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

One of the most innovative higher education institutions in the world, the University of Montpellier (UM), is one of the leading universities in France (6th French university). It holds a very strong position in the main world rankings: the University of Montpellier is first in the world in Ecology in the Shanghai ranking 2018, first most innovative French university in Reuteur’s ranking, 5th in France in Leiden’s ranking for the quality of its scientific publications. Every year, hundreds of international students choose to come study here.

These increasingly outstanding results reflect the dynamism triggered by the I-SITE Montpellier University of Excellence since the certification was obtained in March 2017.

Research & Innovation : Meeting the challenges of a changing world

6,000 scientists
3,000 scientific papers each year
1st french innovative university in Reuters ranking

From space exploration to robotics, ecological engineering and chronic diseases, UM researchers perform pioneering research in close collaboration with national research organizations, linking scientific disciplines to societal issues and encouraging research and production of knowledge, while concentrating on MUSE’s 3 intertwined core targets: FEED – PROTECT – CARE.

This cutting-edge research is based on over twenty high-level technological platforms and generates value by forging close ties with the industries located on the Montpellier and the regional site. These platforms offer state-of-the-art technology equipment and provide competitive and quality services.

The University of Montpellier holds nearly 850 patent families in full or co-ownership with public and/or private partners. With a wealth of know-how, including nearly 75 software applications, the university offers support for the development and transfer of its innovations to companies.

Study programs

47,000 students
About 7,000 international students
130 nationalities represented
70 mobility destinations in the 5 continents

The University of Montpellier’s training offer is multidisciplinary, and ranges from engineering sciences to biology and chemistry, to political science, agro-environment, business sciences, law and economics.

In an ever-changing world of evolving knowledge application, students who opt to study at UM have an opportunity to build a university project and train for the professions of tomorrow. With MUSE support and its contribution, University of Montpellier supports academic innovation and excellence for education programs that are in line with international standards.

An internationally recognized research-intensive university

The University of Montpellier is actively involved in numerous cooperation exchange programs all over the world. The purpose of these agreements is to promote academic mobility and strengthen pedagogical and scientific cooperation. Like its open and cosmopolitan territory, the University of Montpellier participates in intercultural dialogue and dissemination of knowledge by hosting many international students, who represent nearly 16% of its student body.

In March 2015, UM received the European « HR Excellence in Research » award. The University’s quest for excellence in research is truly embedded in its strategy to contribute to the development of the European Research Area and to increase the university’s exposure at international level.

A multi-site university in the South of France

With its several sites located in the city of Montpellier, which ranks second best French city to study in, the University of Montpellier is a key figure of the Mediterranean urban landscape. creating an efficient regional network, with branch sites in Béziers, Carcassonne, Mende, Nîmes, Sète and Perpignan.

These various sites provide optimal access to all essential services for a rich university and student life. They encourage personal engagement, turning students into active participants of their own university life.