Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) opened on January 1st, 2012, replacing the University of Provence, the University of the Mediterranean and Paul Cézanne University. As well as being one of the youngest universities in France, it is also the largest in terms of its student body, its faculty and staff, and its budget in the whole of the French-speaking world. These factors combined with the remarkable results already achieved in teaching and research will make AMU one of the top European higher education and research institutions.
AMU has nearly 75,000 students, including 10,000 international students, 7,680 faculty and staff members, 12 doctoral schools and nearly 3,650 PhD students. Aix-Marseille Université is home to 130 research facilities – 117 research units and 13 research federations – linked to France’s biggest research institutions (CNRS, INSERM, IRD, INRA, CEA).