Host institution

The EAIE wishes to thank its host institution Aix-Marseille University (AMU), for its generous support of the 2017 Spring Academy.

Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is located in the heart of Provence, between the sea and mountains. The university comprises over 76,000 students, of which 10,000 are international students, and 8,000 staff members. All academic disciplines are taught: art, literature, languages, social science; law and political science; economics and management; health and science and technology. Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees are issued in technology, engineering, medical, and other academic disciplines.

The quality of student life is a priority at AMU. Students benefit from a large network of libraries, sport facilities, student clubs, cultural programming of the highest quality, and campuses that meet international standards. Excellence in education and research, innovation, guidance, and promotion of knowledge are the keys strengths of this interdisciplinary institution.

AMU brings together 130 research structures, often in partnership with national research organisations. They address five major areas of research: a) energy; b) environmental sciences, earth sciences and astronomy; c) life and health sciences; d) advanced sciences and technology; e) humanities and social sciences.

Key figures

  • 76,000 students   
  • 10,000 international students
  • 12 Doctoral schools with 3,400 degrees
  • 5 campuses
  • 8,000 employees
  • 19 faculties
  • €750m budget
  • 130 research structures  
  • 130 student clubs