The Initiative of excellence label (Idex)

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

Call for proposals

  • Call for projects "Research Initiatives in Grenoble Alpes" (IRGA) 2024
    The Université Grenoble Alpes’ 2024 IRGA call for projects aims to encourage the development of research and innovation projects initiated at UGA laboratories in order to support the site’s scientists with their research work and contribute to the site’s scientific policy, international policy, and socio-economic and cultural impact. This call for projects was prepared within the Vice-Presidency for Research and Innovation and the Vice- Presidency for International Relations. It is issued following consultations led by the Research Commission of the Academic Council of the UGA, and more particularly with the working group on support for research projects.
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