Research structures

From space exploration to robotics, from ecological engineering to chronic diseases, UM researchers are inventing solutions for tomorrow, in the service of Man and his 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 cutting-edge research by forging close ties with the region's industries, particularly in the biomedical and new technology sectors.

    Agriculture, Environment, Biodiversity (AEB)

    Director: Daniel Barthélémy

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

    Biology-Health (BS)

    Director: Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet

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


    Director: Philippe Miele

    The creation of a privileged place of scientific transformation responding to socio-economic and environmental challenges for a chemistry at the service of Man and his environment.

    Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Systems (MIPS)

    Director: Lionel Torres

    Its purpose is to provide a place for synergy between research structures and scientific consultation with a view to developing joint actions between the members of the I-SITE. This cluster is made up of 85% of the strengths of the MIPS department of the University of Montpellier, and 15% of research units linked to research organizations with INRIA, the Institut agro Montpellier, IRD, INRAE, CIRAD.

    Social Sciences (Soc)

    Director: Marie-Christine Sordino

    The scientific scope of the Social Sciences research cluster is significant. It brings together the strengths present on the site in terms of law and political science, economics, education and management.

    It includes 16 main research structures and 5 secondary research structures.

    It also relies on several doctoral schools and the Labex Entreprendre.

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