The Initiative of excellence label (Idex)

The Idex project Université Grenoble Alpes: university of innovation was awarded the "Initiative d'excellence" label in 2016 by the government as part of the national investment program for the future (PIA). This distinction is reserved for a dozen university sites in France.


In numbers

Research and development:
  • 44% of researchers involved in Idex projects
  • 92% of laboratories involved in at least 1 Idex project
  • 13 Idex chairs
  • 6 Idex-supported positions, including 4 in Human and Social Sciences
  • 124 ERCs since 2007
  • Top 100 in the Shanghai ranking (2020)
  • 32% of staff involved in Idex projects
  • 1/3 of projects involve SHS disciplines
  • 1,600 hours of pedagogical engineering
  • 759 Master's scholarships (international students)
  • 76 summer schools
Student life:
  • 78 projects funded with 230 partners
Social and cultural outreach:
  • 80 culture and scientific and technical culture projects
  • 12 exceptional conferences since 2016


The Global Challenge Science Week - 2019 Edition

The Global Challenge Science Week brought together nearly 700 participants over four days: representatives of the local socio-economic world, as well as a large community of French and international scientists. Together, they shared the latest results of their research, compared them with other disciplines and created new collaborations with the aim of providing essential answers to four major challenges of the 21st century: sustainable planet and society; health, well-being and technology; digital technology; and understanding and fostering innovation.
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