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SKEMA FRANCELille campus



Lille, the hub of Europe

​​​About the city

Choosing a school also entails choosing a region and its atmosphere. The Nord-Pas de Calais region, within Hauts-de-France, combines three qualities recognised by all those who come here to study: various work opportunities for work combined with a warm welcome and a sense of festivity. The Nord-Pas de Calais region is the youngest in France, and the Nord department is the most densely populated. 

SKEMA's Lille campus is located in a major European metropolis with a population of about 1.4 million. Lille is France's No. 1 student city in terms of the ratio of students to inhabitants and is developing a vibrant cultural life. In 2004, Lille was named the European Capital of Culture.​

About the campus

SKEMA Business School's Lil​le campus is a 20,000-square-metre modern facility, located in the heart of the city's business centre Euralille, a stone's throw away from the city's old town and the Grand Place. Situated between two TGV stations, it is half an hour away from Paris, 38 minutes from Brussels and 1 hour 20 minutes from London.

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Business ecosystem

​Nord-Pas de Calais is an attractive economic hub and hosts the headquarters of numerous groups and major companies, including 50 companies that are world leaders in their field. It is Europe's first region for mail-order sales and e-business. Nord-Pas de Calais is France's No. 1 region for foreign investment, No. 2 for insurance and No. 3 for finance in France.

It is the second biggest region for textiles, the third largest exporter in France, and the third largest automotive region. It is also the leading region for the glass and metallurgy industries. Nord-Pas de Calais is home to many of France's leading retailers. Numerous multinational groups have set up operations here, making it a true logistics hub for Europe.

Some international companies based in the region: Auchan, Bonduelle, Castorama, Leroy Merlin, La Redoute, Les 3 Suisses, Décathlon, Lyreco, Ingram Micro, Bridgesto​ne Firestone, Toyota, etc.

Nearby places

  • Lille to Brussels: 35 minutes by train
  • Lille to London: 1 hr 30 mins by train
  • Lille to Paris: 1 hour by train
  • Lille to Amsterdam: 2 hr 30 mins by train
  • Lille to Lyon: 3 hours by train
  • Lille to Bordeaux: About 4 hours by train​

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