University of Montpellier

The University of Montpellier (French: Université de Montpellier) is a public research university located in Montpellier, in south-east of France. Established in 1220, the University of Montpellier is one of the oldest universities in the world.

University of Montpellier
Université de Montpellier
Seal of the University of Montpellier
Latin: Universitas Montempestellarium
TypePublic
Established1220; 801 years ago (1220)
PresidentPhilippe Augé
Academic staff
1,900[1]
Students41,000[1]
1,700[1]
Location,
CampusUrban/College town
AffiliationsCoimbra Group
Websitewww.umontpellier.fr/en

The university was split into three universities (the University of Montpellier 1, the University of Montpellier 2 and the Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3) for 45 years from 1970 until 2015 when it was subsequently reunified by the merger of the two former,[2] with the latter, now named Paul Valéry University, Montpellier III remaining a separate entity.