The Ecole Universitaire de Recherche (EUR) action relating to the Investments for the Future programme PIA 3 - Wave 1(« Programme des Investissements d'Avenir ») aims to strengthen the impact and international attractiveness of research and university site education in one or more scientific fields. The aim is to finance the internationally recognised Graduate Schools model, which brings together master's and doctoral courses as well as one or more high-level research laboratories and research organisations.

Aix-Marseille Université was awarded two EUR in 2017, AMSE and nEURo*AMU, for a period of 10 years. They are endowed with €16.6M and €10M respectively, co-financed by the Investments for the Future programme (« Programme des Investissements d'Avenir ») and the A*Midex Foundation.

AMSE (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)

Coordinated by Alain Venditti, DR CNRS / AMSE this project brings together teaching and research around a new scientific project focused on public action in a world in crisis, particularly the countries of the southern Mediterranean facing specific challenges and obstacles on the road to development.

AMSE proposes the creation of a Grande Ecole in Economics within Aix-Marseille Université by offering innovative education at master's and doctoral level, which aims to train a new generation of economists, researchers, professors and political decision-makers capable of meeting the challenges of a world in crisis. 

Alongside Aix-Marseille Université, the consortium's partner institutions are CNRS, EHESS and Ecole Centrale Marseille (ECM).


nEURo*AMU (Marseille NeuroSchool, a frontline education)

Coordinated by Anne Kavounoudias, MCF / AMU this project aims to structure Aix-Marseille Université's strengths and potential in neuroscience, simplify and professionalize the courses and increase its international visibility from the 3rd year of the master's degree to the doctoral program in neuroscience. 

Alongside Aix-Marseille Université, the consortium's partner institutions are : CNRS, Inserm, AP-HM, Institut Mines Telecom, VECT-HORUS, Neuroservice Alliance, OZ Biosciences.


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