The mission of the International Relations Department (DRI) is to promote the European and international dimension of our training and research activities. This department reports to the President and Vice-President in charge of International Relations.
International Relations Department
Since its creation, Aix-Marseille Université has expressed its desire to collaborate with the most prestigious universities on the international scene. International development and openness is an important aspect of the university's governance.
The International Relations Department is the driving force behind this proactive and dynamic international policy.
By developing targeted, long-term partnerships of excellence and coordinating AMU's active participation in major European and international networks, the DRI strengthens the university's cultural and scientific influence worldwide.
Key international figures :
- more than 11,000 international students every year
- 2,000 outgoing students
- Nearly 590 partners worldwide
- Involvement in numerous networks and consortiums
- Coordination of theCIVIS European University which brings together 11 universities
AMU makes it a point of honor to provide high-quality, local support to its entire international community. Recognized nationally for its commitment to welcoming international students, AMU has been awarded the Bienvenue en France two-star label since October 2019.
Missions and organization of the DRI
The International Relations Department is responsible for developing cooperation with foreign institutions and managing student and teacher mobility, within the framework of inter-university agreements and exchange programs.
It also ensures AMU's contribution to various consortia and networks, and coordinates its participation in major international calls for projects.
Finally, it contributes to strengthening AMU's international visibility and ensures the smooth integration of all international users.
These major missions are reflected in the organization of the International Relations Department, which is divided into two levels: the central DRI and the campus DRIs.
DRI Centrale is responsible for steering, coordinating, monitoring legal affairs, engineering, program management and financial management, divided into four divisions:
- Pôle Mobilité : pilots, supports and coordinates incoming and outgoing mobility for students, lecturers and staff, within the framework of the various international mobility programs, and ensures the proper allocation of financial aid.
- The Cooperation Department: develops, strengthens and supports international university cooperation. It is the link between AMU and its international partners.
- Strategic Projects and Networks Pole: coordinates the management and monitoring of international projects.
- Welcome and Attractiveness Pole: implements strategies to enhance AMU's visibility on the international scene. It is also responsible for developing the international student welcome offer.
There are 4 campus DRIs:
Aix | Marseille Centre | Marseille Etoile | Marseille Luminy
They coordinate all the key stages of student mobility. They also act as a point of entry and orientation for international users for campus-based components.