University of the Mediterranean Information
The University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II (Université de la Méditerranée), or simply the University of the Mediterranean, is a public French university under the Academy of Aix and Marseille. It is among the four universities governed by the said academy.
The name of the University is relatively new, as it was adapted only in 1994. Its official establishment was on 22 May 1969. Originally, the University was one of two universities which became autonomous after the Université d’Aix-en-Provence was dissolved in 1791. The Université d’Aix-en-Provence was created by Louis II de Provence in 1413. Its dissolution in 1791 was part of a larger scheme which dissolved all the universities in the country. In the same year the faculties were scattered between the cities of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. Later, the two separate groups of faculties became autonomous.
A decree issued by the city council, or conseil municipal, opened the medical school at the palais du Pharo near the Vieux Port, Marseille on 21 April 1881. In 1969, almost two centuries later, two universities–Aix-Marseille I and Aix-Marseille II–were established between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. Aix-Marseille II, in 1994, adapted the name Université de la Méditerranée, or the University of the Mediterranean.
The University of the Mediterranean is known for its strong emphasis on science. It has faculties for engineering (École supérieure d’ingénieurs de Luminy), economic science and management (Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion), sports sciences (Faculté des Sciences du Sport), and science (Faculté des Sciences de Luminy). The University has a medical school which includes the faculties of Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Medicine. It also has five institutes: Institute of Mechanics at Marseille (Institut de Mécanique de Marseille), School of Journalism and Communications (École de Journalisme et de Communication), University Institute for technology (Institut Universitaire de Technologie), Regional institute for work (Institut Régional du Travail), and Oceanography centre of Marseille (Centre d’océanologie de Marseille).
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University of the Mediterranean Address
The University address is located at:
7e Arrondissement, 13007 Marseille, France
University of the Mediterranean Rankings and Quick Facts
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
203 to 304
|European Rank (Jiaotong)||
81 to 123
Université de la Méditerranée Facts
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