Université Grenoble Alpes

SECTOR: Higher Education Institution


INSTITUTION: Univ. Grenoble Alpes, University of Innovation


One of the major research-intensive French universities, Université Grenoble Alpes enjoys an international reputation in many scientific fields, as confirmed by international rankings. It benefits from the implementation of major European instruments (ESRF, ILL, EMBL, IRAM, EMFL*[1]). The vibrant ecosystem, grounded in a close interaction between research, education, and industry, has earned Grenoble to be ranked as the 5th most innovative city in the world. Surrounded by mountains, the campus benefits from a natural environment and a high quality of life. With 7000 foreign students and the annual visit of more than 8000 researchers from all over the world, Université Grenoble Alps is an internationally engaged university. A personalized Welcome Center for international students, PhDs, and researchers facilitates your arrival and installation.


In 2016, Université Grenoble Alpes was labeled with “Initiative of Excellence” (IDEX). This label aims to facilitate the emergence of ten French world-class research universities. By joining Université Grenoble Alpes, you will have the opportunity to conduct world-class research, and to contribute to the social and economic challenges of the 21st century ("sustainable planet and society", "health, well-being and technology", "understanding and supporting innovation: culture, technology, organizations" "Digital technology").


* ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), ILL (Institut Laue-Langevin), IRAM (International Institute for Radio Astronomy), EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory), EMFL (European Magnetic Field Laboratory)


Key figures:

  • Over 50,000 students, including 7,000 international students
  • 3,700 PhD students, 45% of which are international
  • 5,500 faculty members
  • 180 different nationalities
  • Grenoble is consistently named as best city to be a student and 5th best city to work in France.
  • ISSO: International Students & Scholars Office affiliated to EURAXESS


LOCATION: France, Grenoble