Aix Marseille Université

Aix campus of Aix-Marseille Universite

Aix Marseille Université (AMU) dates back to 1406 when the ancient university of Aix-en-Provence was first established. The current AMU is the largest francophone University in the world with 75,000 students. AMU hosts the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (MMSH), a global centre of excellence for the study of the Mediterranean in the humanities and social sciences, established in 1996. MMSH is based in Aix-en-Provence and collaborates closely with Marseille’s Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. It is endowed with four specialized libraries, a unique digital archive on Mediterranean oral history, music and culture, 11 research laboratories and is home to more than 400 researchers that work on the history, arts, languages and letters, archeology, geography and sociology of the Mediterranean. Rives méditerranéennes and Revue des mondes musulmans de la Méditerranée are only two of the highly regarded academic journals edited from MMSH.