The university is considerably older than its formal founding date, associated with a bull issued by Pope Nicholas IV in 1289, combining all the long-existing schools into a university. It is not known exactly when the schools of liberal arts were founded that developed into the Montpellier faculty of arts; it may be that they were a direct continuation of the Gallo-Roman schools that gathered around masters of rhetoric. The school of law was founded by Placentinus, from the school of law at Bologna, who came to Montpellier in 1160, taught there during two different periods, and died there in 1192. The faculty of law has had a long career. Professors from Montpellier were prominent in the drafting of the Napoleonic Code, the civil code by which France is still guided and a foundation for modern law codes wherever Napoleonic influence extended. The faculty of law was reorganized in 1998. The respected school of medicine was founded perhaps by people educated in the Spanish medical schools; it is certain that, as early as 1137, there were excellent physicians at Montpellier University. It is the worlds oldest medicine school still in operation. The school of medicine owed its success to a policy of the Guilhem lords of Montpellier, by which any approved physician might lecture there: with no fixed limit to the number of teachers, lectures multiplied, thus providing a great choice of teachers coming from all around the Mediterranean region (Guilhem VIII act of January 1181). The statutes given in 1220 by Cardinal Conrad von Urach, legate of Pope Honorius III, which were confirmed and extended in 1240, placed this school under the direction of the Bishop of Maguelonne, but the school enjoyed a great deal of de facto autonomy.
The following is the list of scholars from University of Montpellier who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from University of Montpellier that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.