Created on 1 January 2012, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) can legitimately consider, at the end of an initial period 2012-2017 largely devoted to structuring the single university, that it has met the major challenge it set itself: to successfully merge the three universities in the region and give birth to a major university of international standing.

AMU is a research-intensive university that has forged partnerships all over the world, asserted its territorial roots and integration, and is one of France's leading universities in the Shanghai ranking. AMU is a multi-disciplinary university structured around five disciplinary sectors spread over 17 components (faculties, schools, institutes) and one multi-disciplinary sector (including the ESPE and the IUT):

Arts, Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
Law and Political Science
Economics and Management
Science and Technology

2. Key figures
Nearly 80,000 students, including 10,000 international students, and 1,100 degrees
12 doctoral schools
120 student associations
8,000 staff
17 faculties and schools
18 interdisciplinary institutes
5 large campuses
1 CIVIS European civic university in cooperation with 9 universities
1 perpetuated IDEX
1 Aix-Marseille City of Innovation and Knowledge (CISAM)
122 research structures, including 113 research units and 9 federative structures
31 Erasmus+ projects