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The Université Grenoble Alpes Foundation
Set up in September 2014, the partnership-based Université Grenoble Alpes Foundation is committed to speeding up knowledge creation and sharing for the benefit of society’s transformation during the 21st century. It particularly supports projects bearing on heritage protection, educational experimentation and research chairs, and helps students to fulfil their ambitious aspirations – such as elite sport achievement.
There are some 150 people working at the Laboratory of Glaciology and Environmental Geophysics (LGGE), a joint CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes research unit set up in 1958, on research into snow and ice, glaciers, the climate – atmosphere, ice and the ocean – and the environment. Over the past half century, the LGGE has forged much of its scientific reputation through the study of past climate change and the composition of the atmosphere by drawing from the rich archives constituted by snow and ice built up over time. Every year, several LGGE researchers and engineers travel to the cold, icy regions of our planet on assignment: the Arctic, Antarctica, the Alps, the Himalayas and the Andes.