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.Show more
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I studied there for 4 years. The undergrad years were easier than the first year of my master’s. The problem with this university is the “theoretical” aspect: we don’t get to practice what we learn that much. And that is a major problem when applying for a training program or when trying to look for a job afterward. Some found it even harder to go into engineering programs due to our lack of lab work. I studied biology (for my bachelor) and then specialized in organic chemistry (for my master’s). I think the university could do much better concerning the scientific side of its program. Marseille is well known to have one of the best management and marketing programs but the scientific aspect is really not taken care of.
As for the city, it is “pleasant”. A little bit expensive for what it is but there’s a lot to do there.