For eight centuries, renowned scholars and scientists, from Rabelais and Curie, to Renaudot, Chaparral have been shaping this open university. It is deeply embedded into the life of the city and committed to the key challenges of its time.
Acknowledged in worldwide university rankings (Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS ranking), University of Montpellier is internationally recognized for its expertise in many scientific fields such as health-biology, agro-environmental science, chemistry, information and communication technologies and science.
UM coordinates 5 Laboratories of Excellence and 7 Equipment of Excellence projects which all result from a highly selective and competitive French national call-for-funding process.
From space exploration and robotics, to eco-engineering or chronic diseases, the University researchers conduct research, seeking to provide innovational responses for mankind and the environment around.