An internationally oriented university
Thousands of students choose Montpellier as their destination to study abroad. Yearly, the University welcomes more than 500 new foreign students representing around 130 nationalities. UM’s global network covers all 5 continents via successful partnerships encompassing 573 universities and higher education institutes in some 89 countries.
These agreements encourage mobility at all levels: for students, professor-researchers and other members of staff. As an open cosmopolitan city, UM contributes to intercultural exchanges and knowledge transfer.
Large international network
UM is a key player in numerous European exchange programs, such as ERASMUS+ and Erasmus Mundus.
It is a member of the Coimbra network, an umbrella body comprised of some forty historical European universities.
UM also belongs to the Latinus network, which brings together higher education institutions of the Latin world, the French-speaking University Agency (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) and ASAIHL (Association of South-East Asian Higher Education Establishments);
UM takes part in networks that provide extensive opportunities for international development.
Francois Henn – Vice President For International Affairs
Francois Henn is Professor of Physical-Chemistry at the University of Montpellier. He was educated in Physical-Chemistry at the Universities of Rouen (BA), Montpellier (MA & PhD) and Cambridge (PhD). After a post-doc at the Dpt for Material Sciences and Eng., Stanford University (USA), he worked during two years for CEAC the 2nd world leader company in lead-acid battery. He then joined the University of Montpellier 2 as assistant professor (1995) before being appointed full professor in 2000. In 2002, I was nominated at the renowned and highly selective ‘Institut Universitaire de France’. He lectures Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry and Materials Science. His main research concern is ions mobility in solids and in confined liquid electrolytes. He is the co-author of more than 100 articles in class A international journals and was or still is the leader of several research projects. In 2012, he was appointed vice-president for international affairs of the University of Montpellier 2 and in 2015, after the merger, of the University of Montpellier.