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UPMC facts and figures

  • 33,000 students, of which 6,900 are international
  • 10,500 in staff, of which 8,200 are in research structures
  • 18 sites across 4 regions in France

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The Marine Sciences Centre and marine stations

UPMC has a network of marine stations that is unique in the world. The three biology stations/observatories of Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roscoff and Villefranche-sur-Mer have played a major role in the emergence of marine biology and oceanography in Europe and today they gather together all the disciplines of the marine sciences.

These complementary stations, which focus on experimentation, are grouped within the Marine Sciences Centre, a federal organisation with research and inter-disciplinary teaching aims which coordinates and promotes common activities in the field.

This network shares its skills in teaching and lecturers with those of three laboratories on the Jussieu campus (in Paris):
- the Systematics, Adaptation and Evolution laboratory,
- the Biology of Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems laboratoryNouvelle fenêtre (BOREA),
- the LOCEAN laboratory of the Pierre Simon Laplace Institute, which joined this group in January 2009, allows for the guarantee of a unique study program in Europe in the marine science field, from systemic biology to physical oceanography.