Iméra, the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of Aix-Marseille University, provides a vibrant and diverse campus life for its resident researchers. The institute is located in a beautiful park, just a few steps away from Longchamp Park and the lively part of the city, and within walking distance of the Old Port of Marseille.
Iméra residents benefit from fully equipped and tranquil apartments. The choice of apartment size is determined by the IAS, with larger accommodations prioritized for residents accompanied by their families. The apartments are designed to offer a comfortable and practical living space for residents during their stay at Iméra.
In addition to comfortable living spaces, Iméra also provides excellent working areas for its residents. The institute has a conference room in the historic Maison des Astronomes, which can accommodate up to 50 people. The same historic building also houses a meeting room, which can accommodate up to 12 people. Another meeting room is located in the Maison Neuve, capable of hosting up to 40 people. All of these spaces are well-equipped to accommodate conferences and seminars.
Resident researchers at Iméra also have access to well-equipped workspaces with stunning views of the park and the Marseille Astronomical Observatory. It is an ideal environment that allows researchers to focus on their projects and collaborate with colleagues from different fields.
In addition to academic activities and research projects, Iméra also organizes friendly events for its residents. These events provide opportunities for residents to get to know each other and build connections outside of their academic work. They can include cultural outings, movie nights, cooking workshops, and dinners.
The city of Marseille is highly inspiring due to its rich network of associations, museums, venues dedicated to performing arts and street art, music, and more. Its diverse character is partly explained by a long history of cultural exchanges. Moreover, it is one of the few European cities encompassing a vast natural park, the Calanques, which is highly popular for hiking.
Overall, life on the Iméra campus is stimulating and enriching. The institute offers an ideal environment for researchers to pursue their research interests while establishing connections with colleagues from different fields. The diversity of activities and events ensures a well-balanced academic and social experience throughout the residents’ stay at Iméra.