Honoris Causa Titles awarded by the University of Montpellier since January 01, 2015

An “honoris causa” doctorate (derived from the latin “causa”, meaning the source of or the reason for, preceded by the genitive of honor, honoris), is an honorary degree awarded by a university or a faculty to an eminent personality.

The degree of Doctor Honoris Causa gives French universities the opportunity to honor foreign eminent scientists who have rendered valuable services to science, literature and the arts. It is one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded by French higher education institutions.

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Etoiles de l’Europe

Two UM researchers are among the 12 winners of the Étoiles de l’Europe, which recognize European commitment and the coordination of international projects.


Montpellier University of Excellence: a tradition of innovation

2017 Jamal Tazi (UM, biology and health) > CNRS Innovation Medal

2017 University of Montpellier is 15th in the European Reuters ranking “Europe’s most innovative universities”.

2014 Patrick Valduriez (Inria, IT) > Inria Innovation Prize – Academy of Sciences – Dassault systems

2014 Claude Grison (UM, green chemistry) > CNRS Innovation Medal

2011 François Pierrot (CNRS, robotics) > CNRS Innovation Medal