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Aix-Marseille Université

AMU is a research-intensive university of international standing, yet deeply rooted in its territory. In 2016, it was granted the national ‘’Initiative of Excellence’’ label. Its reputation enjoys wide recognition and I am proud of our collective achievements. The university has successfully faced up to all the challenges it was confronted to in 2012, the year of its creation. We now pursue our ambition with the same boldness in the service of research, education and innovation — in one word in the service of progress.

University Aix-Marseille

Every day, we are building new partnerships with socio- economic players in order to foster innovation and the integration of our graduates into the world of work. Our new educational offer, deployed in the autumn of 2018, is based on three main pillars : interdisciplinarity, dual curricula and an international perspective. Our international strategy enables our community to have a strong presence on all continents, with a specific policy focusing on the creation of the European university, in concert with the Mediterranean basin. Indeed, our Mediterranean mooring is a key facet of our identity and one of our driving strengths.

AMU is a major player in its territory and contributes to its reputation. Our campuses extend over four "départements" and meet stringent international standards. They offer modern and attractive facilities to more than 78,000 students and 8,000 staff. Our strategy regarding land and building management is in constant evolution, with the on-going devolution of state real estate assets and the new energy issues we want to address. The university’s societal responsibility clearly appears in its commitments to promote sustainable development, to integrate physically-challenged staff and students, and to fight against all discriminations. Our everyday goals also include the improvement of students’ living conditions through access for all to health care, culture and sport, and helping to develop associative life.

Aix-Marseille University is a robustly-structured university where fostering our community spirit among staff and students is a priority. We are ready to meet new challenges in order to fulfil our ambitions: carry out our missions as a public service and consolidate our position as a world-class university.


Country: France
City: Aix / Marseille  (+ 7 other cities)
University's name: Aix-Marseille université
Date of creation: 2012 (result of fusion)
Contact: civis@univ-amu


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Number of students in 2017-2018 

  • 60 %  female students
  • 40 % male students

Number of staff

  • 8,000 staff

Number and names of faculties and/or schools

18 faculties and schools

Secteur arts, lettres, langues et sciences humaines  

  • ALLSH - Facultés des arts, lettres, langues, sciences humaines  Plaquette ALLSH
  • CFMI - Centre de formation des musiciens intervenants   Plaquette CFMI
  • MMSH - Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme   Plaquette MMSH

Secteur droit et sciences politiques     

  • FDSP - Faculté de droit et science politique    Plaquette FDSP
  • IMPGT - Institut de management public et gouvernance territoriale   Plaquette IMPGT

Secteur économie et gestion  

  • EJCAM - Ecole de journalisme et de communication d'Aix-Marseille    Plaquette EJCAM
  • FEG - Faculté économie et gestion   Plaquette FEG
  • IAE - Institut d'administration des entreprises Plaquette IAE
  • IRT - Institut régional du travail  Plaquette IRT

Secteur santé    

  • ODONTO - Faculté d'odontologie  Plaquette ODONTO
  • PHARMA - Faculté de pharmacie   Plaquette PHARMA
  • SMPM - Faculté des sciences médicales et paramédicales  Plaquette SMPM

Secteur sciences et technologies     

  • FDS - Faculté des sciences  Plaquette FDS
  • FSS - Faculté des sciences du sport Plaquette FSS
  • POLYTECH - Polytech Marseille   Plaquette POLYTECH
  • PYTHEAS - Institut Pythéas - Observatoire des sciences de l'univers Plaquette PYTHEAS

Composantes pluridisciplinaires  

  • ESPE - École supérieure du professorat et de l'éducation    Plaquette ESPE
  • IUT- Institut universitaire de technologie d'Aix-Marseille  Plaquette IUT

Number of PhD thesis defended in 2017-2018

  • 1,371