Training, Research and HR

The research

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region:

  • is the third highest French region for the number of patents, the research and development investments (Ile de France (52.6%) and Rhône Alpes (10.3%)),
  • is in 2nd highest in terms of public research in France,
  • has the 2nd highest private " Research and Development" budget in France.


The main research of the Aix-Marseille labs is focused, essentially in three sectors:

  • aerospace (44 % of regional spending, 27% of regional researchers),
  • computing (18% of regional spending, 28% of regional researchers),
  • electronics (15 % of regional spending, 19% of regional researchers).


The Aix-Marseilles academy offers a complete range of higher education for a total of 102,000 students. This includes:

  • Aix-Marseilles University giving education in law, economics, medicine, literature…
  • BTSs and IUTs
  • many preparatory classes to the "grandes écoles": Lettres supérieures, Saint-Cyr, HEC…
  • higher education schools: IAE, Kedge Business School, IEP…
  • schools of engineering: Arts et Métiers ParisTech (former ENSAM), Centrale Marseilles…
  • art sector schools: Fine art schools...

There are a high number of continuing education courses and foreign language schools, or schools from foreign countries which complete the selection.

Preparatory classes for the

Preparatory classes for the "Grandes Ecoles"

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Establishments linked to foreign countries

Establishments linked to foreign countries

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