Research centers

From space exploration and robotics to ecological engineering and chronic diseases, UM researchers are inventing tomorrow's solutions for mankind and the environment.

Dynamic research, conducted in close collaboration with research organizations and benefiting from high-level technological platforms to meet the needs of 21st century society.

The UM is committed to promoting its cutting-edge research by forging close links with local industry, particularly in the biomedical and new technologies sectors.

Agriculture, Environment, Biodiversity (AEB)

Manager: Daniel Barthélémy

This cluster brings together over 3,000 permanent staff from research organizations such as BRGM, CIRAD, CNRS, IFREMER, INRAE and IRD, as well as higher education institutions such as the University of Montpellier, Institut Agro / Montpellier SupAgro and CIHEAM-IAMM.

Biology-Health (BS)

Director: Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet

Research is organized around seven main themes: Quantitative Biology, Oncology, Genetics-Epigenetics, Infectiology & Immunology, Experimental & Regenerative Medicine, Neuroscience and Health Technologies-Bioengineering.


Director : Joulia Larionova

The creation of a special place for scientific transformation to meet the socio-economic and environmental challenges of a chemistry at the service of mankind and his environment.

Mathematics, Informatics, Physics, Systems (MIPS)

Director: Stéphane Pagano

Its aim is to provide a forum for synergy between research structures and scientific consultation, with a view to developing joint initiatives between I-SITE members. The cluster comprises 85% of the strengths of the University of Montpellier's MIPS department, and 15% of research units linked to research organizations such as INRIA, Institut agro Montpellier, IRD, INRAE and CIRAD.

Social Sciences (Soc)

Manager: Irène Georgescu

The Pôle de Research Social Sciences de l'Université de Montpellier provides a forum for the coordination and synergy of research structures and players in the fields of law and political science, economics, education and management in Montpellier.

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