Technological, natural and financial risks, critical infrastructures, crisis management, risk prevention
This thematic program aims at providing solid skills in the fields of technological, natural and financial risks, especially in prevention and crisis management (including coordination, planning and civil security), resilience of critical infrastructures and territories, insurance and financial hedging of risks.

The world is undergoing major changes, as population increases, mobility is on the rise, and urbanized areas are increasingly subject to natural, technological or social hazards.
More than ever before, it is necessary to train managers, mediators, and researchers who are capable to contribute actively to making our societies more resilient to risks. This is a major objective of the Risk program.

A second objective is to bring together more efficiently Grenoble’s training and research teams involved in risk and crisis management, to make them more visible and attractive, especially at the international level, and to foster employability.

A strong emphasis will also be put on the management of crises, an aspect which is not adequately covered today within the existing curricula.

Risk teaching units

This thematic program is structured around:

  • A mentored research project in the 1st year (6 ECTS) aimed at providing students with research experience on a problematic of modelling, analysis, evaluation or decision-making in the risk field.
  • A Summer School on risk in the 2nd year (6 ECTS) aimed at providing a knowledge base on risk management (domino effects, crisis simulation, resilience/governance or decision support) by capitalizing on the achievements of previous Summer Schools and the presentation of new subjects (e.g. pandemic management).

All courses are taught in English.

How to apply

Students should first be enrolled in one of the Master’s degree or Engineering curriculum listed below:

Master’s degree / Engineering curriculum Year University Department
or Engineering School
Hydraulics, Civil and and Environmental Engineering (HOE) 2nd and 3rd Ense3 French
Electrical Power Engineering (IEE) 2nd and 3rd Ense3 French
Nuclear Power Engineering (IEN) 2nd and 3rd Ense3 French
Automatic control and Intelligent Systems Engineering (ASI) 2nd and 3rd Ense3 French
Signal and image processing, communication systems, multimedia Engineering (SICOM) 2nd and 3rd Ense3 French
Energy systems and associated markets Engineering (SEM) 2nd and 3rd Ense3 French
Mechanical and energy engineering (ME) 2nd and 3rd Ense3 French
Electrical Engineering for Smart grids and buildings (SGB)

1st and 2nd

Ense3 English
Hydraulics and Civil Engineering (HCE)

1st and 2nd

Ense3 English
Master’s degree in Finance


IAE French
Master's degree in Advances in Finance and Accounting 2nd IAE French
Master en Géographie, informations, interfaces, durabilité, environnements (GEOIDES)

1st and 2nd

IUGA French
Master en Géographies Espaces Homme Environnement Ressources Systèmes (GEOSPHÈRES)


IUGA French
Natural geological hazards and risks

1st and 2nd

PhITEM French, English
Electrical Engineering and Control Systems


PhITEM English
Master’s degree in Systems Control and Information Technologies (MISCIT) 2nd PhITEM English
Risk Prevention Engineering 4th and 5th Polytech French
Geotechnics Engineering 4th and 5th Polytech French

Associated Doctoral schools

Updated on  April 15, 2024