Created by the merger of the Universities of Montpellier 1 and Montpellier 2, the University of Montpellier is a public scientific, cultural and professional institution (EPCSCP), with legal personality and educational, scientific, administrative and financial autonomy.

Led by an elected president within its Board of Directors, the University of Montpellier is made up of governance bodies, components, directions and central services.

The University determines its pedagogical and scientific policy within the framework of the regulations and its contractual commitments. It administers itself within its elected structures.

Philippe Augé, 51 years old, is a professor of public law specializing in tax law, tax procedures and public finance. Elected as the President of the University of Montpellier 1 in 2009, he was re-elected in 2012. He was also the President of the Research and Higher Education Cluster (PRES “Sud de France”) which was later transformed into the Community of Universities and Institutions of Languedoc-Roussillon (COMUE-LR) from 2012 to 2015.

Philippe Augé was previously the Director of the University Community Service for Information, Guidance and Professional Integration (SCUIO-IP) of UM1 from 2002 to 2009 and the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of UM1 from 2004 to 2009.

Mandate:

  • Election as the President of the University of Montpellier (January 2019)
  • Election as the President of the University of Montpellier (January 2015)
  • Election as the head of PRES “Sud de France” (January 2012)
  • Re-election as the President of UM1 (March 2012)
  • Election as the President of UM1 (March 2009)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Montpellier 1 (April 2004 – March 2009)
  • Director of the Common Service for Information, Course Guidance and Professional Integration (SCUIO-IP) (2002 – April 2009)
  • President of the National Conference of SCUIO-IP Directors (July 2007 to June 2009)
  • Director of the DESS and the Professional Master of Public Financial Law (2003 – 2006)
  • Member of the National Council of Universities (2nd section: Public Law, October 2005 – December 2008)
  • Director of Studies at IPAG (2002-2007)
  • Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law (2001-2003)
  • Deputy Director of the Overseas Law Institute (IDOM) (1999 – 2005)
  • Member of the Center of Research and Administrative Studies of Montpellier (CREAM) since 1990.

Professional backgroun:

  • DEA (Master of Advanced Studies) in Public Law (1990)
  • PhD in Public Law (1997)
  • Authorization to conduct research ( 2007)
  • Senior Lecturer in Public Law (1997)
  • University Professor of Public Law (2009)

Honors and Awards:

  • Officer in the Order of Academic Palms
  • “Knight” in the National Order of Merit
  • “Knight” of the Legion of Honor

bruno fabre vpcaBruno Fabre, 48 years old, is a Professor of Management Sciences and a specialist in finance. He was reelected for another mandate on January 7th, 2019. He had been previously elected as the Deputy Vice-President at the University of Montpellier 2 in charge of the budget, administrative and technical staff and real estate assets in 2012.

Mandates:

  • 2019: Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • 2015: Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • 2012: Deputy Vice-President of UM2 in charge of the budget, administrative and technical staff and real estate assets
  • 2009: Elected to the Board of the Institute of Business Administration of Montpellier
  • 2008: Elected to the Board of Directors of the University of Montpellier 2
  • 2007: Director of the IUT of Béziers
  • 2002: Elected to the management of the Department of Business and Administration Management (GEA) of the IUT of Montpellier

Professional backgroun:

  • 2009: University degree in Management Sciences
  • 1999: Doctor of Management Sciences
  • 1996 : Economics and Management Certificate (high school diploma)
  • 1995: DEA in Management Sciences

Romain Jacquet is the new General Managing Director of the University of Montpellier. He was previously the Deputy Managing Director of the university hospital of Nîmes. He replaced Pascal Beauregard who has retired.

Romain Jacquet – General Managing Director

Romain Jacquet graduated from Science Po Bordeaux and the Ecole des hautes études en santé publique of Rennes. He began his career at the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Hanoi in 1998 as a project manager.

He then followed a hospital career that took him from Marseille’s (2001-2003) to Pariss hospitals (2003-2006), from Montpellier’s university hospital (2008-2015) to Nîmes’ University Hospital (2015-2017) in various positions: purchasing, logistics and customer relations manager, finance and decision-making IT manager, human resources and training manager and finally deputy general manager. In his last position as the number 2 of the establishment, he coordinated a management team of 17 people in an institution that counts 6,500 professionals with annual budget of over 450 million euros. It is through this hospital career that Romain Jacquet has acquired transversal expertise in many areas of responsibility which are closely linked to the missions of the General Managing Director position he now holds at the University of Montpellier.

  • Philippe Lashermes – Deputy General Manager of Services in charge of human resources, budgetary affairs, research and partnerships
  • Pascale Sauret – Deputy General Manager of Services in charge of training , student and institutional life
  • Sébastien Pons – Deputy General Manager of Services in charge of strategic analysis and change management
  • Yves Correc – Deputy General Manager of Services in charge of real estate, logistics, health and safety
  • Claude Bagnol– Administrator of the Department for Education and Higher Education in charge in charge of Information Systems and Digital Technology
  • Jacques Mercier, Vice-President in charge of research.

University professor – hospital practitioner at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montpellier.

He completed his last term as Director of the Physiology and Experimental Medicine of the Heart and Muscles Laboratory (UM, INSERM, CNRS) and headed the Department of Clinical Physiology at the University Hospital of Montpellier. He was elected Vice-President in charge of research at the University of Montpellier in 2015, before being re-elected on 21 January 2019. He was previously Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council of the University of Montpellier 1 (2009 – 2015).

  • Jean-Patrick Respaut, Vice-President in charge of training and university life

Lecturer in geology in the Department of Earth, Water and Environmental Sciences at the Science Department of the University of Montpellier. He is part of the Dynamics of the Lithosphere team at the Geosciences Montpellier laboratory (University of Montpellier, CNRS, University of the West Indies). He was elected Vice-President in charge of training and university life at the University of Montpellier in 2015, before being re-elected on 21 January 2019. He was previously the Vice-Chairman of the Council for Studies and University Life of the University of Montpellier 2 (2012 – 2014).

  • Alexis Vandeventer, Student/Vice-President

Alexis Vendventer is a 5th year student at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He was elected student vice-president of the University of Montpellier in 2017 before being re-elected on 21 January 2019.

  • Patrick Caron, Deputy Vice-President, International Relations

Researcher at CIRAD, member of the UMR actors, resources and territories in development (CNRS, CIRAD, University of Montpellier, Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 University, University of Perpignan)

  • David Cassagne, Vice-President in charge of digital technology for training

Professor at the Science Department, member of the Charles Coulomb Laboratory (University of Montpellier, CNRS)

  • Agnès Fichard-Carroll, Vice-President in charge of Social Responsibility

Professor at the Science Department, member of the Montpellier Neuroscience Institute (University of Montpellier, INSERM)

  • Christian Lagarde, Deputy Chairman in charge of statutory and general affairs

Lecturer at the Economics Department, member of Montpellier Research in Economics (University of Montpellier)

  • Anne Laurent, Delegate Vice-President for Open Science and Research Data

Professor at Polytech, member of the Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier (University of Montpellier, CNRS)

  • Thierry Lavabre-Bertrand, Deputy Vice-President for Historical Heritage

University Professor – hospital practitioner at the Faculty of Medicine, member of the Max Mousseron Institute of Biomolecules (University of Montpellier, CNRS, ENSCM) and director of the Montpellier Plant Garden

  • Bernard Maurin, Vice-President in charge of Real Estate and Sustainable Development

Professor at the IUT of Nîmes, member of the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Laboratory (University of Montpellier, CNRS)

  • Agnès Mignot, Vice-President in charge of research-administration relations

Professor at the Faculty of Science, member of the Institute of Evolution Sciences of Montpellier (University of Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE)

  • Isabelle Parrot, Vice-President in charge of the spreading of scientific culture

Lecturer at the Faculty of Science, member of the Max Mousseron Institute of Biomolecules (University of Montpellier, CNRS, ENSCM)

  • François Pierrot, Vice-President in charge of promotion and industrial partnerships

CNRS Research Director, member of the Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier (University of Montpellier, CNRS)

  • Marie-Christine Sordino, Delegate Deputy Vice-President for Ethics

Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, member of the Dynamics of Law Laboratory (University of Montpellier, CNRS)

  • Alexandre Vernhet, Deputy Vice-President of Internal Monitoring and Management Control

Professor at the Montpellier Management Institute, member of Montpellier Research Management (University of Montpellier, University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, University of Perpignan VIa Domitia, Montpellier Business School Group).