Inventing the future for the past 800 years

Created in 2015 through the merger of Universities Montpellier 1 and 2,
the University of Montpellier (UM) draws from the excellence and synergy
of these two institutions.
Consequently, it rekindles the multidisciplinary ambition of the first university
established in Montpellier in 1289, a secular and international university.
For eight centuries, renowned scholars and scientists, from Rabelais and Curie,
to Renaudot, Chaptal and Grothendieck, have shaped this open university,
closely tied to the life of the city and committed to the key challenges of its time.
Today, the University of Montpellier 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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