Montpellier, a worldwide hub for global health excellence

Local observations

  • A territory historically involved with medicine and research:
    • The Western world’s oldest still-active faculty of medicine: in operation for the past 800 years!
    • The oldest botanical garden in France, founded in the XVIth century: “Jardin des plantes” plant garden
  • Strong academic ecosystem
  • International recognition
  • Major groups and a rich community of VSEs, SMEs, and startups

Strong academic ecosystem

I-SITE Excellence Program (formerly MUSE)
Montpellier University of Excellence: Feed, Care, Protect
University of Montpellier
3rd ranked worldwide in ecology (Shanghai Ranking 2021)
of all CNRS innovation awards over the past 10 years
Paul Valéry University
House of Human Sciences Human and social sciences,

  • Build a worldwide excellence hub in global health to meet tomorrow’s great challenges involving health, food, and the environment
  • Boost the attractiveness of Montpellier and the surrounding area
  • Leverage excellence in research to support economic development and job growth in target sectors
  • Support France’s health and food sovereignty
  • Offer adapted building and technological infrastructure in the area north of Montpellier