After the 2013 Act on higher education and research was passed and the higher education and research groupings (PRES) were abolished, all the bodies involved in higher education and research in Languedoc-Roussillon (universities, research institutes) decided to come together to form a community of universities and establishments (COMUE) known as ‘Languedoc-Roussillon Universités’.
On 29 December 2014 COMUE Languedoc-Roussillon Universités (COMUE LR-Universités) came into being with the legal form of a public scientific, cultural and professional establishment. COMUE Languedoc-Roussillon Universités is a group of autonomous higher education establishments and research bodies which retain their own legal form but which have agreed to coordinate their action and pool certain resources as part of a common project defined and implemented jointly.
Statutes as at 29 December 2014: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/decret/2014/12/30/2014-1682/jo/texte
Amendment of the statutes on 1 October 2015: Decree No 2015-1218 of 1 October 2015
COMUE coordinates the site’s strategic planning, which is the subject of a contract with the government.
On 20 July 2015, Emmanuel Roux, President of Nîmes University, and temporary director of Languedoc-Roussillon Universités (COMUE LR-Universités) signed the 2015-2019 site contract with the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, in the presence of members of the COMUE. The common section of the site contract reflects a shared ambition of members of the COMUE for Higher Education and Research in Languedoc-Roussillon. More information