The Aix-Marseille University, also known by its abbreviation AMU is a public research university situated in Provence, southern France. Aix-Marseille University was founded in 1409 by petition of Louis II of Anjou.
The Aix-Marseille University as is know today is a result of the merge in 2012 of the University of the Mediterranean, the Paul Cézanne University and the University of Provence. This combination has lead to the creation of the youngest and largest French-speaking university in the world. Amu counts with more than 70,000 students every year.
The Aix-Marseille University is organized in five campuses located in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.Apart from its major campuses, AMU owns and operates different facilities in:
- La Ciotat
The Aix-Marseille University headquarters are located at the Pharo, Marseille
Aix-Marseille University offers its students training in a variety of disciplines:
- Languages and Humanities
- Law and Political Science
- Economics and Management
- Science and Technology
AMU university also counts with an intensive and excellent research program. This program includes collaboration with leading organizations like the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission(CEA)due to being labeled as an "Operation Campus."
The Aix-Marseille University cunts with its own foundation, known as the AMU Foundation, which aims to develop training, employability of students and research creating a privileged link with the socio-economic world. The Aix-Marseille University is a member of numerous academic organizations including the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) and the European University Association (EUA).
Up to date, The Aix-Marseille UUniversity has produced three Nobel Prize Laureates among faculty and students. But not only Nobel Prize Winners has come out of The Aix-Marseille University. There have been four César Award winners, a two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, several heads of state or government, parliamentary speakers, ambassadors, government ministers and members of the constituent academies of the Institut de France.