International & Mediterranean

Internationalisation is a major challenge as a vector of excellence for research, innovation and education. The development of targeted strategic and structuring partnerships in Europe and internationally, the strengthening of Mediterranean leadership, but also the international influence of the site's major projects are at the heart of the international ambition of the Aix-Marseille Initiative of Excellence.

What actions ?

Call for Proposals - International Category


The "International" calls for projects aim to encourage and support the development of strategic international collaborations - outside the Mediterranean area -. In 2018, the call for projects included targeted actions for the development of international summer schools and the internationalisation of the humanities.


The "Mediterranean" calls for projects aim to strengthen Mediterranean collaborations with privileged partners and to develop knowledge of the Mediterranean.

International Structuring Equities

Asserting the Mediterranean leadership of the Aix-Marseille site

  • Collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    The A*Midex Foundation has supported collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem through the co-financing of four joint research projects in 2018.

Supporting the European and international ambition of the Aix-Marseille site

  • Le CERCLE Initiative - European Research Council Laureates' Club of the Aix-Marseille site
    A*Midex contributes, in support of the partners of the Aix-Marseille site, to promoting a site policy to support applications from teacher-researchers and researchers to the ERC (European Research Council) programme, a strong marker of scientific excellence.
  • The University of Aix-Marseille is under the supervision of International Joint Unit MultiScale Material Science for Energy and Environment (IEM2) with MIT and CNRS. This participation was supported by the Excellence Initiative.
    Information on the UMI MSE2.


International projects presented in the audiovisual collection "Expérimenter l'avenir" :

Contact information

Project officer, Attractiveness and Internationalisation of the Foundation A*Midex
Tél : 04 91 39 65 19
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