UGA in numbers

59,000
students
3,100
professors and/or researchers
3,700
administrative and technical staff
Un groupe d'étudiants internationaux

International

  • 10,000 international students
  • 1 in 7 students is a foreigner
  • 160 different nationalities
  • 47% of PhD students are foreigners
  • 30% Master's taught in English
  • 18 languages taught
  • 1000 international university partnerships
  • More than 150 countries included in cooperation agreements
  • 1 special office providing personalized services for international students (ISSO)
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Research

Université Grenoble Alpes is the second-most award-winning site in France in terms of European Research Council (ERC), CNRS and IUF honors:
  • 2,900 PhD students
  • 124 ERC since 2007 :
    • 51 ERC Starting Grants
    • 29 ERC Consolidator Grants (started in 2013)
    • 27 ERC Advanced Grants
    • 14 ERC Proof of Concept
    • 3 ERC Synergy Grant
  • 32 CNRS medals since 2001:
    • 1 gold medal
    • 28 silver medals
    • 3 innovation medals
  • 50 members of the Institut Universitaire de France
  • Top 100 in Shanghai global ranking 2020
  • Shanghai thematic ranking 2021:
    • Top 50 in 7 disciplines
    • Top 100 in 18 disciplines
Des étudiants sur le campus de Saint-Martin-d'Hères

Campus and student life

  • In the Top 3 of France’s student cities for the past 10 years (2nd place in 2018-2019, 1st in 2016-2017)
  • 5th top city for work environment
  • 3 campuses:
    • Saint-Martin d'Hères / Gières university campus
    • Scientific Presqu'ile and Grenoble city center
    • Valence campus
  • 3 places of culture and creation: Amphidice, Espace scénique transdisciplinaire (EST), Maison de la création et de l'innovation (MACI)
  • Libraries open 83 hours a week: evenings, Saturdays and Sundays
  • 43 student life places
  • 330 students association including an orchestra, dance group, 2 choirs and a student radio stations
  • 42 sports disciplines open to all
  • 540 top-level student athletes
  • More than 100 student-entrepreneurs, 84 projects and 2 Tremplin Pépite laureats, with 10 start-ups created in 2015
  • 1,000 students with disabilities supported each year

International rankings

Université Grenoble Alpes ranks each year in the Top 100-250 group of the best world universities in all major international rankings, and is in the Top 10 of French higher education institutions.