Saint-Martin-d'Hères

Organization

Manager(s) : 

Directrice :

Christine Verdier
christine.verdier@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Directeurs adjoints :
Alain Joye
alain.joye@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
Anatoli Iouditski
anatoli.iouditski@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Directrice administrative :
Marianne De Lamberterie
marianne.de.lamberterie@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Activities

The IM²AG teaching and research department of the Université Grenoble Alpes gathers together 180 research professors from three disciplines who have been helping to increase the reputation of the Grenoble campus for over 50 years:

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
The UFR IM²AG lecturers and research professors teach courses in computer science and mathematics to students from our department but also from other sectors: physics and biology, amongst others.

Programs

The UFR's Master's degrees provide high-quality training for careers in engineering, teaching and research. They cover a broad range of fields from software engineering to fundamental mathematics, via several fields, at the interface between mathematics and computer science, where the demand from the socio-economic world is particularly high. The main business sectors targeted are digital services companies, software publishers and IT providers, R&D departments of public and private computer sciences or mathematics companies and secondary and higher education facilities. Our Master's degrees, jointly accredited with Grenoble-INP Ensimag, provide a highly sought-after dual qualification in Mathematics and Computer Science. The UFR IM²AG is extremely internationally oriented with a third of the courses taught in English, attracting good students from around the globe. Guest speakers (from CNRS, Inria, CEA and manufacturers for example) are highly involved in the second year of the Master's course (M2) (41%) and in the first year of the Master's course (M1) (12%). Manufacturers also take part in students' graduate employment activities in, for example, the business forum and industrial conferences. Seven associate research professors contribute to the link between the course and the socio-professional world. The UFR courses draw on the LabEx Persyval and the Carnot Institute for Software and Intelligent Systems and are firmly based on scientific research carried out in the campus' research laboratories which welcome students for research training through a variety of projects from the very first year of their Bachelor's degrees (L1).

Research

Grenoble is one of only a few campuses where you can find both research laboratories of excellence and manufacturers in the fields of micro- and nanotechnology and sciences and techniques of computer science and mathematics, with a long-term CNRS and INRIA presence. It is also a pioneer campus in France in terms of research at the interfaces between mathematics and computer science and is very active at the interface between mathematics and physics.
Public research in the mathematics-computer science field on the Grenoble campus is also at the highest international level (one Turing Award, four members of the French Academy of Sciences and nine faculty members distinguished by the Institut Universitaire de France). It relies on laboratories from the MSTIC (Mathematics, Science and Information & Communications Technology) centre:

  • Fourier Institute;
  • LIG (Grenoble Informatics Laboratory);
  • LJK (Jean Kuntzmann Laboratory);
  • G-SCOP (Grenoble Sciences for Design, Optimisation and Production) laboratory;
  • GIPSA (Grenoble Images Speech Signal and Control) laboratory;
  • TIMA (Techniques of Informatics and Microelectronics for Integrated Systems Architecture) laboratory;
  • TIMC (Techniques for Biomedical Engineering and Complexity Management) laboratory;
  • VERIMAG laboratory.

Partnerships

The UFR IM²AG is firmly committed to the industrial ecosystem and forms partnerships with over 200 companies which recruit many of the students taught at the UFR. In January each year, the UFR IM²AG business forum welcomes around 40 businesses who meet the students and offer internships and work-linked training followed by jobs.

The UFR IM²AG is committed to the regional research drive through the ARCs (Academic Research Communities) of the Rhône-Alps region: the Masters' students are granted funding for continuing their studies as a thesis (mainly ARC 6 but also ARC 7 and 8).

At international level, the UFR IM²AG is partnered with a number of academic institutions with whom exchanges are organised – between research professors for high-level courses and network research projects and between students of all levels within European programmes, in particular ERASMUS.