A short history of LIRMM

LIRMM was created in 1992, the result of the merger of the CRIM and LAM laboratories, under the leadership of the CNRS and the University of Montpellier II. The project’s intent was to promote information science and technology within an integrated research unit.
At the time, this type of research organization format was unique in France. Initially organized in four research departments (Knowledge Acquisition and Representation,
Theoretical and Applied Informatics,  Microelectronics, Robotics), the Lab combined its two Computer Science departments into one and created additional research teams in 2002. It also developed a partnership with INRIA. Within the last decade, new teams have been created or have joined the Lab.

Today, LIRMM’s three research departments comprise 22 research teams, among which 3 INRIA teams and one team from the University of Perpignan Via Domitia. The teams total 104 Full and Associate Professors from the University of Montpellier (UM), 8 from Paul Valery University in Montpellier (UPV), 6 from the University of Perpignan (UPVD), 41 CNRS Researchers and 11 from INRIA.



LIRMM has become an attractive research organization, which develops and manages collaborative projects around the world. Our staff includes more than 40 nationalities. To support this significant growth, new buildings have been added over the years. We now enjoy more than 6,000 m2  of working space, spread over three buildings with more than 1,000 m2 for experimental platforms.


Last update on 13/02/2019