Established in 2012 from the merging of three university in the vicinity, Aix-Marseille Université is an intensive research university in the South of France, which has forged partnerships all over the world and is one of the leading French universities in the Shanghai ranking. A multidisciplinary university, AMU is structured around five disciplines divided into 19 components (faculties, school, institutes) in 10 different cities. These disciplines are
- Arts, Letters, Languages and Humanities;
- Law and Political Science;
- Economics and Management;
- Science and Technology.
Research and innovation at AMU centres around five interdisciplinary research clusters, namely
- Health and Life Sciences;
- Advanced Science and Technology.