University of the Littoral Opal Coast (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale), also known as ULCO, is a French university, based in Boulogne, Calais, Dunkirk (Dunkerque) and Saint Omer. The head office is in Dunkirk (Dunkerque in French). It reports to the Academy of Lille and is a member of the European Doctoral College Lille-Nord-Pas de Calais.
"ULCO is situated in Pas-de-Calais, in the north of France, north west of Lille. The full name is ""Université du Littoral - Côte d’Opale"". The university is divided in four parts, in four cities: Boulogne sur Mer Calais Dunkerque Saint-Omer It was created in 1991; the first year of studies was in 1992. Several degrees are granted there, and the university was integrated in the European Space of Higher Education in 2004 (Bologna Process)."