Message from the President Philippe Augé

Our university, founded on democratic and humanist values, wishes to express its deep consternation and total disapproval of the Russian offensive in Ukraine. We wish to affirm our full solidarity with the Ukrainian people and our unconditional support to the academic and scientific communities affected by this armed conflict.  

Students and staff of the UM affected by this conflict can contact by email to be directed to support services.

In accordance with ministerial instructions, new bilateral collaboration projects with Russia and mobility to Belarus, Ukraine and Russia are suspended.

We hope that the path will soon be found to allow the principles that make up our civilisation - human rights, respect for others, cooperation, knowledge and its sharing, etc. - to supplant this warlike frenzy, but our concern, in this very dark period for Europe, remains extreme.

Philippe Augé
President of the University of Montpellier

Ukrainian students wishing to come to Montpellier

Please register by email on the national Campus France portal. We will contact you according to your wishes for the host city and the course.

Civic service

In the framework of the reception of Ukrainians, mixed pairs composed of a young Ukrainian and a young French person will intervene under the status of civic service in support of the activities of reception of Ukrainian populations in Occitania.

Under the supervision of the Uniscité association or a mobilised partner, their mission will be to :

  • To hold meetings at the reception and accommodation facilities for Ukrainian people, providing language support,
  • Support Ukrainian families in their dealings with public services (town halls, schools, prefectures, CAF, CPAM, etc.) to meet their needs in terms of access to rights, housing, health, etc.

Skills required : English (or Russian or Ukrainian), driving licence desired

The contract is for a minimum of 6 months, training is provided by the association Uniscité, the French leader in civic service, and young people receive a bonus of €580 per month.

Contact: occitanie@uniscite.fr

National emergency reception programme for scientists and artists in exile

The Collège de France is proposing a specific call via the PAUSE programme to finance the reception and stay of researchers threatened by the Ukrainian conflict in French universities.

The University of Montpellier wishes to support Ukrainian scientists and their families by volunteering to host fellow researchers in danger through this programme.

For any request concerning the reception and integration of students and teachers-researchers related to the conflict in Ukraine (in particular to prepare a PAUSE support file), you are invited to contact: cooperation@umontpellier.fr

Ministerial Circular

For information, you can find the circular published by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation on 22 March 2022 concerning the reception of displaced students from Ukraine benefiting from temporary protection at this address.

Euraxess - Resource portal

In addition, the European Commission has also launched a resource portal to help researchers affected by the conflict: EURAXESS - ERA4Ukraine