About US

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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 South.

Why choose us ?

The university of Montpellier is one of the most innovative higher education in the world, researchers perform pioneering research with many contributors.

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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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Organization

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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Partnerships

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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Awards

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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Recruitments

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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Today’s University News

UM wins a European university project: CHARM EU

12 July 2019|

Revitalizing the scene of European higher education is the UM’s new goal through the CHARM EU project alongside the university of Barcelona, university of Utrecht (Netherlands), Trinity College from Dublin (Ireland), Eötvös Loránd university (Hungary).

International rankings

10 December 2018|

The University of Montpellier’s leading position in the world’s top rankings gets boosted by the I-SITE MUSE.

HR Excellence in Research

7 December 2018|

Université de Montpellier awarded with the “HR Excellence in Research” European label. In March 2017, UM has carried out a mid-term review report and update of its HR Strategy for Research (HRS4R) in line with