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For the past 800 years, the University of Montpellier (UM) has strived to address scientific and societal challenges.
With 16 schools and institutes, and 78 research structures, UM brings together a vast community of knowledge ranging from science, technology, medicine, pharmacy, physical and sports activities, to law, political science, economics and management.
UM is a research-intensive university that plays a leading role in the Occitanie region’s dynamism and is resolutely open towards the world. It receives international recognition in numerous scientific fields such as biology and health, agri-environment, chemistry, information and communication sciences and technologies, law and management. Today, with its partners, it leads an ambitious internationally oriented program to further promote Montpellier as a “University of Excellence” acting as a true European portal towards the southern countries.

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An internationally recognized research-intensive university, with a history that dates back 8 centuries, yet committed to the key challenges of its time.

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University of excellence

The “Montpellier University of Excellence” project gathers the forces of 19 institutions towards a common ambition: create in Montpellier a thematic research-intensive university that will be internationally recognized for its impact in the fields of agriculture, environment and health.

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The University of Montpellier is a French public university (a public scientific, cultural and professional institution), with legal personality and educational, scientific, administrative and financial autonomy. It is represented by its president.

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UM fully embraces its international heritage by promoting the dissemination of knowledge and know-how in training and research engineering, and by perpetuating the tradition of welcoming professors, lecturers, researchers, students and staff.

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UM information

The University of Montpellier ( UM ) was created in 2015 through the merger of Universities Montpellier 1 and 2. The UM brings together an extensive community of knowledge, from sciences, technical arts, medicine and environmental sciences, to educational sciences, economics, law and political science.

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UM gathers scientists of all kinds, from PhD students to professors and researchers, who are dedicated to research and achieve remarkable results. Many have received prestigious awards over the years: find out about their work and honors below.

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International rankings

As 6th largest university in France, the University of Montpellier (UM) ranks very high in many international rankings, a position boosted by the I-SITE MUSE leveraging effect.

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The University of Montpellier brings together nearly 4,800 staff, including about 3000 holders identified within three major function families: teacher-researchers and teachers ; engineering, administrative, technical and service staff ; library staff.

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