Philippe Augé re-elected President of the University of Montpellier

The Board of Directors of the University of Montpellier, now an experimental public establishment*, met on Wednesday December 15, 2021. Philippe Augé, Professor of Public Law, was re-elected President of the University of Montpellier, for a four-year term.

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Philippe Augé, the only candidate for the presidency, received 31 votes out of the 36 members of the Board of Directors. Last November, the lists supporting him won 11 of the 14 seats in the teacher-researcher, teacher and researcher colleges.

Philippe Augé, 54, is a professor of public law specializing in tax law and public finance. Elected President of the University of Montpellier in 2015 and re-elected in 2019, he was previously President of the University of Montpellier 1 since 2009.

After spearheading the merger of two universities in 2015 to create the University of Montpellier, he worked to ensure that the University of Montpellier obtained I-SITE accreditation with the "Montpellier Université d'Excellence" project, with 15 partners across the region. Recently, it was awarded the Pôle Universitaire d'Innovation label, and was also a winner of the "ExcellenceS" call for projects under the Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir.

At the same meeting, Bruno Fabre, Professor of Management Sciences, was re-elected Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors (31 votes out of 36), a position he held during the previous two terms since the 2015 merger. The other Vice-Chairmen and Vice-Chairwomen will be elected, on the proposal of the Chairman, during the first half of January 2022.

About the University of Montpellier

With its 16 faculties, schools and institutes, and 72 research structures, the University of Montpellier brings together a vast community of knowledge: science, technology, physical and sports activities, medicine, pharmacy, law, political science, economics and management. With over 50,000 students and 5,100 staff, the University of Montpellier is one of France's leading universities.

The UM enjoys international recognition for the excellence of its training, research and capacity for innovation in a wide range of scientific fields linked to the major challenges facing society, foremost among which are food safety, environmental protection and human health.... It occupies a leading position in international rankings, being on the world podium in ecology in the Shanghai thematic ranking, in the top 200 of the general Shanghai ranking, and as France's1st most innovative university in the Reuters ranking.

As a responsible university, UM is particularly committed to gender equality and the fight against all forms of discrimination, environmental issues, scientific integrity and science-society relations.

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