Université de Montpellier
Université de Montpellier (UM) gathers around 50,000 students and 4800 staff members with an overall budget of 385 million euros. Research at UM is structured into 72 laboratories most of which are in partnership with wellrecognized French research organizations such as CNRS, INSERM, IRD, INRA or CIRAD. UM possess since 2015 the “HR Excellence in Research” award from the European Commission (EC) for its Human Resources Strategy for Research (HRS4R). This award acknowledges the university’s efforts to align its Human Resources policy for researchers with the principles of the European Charter for Research and Code of Recruitment. Among various topics, the strategy concern recruitment, career management, specific needs of the research profession, support for national and international research projects, and PhD student supervision. UM was the first French university to receive this distinction. In the frame of this project, UM is associated partner linked to CNRS in order to award a joint research doctoral degree.