Human Sciences Centre (MSH Sud)

Since 1 January 2017, MSH Sud has been a research federation (CNRS FR2005) run by COMUE - Languedoc-Roussillon Universités. It replaces the former GIS MSH-M (Montpellier MSH) and brings together the following organisations around its new project :

  • CNRS, in the shape of two of its national institutes, INSHS (National Institute for Human and Social Sciences) and l'INEE (Institute of Ecology and the Environment);
  • the Universities of Nîmes (UNîmes), Montpellier (UM) and Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 University (UPVM3);
  • Cirad (Centre for International Cooperation on Agricultural Research for Development); l’IRD (Institute for Research and Development); CIHEAM-IAMM (Mediterranean Agriculture Institute of Montpellier); Irstea (National Research Institute in Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture);
  • the Montpellier Higher National Institutes of Agriculture (Montpellier SupAgro), Chemistry (ENSCM) and Architecture (ENSAM), and the Alès Mining College (EMA).

MSH Sud is also a member of the national MSH network (RnMSH) scientific interest grouping and of the Alliance Sciences-Sociétés (ALLISS).


The Human Sciences Centre in Montpellier is open to all researchers in the region from all disciplines, given that all sciences have effects on humans, the environment and society. Its new perimeter is therefore not limited purely to the human and social sciences but is based on the same factors that underpin the strengths and originality of the Languedoc-Roussillon academic site, especially in the fields of the environment and development.

The Montpellier MSH pursues a decidedly global and inclusive policy as regards the resources necessary for societies to develop, and aims to encourage and support initiatives involving alternative and innovative proposals.

Practical information

Physical address : MSH Sud - Site St Charles - 71 rue du prof. Henri Serre – 34090 Montpellier, France
Postal address : Université Paul-Valéry - MSH Sud - St Charles - Route de Mende – 34 199 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Website :
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Telephone: +33 (0)4 99 63 69 20
Director: Frédéric Rousseau
Corporate identity: Download the MSH Sud logo
Activity report: Download the 2016-Spring 2018 report
2019 booklet: Download

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