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The Faculty in short

The Faculty of Sciences is one of the 18 components of Aix-Marseille University.

Multidisciplinary and multi-site, it has 8 departments, 29 research units, 10,000 students and nearly 1,200 staff, making it one of the largest science faculties in France.

A word from the Dean

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Welcome to the Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences of Aix-Marseille University is a place ofinnovation and continuous improvement.
Innovation in its many laboratories, which cover all scientific disciplines. Continuous improvement because the teaching teams are constantly working to improve the skills of our students when they graduate: scientific skills, of course, i.e. the ability to solve a new problem, professional skills by working with the socio-economic world, international skills by developing agreements with many universities, particularly within the framework of the CIVIS agreement, but not only.

Recently created institutes are responsible for working in a multidisciplinary way on a given theme in order to break down the boundaries between disciplines and strengthen the link between training and research.

This "training-research" link characterizes university training. It provides a very rich working methodology applicable to all sectors. Thus, the very high level of research developed in our laboratories contributes to the quality of our students' training and facilitates their professional integration.

This innovation and this work of continuous improvement are thus largely put at the service of theprofessional integration of our students, which is one of our main concerns.

The Faculty of Science has a rich history that began at the beginning of the 20th century. Its laboratories are mainly located in Marseille, in the north at Château-Gombert and St Jérôme, in the centre at St Charles and in the south at Luminy. In addition, there is a laboratory in Aubagne that works on image and sound. Our training courses are logically spread over these same sites, to which we must add Aix-Montperrin

which hosts bachelor's degrees.

This means that some 10,000 students and 1,200 staff

, teacher-researchers, teachers, administrative and technical personnel are spread over the various campuses.

Finally, our campuses are being renovated, and innovation and the development of shared spaces are everyone's business and must allow everyone to study and work in the best possible conditions.

Laurence MOURET, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Aix-Marseille

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Its specificities

  • A comprehensive study programme

    The Faculty of Science offers a wide range of courses from bachelor's degrees to doctorates, including professional bachelor's degrees and numerous master's degrees, in addition to two Master's degree courses in engineering.

    All the courses are accessible within the framework of continuing education.

    The faculty also offers the possibility to follow distance learning courses through its science distance learning centre (CTES).

  • A strong research activity

    The faculty brings together 29 research units in association with major research organizations such as CNRS, Inserm and CEA. Very high level research is developed there.

The Faculty of Science in pictures

The faculty is located on 6 sites: in Aix-en-Provence on the Montperrin site, in Marseille on Saint-Jérôme, Château-Gombert, Saint-Charles, Luminy and in Aubagne.