Our history

1875: Creation of UCLy (Lyon Catholic University), with a Faculty of Law

Following the promulgation of the law on the freedom of higher education (12 July 1875), a group of Lyon citizens decided to create a Catholic university under the protection of the central-eastern diocesan bishops.

1877: Establishment of the Faculties of Arts and Sciences

1968: Creation of ESTRI

Created as "ESST" by Father Marius Perrin, linguist, Doctor of State of Letters, the School's stated purpose is to meet the needs of translation and international business relations within the framework of the Common Market.

1974: Agreement with the Université Lumière Lyon

This agreement allows ESTRI students to prepare a DEUG d'anglais LLCE in parallel.

1981: Evolution towards the undergraduate degree.

The programme became more professional when the end-of-studies language stay was replaced by a specific semester of training on international exchanges, completed by a six-month full-time internship in a company, organisation or translation agency in Germany, Spain or Italy.

1986: The School obtained the label "School recognised by the State".

ESTRI is a state-recognized technical higher education institution.
The label "School recognized by the State" was published in the J.O. (French Official Gazette) of 26/08/1986.
"State recognition is a label conferred by the Minister for Higher Education. It certifies that an establishment offers sufficient conditions for the implementation of training. It controls the functioning of the school, its programmes and its supervisory and teaching staffs. Recognition by the State gives the right to receive scholarships, secondment of teachers from the public sector or to apply for operating grants from the public authorities."
Source: www.education.gouv.fr

1995: Evolution of the programme and increase in staff

A first year of study replaces the initial one-year linguistic stay: a first semester of propédeutique is created, followed by an original eight-month internship in the Anglo-Saxon country.

2001: Name change

Under the impetus of its third Director, Patrice Carlen-Helmer, ESST becomes ESTRI, Ecole Supérieure de Traduction et Relations Internationales. This new name corresponds to the new career prospects after the studies at ESTRI.

2001: Creation of the CPO (Development and Orientation Council)

This Council brings professionals of International Relations and Translation into the school.

2002: Restructuring of the programme according to the European standards of the LMD Reform (Bachelor-Master-phD)

ESTRI restructures its study programme in order to comply with the new European standards of the LMD but also for its students to reach, if they wish, the graduate degree currently required to become international relations executives or professional translators.

2002: Re-orientation of the programme

The integrated DEUG LLCE is replaced by a LEA (Applied Foreign Languages) degree more in line with the programme provided and better suited to the new career prospects: a new agreement is signed with the University Lumière Lyon 2.

2003: Opening to China

Lancement de la formation aux relations franco-chinoises qui, par le fait même, donne à la langue chinoise le statut de langue de travail.

2005: ESTRI moves to the new campus of Ucly, "Carnot campus"

2006: Opening of graduate degree programmes

ESTRI offers two graduate programmes:

  • Intercultural management, Communication and Events
  • Specialized translation and Liaison interpretation

2008: 40th anniversary of ESTRI

2009: Creation of the 3P, Personalized Professional Project, coaching scenario for internships and professional integration

Under the impetus of its new Director, Frédérique Rodenas, Doctor of Iberian Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Languages, 3P has been implemented for all the programmes. The 3P is a pedagogical scenario to help students with orientation and professional integration.

2010: Creation of the ESTRI Careers Club

ESTRI creates the "ESTRI Careers Club" to develop and consolidate its professional network

2013: Registration of the two graduate programmes at level I of RNCP

Registration at level I RNCP (French CNCP) for graduate programmes in :

  • Intercultural management, Communication and Events
  • Specialized translation and Liaison interpretation

This registration at the RNCP is equivalent to recognition by the State of ESTRI's two graduate programmes.
Registration in the National Register of Professional Certifications at level I (decree of 12 August 2013 published in the Official Journal of 27 August 2013).

2016: Creation of the ESTRI Training pole

The Training pole offers language training on specific objectives for internal (UCLy) and external partners. It provides continuous training programme.