institutions and society, and through the study of the Other, she hopes that projects like the CODES Programme can participate in the fight against discrimination and  promote a more inclusive society, one that is aware of its richness.

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