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Studying and working on a dynamic campus

Most of Centrale Marseille’s buildings are located at the Château-Gombert Technopole, a buzzing campus of several higher education institutions, a research centre and a large number of businesses at the foot of the Massif de l'Étoile.

Easily accessible from the centre of Marseilles by public transport (metro & bus) and from Maresilles’ Saint-Charles Railway Station, Centrale Marseille sits at the heart of a dynamic and ever-changing environment.

With buildings and facilities custom-built for university teaching and research, Centrale Marseille strongly encourages its students to become involved in extracurricular activities in the community and hosts many public events each year.

Student accommodation is available in several residential halls close to the École Centrale Marseille buildings.

Buildings and Facilities: a continuously expanding campus!

While most of its campus is located at the Château-Gombert Technopole at the foot of the Massif de l'Étoile, Centrale Marseille has other buildings on the University campus at Saint Jérôme. The Centrale Marseille campus currently covers 5.7 hectares, but future plans will add another 4 hectares. Among the new facilities planned for the coming years are: a new amphitheatre, a gymnasium, student residences, plaza area, and renovation of existing buildings.

Today, Centrale Marseille houses research laboratories, associations and technology companies. For developing its own activities, the School has more than 11,000 square metres of teaching facilities and resources:

  • polyvalent lecture halls (over 2,700 sq;m.) and a large amphitheatre seating more than 400 students, 3 amphitheatres seating 115, and a large number of tutorial rooms; 
  • At the same time, there are many other rooms and facilities equipped with high-tech technological platforms for practical studies (2,400 sq.m.);
  • Finally, 1,000 square metres of computer facilities.

The campus is 10 minutes’ walk from the Metro station and the Centrale Marseille campus is on the municipal bus routes. A University restaurant (CROUS) is located in the School building offering lunches for students and staff. Sports facilities are available on the campus and nearby.