This year’s 13th class of the Collegium de Lyon Includes 12 international researchers

On The September 14, 2020

This class, despite its small size, remains extremely diverse, both in terms of countries of origin and disciplines.

The Collegium de Lyon’s Scientific Advisory Board selected around twenty high-level foreign researchers to form the new 2020-2021 class of the Université de Lyon’s Institute of Advanced Studies. Despite the health restrictions affecting international mobility, the Collegium has managed to host 12 researchers this year, half of whom will stay for ten months, and the other half five months. Seven have already arrived on site.

Although the class is rather small this year, it remains extremely diverse, both in terms of countries of origin and disciplines:

  • With seven researchers from six different European countries already on site, this year’s class also includes researchers from the United Kingdom, Belarus, Turkey, Israel, the United States, Mexico and Japan.
  • As for the disciplinary fields, the Social Sciences are, like every year, very well represented with philosophy, sociology, political science, psychology, literature, linguistics, and information and communication sciences. The Collegium also demonstrates its openness to other sciences, with a mathematician and an acoustician in this year’s class.



All these researchers will work in close partnership with the Lyon and Saint-Étienne laboratories that supported their applications, such as the Institute for the History of Representations and Ideas in Modernity (Histoire des Représentations et des Idées dans les Modernités – IHRIM), the Environment City & Society (Environnement Ville Société – EVS) laboratory, the 5206 Triangle Joint research units (UMR), the Language Dynamics (Dynamique du langage) laboratory, the Lyon Information and Communication Sciences Research Team (ELICO), and the Social Psychology Research Group (Groupe de recherche en psychologie sociale – GRePS). Several stays are co-financed by LabExes, including ASLAN, CeLyA, COMOD, IMU, MILYON, as well as by the H20’ University Research Schools and the Lyon Urban School.

Two chairs in the field of environmental studies have been co-funded by the Métropole de Lyon, while the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes has contributed to funding a chair in mathematics.

Read more about the 2020/21 resident researchers