After 2 years in the center of Lyon, as of May 2019, ESSCA will open its doors place Antonin Perrin, only a few steps away from the Pont Pasteur and the Musée des Confluences. This business district is a major economic pole in the Lyon metropolitan area.
In a 5-story, modern and airy building, ESSCA students will have 38 classrooms, 2 amphitheaters, 19 computer and workrooms, a student lounge, 2 sports rooms, and 3 rooms for student associations at their disposal.
Lyon, economic capital
Ideally located at the junction of major French and European communication crossroads and benefiting from excellent services, Lyon is the seat of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the second-largest French region in terms of economics and demographics.
Historically very business-oriented, Lyon was during the Renaissance a financial capital. Its economic prosperity was then successively guaranteed by silkworks, textiles, chemicals, and more recently petrochemicals. It then progressively itself on moved toward high-tech and state-of-the-art technology sectors, such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, but also cinema and tourism.
Since 1998, Lyon has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to many prestigious domestic and international groups and firms such as Adecco, Apical, April, Babolat, Biomerieux, Boiron, Cegid, Euronews, Fiducial, GL Events, Renault Trucks, Sanofi, Pasteur, Seb, Toupargel.
Lyon, Student City
With nearly 150,000 students (28,000 more over the last 10 years alone), Lyon has assumed its role as the second-largest student city in France. Internationally-minded and strengthened by a rich network of universities and grandes écoles as well as by an outstanding public sector, Lyon offers the possibility of a varied, developed and dynamic education, providing young alumni with multiple professional opportunities.
Its dense and diversified networks and means of transportation (metros, tramways, buses, and also Vélo’y, Bluely and Nayly) make students’ lives easier, in terms of accessibility to housing, culture or nightlife.