COMUE (Universities and Institutions Communities) and Associations

University and Scientific mapping has been redefined by the 22 July 2013 Law: 26 groupings have been enacted to improve synergies between actors and international attractiveness of sites.

The purpose of the new groupings is to coordinate training offers and transfer of higher education state institutions and research strategies on a given area through the pooling of resources between universities, institutions ("école") and research institution in order to build major centre of higher education, research and innovation.

In these groupings, universities have merged and have been included in university communities or supervise associations of institutions of onsite policies.

As a full institution itself, the COMUE or Institution has the authority to issue national degrees, primarily Masters and Doctorate (PhD).

  New COMUE created in 2014 and 2015 and current associations