Call for applications “VISITING SCIENTISTS”

MAK'IT launched today its call for applications "VISITING SCIENTISTS".This hosting programme is dedicated to senior researchers from abroad, whose research project is related, in a transversal and innovative way, to the three action areas of MAK’IT – agriculture & food, environment, health – and contributes to its mission to analyse, accompany and accelerate transitions towards sustainable development. The selected fellows are invited for a 3 to 12 month residency in a research structure of the Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE)

2019-12-09T15:26:01+01:009 December 2019|

Call for applications “COHORT”

MAK’IT launched today its first “COHORT” call for applications on the issue of “fake news” and its relation to science.This call aims to set up in Montpellier, over a period of 6 months (October 2020 - March 2021), a group of internationally renowned researchers from various geographical backgrounds and disciplinary fields, who will work together, through innovative and creative approaches, on the proposed research theme, focusing on its impact on agri-food, environmental and health transitions towards sustainable development.The “COHORT” call

2019-12-06T11:19:04+01:006 December 2019|

Activity report 2017-2019 :  MUSE, already 2 years and major changes

"Launched in 2010 as part of France’s Investments for the Future Program, the IDEX/I-SITE framework is intended to establish a limited number of Research Universities in France at sites benefiting from outstanding scientific potential, capable of creating synergy between universities, schools, research organizations and, where appropriate, healthcare facilities and companies. Led by the University of Montpellier, nineteen institutions in Montpellier defined a joint project that fully integrates scientific institutions and communities, while offering a unique identity. The project focuses

2019-11-19T15:35:47+01:0015 July 2019|

Call for applications : “Constructive Advanced Thinking” (CAT)

Together with other European Institutes for Advanced Study (IAS), MAK'IT is launching the call for applications 'Constructive Advanced Thinking' (CAT). Open until September 5th, 2019, it is directed to small international groups of young researchers involved in innovative research projects aiming at understanding and addressing emergent societal challenges. The groups will be hosted in 2 or 3 participating IAS per year and will benefit from their research environment and networks. Learn more

2019-06-27T16:37:23+02:0019 June 2019|

UCDAVIS and Montpellier University of Excellence collaborate to support transnational startup companies in California and in Occitanie

As part of his visit to Montpellier, Gary S. May, Chancellor of the University of California Davis (California, USA) signed a specific agreement with Philippe Augé, President of University of Montpellier on soft-landing for transnational start-ups in California (USA) and in Occitanie (France). This specific agreement is the first application of the framework agreement signed between the two universities last September. It seeks greater collaboration in supporting soft-landing of startup companies on campus. As such, it perfectly illustrates the

2019-06-07T11:18:56+02:0021 May 2019|

A UniversiTREE planted in the Montpellier Botanical Garden, a symbol of ties with Wageningen U&R

During the MAK’IT launch event, the day after the MUSE International Advisory Board, Louise Fresco (President, Wageningen University and Research) and Philippe Augé (President, University of Montpellier) planted a Tatarian maple tree in the heart of the Montpellier Botanical Garden, in the presence of Frédérique Vidal (Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, France) and Abdoulaye Yéro Baldé (Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Guinea). The tree is a strong symbol of the ties between the

2019-06-20T11:49:07+02:008 March 2019|

MAK’IT: MUSE Advanced Knowledge Institute officially launched !

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Philippe Augé (President, University of Montpellier), Frédérique Vidal (Minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, France), and Abdoulaye Yéro Baldé (Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Guinea), officially launched the University of Montpellier’s “Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions” (MAK’IT), created as part of the MUSE I-SITE. A space for developing new collective intelligence on action towards sustainable development, by mobilizing scientific communities, MAK’IT seeks to analyze, assist, and accelerate the

2019-06-06T17:28:12+02:008 March 2019|

Montpellier University of Excellence 2019 Innovation Prize

As researchers, research-professors, and  staff, you are at the heart of innovative actions, bringing about ideas that open new opportunities for business, technology, and society... for new uses! To honor your commitment, MUSE is launching its first Montpellier University of Excellence Innovation Prize with support from two of our founding members: Banque Populaire du Sud and InVivo. Following a selective process of submitted files, 5 laureates from MUSE research clusters will receive a personal prize of 3,000 €.  Applications

2019-06-06T17:27:16+02:001 February 2019|

UM Doctoral College celebrates its new PhD graduates at the Montpellier opera house (Opéra Comédie)

On January 29, 2019, University of Montpellier and its partners in the University of Montpellier Doctoral College awarded PhD degrees to its 200 most recent graduating doctoral students. This unprecedented ceremony was held in the prestigious Opéra Comédie in downtown Montpellier. The facility was made available for the occasion by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole. One after the other, in front of their thesis directors and family members, nearly 200 young PhDs dressed with their traditional togas received the highest university

2019-06-06T17:26:50+02:0026 January 2019|

Inauguration of a space entirely dedicated to innovation and creativity

On January 25, 2019, Philippe Augé (President, University of Montpellier), Jean-Patrick Respaut (Vice-President in charge of Curricula and University Life), and David Cassagne (Vice-President in charge of Digital Technologies in Education), inaugurated IDEON, the new MUSE pedagogical innovation space, in the presence of a panel of key decision-makers for education from the university schools and MUSE consortium schools. Open to all the consortium’s pedagogical teams, IDEON is located at the Botanical Institute in Montpellier, providing a space dedicated

2019-06-06T17:26:29+02:0025 January 2019|
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