Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III
The Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III (Université Charles-de-Gaulle – Université Lille III) is a French university. Since 1974, the main campus of University of Lille III is located in Villeneuve d'Ascq in southern Lille and includes 21,000 students.
The University of Lille III continues the long tradition of teaching the humanities in the area around Lille, which originates from the Université de Douai, established in 1562, and located 25 km away from the present modern campus. Since 1970, science and technology have been taught at an independent campus of Université de Lille I - USTL, while the faculties of law, management, sports and health are part of the independent campus of Université de Lille II. Together, the universities of Lille include more than 90,000 students and 3,000 PhD students, supported by the universities' research laboratories.